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1. High Academic Standards

With 14,000 students from 115 countries worldwide, The University of Chester provides students with an excellent level of education. With 200+ of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree level across eight academic faculties, we are confident that you will find a course to satisfy your thirst for knowledge.

2. State-of-the-Art Facilities

Exton Park - Our historic Exton Park site hosts most of the Universities central facilities, including Seaborne library, Chester Students’ Union (CSU), the CSU bar, specialist laboratories, catering outlets, and our University-owned accommodation. There’s also an impressive choice of indoor and outdoor sports and leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, gym, squash and tennis courts, running track and two floodlit pitches.

Queen's Park - Our award-winning Chester Business School on Queen's Park campus is home to a range of on-site learning facilities including modern computer suites and a dedicated business library with group study spaces and learning pods for quiet study.

Kingsway - Our Kingsway campus offers our creative students several modern facilities such as specialist studios, workshop spaces, cutting- edge technologies, sound-proofed rehearsal spaces, fully equipped rehearsal and performance studios and indoor and outdoor performance spaces.

Wheeler - Our Wheeler campus students benefit from a wealth of facilities, including our state-of-the-art simulation suites, virtual reality technology, science labs, an art and DT space, computer suites, multimedia rooms, and a campus library housing extensive book collections, journals, and school-based resources.

Warrington - In September 2022, our Warrington campuses undertook a big move, allowing a more visible and accessible town centre presence for our students. This also allowed us to build high-quality specialist spaces for our students, in which they will value and excel in. The new campuses are conveniently located in the heart of Warrington, granting students’ easy access to the diverse range of leisure and retail facilities offered in Warrington.

Shrewsbury - The University Centre in Shrewsbury offers modern computer suites, open plan laboratories, a spacious library, as well as a student common room, lounge, and fitness suite. Musical Theatre students who choose Shrewsbury will undertake much of their learning at the prestigious Theatre Severn nearby.

3. Top 10 UK Universities for International Students

We are delighted to announce that following more than 35,000 student reviews across 140 UK Universities, on May 26th 2022, the University of Chester finished sixth in the best for international students' category at the 2022 WhatUni? Student Choice Awards. This national recognition, voted for by our current international students, is testament to our University’s commitment to providing international students with the very best experience and support we can throughout their time with us.

4. International Scholarships

The University of Chester offers generous international and merit-based scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate study, providing a significant reduction to the published headline tuition fees. You will automatically be considered for these scholarships when submitting an application and any award given will be shown on your offer letter.

We have a number of merit-based and country-specific scholarships available.

5. High Graduate Employability

91.7% of our most recent graduates are in employment and/or further study (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2019/20). We will provide you with a range of opportunities to help you to gain the experience, skills and knowledge that you need to succeed during your time at university and beyond. You will also be supported by information, advice and guidance services which have been nationally commended.

6. Outstanding Rankings

Our high University standards have been recognised by several professional bodies. Check out our latest course specific rankings below:

  • Top 10 UK Universities for International Students (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards, 2022)
  • Top 5 UK Universities in the North West, England (Complete University Guide, 2023)
  • Top 5 in the North West for Graduate Prospects - Outcomes (Complete University Guide, 2023)
  • Top 5 in the North West for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2023)
  • Top 20 Best UK Student Cities, as voted by students (StudentCrowd, 2023)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Health Studies (Complete University Guide, 2023)
7. Work Based Learning

The University of Chester has a national reputation for its Work Based Learning module which is offered to undergraduate students in their second year of study. Almost all level five students will undertake the WBL module which involves spending 5 weeks (May-June) working for an organisation. In addition to the project outcomes or work tasks completed during the placement, each student will produce a reflective report that focuses on their skills development.

We have links with a wide variety of organisations that offer a broad range of placement opportunities. Students have the opportunity to work for some prestigious and high-profile organisations and WBL can open the doors to permanent employment post-graduation.

Placements can be based anywhere in the UK, in organisations large or small and do not need to be related to a student’s field of study. In addition to the wide variety of placement opportunities advertised by the WBL Office, students are able to nominate an organisation from their own contacts or searches.

8. Safety Matters

The University of Chester has been consistently ranked as one of the safest city-based University in the North West of England.

9. Great Location

Chester is a modern and contemporary city, rich in history and culture. One of eight world-famous British Heritage cities, Chester welcomes over eight million tourists each year with a wide variety of attractions. Ideally placed in the North West of England, it is less than an hour from Manchester and Liverpool, just a two-hour direct train journey to London and close to both the beautiful Welsh coast and mountains. The ancient Roman walls still surround Chester’s city centre, which along with the renowned Cathedral, Eastgate Clock, and Roman Amphitheatre, demonstrate its 2000-year-old heritage

10. Courses Accredited by Professional Bodies

Our courses are accredited by professional and prestigious bodies. To view a full list please visit the faculty pages of the International Prospectus.

An accredited course is one which has been approved by a professional body. Accredited courses provide students with a guarantee of quality and can count towards professional qualifications or registration with a professional body. This not only benefits a student’s career but can also be a legal requirement in some professions.