University of Chester, with origins traced back to 1839, is an accredited British public university with three campuses located in Chester, UK, offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to 15,000 students. The University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the North West Universities Association and Universities UK.

University of Chester

– Ranked 73 out of 131 Universities
Times Good University Guide, 2019

– Silver Standard Award
Teaching Excellence Framework 2017,
Department of Education, UK



In 2010, the UK Quality Assurance Agency highly commended Work Based & Integrative Studies framework for its flexible and high quality negotiated work based learning framework. The Higher Education Funding Council for England showcased CWRS’s flexible approach to accrediting workplace learning.

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Programs Offering
MA (Top Up)
for Chartered Member CIPD or
Graduates 2 subjects
Intermediate stage holders * 3 subjects
Program Structure
– Designing Practitioner Research (20 credits)
– Work Based Project (60 credits)
* One additional 20-credit subject is required for Intermediate Stage HoldersDuration
– Typically over 9-18 months, depending on your own study pace.


– Award Title
The work based & integrative studies method (WBIS) enables you to design and
negotiate distinctive award title with University specialists.  For example:

– MA in Accounting and Financial Management (WBIS)
– MA in Management and Mediation (WBIS)
– MSc in Capital Investment Management (WBIS)
– and more…

– You can gain academic credit for your prior experiential and cretificated learning
– Your learning is tailored to meet your specific needs and interests
– You can choose from online modules or workplace project
– You can learn at a distance using the online WBIS Portal and learning technology,
which enables academic achievement alongside work & family, etc. commitments.

Language Medium

100% by coursework

Delivery Mode
Distance. You will study mainly through the University of Chester WBIS Portal.

Study Method
Work Based and Integrative Studies (WBIS)
– Students wil get academic advice from tutors and access to learning materials
and sample as part of learning experience
– Students will have access to online learning resources, e-books, e-articles,
sample materials, etc.  No textbook is required.
– As part of your learning experience, you will be able to submit draft to tutor
for comment before submit final draft for marking

Entry Requirements
This programms is open to holders of recognized undergraduate degree or exceptional high-level skills through experience, evidenced through your applicaiton and possible interview; and
– be a Chartered Member of CIPD; or
– ICSA / ACCA / CIMA / AIA / HKIPCP / IPA / CPA graduate / intermediate stage holder; and
– be in work (paid or unpaid) or have access to a workplace; and
– meet English language proficiency requirements, if English is not your first language.
Special Offers

Special offer is available to members of following professional bodies
– ACCA Graduates
– ACCA Intermediate Stage holders
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For detailed information on the course and application procedures, please contact us
by phone at 3482 8241 / 3482 8251; or
by email at; or
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