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Study and Play Basketball at Chester

Find out more about the University of Chester, one of the UK’s oldest higher education institutions, about our basketball programme and how to apply to study at the University of Chester. 

About Our Basketball Programme

The University of Chester Men’s basketball programme is based at the University’s main Chester campus. We provide opportunities for students to continue to learn and develop their basketball skills alongside their studies.

Teams & Competitions

We have two men’s teams and a women’s team that compete in British University & Colleges Sports (BUCS) competitions. We also have a men’s team consisting of current students and alumni that compete in the Basketball England National League, which is a national club competition.


Our coaches are qualified basketball coaches and draw from their experience of coaching and / or playing at a range of levels including junior, international and professional.


Student-athletes selected for our competition teams have on-court training sessions which focus on developing technical and tactical aspects of the game to improve both individual and team play. Student-athletes can also access fitness, and basketball-specific strength and conditioning sessions led by qualified strength and conditioning coaches.

Membership Fee

The cost of membership is reviewed each year and is usually released during Freshers week at the Freshers Fair. More information to come.

Apply to Study at Chester

If you are interested in attending the University of Chester and want to play basketball around your study, you must first find a course that interests you and then apply to the University to study on that course.

To learn more about the course available at the University of Chester, how to apply for courses, to what life is like as a student and much more, please visit the University website at https://www1.chester.ac.uk.

To find out more about joining one of our competitive teams, please contact us by email to info@uocbasketball.co.uk with the following information:

  • Student status (prospective, current or alumni)
  • Recent playing history i.e. recent club, individual or team honours and any statistics;
  • Links to highlights and/or full games.

Apply from the USA

If you are a prospective student from the USA, please contact our partner, University Degrees Abroad (UDA) for more information on applying to study at the University of Chester.

Bursaries and Scholarships

The University has a range of bursaries and scholarships for undergraduate study and offers information on funding postgraduate study.

The University also offers several Sports Scholarships each year. Athletes with national or international experience are eligible to apply.


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