The University of Chichester is a public university located in West Sussex, England which became a university in 2005. Campuses are based in the city of Chichester and the nearby coastal resort of Bognor Regis and an associate campus for music production on the Isle of Wight.
The University of Chichester can trace its origins back to 1839, marking it out as one of the older institutions of higher education in the country.
In 1873 Bishop Otter College in Chichester became a training college for women as a result of a campaign to encourage the acceptance of women as teachers; Bognor Regis College of Education was set up in 1946 as an emergency training college for men and women to meet the severe shortage of teachers after the war. The West Sussex Institute of Higher Education was formed in 1977 as a result of the merger between the two colleges.
The Institute changed its name to Chichester Institute of Higher Education in 1995.
In 1999 the Institute gained degree awarding powers in its own right and the name was changed to University College Chichester.
The title University of Chichester was approved by the Privy Council on 12 October 2005.
Today its many teaching and research specialisms include:
- Humanities (History, English, Theology);
- Social Sciences (e.g. Psychology; Childhood Studies);
- Media Studies and Media Production,
- Music and Performing Arts, Sports Studies and Education.
For entry to bachelor degrees (BA, BSc) they require a minimum of two A levels and 5 GCSEs (A–C) in subjects other than the A level subjects. These are the absolute minimum requirements.
The standard A level offer range is BBB–BCC.
Alternate offers are usually – International Baccalaureate 30 points; QAA-approved Access Diploma Pass.
For specific course level information please see the course pages on their website. Typical offers require three A levels (or equivalent qualifications).
The university has an alternative entry procedure for applicants who do not hold the formal qualifications.
Teacher Education, Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences,Visual and Performing Arts, Cultural Studies, social Studies
The University of Chichester has been named among the best in the country for the quality of its teaching.
Nine of out ten students made our university their first choice, and a dropout rate of only 5.5% is less than half the national average for their courses and entry qualifications. This brought them close to being named the country’s Best University for Student Retention by the newspaper for a second time in three years.
Research scores take account of the proportion of their academics entered into last year’s Research Excellence Framework (REF), which rated 90 per cent as internationally renowned, with 15% classified as world-leading.
Their Careers department is split into three areas to provide advice to prospective students, current students, as well as graduates and Alumni.
Career consultants have a broad range of experience to advise and guide students, and can meet in person or via an e-appointment, Skype or telephone. They also run social media account highlighting new vacancies, job hunting tips, news and events to boost future options.
In addition, they have an online careers system – TARGETconnect – available 24/7 from mobiles and computers which allows students to:
It`s possible to search for the latest part-time and graduate opportunities, book an appointment with their Careers Consultants, book a place on a workshop, careers fair or employer event.