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University of Chester

4.2 out of 5 (24 ratings / 20 reviews) Chester, England, United Kingdom
The University, a Church of England institution founded in 1839, continues to be guided by Christian values and is justifiably proud of the open, inclusive and supportive environment that characterises the institution. The University welcomes students and staff of all faiths or none.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (33)
Education & Training (16)
Business & Management (15)
Social Sciences (13)
Humanities (12)
Arts, Design & Architecture (9)
Applied Sciences & Professions (7)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Journalism & Media (5)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (4)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Law (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)



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.


Our academic departments are grouped into seven distinct faculties, along with a Graduate School and faculty-based research centres, for those wishing to gain a qualification by research. 

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Management
  • Education and Children's Services
  • Health and Social Care
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences
  • Science and Engineering
  • 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.


Our students benefit from a supportive Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences through the curriculum, employer contact, tailored group sessions and individual advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability delivers an inclusive and impartial service which is tailored to your personal goals and aspirations. Our aim is to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

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Why Apply to this University?

  • A public university which promotes women’s access to education.

  • 6 campuses influenced by the Victorian period, from when the university was initially founded as a college.

  • An open, inclusive, and supportive academic environment.

  • Has 134 Masters with subjects like Medicine, Education, Business, or Humanities.

  • Most Master’s programmes take 1 year to complete, and the most popular degree types are Master’s of Science (M.Sc.) and Master’s of Arts (M.A.).

  • Courses typically start in September.

  • Tuition fees starts at 1400 EUR/year for EU students, and 2400 EUR/year for non-EU students.

  • The motto of the University of Chester is ‘He that teacheth, on teaching’.

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Library services

  • The University of Chester has nine libraries across its different campuses and all staff and students of the University are welcome to use any of the libraries.
  • In addition to books, journals and other resources, all libraries have computers, study areas and bookable study rooms. Subject-specialist staff are available at all sites to support learning.

ICT services

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.
  • Creative Campus, Kingsway is located on the outskirts of the city centre, a 20-minute walk from Parkgate Road Campus. Across 6,920 square metres this specially developed creative arts campus offers a range of modern facilities and equipment to bring learning to life.
  • The Riverside Campus provides specialist teaching facilities for most students in the Chester-based Faculties of Education and Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care. 

Student clubs

Whether you've just graduated or have been away from us for a while, the Alumni Network aims to keep you updated with all the latest University and alumni news, enabling you to stay connected to the institution long after you leave. 

Student Reviews

Uni of Chester
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Chester is such a beautiful city and the university has been really helpful. International department have helped a lot with the application process as well.
How Chester changed my life!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Over the past two years, I have fallen in love with Chester, the university, the city, the life, everything! Places to eat, relax, communities, friends, it's all great!
Chakshudaa's love for Chetser!
Chakshudaa Masih rated 5 out of 5 stars
My overall study experience has been very challenging and has helped me develop several skills required in the future. The lecturers are realistic and have been very supportive. I love that Chester is a small town where international students are able to fit in very easily as the community is so welcoming along with the University too.

Chester, England, United Kingdom