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University of Chester Programmes - An Introduction
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 169-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 trained graduates in a variety of vocational areas. Home of the North West Media Centre, Warrington is a leader in the provision of modern media degree courses, such as TV and Radio Production, Commercial Music Production, Film Studies and Advertising. Courses in Multimedia Technologies, Business, Marketing, Journalism, Sport, Graphic Design and Nursing are available on both campuses.
Some of our degrees are based on single, traditional disciplines, such as English, Geography, Theology and Mathematics, while others have been designed to support the practical and vocational demands of today’s professions, including Business, Law and Health Care. For students who prefer to maintain a broader focus at degree level, many subjects may be combined – such as History and Archaeology, Forensic Biology and Criminology, or Advertising and Marketing, so that students have the opportunity to study combinations of subjects that interest them and that can lead to a variety of exciting career options.
Throughout our long history, we have always been proud of our traditions, and of our concern for the individual, as well as our ability to keep pace with the demands of a constantly changing world. As teachers, scholars, advisors and mentors, we are dedicated to providing you with a community engaged in learning, fostered by diversity, strengthened by tradition, and sustained by innovation.
In choosing Chester, you will be selecting an institution with a strong learning tradition, and one which will challenge you to give the best of yourself in your academic work, sport and recreation, and your contribution to our student community. In return, we will give you one of the best experiences of your life.
Professor Timothy Wheeler
DL, BA (Hons), PhD, FE Teachers Cert, CPsychol, AFBPsS, FSS, FRSA, MIPR, MIOSH, MIIRSM
The University of Chester is committed to maintaining high academic standards whilst preparing its students to secure rewarding employment on graduation. At the same time, we believe that Chester students should develop as individuals, gaining in self-confidence and developing a sense of enterprise. You will find that the University of Chester is a lively learning community on a human scale, in which it is still possible to foster a sense of individuality and personal development. We will encourage you to contribute towards that community as well as ensuring that you benefit from it.
It is particularly important that you make the right choice when selecting your academic subjects and programmes of study. Thus, most of this prospectus describes the main features of all our undergraduate and professional training programmes. Do read this information carefully, noting in particular the various options that are open to you, both in combining subjects and in the choices offered within the programmes themselves.
We hope that the personal profiles written by our students will also give you a flavour of the distinctive character of the University of Chester and its many features. Our attractive Chester campus is located close to the heart of this famous and historic city and all the attractions and facilities that it offers. Our campus at Warrington, which has benefited from £12 million of new buildings and facilities in the last four years, is host to the North West Media Centre. It also provides high quality teaching, leisure and residential facilities that are close to Manchester and Liverpool. Should you decide to apply to Chester, do take advantage of one of our Open Days. We look forward to welcoming you.