The University of Chester is one of the oldest providers of higher education in the country, with our academic roots stretching back to the early 19th century. Founded in 1839, we pre-date all but a handful of other English higher education providers.
We work hard to offer a life-transforming experience to our students in a creative, caring and encouraging environment.
Across our specialist sites, we also maintain vibrant relationships with the local, national and international community, using the power of teaching, learning and research to make distinctive contributions to business, industry, the arts, media, science, health and the public services.
For our students, employability lies at the heart of our offering, and we are committed to providing you with an unforgettable experience and a world-class education.
Throughout our 176-year history, we have always been proud of our traditions and of our concern for the individual, as well as our ability to keep pace with the demands of a constantly changing world. Now, as a forward-looking University, we continue to grow in esteem and popularity.
In choosing Chester, you will be selecting an institution with a strong learning tradition that will challenge you to give the best of yourself in your academic work, sport and recreation, and your contribution to our student community. We want to ensure that you can take advantage of the unique opportunities we have to offer both inside and outside of your studies. In doing this, we will work with you to become a unique and highly employable graduate, whilst providing you with one of the best experiences of your life.
Main CampusChester, England, United Kingdom Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in ChesterLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
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 ofcatering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop,chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.
Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.
Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus.
Only a short walk from Chester city, the campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.
Warrington CampusWarrington, England, United Kingdom Campus Website0 - 5,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in WarringtonLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
The Warrington Campus provides a close-knit community, innovative courses, and a strong focus on employability and transferable skills. The thirty-acre site provides excellent academic and social facilities for both residential and commuting undergraduate and postgraduate students.