Postgraduate Study Opportunities

The University of Chester provides a wide and flexible range of postgraduate and post-experience courses designed to meet the needs of prospective students. In today’s rapidly changing world our postgraduate qualifications can provide valuable career and personal development opportunities and help you build on your experience and current skills.

We offer a broad choice of professional, internationally recognised postgraduate qualifications incorporating taught degrees, research degrees and professional doctorates. Our courses are available in flexible full-time and part-time study options.

We recognise that some students already have proven academic or work-based experience, and we have processes in place that may be able to help you to claim credit for prior learning.

Our postgraduate learning and research facilities are located on our five Chester sites: Parkgate Road Campus, Riverside Campus, Kingsway Campus, Queen’s Park Campus and Thornton Science Park, as well as our Warrington Campus and University Centre Shrewsbury

Postgraduate Taught Courses
We offer an extensive range of taught courses across our specialist sites, and beyond to work with selected partners around the world.

Qualifications available with us include PG Certificate, PG Diploma, MA, MSc, MBA, LLM, MEd, MPH and PGCEs. For many of our courses there are flexible study options, helping you to achieve your postgraduate qualification around existing work or family commitments.

You can study postgraduate courses in a wide range of subject areas within our faculties of Arts and Humanities; Business and Management; Education and Children’s Services; Health and Social Care; Medicine; Dentistry and Life Sciences; Science and Engineering; and Social Science.

Please visit our website for a full list of our taught courses

Postgraduate Research
Whether you conduct your research within one of our academic departments or within one of our distinctive specialist research centres, we’re confident that you’ll see why we are rated as one of the top 10 places in the UK to carry out postgraduate research, (Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2018).

Research qualifications available with us include Master’s by Research (MRes), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and professional doctorates within Education (EdD), Business (DBA), Public Health (DrPH) and a wide range of other professional areas (DProf).

We offer full-time and part-time options for all of our research degrees, enabling you to study at a pace that suits you and your existing work and/or family commitments.

Visit Us
If you would like to visit us to find out more about the University, the department you could be joining or just to get a feel for our campuses, we hold a number of postgraduate visit opportunities throughout the year.

If there are no dates available that suit you, please contact us regarding an individual campus tour. We should be able to arrange this around a visit to your chosen department.

Postgraduate Open Days and Evenings
We have a Postgraduate Open Day in June for courses at our Chester campuses, and in October for our Warrington Campus, where we also offer an Open Evening in June.

At each event you will be able to speak to academic staff regarding their courses, as well as finding out about postgraduate finance, and the application process. You can find out more information and book your place on our Postgraduate Open Days page

Postgraduate Information Events
If you are interested in courses taught at any of our Chester sites we are holding Postgraduate Information Events in November and February

Held at our Parkgate Road Campus you will have the chance to speak to staff about courses based at each of our Chester sites. You will be able to take a tour of the Campus, and find out about postgraduate issues including the application process, fees and funding and support available to you as a University of Chester postgraduate student.

Fees and Funding
Our Postgraduate Finance pages will provide you with information on sources of funding, postgraduate loans, our course fees and payment options available to you.

Contact details

University of Chester
Parkgate Road
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1244 511 000

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