University of Chester

Chester, England, United Kingdom
The University of Chester Outreach Team work closely with students of all ages, teachers, parents/guardians and careers advisors. We offer a range of events and activities designed to raise aspirations and enhance the awareness and benefits of higher education.



Since opening in 1839, the University of Chester has grown and changed radically to become the modern 21st century university that you see today. While we are still proud of the heritage on which the University is built, we are excited about creating new facilities, and have invested over Campus and Thornton Science Park in the last few years.


  • Faculty of Arts and Media
  • Faculty of Business and Management
  • Faculty of Education and Children's Services
  • Faculty of Health and Social Care
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Clinical Sciences
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Social Science


The University of Chester is committed to the continued development of excellence in research and innovation. Our research strengths range across the arts and humanities, business, leadership and management, education, health and social care, and the natural and social sciences.

Our portfolio contains both work that is at the leading edge of its subject discipline and research which brings about changes to policy, practice and services which benefit the economic, social and cultural well-being of our region and the wider community.


Enhance Your Employability (EYE) training is a great opportunity for University of Chester students to learn valuable skills outside their academic programme, to become more employable and have fun in the process.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (19)
Education & Training (11)
Social Sciences (9)
Humanities (8)
Applied Sciences & Professions (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Business & Management (4)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (4)
Law (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)


Student services

We pride ourselves on the quality of the support that we provide for our students. Student Support and Guidance (SSG) has offices on both the Chester and Warrington campuses where we are on hand to offer information, advice and guidance to all students on every aspect of their life whilst at university.

Housing services

The University of Chester can offer a number of different types of accommodation on both the Chester and Warrington campuses.

Library services

All staff and students can loan a number of books using their University Card and our RFID self issue and return services in the Seaborne and Broomhead Libraries, Sutton Library - Thornton Science Park and by visiting the issue and return desks at various Health and Social Care Education Centres.

ICT services

For those involved in teaching assistance, the ability to support teachers and children as they use ICT is a vital skill. This course will develop your practical skills in using ICT for a wide range of purposes as well as developing your understanding of the Curriculum for ICT and the theory behind using ICT to support learning.

Student Life

Campus life

Chester and its surrounding area provides five main learning sites:

  • Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839.
  • Kingsway Campus is the creative hub of Arts and Media in Chester.
  • Chester Riverside Campus, Chester, is the home of the Faculties of Education and Children's Services and Health and Social Care.
  • Queen's Park Campus, Chester The University’s latest site in Handbridge, Chester from September 2015 will be Queen's Park Campus - a multi-million-pound corporate hub with state-of-the-art learning zones.
  • Our Thornton Science Park is based just outside of Chester, and is a major research and innovation hub for the North West.

Sports facilities

The Chester campus has a wide range of sports facilities, all of which are available for recreation use at varying times throughout the week during the academic and non-academic year across both campuses. Our facilities include Astroturf and grass pitches, squash courts, a fitness centre, a sports hall, and a 25-metre, five-lane swimming pool.

Student clubs

Chester Students' Union (CSU) exists to represent and support students at the University of Chester. As a member of the National Union of Students, the Union is run by students for students and everyone who joins the University automatically becomes a member.

Chester's Students' Union is the perfect place for you to start to look for likeminded people who share your interests or who may be interested in joining you to develop new ones. CSU runs over 100 clubs and societies including sports (hockey, football, cricket, mountaineering etc.), music (rock, live music etc.), and general interest (drama, debating, literature, role play, LGBT)

Chester, England, United Kingdom