About us

CWRS received a special commendation from the UK Quality Assurance Agency for the Work Based & Integrative Studies programme. Its innovative approach was also showcased to all UK universities including Oxford and Cambridge by the UK body for higher education funding.

CWRS > Work. Learn. Adapt.

The Centre for Work Related Studies (CWRS) is an academic department within the award-winning University of Chester in the United Kingdom, the top ranked ‘new’ university in the North West of England. CWRS offers professionals an edge.

Our distinctive negotiated, work-based learning approach is highly acclaimed and enables professionals to tailor their own learning with dedicated academic specialists in subjects that make a difference to their life and work.

We are one of the largest centres of our kind in the world: we have over 1000+ professionals studying our unique course around the globe. Whether in Cambridge or Chicago, London or Lagos, Birmingham or Brisbane, our innovative approach enables professionals to transform their work and life opportunities.

Find out about our latest research, publications and invited talks on our faculty's pages (below). And come back periodically to find out about lastest case studies and press releases.


Our faculty and team

Our academics are experienced practitioners and often publish and speak internationally about negotiated, work based learning.


We facilitate high-impact, applied research with professionals in real work situations.

Professional Networks

We work with a select network to boost the impact of training and education around the United Kingdom and increasingly internationally. We also work closely with formal partners of our University, and larger clients, to extend the impact of work-based learning.

Visitor Directions

We warmly invite you to visit us in the historical City of Chester in the United Kingdom.


Case studies


Press releases