- Arts and Media
- Business and Management
- Education and Children's Services
- Health and Social Care
- Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences
- Science and Engineering
- Social Science
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.
Arts and Media
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.
Business and Management
The Faculty of Business and Management 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.
- University of Chester Business School
- Centre for Work Related Studies
- Corporate Business and Enterprise
- Professional Development
- Sport and Community Engagement
- Work Based Learning Office
- Warrington School of Management
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.
The Faculty of Humanities primary commitment is to 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.
- History and Archaeology
- Institute of Gender Studies
- Modern Languages
- Theology and Religious Studies
Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences is based on the Parkgate Road Campus, Chester.
- Biological Sciences
- Clinical Sciences and Nutrition
- Institute of Food Science and Innovation
- Institute of Medicine
- Sport and Exercise Sciences
- Centre for Stress Research
Science and Engineering
Based at Thornton Science Park, the 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, science and sport disciplines using a strongly interdisciplinary teaching philosophy.
- Centre for Research into Sport and Society
- Centre for Science Communication
- Computer Science
- Chemical Engineering
- Electronic and Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Natural Sciences
- New Technology Initiative (NTI)
- The Informatics Centre
The Faculty offers an extensive portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, taught predominantly at the Parkgate Road Campus, Chester, but with provision in 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.