• 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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    4.15 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

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

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    2.50 / 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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    0.25 / 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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    57.4 / 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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    90.1 / 100.0

The University of Chichester is a thriving modern institution which has been recognised as one of the best for teaching satisfaction in the UK. Up to 90% of Chichester’s research has been rated as internationally-renowned, and 15% as world-leading. Nearly 93% of its students are in employment or undertaking further education 6 months after graduating.

Entry Requirements

  • For entry to bachelor degrees (BA, BSc) the university requires a minimum of 2 A levels and 5 GCSEs (A–C) in subjects other than the A level subjects. These are the absolute minimum requirements, typical offers require three A levels (or equivalent qualifications).
  • The standard A level offer range is BBB–BCC, for International Baccalaureate 30 points; or QAA-approved Access Diploma Pass.
  • The university has an alternative entry procedure for applicants who do not hold the formal qualifications.
  • Please refer to the university website for specific entry requirements.

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.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Almost a third of students study part-time; the university has the infrastructure and the experience to support students if this is their preferred route.
  • A part-time course can be tailored to the applicant's requirements enabling them to complete a degree over a longer time period. For example, instead of a 3-year degree with 4 modules per semester, it could be a 6-year degree with 2 modules per semester.
  • Combined honours programmes on a number of courses enable students to study 2 subjects in depth.

Student Services and Facilities

  • Library and IT services within modern learning resources centres are on each campus, with Wi-Fi and full Internet access across both campuses and over 230 workstations. These include Microsoft Office software, updated printing facilties, laptop working areas, group working spaces and bookable individual study room. 
  • The library collection contains over 260,000 volumes, with 1,270 periodicals including specialist collections and 700 print journals; the growing online library contains over 30,000 e-books and over 4,500 e-journals.
  • The Media Centre offers the latest digital video-editing facilities, multimedia production, image manipulation and desktop publishing software including 46 Apple Macs with media software and 8 professional Mac-based video editing suites.
  • The ShowRoom is a multi-purpose lecture, rehearsal and performance studio, with electrically retractable seating for 212 people, and the latest sound and lighting systems. There are also 3 dance studios (with computerised sound and light systems), music rehearsal rooms and recording studio and an art centre and gallery.
  • Specialised physiology and biomechanic laboratories are predominantly used within the sport science programmes.

Disability Services

  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Students' Union

  • The university has an active Students' Union which provides many development and social opportunities for students through its various clubs, societies, and volunteering activities, and provides training and accreditation for participating students.
  • It is also the representative voice for students, on both a collective and individual basis, ensuring that students have maximum input into, and enjoyment out of, their university experience, with many opportunities available for engagement in these processes for those who want to get involved.
  • The Union has a shop, and bars on both campuses and runs many popular events throughout the year including student balls, comedy and live band nights to name a few.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The careers department has a JobShop which advertises local part-time jobs and volunteer positions, as well as national graduate positions.
  • Around 90 students are employed by the Student's Union alone, with more students employed by the university itself.
  • 95% of full-time students have some form of part-time work.

Careers Guidance

The Careers department is split into 3 areas to provide advice to prospective students, current students, as well as graduates and Alumni.

  • Career consultants have a broad range of experience to advise and guide students, and can meet in person or via an e-appointment, Skype or telephone. They also run social media account highlighting new vacancies, job hunting tips, news and events to boost future options.
  • The online careers system – TARGETconnect – is available 24/7 from mobiles and computers. This enables students to search for the latest part-time and graduate opportunities; book appointments with careers consultants, workshops, careers fair or employers events; ask the careers team a quick question; or set up alerts for newly posted jobs and/or events tailored to their interests.
  • The GraduateOn scheme matches graduates to local businesses.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 85%
  • Postgraduate 15%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 84%
  • Part Time 16%

Where students come from

  • UK 97%
  • EU 1%
  • Other 2%

Student gender

  • Male 38%
  • Female 62%


  • The University of Chichester traces its origins back to 1839, marking it out as one of the older institutions of higher education in the country.
  • In 1873 Bishop Otter College in Chichester became a training college for women as a result of a campaign to encourage the acceptance of women as teachers; in 1946 after the war, Bognor Regis College of Education was set up as an emergency training college to meet the severe shortage of teachers after the war. The two merged in 1977, forming the West Sussex Institute of Higher Education.
  • The Institute changed its name to Chichester Institute of Higher Education in 1995, gaining degree-awarding powers in 1999 when it became the University College Chichester, and finally was renamed the University of Chichester in 2005.

Notable Alumni

  • Saskia Clark and Hannah Mills – Olympic medallist sailors, winning silver at London 2012, gold in Rio 2016, and awarded World Sailor of the Year in 2016.
  • Pippa Wilson MBE – Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medal sailor.

Further Details

Address University of Chichester
College Lane
West Sussex
PO19 6PE
UCAS Code C58