University of Chester

University of Chester

Work-Based and Integrative Studies

Work based and integrative studies (WBIS) is a framework for the accreditation of work-based and work related learning which offers flexible and adaptable study for those seeking professional development opportunities; typically, it allows participants to negotiate their own pathway of learning related to their area(s) of working practice, and to choose a relevant award title.

Entry requirements

Minimum of lower 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent; applicants who do not have appropriate academic qualifications may be admitted by virtue of prior work experience or by demonstrating relevant knowledge and skills in a specific field.

Course modules

Modules include: Conflict transformation; effective workplace teams; transition and change management; communication skills; emotional intelligence; analysis and use of evidence; project and programme management; business strategy and planning; delivering results; the organisational environment; research methods for work-based learning.

Assessment methods

Assessment is negotiated but can involve a portfolio of work, an assignment, a presentation, a dialogue assessment, a research project or a combination; there are no written examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
MA Full-time £ 4,406 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,825 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time £ 3,600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Warrington Campus Warrington WA2 0DB North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000