The Department of Social and Political Science is located in the Faculty of Social Science here at the University of Chester. The Department is situated on the first floor of the Best Building on the Parkgate Road Campus, Chester. 

"I make a personal commitment to all of our students to be accessible. This open approach reflects the Department’s commitment to enhancing the student experience. I know that if you join us you will find that we are an approachable and committed team of academics who put the student at the centre of what we do".

Meriel D'Artrey, Head of Department

Student satisfaction

We are very proud of the quality of our teaching and research in the department. Please click here for an overview of our fantastic National Student Survey results published in August 2014 that show our Counselling Skills, Criminology, Politics and Sociology undergraduate programme successes in the area of student satisfaction.

Programmes of study

Below is an overview of our portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes:

Standalone Modules:

Undergraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

Postgraduate Programmes by Research:

The Department of Social and Political Science also validates a number of academic programmes at St Helens College

  • Criminal Justice (undergraduate foundation degree)
  • Social Policy, Health and Housing (undergraduate foundation degree)
  • Criminal Justice (undergraduate Level 6 top-up)
  • Social Policy, Health and Housing (undergraduate Level 6 top-up)