About University of Chester

It is one of the oldest English higher education establishments of any kind, pre-dating all but Oxford, Cambridge, London and Durham, and its original buildings in the ancient city of Chester were the first in the country to be purpose-built for the professional training of teachers. Education degrees are now just a small part of the 477 course combinations on offer.

MPhil and PhD qualifications are a growing area of activity, with the University having been granted the powers to award its own research degrees. The emphasis is very much on research that has practical benefits both economically and culturally, and the University provides consultancy support across a variety of areas of expertise.

Recent projects have included helping to develop England’s first ‘carbon neutral’ village, discovering a vitamin compound which reduces the risk of heart disease and dementia and translating the Bible into British Sign Language.

Development of well-respected courses in Health and Social Care, Humanities, Business and Management, Arts and Media, Social Science, Applied Sciences and Education and Children’s Services has further extended the University’s work and connections with industry, commerce and the professions.

Millions of pounds are being invested in the accommodation and resources to support this work and there is a strong emphasis on making students feel at home.

Why University of Chester

- Located in the picturesque, historic city of Chester. Chester has been voted the 5th prettiest city in Europe (USA Today 2013) and the Best Place to live in the UK (Hot Housing Index 2015).
- Chester is a direct 2 hour train journey to London, and just 45 minutes from Liverpool and Manchester.
- The University of Chester is the safest city–based university in the North West (Complete University Guide 2015).
- Excellent record of employment – our graduates are some of the most employable in the North West at 95.1% according to the latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2015 survey.
- The University of Chester has a national reputation for Work Based Learning. Most undergraduate students in Year 2 of their degree spend five weeks working for a local, national or international organisation as a part of their programme. Each year we successfully find placements for approximately 1,000 students.
- Ranked 3rd in the region for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2015)
- A number of subjects have been singled out in the 2015 National Student Survey with nationally leading student satisfaction, including Theology and Religious Studies (100% - 1st in UK), Law, (98% - 3rd in UK), History (98%), Sociology (97%), Tourism (97%) and Psychology (95%).

Locations and Addresses:

Chester, Cheshire: Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ
Founded in: 1839
Establishment: University
Institution type: Public University
Total number of students: 19.500.
Type of accommodation: Off campus and on campus
Contact WhatsApp: (+44) 7956253150

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