Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is a public university located in Canterbury, Kent, England. Founded as a Church of England college for teacher training in 1962, it was granted university status in 2005.

The university has developed rapidly since its inception in 1962 and now has around 15,000 students based at locations across Kent in Canterbury, Medway (as part of the Universities at Medway partnership) and Tunbridge Wells. As well as being Kent’s largest centre of higher education for the public services – notably teacher training, health and social care and the emergency services – the university also offers academic and professional programs, including doctorates and research degrees in the arts, humanities and social and applied sciences. The university is also developing its portfolio of STEM courses, including engineering and medicine. The university is working with industry and businesses in the south-east to develop its STEM courses and is working in partnership with the University of Kent on the development of the medical school.

Canterbury Christ Church University is a member of the Cathedrals Group (officially the Council of Church Universities and Colleges or CCUC).

Why Canterbury Christ Church University?

When you choose us, you’ll be supported to succeed, you’ll be treated as an individual and encouraged to reach your full potential.

We’ve created lots of opportunities and choice for students – from flexibility to combine subjects you love, to helping you take the first step into university education with our wide range of foundation year courses.

So when you come here, you’ll join a really diverse student community – with people of all ages, from all backgrounds and from many places around the world.

We’re proud to be part of our students’ and graduates’ exciting journeys and think this is a pretty special place. But don’t just take it from us. Hear their stories and why studying at Canterbury Christ Church University has given them the confidence to succeed.


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