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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 Arts and Media delivers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate media and creative arts courses across the 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.
The Faculty of Business, Enterprise and Lifelong Learning at the University of Chester is highly renowned for the excellence of its teaching and learning both regionally and internationally.
With its Warrington School of Management and Chester Business School, the Faculty offers two state-of-the art sites for business consultancy and training and has strong business connections across the North West. It offers a growing body of world class research, with 48% of the Faculty¹s reseach recognised internationally or classed as internationally excellent / world-leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework. The Faculty also manages the University's widely acclaimed work-based learning facilities.
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.
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.
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 of Life Sciences is predominantly based on the Parkgate Road Campus, Chester, 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.
Based at Thornton Science Park, the new Faculty of Science and Engineering is located in a major research and innovation hub for the North West which is only a 20-minute bus trip from the Parkgate Road Campus, Chester. The Faculty offers degrees in engineering and science disciplines using a strongly interdisciplinary teaching philosophy.
The Faculty offers an extensive portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, taught predominantly at the Parkgate Road Campus, Chester, but with provision in Public Relations and Policing taught at the Warrington Campus. 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..