The University of Chester is a public university located in Chester, England. The university originated as the first purpose-built teacher training college in the UK. As a university, it now occupies five campus sites in and around Chester, one in Warrington, and a University Centre in Shrewsbury. It offers a range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as undertaking academic research.

The university is a member of AACSB, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Cathedrals Group, the North West Universities Association and Universities UK. It holds the Silver Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The University of Chester is the fifth oldest higher education establishment in England, with only the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Durham and London outdating it.

The university is organised into seven faculties of study. Several of these are subdivided into academic departments. The faculties and departments are:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Arts and Media
  • School of Humanities
  • Chester Centre for Research in Arts and Media
Chester Business School
  • Centre for Work Related Studies
  • Corporate Business and Enterprise
  • University of Chester Business School
  • Professional Development
  • Sport and Community Engagement
  • Work Based Learning Office
  • Chester Business School @ Warrington
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences and Nutrition
  • Chester Medical School
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Centre for Stress Research
Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Centre for Science Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Natural Sciences (Physics and Chemistry)
  • New Technology Initiative (NTI)
  • The Informatics Centre
Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Geography and International Development
  • Psychology
  • Social and Political Science
  • University of Chester Law School
  • Institute of Policing
Faculty of Education and Children’s Services
Faculty of Health and Social Care