Overview of Canterbury Christ Church University

The Canterbury Christ Church University has been subject to evolution and development, growing rapidly in the last 60 years, from a teacher training institute to over 400 courses and a 17,000+ average student population.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework recognised Canterbury Christ Church University’s research as ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally significant’. Subjects that excelled in this included Allied Health Professions, politics and international studies, education, English language and literature, theology and religious studies, and others.

The 2015 Guardian Rating for UK universities recognised it at number 92 out of 119, while the 2021 Guardian University Guide ranks it at 114th and the Times University Guide at 127th.

History of Canterbury Christ Church University

The Church of England laid the foundations of Canterbury Christ Church College by founding principal, Reverend Frederic Mason to meet the need for teachers in church schools. With classes being held at the priory next to St. Martin’s Church, the first degree the CCCC offered was a Bachelor’s of Education as an extension of the Certificate in Education. From there, the university expanded into a BA in Religious Studies.

In 1995, the Canterbury Christ Church College was granted degree-giving authority by the Privy Council. It wasn’t until 2005 when the CCCC was awarded the university status by the Royal Charter, prompting the educational institute to swap out the “college” at the end with “university”. In 2009, the university received the power to grant research degrees.

Now offering over 400 courses, Canterbury Christ Church University has become more dynamic in both academic and research pursuits with new engineering and technology centres being unveiled along with new arts facilities.

From the priory next to St. Martin’s Church, this UK university has multiple campuses around Canterbury and Medway with numerous facilities. These include the Canterbury campus at North Holmes, the Sidney Cooper Gallery, Hall Place, Christ Church Sports Centre, St. George’s Centre, Medway Campus, and Salomon’s Centre for Applies Psychology.

The Canterbury Christ Church University also boasts research excellence that was recognised in 2014. The university has also established partnerships with other academic institutes, schools and colleges around Kent, and others.

Breakdown of the Fee Structure

International students can expect to pay £11,000.

Scholarships at Canterbury Christ Church University

The Canterbury Christ Church University has evolved and expanded within the last 60 years or so. With over 400 courses and a focus on research, this university in the UK can help both UK and International students achieve their scholastic and academic goals.

To make education more accessible for all students, especially for those demonstrating academic excellence, the university provides a wider range of scholarships. Students can apply for a £600 grant every academic year if they are from the UK or an EU country, coming from families with a £25,000 income or less.

Other financial support opportunities, scholarships, and bursaries are subject to availability and are handed out to students from different disciplines including arts, sports, and music.

If you’d like to explore your academic potential at Canterbury Christ Church University, finding your passion in one of the 400+ courses it offers, we can help you throughout the application process.

Student Statistics

  • 80% Undergraduates

  • 20% Postgraduates

  • 75% Full-time students

  • 25% Part-time students

  • 87% from the UK

  • 13% from the EU and countries around the world

  • 31% Male

  • 69% Female

  • The student to staff ratio at CCCU is 16:1

  • Over 15,000 Student Population

Student Life

Canterbury has the benefit of keeping students in close vicinity of more vibrant cities around England such as Chatham and Rochester and other European countries. The city itself is influenced by its cosmopolitan lifestyle, which over 30,000 students from other universities share.

There are plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants, clubs, cinema, museums and theatres along with great shopping spots. Students can also find entertainment during the Canterbury Anifest animation festival and various national and international exhibits at the Daphne Oram Gallery.

For sports enthusiasts, the city has the Kent County Cricket Club, Medway Park, and other sporting venues for football, rugby, golf, and hockey.

Living Accommodations

For the 2020-2021 period, students can expect to spend £118 to £195 per week on self-catered accommodations.

All first-year students at Canterbury Christ Church University can find accommodation on campus, which comes with high-speed WiFi, wired internet, bills, and on-site security included.

You can get accommodation at Canterbury or Medway, choosing between modern residences with and without en suite facilities. The university has a team that can help you find accommodation that meets all your needs and budget.

Regardless of where you’re located in the halls, most accommodations are a mere 15 to 20-minute walk from other facilities.

Transport

The city of Canterbury is ideal for cycling and going around on-foot. The traffic keeps away from the centre during the daytime, making shops, bars, restaurants, pubs, and recreational venues more accessible.

You can also take the bus around the city or the Eurostar from Ashford International if you want to go to London. For international or local flights, Gatwick Airport is but an hour drive from Canterbury. Students can also take a ferry from near Dover to Calais, reaching their destinations within an hour and 15 minutes.

Student Support

The Christ Church Students’ Union partners with the university to create better university experiences for all students. Both undergrad and grad students can access the union and be more active by joining one of the many clubs active on campus.

If students require help with their studies, there are personal academic tutors, student learning developers, and peer mentors available across the campus. They can help students with assignments, understanding feedback, and maximising their academic and learning potential.

In addition to impartial wellbeing advise, students can access counselling and mental health support along with peer mentoring. Mental health support at CCCU is provided by qualified specialist practitioners.

There is a disability advice team to support students with disabilities irrespective of whether they have a formal diagnosis or not, talking about any concerns the students might have.

Unitemps, the university’s recruitment service, helps students find part-time or temporary work placements within the university, with the Christ Church Student Union, and other businesses around Kent.

The university also helps graduates develop skills, improve their employability, get career advice, get start-up support, and find jobs.

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