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We are able to offer postgraduate study at MA and doctoral level across the full range of specialist fields covered by our staff. Chester has a growing reputation as one of the leading centres of Research in Theology and Religious Studies in the UK, as our results in the Research Excellence Framework 2021 confirm.

Supporting postgraduates in their studies is one of our strengths. We offer a rich programme of postgraduate training alongside our research seminars.

Our students rate us highly as a place to do postgraduate study in Theology and Religions! In results for the TRS department in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES), for 2022, we scored highly in the following categories according to our MPhil and PhD students:

  • Overall satisfaction: 92%
  • I have regular contact with my supervisors, appropriate for my needs: 91%
  • My skills in applying appropriate research methodologies, tools and techniques have developed during my programme: 92%
  • As a result of my research degree programme I feel better prepared for my future career: 90%

We are also scored highly in these categories according to students on our Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology:

  • Overall satisfaction: 82%
  • My supervisors have the skills and subject knowledge to support my research: 92%
  • There is appropriate access to online library resources: 90%
  • My skills in critically analysing and evaluating findings and results have developed during my programme: 92%

Follow the links below to find out more about our courses and studying with us.