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University of Chester courses and application information
University of Chester
University of Chester


University of Chester Ranking



University of Chester Location

North England

University of Chester


University Ranking




North England


Key Information
Location Chester, England
Established 2005
Percent International Students 4.2%
Famous For Business, Engineering, Health Sciences
International Fees £11,800
Key Information
Location Chester, England
Established 2005
Percent International Students 4.2%
Famous For Business, Engineering, Health Sciences
International Fees £11,800


The University of Chester was founded in 1839 and went through a number of changes before officially achieving university status in 2005. The Times Higher Education Survey 2016 and What Uni? Student Choice Awards 2016 rank the University of Chester as top 30 in the country for student satisfaction. In addition, the University was shortlisted by international students as top 10 in the country for student satisfaction (What Uni? International Student Choice Awards 2017).

The University of Chester’s employability record is among the best in the country, and more than 92 per cent of recent graduates were in employment or further study within six months of leaving last year. For international students flying into the UK, Manchester and Liverpool airports are a short journey away. The University of Chester offers 400 courses across 8 faculties, ranging from Animal Behaviour to Film Production to Fashion Design.

Services for International Students

International students are guaranteed accommodation, and a free airport pick up service is also provided. Other services include:

  • Free ECDL classes (European Computer Driving License)
  • Free English classes
  • Academic writing classes
  • Over 30 different employability sessions throughout the year
  • Jobs on campus
  • Entrepreneurship classes
  • Work shadowing
  • 100 student clubs and societies
  • Student ambassador scheme
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Five week internship for 2nd year Bachelor’s degree students
  • Assistance with doctor’s registration, opening a bank account, library induction and much more


  • 61st in the Times University Guide 2018
  • 77th in the Guardian University Guide 2018

The University of Chester is ranked 1st in the UK for practice placements, joint 1st for academic support and 2nd for teaching. The Faculty of Education and Children's Services celebrated an 'outstanding' outcome from the 2010 and 2011 Ofsted inspection of Initial Teacher Training.

22% of Research from the University of Chester was classed as world leading following the recent Research Excellence Framework. Psychology, Sports Science, Modern Languages and Health & Social Care all performed well nationally.

Subject Rankings

  • Tourism and Hospitality  17th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2017)
  • Accounting and Finance 14th  in the UK (Guardian League Table 2017)
  • Biosciences 45th in the UK  (Guardian Subject League Table 2017)
  • Forensic Science and Archaeology 28th in the UK
  • Criminology 27th in the UK (Guardian Subject League Table 2017)
  • Photography 36th in the UK (Guardian Subject League Table 2017)
  • Theology and Religious studies 11th  in the UK (Guardian Subject League Table 2017)
  • Food Science 14th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2017)
  • Nursing and Midwifery 25th in the UK (The Guardian Subject League Table 2017)


Accommodation in University of Chester halls is guaranteed to international students providing the accommodation deadline has been met. Students will have the choice of converted Victorian houses to modern purpose-built, offered on full-board, semi-catered or self-catered basis. Accommodation starts from £85 per week (single room, all utilities, Wi-Fi).

The University of Chester was revealed as the safest city based institution in the region for the third year running (The Complete University Guide 2017) and all accommodation is either on campus or within close proximity of the University.


The city of Chester is located in the North West of the UK, within one hour train journey from Manchester and Liverpool and 2 hours from London. The main campus is 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre and the city has been voted as of one of the UK’s most historic and beautiful places.

Other rankings include the 5th prettiest city in Europe (USA Today), best place to live in the UK (UK Hot Housing Index) and 6th best city in the UK (Telegraph Travel Awards). It is a fantastic place for any international student interested in studying a degree in a truly British environment.

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