University profile

University of Chichester

2018/19 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 became a University in 2005.

The University has two campuses, Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester which is situated just outside the city, and the Bognor Regis Campus which is located a short walk from the beach. Both campuses are a short walk from town centres with 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), 90% of our research was rated as nationally leading with 15% 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 5 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 which 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, simply visit our website or contact us to clarify by email

Our departments

We offer both taught and research based courses in:


Visit us

We offer weekly campus tours which you can book here. 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.

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.

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Contact details

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