About Us

The Department offers several undergraduate and postgraduate courses and programmes, as well as conducting research and providing consultancy expertise in a range of areas, including:

  • Asylum and refuge
  • Carbon management
  • China
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Natural hazard assessment and mitigation
  • Pedagogy
  • Poverty and health
  • Social exclusion
  • Sustainable communities

You will benefit from excellent teaching facilities within the Best Building, and staff that are nationally and internationally recognised experts in their respective fields. Many of our courses also engage practitioners and outside agencies, ensuring that students graduate with a strong sense of the application of their knowledge and skills in the workplace.

Don't just take our word for it – all of the National Student Surveys since the first in 2005 show student satisfaction at GDS University of Chester was consistently between 93 and 100%. This provides an independent measure of the quality of all the department's undergraduate programmes and of the good working relationships between students and tutors.