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What will I learn?


The Department of Social and Political Science is in the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Chester.

There is a vibrant research culture in the department with staff engaging in research of both national and international significance. Research and scholarship have developed and flourished around several key areas in the department including Criminology, Sociology, Politics, Economics, International Relations, Counselling and Psychotherapy, and Psychological Trauma. MPhil/PhDs are offered in these areas and a Doctor of Professional Studies (DProf) programme is also available.

The Department is also proactive in developing and disseminating research through a research seminar series. Doctoral candidates are encouraged to present at national and international conferences, and to publish their work as part of the doctoral process.

Research Areas

Within the department there are a breadth of skills and research interests specifically in the following areas:

  • Division of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Criminology
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Economics

Which department am I in?

Social and Political Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£13,308.00 (US$ 16,050) per year
Classroom based fee: £13,308 per annum and Laboratory based fee: £17,142 per annum. A bench fee may be payable in respect of certain high-cost subjects for other subject areas.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2022, February 2023, May 2023


University of Chester

Parkgate Road,



CH1 4BJ, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least an upper second-class honours degree in a discipline appropriate to their intended area of research. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency to IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each band or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Chester

The University of Chester is home to 15,000 students from 130 countries and is currently ranked second-best in the UK for international students.

  • Ranked second-best in the UK for international students
  • ·200+ courses available with a focus on practical learning
  • Diverse international student body
  • Guaranteed accommodation for international students

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