University of Chester - University Centre Shrewsbury

Guildhall, Shrewsbury, West Midlands, United Kingdom | Public University | Established 1839

About us

With 15,000 students from 130 countries worldwide, The University of Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe home for international students.

The university is one of the oldest higher education providers in the United Kingdom having recently celebrated its 180th year of teaching, starting off as a teacher training college back in 1839. Originally based on one campus in Chester, the university now offers more than 200 single and combined honour’s programmes across a number of specialist sites in Chester, Shrewsbury and Warrington. Courses have an emphasis on practical learning to enhance prospects via industry placements or overseas opportunities, ranging from five-weeks to one-year.

Following more than 41,000 student reviews across 150 UK Universities, the University of Chester finished second in the best for international students' category at the 2020 WhatUni? Student Choice Awards. This national recognition, voted for by current international students, is testament to the university’s commitment to providing international students with the very best experience and support.

Why University of Chester - University Centre Shrewsbury?

  • Facilities: The newly renovated Guildhall building is the main centre for teaching and learning. It provides fresh and open spaces for students in which they will find modern computer suites, lecture and seminar rooms, open-plan laboratories and a spacious library. There are a range of subject-specific facilities at the Guildhall building to ensure students have the most engaging learning experience possible, to allow them to put what they’re learning into practice.
  • Student Life: Outside of the classroom students can relax in the student common room, lounge, fitness suite, courtyard, and on-site café; and Guildhall is conveniently located just a short walk from the town centre, allowing students to explore the picturesque streets alongside their studies.
  • Distinctive Institution: The University of Chester and Shropshire Council have established University Centre Shrewsbury to increase students’ Higher Education prospects and offer a personalised and engaging student experience shaped to them. Since welcoming their first cohort in 2015, at the University Centre Shrewsbury they have strived to offer students a well-rounded and supportive university experience within the beautiful medieval town of Shrewsbury.


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