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At Chester, the majority of taught postgraduate courses can be studied either full-time or part-time, after which students can be awarded qualifications including: a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), or Master’s (MA, MSc). The University also provides some department specific Master’s degrees, such as Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (MEd), Master of Law (LLM) and Master of Public Health (MPH).
Depending on which course you choose, taught courses may also be accompanied by a written dissertation.
The University of Chester fosters a rich environment for research and innovation, which brings local, regional and international recognition for staff and students and has a positive impact on society.
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 has twenty Research Areas that current postgraduate students are based in (but not restricted to), four Research Centres, and four Specialist Groups and Units.
Helping to identify, address and improve issues within their specialist fields, staff and students are passionately exploring and researching topics across an extensive selection of industries.
The University’s Centre for Work Related Studies (CWRS) enables professionals to study part-time fusing high-relevance professional development with a rigorous and distinctive university qualification to deliver high-value workplace or occupational impact.
Highly flexible, Work Based and Integrative Studies (WBIS) is a distance learning option for students to receive academic recognition for the skills and knowledge developed through real workplace learning, in areas that are important to you.
The University of Chester’s unique and flexible system for devising bespoke qualifications for diverse work environments was listed in 2018, as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its significant impact on people’s everyday lives.
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