University of Chester
About us

Founded by the Church of England in 1839, we continue to be guided by Christian values and are justifiably proud of the open, inclusive and supportive environment that characterises the institution. Today, as the University of Chester, we welcome students and staff of all faiths or none.

At the heart of the University’s vision is an unwavering commitment to ensuring an outstanding student learning experience, developing the expertise of staff, providing teaching excellence, and actively growing research and scholarship.

Through these actions, the University hopes to make a positive impact on the lives of students, staff, and the communities that it serves, enabling the institution to make a significant and growing contribution to the region, nationally and internationally.

Study with us

Get more than a degree at Chester with courses that offer quality teaching, built-in work placements and study abroad opportunities.

Make career connections through your degree. Our placements give you the opportunity to build your contacts, gain real experience and even earn your first work reference. There are opportunities to study abroad at over 300 institutions, giving you the chance to explore a new country and culture, whilst extending your network overseas. You’ll be encouraged to create an e-portfolio that evidences all the experience and skills you’ve gained, so that you leave us a step ahead, connected to a global network of people who are eager to help you on your way.

With all of these opportunities to network and make connections, it’s no surprise that we were voted in the top ten universities in the country for job prospects in the 2020 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.