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"CPED received a special commendation from the UK Quality Assurance Agency for the Work Based & Integrative Studies programme. Its innovative approach was also showcased to all UK universities including Oxford and Cambridge by the UK body for higher education funding."

The Centre for Professional & Economic Development (CPED) is an academic department within the award-winning University of Chester in the United Kingdom, the top ranked ‘new’ university in the North West of England. CWRS offers professionals an edge.

Our distinctive negotiated, work-based learning approach is highly acclaimed and enables professionals to tailor their own learning with dedicated academic specialists in subjects that make a difference to their life and work.

We are one of the largest centres of our kind in the world: we have over 1000+ professionals studying our unique course around the globe. Whether in Cambridge or Chicago, London or Lagos, Birmingham or Brisbane, our innovative approach enables professionals to transform their work and life opportunities.