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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

4,463 postgraduate students in 2017–18

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
Other 45 925 970
Education 60 905 965
Business & Management Studies 30 665 695
Nursing 0 385 385
Psychology 45 220 265
Medical Technology 0 235 235
Food Science 5 215 215
Social Work 40 130 170
Theology & Religious Studies 65 60 130
Sports Science 15 40 55
Communication & Media Studies 5 30 35
History 15 20 35
Agriculture & Forestry 0 30 30
Biological Sciences 25 10 30
Librarianship & Information Management 0 30 30
Marketing 0 25 25
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 20 25
Art & Design 10 15 25
English 10 10 20
Mathematics 5 15 20
Law 5 20 20
Archaeology 5 15 15
Music 0 15 15
Sociology 10 0 10
Computer Science 5 5 10
Geography & Environmental Science 5 5 10
Chemical Engineering 5 0 5
Social Policy 5 0 5
Mechanical Engineering 5 0 5
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 4,995
Mixed 5,760
Laboratory 6,480
Clinical 7,245
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

  • For information regarding postgraduate funding including a Graduate Loyalty Discount, please refer to the postgraduate finance section on the university website.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • The University of Chester has accommodation for postgraduate or PGCE students; please contact the university for details.