Originally starting out as a teacher training college in the 1960s, Canterbury Christ Church University now offers a diverse range of courses and has a very strong record for health-related and teacher education programmes.
Its main campus is situated in the world-famous city of Canterbury and is one of only a handful of universities with a campus in a UNSECO World Heritage Site. Canterbury is less than an hour from London by high-speed train and the Continent is easily accessible. The University also has a campus in Medway and a centre in Tunbridge Wells.
Christ Church is transforming its city campus, investing £150m in new and extended spaces for learning, teaching and research. This exciting development started with the creation of a stunning new creative arts building, followed by a major facility for science, technology, health, engineering and medicine.
This impressive building is home to our new and dynamic range of industry-relevant engineering courses. These courses, and new spaces for research and innovation, focus on creativity in engineering, designing real-world solutions and opening up excellent career opportunities for our students and graduates.
The new Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS), a collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church and the University of Kent, provides first-class medical education. The new specialist facilities, bringing together engineering, medicine and health, will be an important base for KMMS student doctors studying at both universities.
Christ Church is in the top 20 in the UK for qualified teaching staff with 79% of academic staff holding teaching qualifications in addition to their academic and professional qualifications. (HESA 2017/18). The University was awarded silver in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework.
The new Graduate Outcomes Survey shows Canterbury Christ Church University is in the UK Top 10 for graduates going in to employment after finishing their degree (Canterbury Christ Church University ranks 9th out of the 102 large multi-subject universities with more than 3,000 graduates, based on figures from the HESA Graduate Outcomes survey).