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The University of Chichester is based in West Sussex, England. Chichester has a long history as a settlement, but its Roman past and its subsequent importance in Anglo-Saxon times is only the beginning of its illustrious history. The city today is a local government stronghold, a transport hub, the centre for culture in the region and offers many opportunities for outdoor pursuit. The university is comprised of two campuses; Bishop Otter campus based in the city of Chichester itself and Bognor Campus located in Bognor Regis. The Bishop Otter campus is set in beautiful surroundings with plenty of green space to relax amidst a mixture of historical buildings and modern facilities. The Bognor Campus is just five minutes from the sea and boasts stunning Georgian architecture including three grand mansion houses.

University of Chichester,
College Lane,
West Sussex
PO19 6PE
T: 01243 816000


Background and History

The University of Chichester dates back to 1839, after William Otter, who became Bishop of Chichester in 1836, took an earnest interest in the promotion of education. After his death, a training college was set up on what is now the Bishop Otter College campus. In 1873, the College became a training college for women, as a result of a campaign led by Louisa Hubbard to encourage the acceptance of women as teachers. Male students were not introduced until 1957. The Bognor Campus was opened as an emergency teacher training institute immediately after the Second World War in 1946.

Location and Accessibility

The Bishop Otter Campus is approximately 16 miles east of Portsmouth, 35 miles west of Brighton and about 60 miles south of London.

Rail: Chichester is approximately 1hr 35mins from London Victoria (direct route). Chichester train station is a 20 minute walk from the Chichester campus.

Road: There are excellent road links to both Chichester and Bognor Regis.

Air: Gatwick Airport has flights to all international destinations and it's approximately 1hr 15mins by road or 1hr by rail. Heathrow Airport is the UK's busiest airport, and like Gatwick it has connections to all international locations. It is 1hr 45 mins by road. By train you will need to go into central London and change onto the Underground. Check National Rail Enquiries for details. Southampton Airport is the closest airport, at only 45 mins by car. This airport has regular flights from all over the UK and Europe, as well as flights to some international destinations.

What's on Offer

Undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses, postgraduate research, teacher training, sport and coaching qualifications and a range of professional study courses.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate entry requirements range from CCB - BBC at A Level and usually require 30 points in the IB.

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University Accommodation

There are various options to live on campus at Chichester; from en-suite to regular rooms and catered to self-catered. Prices range from £94.29 per week (shared facilities and self-catering) to £158.27 per week (en-suite and catered).





Private Accommodation

The University of Chichester has an accredited housing scheme to ensure landlords meet certain standards.

Courses & Fees

Faculties and Departments

The University of Chichester specialises in Creative Arts and Performance, Education, History, English and Creative Writing, Leadership and Management, Psychology, Sport and Exercise, Theology, Postgraduate Study and Research.



Tuition Fees

Undergraduate and Postgraduate tuition fees vary depending on the course of study. For up-to-date information it is advisable to contact the University directly or visit their website, as fees are likely to change from year to year.

Postgraduate students who previously studied their undergraduate course at the University are able to benefit from a 10% discount if they start their postgraduate course within 5 years of finishing their undergraduate one.

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Faculties and Departments

Chichester Campus: This campus has a Learning Resources Centre (LRC) which is the hub of the learning environment. Equipped with two floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet group study, ample places to plug in laptops, access to a large number of open access workstations (Mac and PC), and a specialist media centre. In Summer 2012, a major refurbishment of the building was completed to further enhance resources and introduce a caf, complete with ample social study areas.Bognor Campus underwentextensiveredevelopment during 2010-11. £8m has been invested to transform the Dome into a vibrant business and research centre, and tocreate a state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre.

On-site Amenities

The University of Chichester Student Union provides representation, clubs and societies, social provision, support, information and entertainment. Two elected sabbatical officers and the permanent staff operate the day to day running of the union. The SU has a bar and shop on each site, as well as an art shop situated in the ArtOne building. The Bognor Campus is close to Hotham Park, the seaside resort and beaches.

Did you know?

The University of Chichester played a crucial part in the D-Day landings of 1944, when one of the lecture rooms on the Bishop Otter campus became the Operations Room of RAF Tangmere.

Is Chichester for you?

Come to Chichester if you want to be part of a small friendly university, close to the sea, with specialisms in Sport, Education, Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Management and Research.