Canterbury Christ Church University

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.02 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.38 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.23 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    60.4 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    70.0 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    83.3 / 100.0

Canterbury Christ Church University is a dynamic and innovative university, supporting all students to gain an outstanding education and enjoy an excellent student experience. 96% of the university’s most recent UK undergraduates and 98% of postgraduates are in employment or study 6 months after completing their studies (includes full-time and part-time). Higher than the national average, 9 out of 10 of employed graduates are also in graduate-level jobs three-and-a-half years after finishing their studies.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum entry requirements are 2 A levels or their equivalent; applicants will be asked to achieve the necessary UCAS tariff points from these qualifications and any others that attract UCAS tariff points, including BTECs.
  • Some university courses have specific grade requirements: this will be made clear when an offer of a place is made. Some courses also require applicants to have studied a specific subject at Level 3 (A level or equivalent).
  • Grades declared following modular examinations for AS Levels at the end of Year 12 will assist the university in framing conditional offers, but applicants taking linear assessment who won’t know their grades until Year 13 will not be discriminated against. The university does not intend to use unit grade information.
  • The university will not normally make offers for a place on a degree course based on AS qualifications alone (i.e. to those with no A2 levels or equivalent, or only one A2 level qualification or equivalent).

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • Simulation provides students with realistic experience of work environments, for example, clinical simulation suites in health, a Bloomberg trading floor, real-time newsdesks for multimedia journalism students, and forensic crime scene settings.
  • Partners in Learning work brings students and staff together to work in partnership on a diverse range of learning and teaching enhancement projects to improve practice and continually enhance the student experience. Students co-design and co-deliver a multitude of unique projects, each focusing on a different aspect of the student experience.

Undergraduate Courses

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Course Flexibility

  • The university has teamed up with businesses and organisations to provide students with excellent opportunities for work-based learning and professional placements in industry.
  • There are a wide range of combined courses, including Combined Honours degrees, which allow students to study 2 different subjects – a great advantage for students interested in more than 1 subject or undecided about which subject to specialise in.
  • Some courses are available at a choice of campuses and many courses can be studied part-time.
  • If applicants don’t get the required grades or are returning to education, the university offers a number of 4-year degrees where the first year (Year 0) is a Foundation Year; this introduces students to university study in their chosen subject, and helps them develop confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding in a supportive educational environment.

Student Services and Facilities

  • Students have access to modern, flexible library resources, as well as free Wi-Fi across the university. Canterbury’s city centre library and learning resource centre, Augustine House, jointly won a prestigious design award; its unique iBorrow project, which allows students to check out laptops, also won an award for excellence.
  • High-quality digital resources support students’ learning and enable the development of independent study and research skills, including significant investment in simulations to develop employability and specialist skills.
  • Dedicated course facilities include: Psychology laboratories; SportsLab, which conducts performance-based research and provides a range of professional services to athletes; an operating theatre, simulated ward facilities, specialised mannequins, diagnostic digital radiography rooms, and community facilities within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing; an immersive simulation system (HYDRA) in the School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing that enables the monitoring of real-time leadership and decision-making in critical incidents; and Anselm Studios for performing arts, a new music centre at St Gregory’s, Canterbury, and rehearsal space. 
  • Planned investment will include a new engineering and technology hub in Canterbury, along with a new arts building.
  • The Student Support, Health and Wellbeing team offer services from financial support and hardship funding to counselling and mentoring. 

Disability Services

  • The university offers a supportive and confidential service for disabled students, including specific learning difficulties, mental health and medical conditions.
  • The Disability Advice Team also offers advice to those who suspect they have a specific learning difficulty but have no diagnosis.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Students' Union

  • Christ Church Students' Union's is for students, by students, and represents the voice of the student body to the university and nationally via NUS, through full-time and part-time elected student officers, as well as elected course and faculty representatives. The union provides a wide range of independent and impartial support services, from academic advice to campaigns on welfare issues.
  • The union supports and subsidises a wide range of competitive sports teams, from American football to volleyball and everything in between, with the annual Varsity competition with the University of Kent, followed by the Sports Federation Dinner, being the highlight of the sporting calendar.
  • The union also supports over 50 societies, from astronomy and student media (including the first online and FM student radio station in the country) to academic societies, such as midwifery. If none of these societies appeal, the union will help members start something new. The highlight of the year is the Summer Ball in June, which has previously hosted headline acts such as Foxes, Chvrches and more.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Unitemps is a recruitment service designed specifically for university students: a dedicated branch at Canterbury Campus can help students find part-time and vacation work, temporary work experience opportunities, internships, placements and graduate roles. 
  • Work is available within the university and the Students’ Union, as well as in business and organisations across Kent.
  • The university’s Research and Enterprise Development Centre also provides students with the opportunity to contribute to research projects through the paid research and knowledge exchange summer internship scheme, enabling students to work alongside academic colleagues and develop their research skills and business acumen in a professional environment.

Careers Guidance

  • The Graduate Employment and Career Development service helps students from the day they start, up to 3 years after graduation. It provides bespoke employability sessions, employer events, workshops, careers advice with a qualified careers consultant, and a drop-in service with bookable appointments to support career planning, the job application and work experience process, and applying for further study.
  • It also offers access to support for enterprise, business start-up advice and information on sourcing funding for start-ups if students have an idea or a business model they wish to take forward.
  • Careers workshops and networking events are linked to courses, with industry experts, recruiting organisations and alumni helping prepare students for the world of work or further study.
  • Community volunteering and other activities build student's personal and professional skills and contribute towards the university’s extra-curricular award, Christ Church Extra, which is noted on their Higher Education Achievement (on the degree transcript).

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 82%
  • Postgraduate 18%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 71%
  • Part Time 29%

Where students come from

  • UK 95%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 2%

Student gender

  • Male 32%
  • Female 68%


  • Canterbury Christ Church dates back to 1962, when it was founded by the Church of England as a centre for teacher training.
  • It is now a multi-campus university with 17,000 students and 2,000 staff located in Canterbury and Medway in Kent. A postgraduate centre in Tunbridge Wells specialises in clinical psychology.
  • The Chancellor is the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, and the Vice-Chancellor is Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, both appointed in 2013.

Notable Alumni

  • Kate Blewett – award-winning producer and director with the BBC.
  • Jon Holmes – writer, script editor and presenter.
  • Geraldine McCaughrean – award-winning author.
  • Jane Carter – Creative Director Music at BBC Worldwide.
  • Joel Hopkins – BAFTA award­winning film writer-director.
  • Phil Gallagher – BAFTA-nominated performer, presenter, writer and puppeteer, best known for his role as CBeebies' Mister Maker.
  • Ron Chakraborty – Executive Editor, Olympic Games, BBC Sport.
  • Kevin Hughes – Entertainment reporter for the Global Radio Network.
  • Andy Garland – Broadcaster and Producer, BBC Radio Kent.
  • Bob Green OBE – former Head of Science and Technology, Police and Crime Standards Directorate, Home Office.
  • Deanna Cooper – Defender, Chelsea Ladies Football Club.
  • Grace Balsdon – Great Britain and England hockey player.

Further Details

Address Canterbury Christ Church University
North Holmes Road
UCAS Code C10