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Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, UK
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University of Chester

Cheshire, Chester

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Phone 01244 511000
Fax 01244 511300
Email [email protected]
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About University of Chester

The University of Chester is a charming campus university, situated in one of the UK's most popular tourist cities. Apart from the excellent on-site facilities, students enjoy easy access to quaint cafes and welcoming bars, many of which serve local brews. Chester has excellent road and rail links with the nearby cities of Liverpool and Manchester.

Background and History

Chester was founded way back in 1839 by a group of highly esteemed figures, including William Gladstone and the Earl of Derby. Since then, it has gradually expanded to include an outstanding range of courses. It now has a solid reputation and plans to develop further in the future.

Location and Accessibility

By rail: London based students can make their way to Chester using the high speed train service. There are also established links from Birmingham and Manchester. The journey from the North East to the the North West of England is particularly scenic.

By road: Located within a short drive of the M53, the campus is reasonably close to the city centre and is signposted from Northgate Street (A540). There are a variety of parking options available for visitors.

What's on Offer

BA, BSc, MA, MSci, MMus, MBA, Graduate (Conversion) Diploma, Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate.

Entry Requirements

To be accepted onto most courses at the University of Chester students are expected to achieve at least 200 UCAS points. There is a fair amount of variation between courses, and it is worth reading the student handbook for subject specific information.

Accommodation at University of Chester

University Accommodation

There is a choice of self or semi-catered accommodation within close proximity of the campus lecture theatres. Alternatively, students can opt for full board accommodation in either Victorian properties or modern en-suite units. Anybody seeking postgraduate accommodation should contact the accommodation office.

Private Accommodation

A list of university approved private lettings is available from the accommodation office. These properties are generally within easy walking distance of the campus.

Courses & Fees

Faculties and Departments

The University of Chester is divided into six different faculties: The Faculty of Applied Science, the Faculty of Arts and Media, the Faculty of Business Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, the Faculty of Education and Children's Services, the Faculty of Health and Social Care and the Faculty of Humanities.

Academic Strengths and Research Profile

Much of the research conducted at the University of Chester has been deemed to be of international standard. The departments of Theology, Performing Arts, History and English are all regarded as being of particularly high quality.

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate fees are subject to change for both UK/EU and International students, for further information it is advisable to contact the university directly or visit their website and search for the individual courses.

Postgraduate fees:

UK/EU:There is a good deal of variation in the fees charged for postgraduate taught programmes and it is therefore recommended that you get in contact with the University directly or visit their website.

Overseas: Details may be obtained from the International Office.

Financial Support

Students may apply for a maintenance loan, while financial assistance in the form of tuition fee loans and University of Chester bursaries is also available.

Facilities at University of Chester

Academic Facilities

Students studying for subjects in the faculty of Education and Children's Services, as well as Health and Social Care will receive lectures and be granted access to facilities in the impressive new Riverside Campus. The University of Chester has invested heavily in the provision of library services and modern computing equipment. There is a wi-fi network which can be accessed from most areas on the university campus.

Other on-site Amenities

There are various sporting facilities in and around the Chester University campus. Fitness fanatics can perfect their strokes in the swimming pool, or run off some calories in the well equipped gym. Students are only ever a short walk away from a cafe and there are plenty of green spaces, ideal for a picnic.  

Medical and Social Care

Students are encouraged to register with a local GP upon arrival. Medical assistance is also provided by expert nursing staff in the on site clinics. There is also a dedicated faith space for use by individuals of different religions.

What's on in the Area

Chester has much to offer in the way of sports, boutique and luxury shopping. It is well worth spending a day watching the action at the local race course. During the evening students may enjoy a refreshing drink at the student union, or a dance at one of the local nightclubs. Many of the NorthWest's popular tourist attractions can be found in the nearby cities of Liverpool and Manchester.


Moving On

Students wondering what to do upon course completion are encouraged to visit the Chester University Careers and Employability centre. The staff have been recognised as providing an outstanding service by the British Quality Foundation (BQF). Regular careers fairs also provide students with the opportunity to meet prospective employers.

Did you know?

Celebrities such as HRH The Prince of Wales and Dame Jane Bakewell have attained the status of Chester University honorary graduates. The Welsh singing diva Duffy and Radio 1 DJ Comedy Dave both studied for degrees at theUniversity. Chester is one of the oldest higher educational establishments of its type in the whole of the UK.

Is Chester University the place for you?

Come to Chester if you are keen on partaking in various sports. It's a good choice if you are looking for the feel of an intimate university with excellent links to some of the UK's major cities. While if you have a developed interest in Roman history, Chester University is definitely one to consider. If you're looking to study for a high status academic qualification then this isn't the place for you. Why not try Trinity College Oxford or Durham University?


Chester University: Open DayChester University: IntroductionChester University: CampusFor more videos on the Chester student experience, why not visit theUniversity of Chester's YouTube Channel?