The University of Chester is one of the longest-established higher education institutions in the UK, with over 180 years of educational heritage to its name. The university offers more than 200 undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses which span a comprehensive range of subject areas, delivered across three specialist campuses in Chester, Shrewsbury and Warrington.
Over the years, Chester has built a diverse and supportive student community of around 15,000 students, representing more than 130 countries and cultures worldwide. It is a safe and inclusive environment for international students and has been ranked 2nd in the UK for international students at the 2020 WhatUni Student Choice Awards.
Courses encourage hands-on learning to build transferable skills and emphasise the value of industry placements and study abroad experiences ranging from five weeks to a year. The university enjoys a graduate employment rate of 90.4 percent, with an overwhelmingly high proportion of students finding employment or progressing to further education within six months of graduation.
There is a range of financial support options available to international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including scholarships, bursaries and discounts.
Chester itself is a city which blends modern standards of living with a rich and vibrant history. It is one of eight British Heritage cities, and welcomes more than eight million tourists annually, with plenty of things to do and see. The city is surrounded by ancient Roman walls and is home to a Chester Cathedral, the historic Eastgate Clock and a Roman Amphitheatre. It is also well connected to the rest of the UK, with Liverpool ad Manchester less than an hour away and London only a two-hour journey by train.
The city of Chester has received countless awards including:
- UK City of the Year (itravel 2021)
- Top Ten in the UK for City Life (WhatUni 2020)
- Second Most Student-Friendly City in the UK (The Sun 2019).