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Postgraduate Study at the University of Chester

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.

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 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.

How to Start Your Research Journey

Firstly you will need to choose a research area that suits you. Think carefully about the research project you would like to undertake, if you need any inspiration take a look at our main areas of research. Contact details for each department are available should you have any questions at this stage.

Once you’ve decided it’s useful for you to draft a research proposal, initially this can be around 100-250 words, but a more detailed proposal may be required on application. This will need to be emailed to our Postgraduate Research Admissions team who will establish whether the appropriate supervisory expertise and capacity is available. Once this is established you will hold proposal discussions with your potential supervisor to work out your final research proposal.

Before applying you will need to decide how you will fund your study, we suggest that you start this process as early as possible in order to have any required funding in place in time to start your research. (See Fees and Funding below for further details).

How to Apply

In order to apply you will need details of two appropriate referees, and all required documents, including any certificate/transcript copies, a full CV, a broad outline of your proposed project, and a copy of your English language proficiency certificate (if required). Then all that is left to do is apply online.

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. You can book your place on our website.

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.

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.

You have three payment options for paying your tuition fees:

  1. 1. In full by debit or credit card before the start of your first module
  2. 2. Direct Debits over 9 monthly instalments
  3. 3. By a sponsor

Further Information

Careers and Employability

Support for Students

Support for Mature Students

 

Postgraduate Study at the University of Chester

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 degreesresearch 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 CampusRiverside CampusKingsway 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 Open Days and Evenings

We have a Postgraduate Open Day in June for courses at our Chester campuses, and an Open Evening in June for those at our Warrington Campus

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

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.

You can book your place on our website.

Postgraduate Department Visits

Throughout the year we hold various department-specific postgraduate events. Whether it’s a Taster Day or Open Evening you will have the opportunity to visit the department and find out about their postgraduate courses. 

We currently have events for our Faculty of Education and Children’s Services and Department of Theology and Religious Studies. You can find out more about these events and book your place on our Postgraduate Department Visits page.

If you are unable to make a Postgraduate Open Dayor Department Visit event, then please contact us regarding an individual campus tour

How to Apply

Depending on which qualification you are applying for there we have differing application processes and different admissions teams. To find out how to apply and to whom for your chosen course please click here.

Fees and Funding

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

You have three payment options for paying your tuition fees:

  1. In full by debit or credit card before the start of your first module
  2. Direct Debits over 9 monthly instalments
  3. By a sponsor

Further Information

Careers and Employability

Postgraduate Research Degree Information

Support for Students

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