Canterbury Christ Church University
Welcome to Canterbury Christ Church University
We have helped students achieve their academic and career potential for over 50 years and are proud that 95% of our recent UK undergraduates were employed or in further study six months after completing their course.* The strong partnership between our academics and students inspires confidence and a capacity for fresh thinking. For a third consecutive year, the University has recorded its highest ever overall student satisfaction level, at 87% in the National Student Survey.
*based on Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2013/14
Choosing to study here means becoming part of a friendly, vibrant community which offers support and opportunities. Our main campus is right in the historic centre of Canterbury, a student city with its café-lifestyle and plenty of lively bars and restaurants. It’s easy to get to and get around. Less than an hour from London, and with Europe only a train ride away, our students really can stay connected and enjoy all that the South East and the continent have to offer. Our campuses in historic Medway and the seaside town of Broadstairs each offer a different flavour.
What our students say
“Canterbury is an incredible place to study. Not many universities are on a World Heritage Site.”
“If I was to sum up my time at CCCU, I would say that the support and quality of the teaching staff is up there with the best.”
“The facilities at Medway were excellent, with lectures in spacious modern rooms. Completing my degree at CCCU has completely transformed my life.”
“There’s an indescribable vibe about Broadstairs. There’s a real community about the students with a common interest and I made real friends.”
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Courses and feesYou can take an undergraduate degree straight from school or college, or join our thriving community of mature students returning to study. Whatever you choose, our courses are designed to widen your future career opportunities and prospects. Many of our courses are offered under our joint honours scheme, giving you the option to combine areas of interest.
We have four faculties:
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers a diverse range of subject areas including: film, radio and television; multimedia journalism; photography; digital media; web and graphic design; music and performing arts; archaeology; history; religion philosophy and ethics; English literature, creative and professional writing, French and Spanish. A number of these courses have scored very highly in the latest National Student Survey with English, American Studies and Dance Performance all achieving 100% student satisfaction.
For over 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University has made an outstanding contribution to education. The Faculty of Education is known as a centre of excellence for teacher education and we offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate routes into the profession. We also provide opportunities for those working, or wanting to work in early years, special needs, PE, career and personal development as well as students of childhood, adult, community and international education. We work with over 1000 different schools, colleges and nurseries, as well as a range of universities and third sector organisations.
The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing is a major provider of education for the health sector in the south east with 97% of UK undergraduates in employment or further studies (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2013-14). Each year, around 3000 students pursue academic studies and research in areas including nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, health studies, social work and many more at the Canterbury and Medway campuses. Both campuses benefit from state-of-the-art clinical skills labs which include hospital wards, an operating theatre and scrub room, radiography suites, occupational therapy flat and a social work suite where students develop their skills using simulation models and authentic hospital equipment.
All students are supported by enthusiastic and dedicated lecturers, many of whom continue to work in practice to ensure teaching and learning is based on the very latest developments in the healthcare sector. By working in partnership with a wide range of healthcare services, the Faculty can offer practical placements for many programmes so students leave with the academic knowledge and real world experience needed to start a career in health and social care.
The Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences is home to a diverse mix of subjects from animal science to law, business to international relations. Our students have most recently awarded our degrees in Applied Criminology and Forensic Investigation, Accounting and Finance, and Business Studies a 100% overall student satisfaction rating (National Student Survey, 2015). Many of our courses have direct links with employers, and provide professional accreditation; for instance the Business School has 11 professional bodies accrediting its courses and seven undergraduate business degrees offering year-long professional placements, ensuring our students are equipped with relevant and practical skills to aid them in the world of work.
The Faculty also boasts some great facilities. Our Bloomberg Trading Room offers accounting and finance students a simulation of what it’s like to work on a real trading floor in the financial district. Students gain practical experience of trade floor activities with tick-by-tick changes in global stock prices and financial market analysis. Our School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing has invested in a Hydra suite which provides an immersive simulated learning environment where students are part of a critical incidence unit tackling situations such as terrorist attacks and abductions.
For a full list of courses, visit the A-Z guide on our website.
Most degree courses ask for between 240 and 300 UCAS points, depending on the subject area. The average is 280 UCAS points. Some courses have individual additional requirements.
Fees and Funding
Tuition fees for full-time Home and EU undergraduate students starting at Canterbury Christ Church University in 2015 were £9,000 per year for most courses.
We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships. In 2015-16 up to 1,500 students meeting our criteria and in receipt of Government maintenance grants and loans will receive a cash bursary of £1,000 per annum. Other financial support packages include: The Broadstairs Bursary Scheme; Sports Scholarships; Care Leavers’ Bursary; Music and Performing Arts Scholarships for students in the School of Music and Performing Arts; and Choral, Organ and Conducting Scholarships.
As an international student you’ll join a friendly and welcoming community drawn from over 80 countries. You have a variety of study opportunities to choose from, including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and specific international courses including our popular International Foundation programme. Subject areas particularly popular with our international students include: Business, Education, Music, Film, Radio and Television, Digital Media and English Language.
