About University of Chester

University of Chester

University of Chester Profile

  • Established in 1839, the University of Chester is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the country. It is a public university located in Chester, England.
  • The university was the first purpose-built teacher training college in the UK and is based across five campus sites in and around Chester, one in Warrington, and a University Centre in Shrewsbury.
  • The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Cathedrals Group, the North West Universities Association and Universities UK.
  • 18,000 students from 130 countries
  • 400 various courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Affordable cost of living (approx. £500 per month)
  • Competitive tuition fees
  • Great and safe location (see below)
  • Late application deadline – August 2016
  • Majority of our undergraduate courses include work based learning module
  • Free English language classes provided throughout the academic year
  • Guaranteed accommodation for September intake (£80-£140 per week)
  • 5 star rated Careers and Employability Centre
  • Ranked 3rd in the region for Student Satisfaction
  • The best Student Union in the region for the third year running (over 100 student societies to choose from )
  • Chester Business School is ranked 21st out of 130 in the UK (Chartered Association of Business Schools 2015)


  • Tourism and Hospitality 11thin the UK (Guardian League Table 2016)
  • Sports and Exercise Science top 20 in the UK (Guardian League Table 2016)
  • Business and Management top 50 in the UK (Guardian League Table 2016)
  • Archaeology and Forensic Science top 20 in the UK (Guardian League Table 2016)
  • Accounting and Finance top 30 in the UK (Guardian League Table 2016)
  • Drama and Dance top 50 in the UK (Guardian League Table 2016)
  • Art and Design top 40 in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2016)
  • Theology and Religious studies 21stin the UK (The Complete University Guide 2016)

The following courses achieved 100% overall satisfaction:

  • BSc Criminology
  • BSc Criminology and Sociology
  • BA Events Management
  • BA History (Single Honours)
  • BA Marketing Studies
  • BA Religious Studies
  • BSc Sociology

The following subject ranked among the top in the UK for overall satisfaction:

  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • Law
  • History
  • Tourism
  • Creative Writing
  • Psychology


The University is situated in the North West of England, within one hour train journey from Manchester and Liverpool and 2 hour train journey from London.
Chester is one of the loveliest and on every tourist’s ‘must see’ itinerary. It has been voted

  • 5th prettiest city in Europe (USA Today 2013)
  • 6th best city in the UK (Telegraph Travel Awards 2014)
  • 5th happiest city to live in Britain (Rightmove, 2015)
  • Best place to live in the UK (UK Hot Housing Index, 2015)
  • Safest city-based institution in the North West (The Complete University Guide, 2016)

University of Chester Location


350 single and combined courses at Undergraduate level
Subject areas offered

  • Arts and Media/ Advertising/ PR
  • Fashion/Interior/Product/ Graphic Design
  • Business/ Management/ Marketing/Accounting/Finance/Banking/Economics
  • Computing and Information Systems/Animation/Cyber Security/Games Development
  • Biology/ Biochemistry/Biomedical and Forensic Sciences/Genetics
  • Law/ Criminology
  • History/ Archaeology
  • Health/Nutrition/Food Science/Culinary Sciences/Psychology/Counselling
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Politics/Sociology/International Relations/International Development
  • Engineering
  • Animal Behaviour/Bioveterinary Science
  • Tourism/Hospitality Management
  • Journalism/English Language and Literature


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