University Of Chichester Courses

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University Of Chichester Courses

University Of Chichester Courses

We run courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in a variety of subject areas. Have a look at our exciting courses on these pages.

You can also download our International prospectus which is full of useful information and guidance on how to apply to us.

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To see our variety of undergraduate courses please see our online course search

We are the only university in West Sussex and we offer a great range of over 300 stimulating and interesting courses in a variety of subjects in these departments:

  • Adventure Education
  • Business School
  • Childhood, Social Work and Social Care
  • Dance
  • Education
  • English and Creative Writing
  • Fine Art
  • History
  • International English Studies (Joint/minor only)
  • Media
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Sport Development and Management
  • Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies

You can combine many subjects to create major/minor and joint honours programmes.

For example:

  • BA Honours Business Studies (Single honours)
  • BA Business Studies with International English Studies (Major/Minor)
  • BA Business Studies and Marketing (Joint honours)

We also offer a Pre-sessional programme which can raise your IELTS score by 0.5 across all components. You can take this Programme in July and August before beginning your degree studies.

You can begin your undergraduate studies with an English level of IELTS 5.5 (minimum in all 4 components) by combining your chosen subject with our BA (Hons) International English Studies on a three year degree Programme.  This programme is specially designed for students for whom English is not a first language and it provides integrated language development and study throughout your degree Programme.

Postgraduate Taught

Undertaking a programme of postgraduate study provides you with an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills in a subject area that you are passionate about.

A good postgraduate degree can enhance your employability, help you move in a new career direction, prepare you for further study at PhD level, or simply offer intellectual reward. The International Business English Seminar is also available for those who need to improve their academic and language skills before starting a masters level programme.

We offer the following postgraduate taught programmes:

  • MA Choral Studies
  • MA Choreography and Professional Practices
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Dance
  • MA Creative Writing
  • MA Fine Art
  • MSc International Business
  • MSc International Business and Finance
  • MA Cultural History
  • MA Performance (Theatre) (Theatre Collectives)
  • MA Performance Dance
  • MA Music Performance
  • MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (British Psychological Society Accredited)
  • MSc Sports Performance Analysis
  • MSc Strength and Conditioning
  • MSc Sports Therapy
  • MSc Sport Coaching Science
  • MA Music Performance

Postgraduate research

Undertaking a research degree provides you with an exciting opportunity to determine your own research specialism. By choosing to study with us, postgraduate students benefit from working with specialists in their respective fields who have national and international reputations.

Students undertaking research degrees normally register for an MPhil (Master of Philosophy) with registration transferred to a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) after appropriate progress has been made.

The Higher Degree Regulations and Code of Practice for the Supervision for Research Candidature and Supervision can be accessed here.

If you are interested in doing a research degree, please complete Section 1 of the Application to Register on a Postgraduate Research Programme Form and email to This form is circulated to the appropriate academics and any supervision options identified. An interview can then be arranged.

You are advised to review the University’s research specialisms before completing a speculative application

Areas of research

We welcome potential postgraduate students in all of the subject areas listed below.

  • Dance, Theatre and Music
  • History and Politics
  • English and Creative Writing
  • Psychology
  • Social Policy
  • Sport, Exercise and Physical Education
  • Theology

Entry Requirements full MPhil/ PhD registration

The standard requirement for an MPhil/PhD is a first or upper-second honours degree and/or usually a relevant Master’s degree. Candidates with other qualifications are considered individually on their merits. All students are interviewed by their potential supervisor(s) and a Research Degree Coordinator or nominated other.

The research project must be ‘approved’ by the Research Degrees Group 3 months (FT) / 6 months (PT) into candidature.

The Research Degrees Group will take account of the field in which you wish to work, the availability of resources, the nature of the University’s current research strengths, and the particular needs that you may have for specialist facilities.

All projects are considered by two experienced scrutineers who advise on the strengths and weaknesses of the research proposals presented to the Group.

Successful applicants register initially for ‘MPhil leading to PhD’. Subject to appropriate progress, students undergo an ‘Upgrade’ of their registration to ‘PhD’ at a later stage.

Registration Maximum period of study Minimum period of study
Full time MPhil 4 years (48 months) Not less than 12 months
Full time PhD 4 years (48 months) Not less than 24 months
Part-time MPhil 7 years (84 months) Not less than 24 months
Part-time PhD 7 years (84 months) Not less than 36 months
Pre-PhD research preparation scheme 12 months N/A