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University of Chichester

The University of Chichester is a university based in West Sussex, England. Campuses are based in the city of Chichester and the nearby coastal resort of Bognor Regis. The university is one of the newest in the United Kingdom, receiving privy council permission to adapt its status in October 2005.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (43)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



  • The University of Chichester can trace its origins back to 1839. In the early part of the 19th century, there was considerable debate about the role of church and state in university education.
  • In 1828 students were accepted for the first secular university institution in the country, which later became University College London. 


When choosing where you will take your degree, you may ask: “Why study in the UK?” Our international students gain much more than a degree here. As well as the opportunity to learn new skills, you can take advantage of the excellent standards of teaching that the UK provides. The UK boasts the highest level of satisfaction among international students in the world.


We have a diverse portfolio of approaches and practices to research, our strategy recognises that success depends on the empowerment, support and contribution of staff and students within the supportive community that they create.

We undertake a research that makes a real difference to society, to this end many staff are involved in consultancy with private and public sector organisations, work with professional associations, act as advisors for government bodies, and work in collaboration with academics at home and abroad.


Our professionally trained Career Consultants have a broad range of experience upon which to draw to advise and guide your career decision-making.

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Student services

The International Student Advisory Service (ISAS) is here to provide on-going support for international and EU students and can help you settle in to living and studying in Chichester or Bognor Regis. We offer a wide range of support and advice: Banking, culture shock, driving in the UK, emergency loans, employment and work permits, equal opportunities, exam concessions, fees and funding, health cover.

Housing services

  • Accommodation is located over both our campuses and throughout the city of Chichester, including Stockbridge Student Village which is close to the railway station and the entertainment complex.
  • All of our Halls of Residence and University accommodation are professionally managed, secure and supported by our team in the Accommodation Office 24/7, so you will feel right at home.

ICT services

The University of Chichester’s cutting edge Engineering and Digital Technology Park, opening Summer 2018, puts a little STEAM behind STEM. By bringing together science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics courses on one state-of-the-art site, we aim to produce graduates that have enterprise skills, creativity, technical knowledge and are equipped to enter the graduate workforce.

Medical services

The University has a Student Health Centre on each campus where you can access information. You can visit the Nurse Health Adviser there if you have any health concerns.

Student Life

Campus life

Both our campuses are set in attractive, rural locations, each with it's own unique character.


The Bishop Otter campus in Chichester is set in beautiful surrounding, with plenty of green space to relax in, along with a combination of attractive, historic buildings and excellent, modern facilities.


The Bognor Regis campus is just five minutes from the sea and boasts beautiful Georgian architecture including three grand mansion houses - St Michael's, the Dome and Mordington House.

Sports facilities

Our University’s world class Tudor Hale Centre of Sport allows for all your sporting needs; academically, competitively or recreationally. Whether you want to use top of the range equipment to facilitate your learning, improve your health and wellbeing in our modern fitness suites, gain sports and exercise qualifications, enjoy social activity with friends or represent your University; there is no better place to enjoy your University sport experience.


  • The University of Chichester is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) accreditation. Investors in People is a government-backed national standard that recognises good practice in the training and development of people to achieve business goals.
  • The Support and Information Zone (SIZ) gained the Customer Service Excellence accreditation after a rigorous inspection by an independent assessor. The department was set-up in January 2012 bringing a series of separate branches together to support the needs of students and to operate as the main reception.

Student Reviews

Break outside my comfort zone - Time for Change
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, I enjoyed my time at the University of Chichester studying my Health Science degree. I enjoyed using the latest medical technology to further my learning but didn't enjoy the town of Chichester. I felt in my comfort zone at all times and this is something that I'd like to change. I enjoy being constantly challenged with my learning and environment. This is why...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Can not quantify my experience. Beautiful lecturer. The environment is serene.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's been a great journey full of a lot of different moments - from studying a lot and struggling to meet deadlines to going out witth friends and partying. But mostly I've been sleeping.

Chichester, England, United Kingdom

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