University profile

University of Winchester

2017/18 edition

About University of Winchester

Founded in 1840, the University of Winchester has over 175 years experience providing excellence in higher education, and is situated in the heart of Hampshire. We value freedom, justice, truth, human rights and collective effort for the common good. The plans and actions of the University of Winchester are founded in these ideals and we endeavour to live them out in everything we do – that’s why we are in the top 10 in England for teaching excellence (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016).

We pride ourselves on our research excellence - 82% of our submitted research was considered to be recognised internationally or better in terms of originality, significance and rigour in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

We actively encourage you to find the big picture in the fine detail. We offer a variety of interdisciplinary courses, undergraduate and postgraduate, ranging from digital media to creative writing, social work to teacher education, criminology to animal welfare, business and history, and law to an MBA.

Located in the south of the UK, Winchester is identified as the 3rd safest university in England and Wales (Complete University Guide 2016) and is 1 hour away from London by train.

Our courses

We offer a wide range of innovative taught programmes, research degrees as well as professional doctorates in the following subject areas:

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Applied Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Media
  • Education
  • MBA
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • PGCE
  • Project Management
  • Sports and Exercise
  • Social Work
  • Criminology

For more information, and to see our complete list of Postgraduate and Research programmes, see our .

Research at Winchester

Research across the University is focused around centres of excellence, which brings together a community of academic staff and research students.

Research is being carried out in a number of areas including:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Archaeology
  • Arts as Wellbeing
  • Business and Law
  • Climate Change Education and Communication
  • Creative Writing
  • Culture-Media-Text
  • Early Years Education
  • Exploring Mathematics Education
  • Global Health
  • History
  • History of Women’s Education
  • Imagination, Curiosity, Enquiry and Environment
  • Inclusive Practice and Values in Education
  • Learning and Teaching Development
  • Medical Education
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Psychology
  • Real-World Learning
  • Sport and Exercise
  • Teaching and Teacher Education
  • Theology, Religion and Philosophy

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Full-time postgraduate students can apply for campus accommodation (subject to room availability) or choose to live off campus either in University Managed Housing (subject to room availability) or in the private rented sector in Winchester. Part-time students need to find accommodation in the private rented sector. Private landlords who advertise on our website are registered with the University and all self-contained properties are certified under the Winchester City Council shared Housing Accreditation Scheme.

Please see our website, for more information about .

Fees, funding and costs

Financial advice and assistance is available at the University of Winchester to help support students while they are undertaking study.

The cost of tuition fees depends on the type of postgraduate study students are interested in.

For the most up-to-date tuition fee information and details about any additional course costs (for example purchasing text books or undertaking field trips), please visit the on our website.

Alternatively, see our website for details about how (including bursaries and scholarships).

International Students

Winchester offers a safe and supportive global community for international students. We can support and advise you through your university journey from course selection to financial and accommodation information, as well as guidance on applying for visas.

For further details, visit our pages

Campus and city life

Whether you are looking for a fine dining restaurant, cosy country pub, lively bar or independent coffee shop, Winchester has something to suit all tastes and budgets. Many celebrity chefs have opened restaurants in the city including Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall, Raymond Blanc and Rick Stein.

For those wanting to shop until they drop, immerse yourself in the bustling high street for well-known shops, and explore the wealth of independent boutiques and unique shops nestled among the intriguing back streets.

The cities of Southampton, Bournemouth and Portsmouth are all close by giving you even greater choice.

Visit our pages to learn more.

How to apply

There are different ways to apply for study at Winchester. The method of application depends on the course and whether you are planning to study full-time or part-time. Before submitting an application please review the ‘Fact File’ (on our website) of the programme you are interested in to check you meet the entry requirements.

We start accepting applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 October 2016. The closing date for applications is 31 May 2017.

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Contact Details

For any enquiries related to our courses, you can us on:

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234

Email: [email protected]

International Students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to [email protected] or call +44 (0)1962 827023.

Contact details

[email protected]
01962 827234
University of Winchester
Sparkford Road
SO22 4NR
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