The University of Chester is one of the most long-established places offering a university education in the country.
The University of Chester is one of the most long-established places offering a university education in the country. It was founded in 1839 by the Church of England as the first place in the UK to offer specialist teacher training.
Two of its founders went on to become Prime Ministers (one of whom was also a Chancellor of the University of Oxford) and one an Archbishop of Canterbury.
Now, Education is just one of a choice of more than 130 different subject combinations taught by 500 highly qualified and experienced academic staff as full- and part-time courses.
These cover the areas of Applied and Health Sciences; Arts and Media; Business, Management and Law; Health and Social Care; Humanities; Lifelong Learning and Social Science.
There are 15,000 students from all over the world, but almost a quarter come from within 30 miles of the University. Most (more than 7,500) are studying for first degrees (the majority from state schools), around 3,500 are nursing and midwifery students and approximately 3,000 are at postgraduate or research level.
The University of Chester is a registered charity, serving the community and its annual income is more than £65 million.
In addition to occupying some of Chester’s most historic locations, over the past three years alone it has invested more than £20 million in new and refurbished buildings at its campuses in Parkgate Road, Chester and Crab Lane, Warrington, such as a purpose-built Business and IT Centre, state-of-the-art Library and Learning Resources Centre, a hi-tech Arts and Media site and Students’ Union facilities.
University of Chester,
Chester, CH1 4BJ
Tel: 01244 511000