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Canterbury Christ Church University is a British university located in Kent, south-east of London, whose development and reputation are undergoing massive growth. It is a chosen destination for arts, communication and media students.

An Introduction to Canterbury Christ Church University 2015

Discover more about Canterbury Christ Church University, situated in the stunning surroundings of Kent and Medway.

Studying in Canterbury, England

Founded in 1962 by the Church of England, Canterbury Church University obtained its official public university status in 2005. Its main campus is located in the heart of Canterbury, a world heritage site whose cathedral attracts visitor from all over whole world.

The university has 16,000 students in total, of which 6% are internationals from 80 different countries. The school has one of the best libraries in the country, spread out over four floors, it offers numerous study rooms, over 200 computer stations and as many laptops that can be borrowed for use on-site.

Arts and culture are at the forefront of this university with a music complex, three art galleries, a 450-seat auditorium, as well as a theatre, music, and dance studios… Sports enthusiasts are well-served as the university has a sports complex, a gym, and many sports fields.


Courses and specialities at Canterbury Christ Church University

The most popular programmes at Canterbury Christ University are Business, Radio and Television, Education, Music, Film and English Literature. The Faculties of Arts and Social Science, Health and Well-Being, as well as Social Science and Applied Science are the most highly regarded. Alumni include producers and presenters for the BBC, as well as writers and music industry professionals. For this reason, the school has built itself a reputation as a specialist in art, communication, and media studies in England.

Canterbury Christ Church also offers eclectic or unusual courses, for example; Theology, Psychotherapy, Coaching and Mentoring, Theatre and Creative Production, Events Management, Phytology and Social Teaching.


Living and Studying in Canterbury

Canterbury is a historic city, famous for its unusual architecture. It is also a student city with a thriving yet safe nightlife. As well as the cathedral, the city also offers many tourist attractions and historical walks.

In terms of accommodation, there are dozens of student halls on campus. For a single room, the price ranges from £94 to £160 per week. International students also have the option of living with a host family, which varies from £112 to £181 per week depending on the type of room and number of meals included.

Canterbury Christ Church University is a first-choice university for studies in England. 96% of bachelor graduates find a job or are admitted onto master’s programmes within the first six months following graduation.


Apply to Canterbury Christ Church University

Applications and admissions to Canterbury Christ University are made through UCAS, a centralised system common to all British universities. Study Experience is specialised in guiding students throughout the UCAS process, and our team will gladly assist you.

The deadline to apply is the 15th of January for students wishing to start in September. Complete applications must include; a CV, a professionally translated transcript, your IELTS test results, and a personal statement. The Study Experience team helps many students in the writing of their personal statements and advises them on the best IELTS preparation courses. Regarding English entry requirements, Canterbury Christ Church requires a minimum score of 6.0 on the IELTS exam. For students who are not yet at that level, the university also offers foundation years, and summer programmes.

To apply for a bachelor’s degree, students must hold a baccalaureate with an average of at least 12/20 average, although a higher mark can be required for certain courses. Tuition fees at Canterbury Christ University cost £9,250 per year, and scholarships are available for international students.

For more information on the university and its courses, get in touch with a Study Experience team member.

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