Canterbury Christ University

Key Information


Canterbury, Kent




Canterbury Christ Church (CCC) university was founded in 1962 by the church of England to meet the needs of church schools at a time of teacher shortage, preparing student to become teachers and later also training them in religious studies. Since 1995, the university began teaching other subjects and in 2005 it was granted university status.

The university was ranked 108th in The Guardian 2021 rankings, and was awarded a silver rating in the teaching excellence framework in 2017, with the article stating that “the university constantly exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education”.


CCC university has 4 departments:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities comprises: School of Humanities, International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW), School of Language Studies and Applied Linguistics, School of Music and Performing Arts, School of Media, Art and Design, Centre for Research On Communities and Cultures, Centre for Kent History and Heritage, Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts, Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice

Faculty of Education comprises: School of Childhood and Education Sciences, Centre for Career and Personal Development, School of Teacher Education and Development, National Institute for Christian Education Research, Research Centre for Children, Families and Communities

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing comprises: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, School of Allied and Public Health Professions, Institute for Medical Sciences, England Centre for Practice Development, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health

Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences comprises: School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology, Centre for European Studies, Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Christ Church Business School, School of Law, Criminal Justice and Policing, Canterbury Centre for Policing Research, Centre for Cyberforensics, Mediation Clinic, School of Human and Life Sciences, Sports Lab, Centre for Sport, Physical Education and Activity Research (SPEAR), School of Engineering, Technology and Design


86% of CCC graduates are employed 15 months after graduation, a statistic that is 5% higher than average employment levels for graduates.

Fees and Scholarships

CCC offers a large variety of scholarships to support students through their studies from undergraduate, postgraduate to PHD. They can be found here.


Canterbury offers all first year undergraduate students on-campus accommodation.

The accommodation is all inclusive and affordable, allowing first year students to experience extra support. A variety of accommodation is available in Canterbury and Medway to suit all budgets, they can be found here.

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