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Course overview

This is an advanced degree course for graduates and professionals who want to develop or enhance their skills and knowledge as a creative worker within a professional context. We aim to encourage the exploration of creativity, and ask practitioners to engage and consider their own practice.

Creative practices are at the core of all professional fields where people are engaged in learning. This includes  those working as teachers and lecturers in schools, colleges and universities, but also those working in the arts, health, social care, justice, heritage, sport and leisure and organisations in the public, private and third sector.

This programme offers a rich professional development opportunity for such professionals and to date has included, school teachers , nurses, lecturers, business leaders, FA sports coaches.

Postgraduate Studies in Education Open Evenings

If you are interested in our postgraduate study options within our Faculty of Education and Children's Services, then why not pay us a visit? We are holding an Open Evening at our Riverside Campus Thursday 16th March, 5-7pm.

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Start Date
September, 2017
  • Riverside Campus, Chester
14-15 months

Why Study Creative Practices in Education with us?

Having a direct link between practice and theory between the arts, education and the professions is an innovative element of the course. Staffing is combined across academic faculties, providing you with the opportunity to enhance your subject knowledge. The interdisciplinary elements of the course will allow you to draw on expertise in participatory drama and performance, fine art, dance, music, sport and PE and organisational learning within a professional context.

We also host a module at the Tate Liverpool gallery

Riverside Campus, Chester

Riverside Campus is home to the faculties of Education and Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care. A vocational site, this campus features a range of state-of-the-art, subject specific facilities designed to bring learning to life, including health skills laboratories, science laboratories, and music and art rooms.

Riverside provides an interactive and professional environment in which to hone your skills, and has facilities such as general teaching spaces, a large 192-seat lecture theatre and a specialist-subject library; which houses an extensive collection of books and journals, open access computer suites and multimedia rooms.

Outside of lectures, the on-site cafe and coffee shop is the perfect place to unwind, whilst the Riverside Student Space provides the ideal setting for group work and socialising. And, with Chester’s riverside promenade and the lively city centre on its doorstep, this impressive location places you right at the heart of the Chester experience. 

Life in Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Postgraduate Visit Opportunities

Postgraduate Admissions

Education and Children's Services