The University of Chester's 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.
All faculties deliver courses across our two main campuses at Chester and Warrington. Some faculties also work in partnerships across the local region, and offer courses at a number of off-site locations.
The Faculty of Applied Sciences is predominantly based on the Chester Campus, with sports-related and computer-related courses also delivered at Warrington. A number of specialist courses are also delivered at our partner associate college at Reaseheath in Cheshire, as well as some delivery outside the UK. The Faculty also supports several research centres.
Arts and Media
The Faculty of Arts and Media delivers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate media and creative arts courses across both campuses at Chester and Warrington, and supports considerable foundation degree delivery at a number of partner colleges. The Faculty received our highest research rating in the most recent research assessment exercise.
Business, Enterprise and Lifelong Learning (BELL)
While the Faculty of BELL is predominantly concerned with teaching and learning, it also offers a number of business services, from consultancy and research to in-house and bespoke training. The Faculty also manages the University's widely acclaimed work-based learning facilities.
Education and Children's Services
The role of the Faculty of Education and Children's Services lies at the very core of the university's original beginnings, in 1839, when it was first established as a teacher training institution. The role has grown enormously to encompass teacher education and educational theory courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as a broad range of CPD provision for teachers, partnership development, cultural and community work and research.
Health and Social Care
The Faculty of Health and Social Care is a major provider of health and social work programmes across Cheshire, Wirral and Warrington. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for health and social work professionals.
Research is a central and growing part of the Faculty's activities, and they have significant achievements reflected in published work, research grants and postgraduate supervision.
The Faculty of Humanities primary commitment is the provision of high-quality taught programmes, fully informed by scholarship and research. The Faculty also attaches great importance to its many and varied collaborative activities (local, regional, national and international), since these conspicuously enrich the provision the Faculty is able to offer. The most recent RAE submissions for English, History and TRS have been particularly successful.
The Faculty offers an extensive portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, taught predominantly at the Chester Campus, but with provision in Public Relations and Policing taught at Warrington. A key feature of work in all four specialist subject areas below is the inter-relationship between social science and issues of everyday concern that have relevance for policy making.