Our undergraduate courses are taught at one of three campuses:
Canterbury is a diverse and cosmopolitan city – a World Heritage site, a centre for the arts and a great destination for shopping and socialising. Canterbury’s location means that London and Europe are within easy reach, and a visit to the coast is just a short drive or train ride away. Every year it plays host to a number of festivals and the bars, clubs and restaurants are popular all year round.
Our Broadstairs Campus is a fantastic place to study, with a thriving artistic community and close proximity to a sweep of sandy beaches. It is well served by bus routes and the train station is within easy reach of the campus.
The Medway Campus is close to the historic naval town of Chatham and the beautiful cathedral city of Rochester. Our Medway students enjoy studying in modern, purpose built buildings at the Chatham Maritime site where we share the campus with two other universities. Chatham Maritime is only 42 minutes away from London by train. Here you’ll find a multiplex cinema, an outlet shopping centre, a fully equipped sports centre as well as lively marina-side restaurants.
Library and study facilitiesWe’re continually investing in facilities to support our students in their studies. These include:
Augustine House is our multi-million pound, award-winning Library and Student Services Centre just a few minutes’ walk from the main campus. There are over 200 PCs throughout the building, plus 200 i-Borrow laptops which you can use anywhere in the building.
The St Gregory's Centre for Music is a beautiful 19th century building transformed to create an international centre for music education and performance. The Maxwell Davies building provides versatile practice and rehearsal spaces, as well as teaching rooms with specialist equipment. In 2013 Anselm Studios opened, creating dedicated performing arts and dance facilities.
Our Broadstairs Campus has specialist teaching facilities including digital video production studios, editing suites, high quality camera stock within the photography studio and darkroom. Music students benefit from our impressive multi-track recording studios, computer music suite and live performance facilities.
At Medway, a simulated operating theatre, radiography suite and hospital wards are just some of the facilities our students use. The Drill Hall library offers 450 study places, 400 PCs as well as training rooms and discussion spaces.
Student life in Kent is thriving, which means your student needs are really well catered for. But, the sense of community means you'll never feel lost in the masses.
With its premier location in Canterbury city centre, St George’s Centre is not only home to some 200+ students but also a bar, coffee lounge and the Canterbury Christ Church Students' Union (CCSU).
The Students’ Union provides a wide range of services from welfare and support to sport and entertainment, all to enhance the student experience. CCSU is proud to provide over 100 sports and societies and was one of the leading partners in gaining the first student-led community FM Radio licence, Canterbury Student Radio 97.4FM (CSR).
At Canterbury Christ Church University, we offer an extensive programme of sport and recreational opportunities at every sporting level for all members of the University. We're here to make sport and fitness enjoyable and accessible to all regardless of sporting expertise.
Canterbury Christ Church Sports Centre has plenty on offer including a multi-station fitness suite, sports hall, exercise studio and climbing wall. In partnership with Polo Farm Sports Club, we are in the process of building a brand new indoor sports facility ready for September 2015.
Students demonstrating sporting excellence are invited to apply for a sports scholarship supporting elite performers through the demands of their sport and academic commitments.
The University has many other facilities and services to help our students make the most of their time with us including:
This is our student information service. If you have any questions about the University, your studies, or support, the i-zone is here to help, whether by email, telephone, or in person at helpdesks across the University campuses.
Unitemps is our recruitment service designed specifically for university students, with a dedicated branch on campus to assist students with finding part-time and vacation work, temporary work experience opportunities, internships, placements and graduate roles.
Based in Augustine House, the Core provides guidance relating to careers, jobs and planning your future.
Student support services
We understand that whilst studying with us, some students may feel that they could benefit from extra support. From health and wellbeing to financial advice and academic guidance, our trained professional staff provide an inclusive service to all students.
Information for disabled students
Our Disability Team is here to support and advise you if you are facing (or potentially facing) disabling barriers to higher education so that we can help you, as far as possible, to successfully study independently.
We support students who are disabled due to a physical or mental impairment, or medical condition, that may affect their ability to study. This includes invisible disabilities as well as those that are visible, such as a mobility difficulty.
AccommodationIf you’re moving away from home for the first time, you and your family will want to be confident that you’ll be safe, comfortable, have access to all the facilities you’d expect, and be able to make friends. Our Accommodation Office is here to help, and if you’ve got particular needs – disabled access, specialised equipment, or perhaps a family to bring with you, they’ll be happy to provide advice and support. The majority of our accommodation is modern, new and spacious, in a vibrant student community, where you will easily meet and make friends. Accommodation is guaranteed for all first-year undergraduate students meeting our criteria.
We can offer you:
- Accommodation for any of our campuses A choice of en suite or shared living accommodation
- 24-hour security
- All utility bills included in the rent
- Internet (provided by ASK4)
- Free personal contents insurance
Find out about the range of accommodation on offer at all three campuses.
Book your place at one of our open days and find out what makes Christ Church such a great place to study. Discover more about the academic undergraduate subjects offered and the support services provided by the University. Talks and drop-in stands will be operating throughout the day.
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