University Of Chester

The University of Chester is one of the oldest providers of higher education in the country, with our academic roots stretching back to the early 19th century. Founded in 1839 by a group of prominent local figures, which included Britain’s greatest 19th century Prime Minister, William Gladstone, we pre-date all but a handful of other English universities.

However, at Chester, change is as important as tradition. During our 168-year history, our fundamental mission of educating students for careers of service has continued to evolve and develop, and we have established a broad range of degree choices, which offer our students a high quality experience in a modern and supportive environment.

The University has two campuses, set approximately 25 miles apart, connected by a free shuttle bus service. Our Chester campus is the primary location of undergraduate teaching for a broad range of courses in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Applied Sciences, the Arts, Teacher Training, Nursing, Midwifery and Law, while our Warrington campus is the main site for the thriving courses that address the need for well ... [ Read All ]


United Kingdom

University of Chester, Parkgate Road
Phone: 01244 511000

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Sample Student Art Work (10)

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Location and Getting there

Chester Campus Location  

Department and information about the department

The department of Fine Art is housed in a modern custom built facility, recently updated with new equipment, that is part of the Chester Campus.

All staff are actively involved artists and designers in their own right, each with specialist knowledge drawn from a wide and diverse range of practices.

This expertise is key to providing the help and experience necessary to enable our students to fulfill their creative potential and to provide a solid base for the pursuit of a successful career in art and design.  

Academic Staff and Description  

News and Events  

Information For  Undergraduates

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Information For  Postgraduates

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Information For  International Students  


Student Facilities

One of the greatest advantages of the Chester campus is that it is situated only a short walk from the city centre. In recent years, we have invested in a development strategy that has created a new library and media centre, a large auditorium, a science building, an art and technology centre, a floodlit all-weather pitch, a fitness suite, a swimming pool, refurbished laboratories, an entirely renovated and refurbished School of Business, Management and Law building, and two brand new purpose-designed buildings on campus, with state-of-the-art lecture theatres, language laboratories, journalism suite and other facilities. This is by no means the end of the story. We have a magnificent sports hall on campus and further investment in specialised equipment has allowed us to offer new courses in Interactive Arts, Graphic Design and Popular Music.  

Student Support

Student Support and Guidance offers a network of information, advice and support to students throughout the University. Based in the Binks Building (Chester), and the Main Teaching Block (Warrington), our offices are open to all undergraduate, postgraduate, full time, part time and international students throughout the term and during vacations.

Working closely with the Students’ Union in order to ensure that all students have the opportunity to make the best of their time at University, we co-ordinate, deliver and support a wide range of initiatives.  

Student Life  

Student Testimonials  


We know that finding the right place to live is important, and this is why our Accommodation Office is here to offer you help and advice about our halls of residence, self-catered houses, private sector renting and private sector lodgings.  

How To Apply  

Visit us (open days)

There are a number of ways of being able to visit University of Chester and its campuses.  

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