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University of Chester

4.2 out of 5 (24 ratings / 20 reviews) Chester, England, United Kingdom
The University, a Church of England institution founded in 1839, continues to be guided by Christian values and is justifiably proud of the open, inclusive and supportive environment that characterises the institution. The University welcomes students and staff of all faiths or none.

PhD Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)
Education & Training (1)
Humanities (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

The University of Chester has been making history since 1839, when it was founded by such pioneers as the great 19th-century prime ministers, William Gladstone and the Earl of Derby, and a former Archbishop of Canterbury.

Education

Our academic departments are grouped into seven distinct faculties, along with a Graduate School and faculty-based research centres, for those wishing to gain a qualification by research. 

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Management
  • Education and Children's Services
  • Health and Social Care
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences
  • Science and Engineering
  • Social Science

Research

The University of Chester is committed to the continued development of excellence in research and innovation. Our research strengths range across the arts and humanities, business, leadership and management, education, health and social care, and the natural and social sciences.

Our portfolio contains both work that is at the leading edge of its subject discipline and research which brings about changes to policy, practice and services which benefit the economic, social and cultural well-being of our region and the wider community.

Career

Our students benefit from a supportive Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences through the curriculum, employer contact, tailored group sessions and individual advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability delivers an inclusive and impartial service which is tailored to your personal goals and aspirations. Our aim is to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Services

Library services

  • The University of Chester has nine libraries across its different campuses and all staff and students of the University are welcome to use any of the libraries.
  • In addition to books, journals and other resources, all libraries have computers, study areas and bookable study rooms. Subject-specialist staff are available at all sites to support learning.

ICT services

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.
  • Creative Campus, Kingsway is located on the outskirts of the city centre, a 20-minute walk from Parkgate Road Campus. Across 6,920 square metres this specially developed creative arts campus offers a range of modern facilities and equipment to bring learning to life.
  • The Riverside Campus provides specialist teaching facilities for most students in the Chester-based Faculties of Education and Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care. 

Student clubs

Whether you've just graduated or have been away from us for a while, the Alumni Network aims to keep you updated with all the latest University and alumni news, enabling you to stay connected to the institution long after you leave. 

Chester, England, United Kingdom