Master Degree (Top Up for Postgraduate Dip)


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 / MSc (Top Up)
for Postgraduate Diploma holders
Program Structure (1 subjects)
– Work Based Project (60 credits)* Designing Practitioner Research (20 credits) is required, for candidates without equivalent Research module in their prior learning.
– Typically over 6-12 months, depending on your own study pace.


– Award Title
– You design your award title with University specialists
– MA / MSc in Business Administration (WBIS)
– MA / MSc in Hotel Management (WBIS)
– MA / MSc in Logistics 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 will 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
– Applicants should process a recognized Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent; and
– be in work (paid or unpaid) or have access to a workplace; and
– meet English language proficiency requirements.


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