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. Established by William Gladstone in 1839 as the first teacher-training college in the country with a Church of England foundation, the University of Chester has since evolved into a medium-sized higher education institution, with approximately 16,800 full and part-time students.
Across the two campuses (Chester and Warrington), students are able to choose a programme of study that suits them best. Some degrees are based on single traditional disciplines, allowing students to concentrate on one subject, whilst others are closely geared to the practical and vocational demands of key professional activities.
Over the last five years, the University of Chester has invested nearly £50 million in facilities such as 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 Business School building, and brand new purpose-designed buildings on campus, with state-of-the-art lecture theatres, language laboratories, skills laboratories and other facilities.