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 Chester, United Kingdom

Postgraduate Study at the University of Chester

University of Chester


Founded in 1839, the University of Chester is a 21st century institution that is still guided by the principles that founded it. Through the work of our academic staff and collaborators, the University has been assessed as having more than half of our submitted research as world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework, 2021), and was voted in the top ten nationally for Postgraduate Study (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022).

At Chester, we open doors for students whilst studying with us, and beyond. We have created a culture of opportunity and self-development, where our students can grow their personal, academic and career aspirations in an inclusive environment.

We have four sites in Chester, as well as University Centres in Shrewsbury, Warrington and Birkenhead.

The University of Chester is one of only two higher education institutions in the North West to have been awarded the Navajo Merseyside and Cheshire LGBTIQA Charter Mark, recognising our dedication to supporting LGBT+ colleagues and students across all sites.

The University is proud to welcome communities from all over the world, and also provides postgraduate provision to selected partners around the globe.

Postgraduate Study at the University of Chester

Job Prospects

In addition to providing advice and guidance, our Careers and Employability service has established links with local and national employers, as well as professional bodies. It organises fairs, workshops, talks and events, including The Venture Programme, and paid work may be available on site with UniJob, our friendly recruitment service.

You can meet Career Consultants, access careers skills training and career planning, CV assessments, employability training sessions and mock interviews.

You can also take part in the Chester Difference Award (CDA) to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for graduate jobs.

Course and lecturers

Postgraduate study may be something you are considering alongside work, family or other commitments, which is why the University of Chester provides flexible and professional courses tailored towards students’ needs. In addition to flexible study options for taught postgraduate and research degrees, the University also has Work Based and Integrative Studies (WBIS), Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Accreditation for Prior Learning (APCL/APEL) and single module study options.

Lecturers are committed to providing students with an academically stimulating, well-supported and inspiring learning community. Research-led teaching and in-depth subject expertise within faculties encourage students to develop their knowledge base within a specialist area, through lectures, seminars, projects and group work.

Postgraduate Study at the University of Chester


You’ll have access to our modern IT and library services, which are available across our learning sites. They have additional features such as bookable study spaces and learning pods, laptop loans, late opening times and 24-hour access computer labs available at some of our larger libraries.

We have a dedicated Student Support and Wellbeing team providing a wide range of support services, and offering information, advice and guidance.

We also have an extensive range of indoor and outdoor sports and leisure facilities available for both competitive and recreational sports – visit Sport and Active Lifestyle to find out more.

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Scholarships/ Bursaries

Visit Postgraduate Finance for up-to-date information on fees, funding, loans, NHS Grants, payment options, tuition fees and scholarships for international students, and to find out about other financial help on offer.

If you’re a University of Chester graduate, you may be eligible for a discount in tuition fees through our Graduate Loyalty Discount.

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