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About the campus

University Centre Reaseheath (UCR) is committed to sustainability and conservation, which is reflected in their curriculum, teaching and learning approach, rural site and grounds. Reaseheath's rich conservation habitats, facilities and resources make UCR an ideal choice for those who want to make a difference to the environment, to food, land and water security, to our wildlife and to our health and wellbeing.

By studying at University Centre Reaseheath, a leading specialist land-based institution in Nantwich, home to the University of Chester’s Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, you’ll become a highly skilled professional ready to help the planet overcome some of its greatest challenges.


Reaseheath’s National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology is one of the most advanced facilities of its kind and includes glasshouses for commercial food crop trials and research, a science laboratory and CAD design studios. The Centre also houses an innovative vertical farm facility new for 2021, which is the largest installation in any UK educational establishment.

As a regional centre for agricultural education, Reaseheath’s campus farm is home to the Reaseheath high yielding Holstein herd and commercial sheep flock. A new robotic milking system has recently been installed which automates aspects of dairy herd management and provides data and information to inform farm management practices.

With BRC Grade AA certification, Reaseheath’s Food Centre is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

The Animal Centre’s licensed zoo is accredited by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and is home to over 250 different animal species, including exotic mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, companion and park animals, and birds of prey. On campus kennelling facilities and dog training areas with competition-quality dog agility equipment enhance UCR’s canine degree programmes.

Excellent sport facilities include a £6 million Sports Science and Performance Academy with a four-court sports hall, sports science lab and altitude chamber, 3G pitch and Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA). There is also a gym, high and low ropes courses and an indoor climbing wall.

With indoor and outdoor riding arenas, research laboratory facilities, gait analysis systems and a mechanical horse, Reaseheath’s Equestrian Centre caters for those interested in equine science, equine sports performance and applied equine behaviour.

How you will learn at University Centre Reaseheath

University Centre Reaseheath’s teaching, learning and assessment approaches foster a culture of enquiry and inclusivity. You’ll develop specific skills alongside graduate attributes and have the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge to practice. You will attend lectures and small group sessions led by specialist lecturers, and have the opportunity to gain experience through practicals, work placements, scientific research activities, field trips and study tours in the UK and overseas.


University Centre Reaseheath offers courses in the following subject areas:

• Adventure Sports

• Agriculture

• Animal Sciences

• Business and Events

• Conservation

• Equine Science

• Floristry

• Food Science

• Landscape Architecture

• Public Services

• Sport

• Teacher Training

• Access to Higher Education

Full details of University Centre Reaseheath’s courses are available at:

Undergraduate Open Days

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How to Apply

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If you are interested in the BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare course, you need to apply to the University of Chester through UCAS using our Institution Code CHSTR C55 followed by the campus code for University Centre Reaseheath – R.


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