University of Chester Profile

The University of Chester is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the UK, offering a wide range of courses in Health and Social Care, Humanities, Business and Management, Arts and Media, Social Science, Applied and Health Sciences and Education. It was founded as Chester Diocesan Training College in 1839.

The University has the following faculties:
- Faculty of Applied and Health Sciences
- Faculty of Arts and Media
- Faculty of Business, Enterprise and Lifelong Learning (BELL)
- Faculty of Education and Children's Services
- Faculty of Health and Social Care
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Social Sciences

It offers a wide range of study options from short stay programmes to full undergraduate, postgraduate or research degrees. The University has students from the United States, India, China, Japan, Russia, Greece, Finland, Nigeria, Hong Kong and Singapore. It has teaching and learning facilities at a number of locations throughout Cheshire and the Wirral.


- According to The Complete University Guide, it is ranked 84th in 2008, 90th in 2009, 90th in 2010.

- 91st out of 114 institutions in The Times Good University Guide 2010.

- 32nd out of 65 institutions for Sports science (Guardian 2010).

- 7th among the Top 10 Universities in the North West (The Complete University Guide 2010).

- 80th nationally in the Guardian University League Table 2009. It is placed 90th in 2010.

- Research carried out at the University of Chester has been declared to be of international quality by the Research Assessment Exercise 2008.

- 81st in The Push League Table 2008.