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Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a multi-campus university with 16,000 students studying a wide range of courses across Kent and Medway, in Arts and Humanities, Education, Health, and Social and Applied Sciences.

The Medway Campus of Canterbury Christ Church University provides a supportive learning, teaching and research environment in the heart of the Medway towns. Christ Church has a long-standing reputation for excellence in health and social care, education and the early years, providing vital development of skills both regionally and nationally.

In addition to education and early years courses, the University offers Adult Nursing, Child Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Operating Department Practice, Paramedic Science, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy courses from its Medway campus. Students from these courses benefit from being able to learn and develop their skills in the University’s fully equipped and realistic hospital setting: the Simulation Suite. Within the Simulation Suite, students have access to a range of modern equipment and facilities, including sophisticated human simulation models, a fully-equipped operating theatre and resuscitation manikins allowing them to practise life-saving CPR.

The University received a Silver rating for teaching excellence in 2017, a significant national endorsement of its high-quality and transformative education.

Each year, hundreds of undergraduate students at the University undertake placements within hospitals and community settings across Kent and Medway as part of their training, with many continuing to work within local NHS Trusts.

Canterbury Christ Church University’s Medway campus is also home to the Institute of Medical Sciences, a centre of excellence for Postgraduate Medical Education and Research. The Institute brings together leading surgeons, consultants, researchers and global companies to provide UK and overseas clinicians opportunities to gain high-quality education and training through the MCh in Surgery. Ground-breaking research in the use of stem cell technology within clinical practice and studies in biomedical engineering has also been taking place at the Institute for a number of years.

The MSc Physician Associate Studies is a postgraduate course offered within the Institute of Medical Sciences, allowing students to study on a ‘fast-track’ medical school model. This two year course offers students the opportunity to become skilled healthcare professionals who are qualified to provide a wide range of medical services.

The University’s nursing apprenticeship programme has also been developed, in conjunction with the Medway NHS Foundation Trust, in order to enhance current practitioners’ professional skills.

Looking to the future, Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) is an exciting collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent. From September 2020, KMMS will provide talented students from all backgrounds, from the local community and beyond, the opportunity and support needed to become a doctor. Crucially, KMMS will offer training and development opportunities that will help to keep graduates in Kent and Medway, and will offer 100 undergraduate places every year to support future workforce planning in our region. This will be achieved by developing doctors in specialities that are currently under-represented in Kent and Medway.

Our contact details are:

Tel: +44 (0) 1227928000