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University of Chester

The University of Chester offers an extensive range of postgraduate courses across a number of specialist sites, providing students with modern facilities for teaching, learning and student life. Research-led teaching and in-depth subject expertise within faculties provides students with an outstanding postgraduate experience. 

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,165 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 28%
  • Part Time 72%

Domicile

  • UK 91%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 7%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 65 790 855
Business & Management Studies 45 735 780
Nursing 0 355 355
Medical Technology 0 215 215
Food Science 5 200 205
Psychology 15 175 190
Theology & Religious Studies 90 65 155
Social Work 20 125 145
Sports Science 15 30 45
Biological Sciences 35 5 40
History 15 20 30
Social Policy 25 5 30
Mathematics 5 20 25
Art & Design 10 15 25
English 10 10 20
Law 5 15 20
Sociology 10 10 20
Marketing 0 15 15
Communication & Media Studies 5 10 15
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 10 15
Librarianship & Information Management 0 15 15
Music 0 10 10
Agriculture & Forestry 0 10 10
Archaeology 5 10 10
Computer Science 10 5 10
Creative Writing 0 10 10
Geography & Environmental Science 5 5 5
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 5 5
Chemical Engineering 5 0 5
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 5 0 5
Physics & Astronomy 5 0 5
Mechanical Engineering 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 4,590
Mixed 5,670
Laboratory 6,390
Clinical 7,155
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Bursaries and scholarships at postgraduate level vary from course to course. Some partial fee bursaries are available each year for MPhil/PhD programmes; and fully funded studentships are advertised as they arise.
  • The university website is updated with funding options as they are announced; please refer to specific sections for postgraduate taught or postgraduate research students.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Postgraduate international students are guaranteed accommodation if they apply by the published deadline.