Canterbury Christ Church University

Our University started out as a teacher training college in the 1960s in response to a national shortage of teachers. Today we continue to shape our courses and research around critical social issues both nationally and globally.

Inspired by our Church of England foundation, the University’s mission is to pursue excellence in higher education: transforming individuals, creating knowledge, enriching communities and building a sustainable future.

We value:

  • the development of the whole person, respecting and nurturing the inherent dignity and potential of each individual
  • the integration of excellent teaching, research and knowledge exchange
  • the power of higher education to enrich individuals, communities and nations
  • our friendly, inclusive and professional community of students and staff, preparing individuals to contribute to a just and sustainable future.

At Canterbury Christ Church University, we believe that education changes lives for the better. We offer courses in many subjects from teacher education and nursing, to arts and humanities and social sciences, and our students and graduates are playing a really important part in communities across the UK and internationally. 

We are a modern, multi-campus University with around 17,000 students and nearly 2,000 staff. We’ve been around for more than 50 years and we’re one of only a handful of universities to have a campus in a World Heritage Site – within walking distance of the high street and the internationally important Canterbury Cathedral.

Studying at Canterbury Christ Church University means studying in a safe and friendly environment, with a welcoming atmosphere and strong community spirit. Whichever of the five campuses you choose to study at you will discover the same values and warm welcome. Canterbury offers hundreds of courses with thousands of study choices. Many students opt to study two subjects via our extensive joint honors scheme.

Whether this is your first time at university, or you are returning to study, you will find that Canterbury Christ Church University is focused on helping you get the best out of your time here and preparing you for a successful future.

You can learn more about the program selection and the student experience at Canterbury Christ Church here:



Based in the historic city of Canterbury, with four other campuses throughout the beautiful county of Kent, the University offers excellent teaching facilities in unique and inspiring locations.Canterbury Christ Church Universityis the largest centre of higher education in Kent for the public services - notably teacher training, nursing, policing, health and social care - and a significant provider of programmes in a wide range of academic and professional areas. In total the University offer over a thousand academic and professional study programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


There are lots of opportunities to make friends at uni, including living in University accommodation. It's a chance to live with other Canterbury Christ Church University students in your first year with our guaranteed accommodation. But you could even stay with us for your whole time at uni!


Canterbury Christ Church University

North Holmes Road
CT1 1QU Canterbury, Kent
United Kingdom

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