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Through our collaboration with the University of Chester, students are able to gain internationally-recognised bachelor degree qualifications at KDU College (Damansara Jaya campus), which are equivalent to those awarded by Chester’s home campus in the United Kingdom. Our students thus have the best of both worlds at their doorstep.
WHY STUDY UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER PROGRAMMES AT KDU COLLEGE
Curriculum delivery, development and assessment of students are monitored, approved and conducted in accordance to regulations by QAA (UK) and MQA (Malaysia).
Flexible Study Pathways
Students have the option of completing their degree in Malaysia or transfer to University of Chester in the UK.
21st Century Outlook
Syllabus and materials are up-to-date to reflect the changing landscape of the business world, which is constantly updated to address international integration of markets and economics.
University of Chester Bursary
University of Chester - KDU students transferring to University of Chester, UK, are entitled to a €500 bursary per annum.
Transcript and parchment are awarded by University of Chester upon completion of studies and are internationally recognised.
University of Chester’s Year One modules help students develop broad knowledge skills, Years Two and Three modules prepare students to put skills into practice through business case applications, and develop management, leadership and / or entrepreneurship skills.
StARS - Student Academic Reps
StARS ensure that student voices are heard. Beside being responsible in seeking the views of their course mates, be it on academic or non-academic matters, and sharing the findings with the univeristy, StARS will also gain exceptional student learning experience through participation in campaigns, events and meetings.
UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER (UK)
The University of Chester is one of the oldest English higher education establisment of any kind, pre-dating all but Oxford, Cambridge, London and Durham. It was founded in 1839, and its original buildings in the ancient city of Chester were the first in the country to be purpose-built for the professional training of teachers.
Across its 6 campuses, the university has over 18,000 students, drawn from across 130 countries, including the United Kingdom, Europe and overseas, particularly France, Germany, Spain, Finland, Australia, the United States, India, China, Thailand, Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia and more.
Its diverse range of programmes, with 477 course combination on offer, across 8 academic faculties include foundation programmes, a suite of undergraduate degrees, as well as both taught and research master’s and doctoral level of study.
Academic Excellence & Rankings
The University of Chester is a public institution and as such, it is reviewed and audited on a regular basis by a number of government agencies. It is commited to maintaining high academic standards and the quality of educational provision at the university have been praised by UK higher education supervisory bodies (QAA and OFSTED).
Chester ranks highly in league tables for business programmes:
Chester Business School is ranked 21st out of 130 business schools in the UK
(Chartered Association of Business Schools 2015)
Ranked 48th out of over 100 UK universities for Business and Management Studies
(The Guardian University Guide 2016)
The city of Chester is located very close to Manchester and Liverpool, and is a lovely city that is on every tourist’s ‘must see’ itinerary.
Although Chester is considered small compared to some other British cities, it offers culture, architecture, shopping and dining in a compact setting, allowing international students to feel instantly secure in their beautiful and cosmopolitan surroundings. Each year over 8 million people flock from all over the world to see one of the best preserved walled cities in Europe.
Chester is also famous for expanding industries. Companies such as Airbus, Bank of America, HBOS, Coca Cola Schwepps, Marks & Spencer, TATA, GM Motors, Bentley, and Electronic Arts Technologies have large scale operations based in the immediate area of the University of Chester.
The University of Chester campuses have excellent teaching, study and recreational facilities. These include state-of-the-art lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, modern science / skills / language laboratories, a modern library which holds approximately 350,000 books and a virtual library that is accessible even off campus via any networked computer. There is also a wide variety of sports facilities including modern and fully equipped Sports Hall, Gymnasium, Fitness Centre, the two- lane 350-metre Athletics Track, 25-metre indoor Swimming Pool and all-weather artificial turf pitches / grass pitches.
Guaranteed Student Accomodation
University student accomodation is guaranteed for all new international students. The University of Chester have a wide range of student accomodation available to suit individual needs and budgets. All university-owned accomodation is either on campus or a short walk away and no more than a 20 minute walk from the city centre.
Students have access to a huge range of career services, be it work shadowing placements, help with CVs and job applications or mock job interviews, all designed to help them to find work while they study, or prepare them for a graduate career.
- Work-based placements for undergraduate students.
- A wide portfolio of undergraduate sandwich business courses with 1 year placement.
- Between 90 and 100 employers visit the university each year for various purposes.
- A number of jobs and volunteering fairs organised throughout the year.
- International students can work up to 20 hours per week during term time and full time during vacations.
95% Graduate Employability
The University of Chester is one of the best performing universities in the North West for employability, with 95.1% of its graduates in work or further study (DLHE 2015). Students are provided with a superb range of opportunities to help them gain the experience, skills and knowledge that they need to succeed during their time at university and beyond. Students are also supported by information, advice and guidance services which have been nationally commended.