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Established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern, multi-campus University offering higher and professional education. The university has several campuses and centres which are based in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Medway and Tunbridge Wells.

One of only a handful of universities in the UK to be situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a strong community of 17,000 students and 2,000 staff.

They have four academic schools which are:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Education
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Social and Applied Sciences


The University is a Church of England Foundation University, and welcomes all faiths and none. Today, the University continues to shape courses and research around critical social issues, the latest industry developments and public service need.

Nearly 90% of its research submitted to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) was assessed as world-leading, internationally significant or internationally recognised.

For postgraduate students, taught subjects are available, along with research degrees.

Canterbury Christ Church University students on Postgraduate Search say:

“Staff have been very accommodating and helpful. Uni environment is welcoming.”

“I have really enjoyed my time at CCCU, I have learnt lots and developed my academic skills while making friends with people who share my interests.”

“Enjoying what I'm learning and meeting new people.”

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About the Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University houses a community of about 1,200 postgraduate students taking up postgraduate taught and research degrees in the areas of allied health studies, history, English, religious studies, sports-related studies, and theology.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

58% Part Time
42% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

10,630 Undergraduate
2,550 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2019


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