About University of Chester
Established in 1839, the University of Chester is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the country, and we offer a warm welcome to applicants from all parts of the world.
We are keenly aware that individuals from different cultural and educational backgrounds have differing needs, and so you will find that we are always available to advise, support, counsel, and create learning opportunities for you throughout your time with us.
You can study at the University of Chester as a 'Study Abroad' student for a semester, for a year, or for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree. But, whatever you choose, you will find that we uphold the highest professional standards and are committed to meeting the needs of our students and international partner organisations with sensitivity and care.
The University of Chester has been making history since 1839, when it was founded by such pioneers as the great 19th-century prime ministers, William Gladstone and the Earl of Derby and a former Archbishop of Canterbury.
It is one of the oldest English higher education establishments of any kind, pre-dating all but Oxford, Cambridge, London and Durham, and its original buildings in the ancient city of Chester were the first in the country to be purpose-built for the professional training of teachers. Education degrees are now just a small part of the 130 course combinations on offer.
In the 20th Century, the institution steadily expanded its student numbers and the variety and nature of its courses, which range from Applied Theology to Weight Management.
The University of Chester now has some 14,000 students, drawn from the United Kingdom and overseas, particularly the United States, India, China, Japan, Russia, Greece, Finland, Nigeria, Hong Kong and Singapore.
As well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, a new range of foundation degrees combines conventional university study with learning at work.
MPhil and PhD qualifications are a growing area of activity, with the University having been granted the powers to award its own research degrees. The emphasis is very much on research that has practical benefits both economically and culturally, and the University provides consultancy support across a variety of areas of expertise.
Recent projects have included helping to develop England’s first ‘carbon neutral’ village, discovering a vitamin compound which reduces the risk of heart disease and dementia and translating the Bible into British Sign Language.
Development of well-respected courses in Health and Social Care, Humanities, Business and Management, Arts and Media, Social Science, Applied and Health Sciences and Education and Children’s Services has further extended the University’s work and connections with industry, commerce and the professions.
Millions of pounds are being invested in the accommodation and resources to support this work and there is a strong emphasis on making students feel at home.
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