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From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in Birkenhead.

Through the work of academic staff, students and collaborators, the University has been identified as having world-leading research in 14 areas of the University’s research activity (Research Excellence Framework, 2014), and was voted in the top 10 nationally for Postgraduate Research (Postgraduate Research Experience 2018).

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

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About the University of Chester

The University of Chester offers an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. Flexible study options are available for both taught postgraduate and research degrees, as well as Work Based and Integrative Studies (WBIS), Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Accreditation for Prior Learning (APCL/APEL) and single module study options. Postgraduate degrees cover a wide subject range, and students can benefit from a supportive learning atmosphere with access to a range of academic and social facilities.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

73% Part Time
27% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019

92%

UK students

8%

Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

10,350 Undergraduate
4,375 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2019

18%

School leavers

82%

Mature students

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