Who we are
The University of Chichester is a thriving higher education institution which was recently recognised as one of the top-40 universities in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2024). Our origins date back to 1839 when we were founded as a training college by William Otter, the Bishop of Chichester.
We were rated Gold in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework, which reflects our outstanding teaching, feedback and assessment.
86 per cent of our research is rated as internationally renowned by the most recent Research Excellent Framework (REF). Our key disciplines are in sport, education, creative and digital technologies and engineering.
Our campuses are based in the cathedral city of Chichester and in the seaside town of Bognor Regis in West Sussex.
The University has a wide portfolio of study levels, from foundation level through to degree apprenticeships, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and research, in a range of subjects within the Arts, Business, Creative and Digital Technologies, Criminology, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Law, Nursing, Sports and Psychology and Counselling.
Students are among the happiest in the UK, according to the National Student Survey (NSS) 2022 which placed us among the UK’s top 40. Chichester provides students with a friendly, informal and sociable atmosphere. Lecturers pride themselves on getting to know you individually and will provide support and guidance throughout your studies.
Professor Jane Longmore
University in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2021)
Our founding year
Teaching Excellence Framework