University profile

University of Chichester

2024/25 edition

About University of Chichester

The University of Chichester is situated in the beautiful county of West Sussex. Our heritage dates back to the 19th Century when Bishop Otter College was established in 1839. Previously a teaching college, Chichester then became a university.

The University has two campuses, Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester which is a 10-minute walk from the city centre, and the Bognor Regis Campus which is located 915 steps from an award-winning beach. Both campuses have excellent public transport links. Our campuses host buildings that are both historic and modern, specialist and technologically innovative, all set in beautifully tended gardens.

World-leading research

Each year our students work alongside our lecturers to contribute to and conduct world-changing research. In the most recent government assessment of university research, the Research Excellence Framework (REF), 86% of our research was rated as internationally renowned with 12% being classified as world leading.

Career prospects

Postgraduate study can open many doors. Our Careers and Employability team are committed to helping you achieve your ambitions. The team of professionally-qualified careers consultants help with searching for jobs, choosing a career, completing applications and even sharpening your CV and LinkedIn profile.

Recent developments

We have invested over £42 million on estates, facilities and equipment on both our campuses since 2016. In the last five years, we have added a large multi-purpose sports dome, student support facilities, a new library, music block and academic building.

September 2018 saw the official royal opening of our Tech Park, a state-of-the-art Engineering and Creative & Digital Technology facility that cost £35 million


We offer a range of options and full support in choosing the right combination for you. All of our Halls of Residence are professionally managed, secure and supported by our team 24/7. Where possible you will share with other postgraduate or mature students and if you’d rather live in private rented accommodation we can also assist you in your search.

If you have any questions just get in touch

Supporting you

It isn’t unusual to face challenges while studying. Whether they’re social, financial, physical, psychological, academic, or a combination of these, our specialist team offers support whilst encouraging your independence.

International and EU students

Our international students tell us they love studying here because of our friendly and supportive community, so you can expect an understanding and warm welcome. Qualifications from outside the UK may be accepted for entry.

Visit us

Our academics are more than happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have, just email us and we’ll arrange everything. We offer weekly campus tours and open days throughout the year you can book now.

Want to know more?

Like the look of Chichester and want to know more? Order a copy of our Postgraduate Prospectus right to your door.

Question about how to apply?

Contact our Admissions team and they’ll provide all the information you need about your chosen course and how to apply.

Contact details

+44 (0) 1243 816000
University of Chichester
College Lane
West Sussex
PO19 6PE