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There are many reasons why people consider postgraduate study. Perhaps you are looking to move into a specific career, progress in your current job, or change your existing career path? Maybe you have a passion for a particular subject and want to grow your knowledge? Whatever your reason, there are many rewards to be gained. 

Courses Designed with Your Future in Mind

Whether you’re looking to continue to develop skills within your current academic subject area, or you’re looking to take a step in a new direction, our courses are designed with your future employability in mind. We have a wide range of courses open to students with undergraduate degrees from any subject area, as well as a growing number of conversion courses designed for people looking to train for specific careers.

Study That Suits You

Our flexible approach to learning gives you the freedom to manage your studies in a way that works for you.

In addition to our full-time courses, we have an extensive choice of part-time and flexible study options that allow you to achieve a professional qualification around your existing work and/or life commitments.

Specialist Learning Environments

Our postgraduate courses are taught at specialist academic locations that provide the perfect environment for professional development. Each site is focused upon providing the core facilities and expertise necessary for you to excel. You can find out more about our wide range of learning sites on our location pages.

As a university we aim to provide the best learning environment and facilities we can for our students. To this end, we have invested over £140 million in our learning sites during the last 10 years.

A Supportive Environment

As a postgraduate student with us, you will benefit from all the support available from our Student Support and Wellbeing team, as well as specific careers support from our excellent Careers and Employability team.

Chester Students' Union are also here to support you with free, confidential and impartial help when you need it the most, through the Advice Centre.

On top of this, you will also have your own Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) who will provide you with one-to-one academic support throughout your postgraduate studies, as well as the rest of your academic team who take a personal approach to your learning.

Career Progression

We are committed to providing you will a wealth of opportunities and experiences to support you in your career progression.

Our Career Consultants provide expert, impartial and confidential guidance tailored to your individual needs for up to two years after you graduate. While our central online CareerHub advertises a range of local and national graduate job vacancies.

We also offer a wide range of free training sessions and workshops. Our Venture Programme can provide you with the skills to start up a business or become self-employed. While The Chester Difference Award can set you apart from the competition.

Professional Opportunities

Our Employer Engagement team have established links with local and national employers, as well as professional bodies, that allow you to network with employers at campus events and in the workplace.

Also, in partnership with Santander Universities we run The Chester Internship Programme (CIP) which enables you to undertake a flexible 350 hour paid internship within a small or medium sized employer (SME) throughout the year.  

Graduate Loyalty Discount

As an existing undergraduate student, or an Alumnus from the University of Chester or its Associate Colleges, you may be eligible for specially discounted course fees at the University of Chester.

We currently offer a 25% discount against qualifying full-priced postgraduate taught Master’s courses. You can find more information and the terms and conditions on our Postgraduate Finance pages.