University of Chester

University of Chester

Public Health

Staff at the Centre have a diverse range of disciplinary backgrounds, including: psychology; sociology; epidemiology; education; sport sciences; social policy; nursing; and public health; all staff contribute to the Centre's research activities, one of the Centre's main roles is to carry out policy-relevant health and social research, specifically in the areas of public health, primary care and social welfare; it has had considerable success over the last decade in attracting external income for commissioned research; the Centre's research expertise is extensive, particularly in the following areas: evaluation of public health interventions; survey work; researching the local implementation of policies and services for children, young people and families; sexual health and sexual health service provision; primary care roles and service models; researching marginalised groups; and evaluation methodology; the Centre has an excellent track record of working closely with local primary care trusts, local authorities and other agencies to provide public health research expertise as well as associated training and consultancy; studying for an MPhil or PhD is very much an individual activity, and research topics vary widely, according to personal interests; the University helps the student to nurture their interests and develop skills and insights essential to their future progress; students are assisted by access to modern, well-equipped laboratories and library facilities, and are also supported in developing their research proposals; although research may be conducted within any of the University's academic departments, the University also maintains a number of distinctive specialist research centres to support and enhance the student's study options.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least an Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a discipline appropriate to their intended area of research; substantial prior research experience may, in some instances, be acceptable in place of a 1st degree qualification; if the student is not sure whether this might apply to them, they need to contact the Graduate School who can advise them; international students must provide evidence of English proficiency at the time of application.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 12,940 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 3,826 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Part-time £ 6,470 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MPhil Part-time £ 1,913 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 12,940 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,826 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Part-time £ 6,470 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years
PhD Part-time £ 1,913 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Riverside Campus Chester CH1 1SF North West

Key information

Graduate School
Telephone number: 
01244 511000