University of Winchester
At the University of Winchester we pride ourselves on being a values-driven university. Our values of Compassion, Individuals Matter and Spirituality mean we will do everything we can to help you maximise your potential. For over 175 years we’ve worked hard to build a thriving and supportive community to help you flourish, while providing all the academic excellence and practical experience you’ll need to thrive in your chosen career.
We strive to give our students the best and most innovative learning experience. Our commitment to making a difference and challenging convention drives our impactful research. 82% of our research is considered to be recognised internationally by the Research Excellence Framework.
Located just an hour from London, Winchester was voted the best place to live in the UK (Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2016). Our modern campus is friendly and compact with a community feel, offering first-class, sustainable facilities for learning, teaching and student life. We are proud that all of our recent developments meet the highest environmental standards, featuring a number of eco-friendly innovations such as natural ventilation, energy-efficient lighting, air source heat pumps, solar panels and a wildflower roof.
Our key facilities include a beautifully restored Chapel, a cutting-edge Life Fitness gym and other sport facilities, Performing Arts Studios, Multimedia centre and new West Downs Quarter which will be home to our Digital Futures computer and digital-related degree programmes.
Tuition fees for postgraduate students will be determined in light of the following criteria:
- Cost of provision
- Market testing against a set of benchmark competitor Higher Education providers
- Regional and national skills priorities
- Consideration of bursaries, scholarships, fee waivers and any other discounts as part of the overall fee structure
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The staff of the Faculty of Arts share a vision of excellence in teaching, which involves the collective construction of well designed curricula, backed up with varied learning opportunities and appropriate modes of assessment, delivered by active researchers, scholars and professional writers, within an academic environment which encourages all to maximise their potential.
The Faculty of Arts offers a range of flexible postgraduate programmes of study consisting of a system of modules and credits that enable you to gradually complete the programmes, gaining qualifications on the way. One option is to take the whole MA full-time in one year, but you do not need to commit yourself to completing a Masters degree from the outset. You can study at a different pace and for example complete a PGCert. over three semesters.
Research and professional practice are vital to our development, and we are proud that among our staff are academic researchers, consultants, writers, novelists, critics, musicians, dramatists, and screenwriters, all of whom contribute to the growth of knowledge and culture in the world at large.
So if you take a programme offered by the Faculty of Arts you will be taught by well qualified, successful and dedicated professionals. Join us!
- MA - Creative Writing
- MA - Cultural & Arts Management
- MA - Cultural Heritage and Resource Management
- MA - Digital Media Practice
- MA - Digital Media Practice: Advertising, Marketing and Branding Design
- MA - Digital Media Practice: Design Thinking
- MA - Digital Media Practice: Interaction Design
- MA - Digital Media Practice: Motion Graphics
- MA - Digital Media Practice: Visualisation
- MA - English Literature
The departments within the Faculty of Business, Law and Sport here at the University of Winchester are:
Winchester Business School
Sport and Exercise
There are over 1600 UK, European and International students registered in the Faculty across a range of full or part time, undergraduate, postgraduate, or doctoral programmes.
The areas covered include accounting, business management, enterprise, event management, human resource management and development, finance, innovation, international business, law, logistics, managing contemporary global issues, marketing, politics, retail, sports coaching and development, sports management, sports studies, sport science, supply chain management, and the voluntary sector.
Many of our courses can be combined into coherent programmes of study. We have partnership agreements with Universities and Colleges across the world including America, China, Czech Republic, France, India, Japan and Vietnam as well as with local Colleges of Further Education, High Schools and Sixth Form Colleges.
The Faculty is a major provider of high quality programmes, partnerships and research opportunities in the fields of teaching, the academic study of education, early years, health, social care, social work and community development.
There are flagship programmes are in:
Modern Liberal Arts
and opportunities for masters and doctoral study
The Faculty is home to three departments:
Education Studies and Liberal Arts
Interprofessional Studies (Children, Health, Social Work & Community)
And three research centres:
The Centre for Professional Learning
The Centre for the History of Women's Education
The Centre for Medical, Health and Social Care Education Overseas
- MA - Education
- MA - Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
- MA - Medical Education
- MA - Philosophy of Education
- MRes - Health Science
- MRes - Social Research in Education
- MRes - Sport and Exercise
- MSc - Social Work
- National Award for SEN Coordination
- PGCE - Primary Education (3-7)
- PGCE - Primary Education (5-11)
- PGCE - Primary with Mathematics
- PGCE Via School Direct (Salaried)
- PGCE Via School Direct (Tuition-Fee)
The Faculty is made up of a diverse yet closely related set of subject areas in which staff work together to deliver a high-quality interdisciplinary curriculum
The Faculty is home to:
Applied Social Studies
Theology, Religion and Philosophy
Whilst each of these subject areas is distinctive in character, together they form a complementary and increasingly interdigitating group, focussing on the study of historical, cultural, social and personal aspects of our human world.
We are proud of the range and quality of our programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level across the Faculty. These programmes are widely recognised as providing students with high-quality learning opportunities, and are consistently rated highly in internal and national surveys of student satisfaction. Our innovative programmes enable students to develop subject expertise and highly relevant skills for the future.
An award-winning faculty
At the 2014 Student-Led Teaching Awards, Humanities and Social Sciences won the Faculty of the Year award for the quality of the student experience. Dr Elena Woodacre, Lecturer in Early Modern European History, won Best Lecturer for Constructive and Efficient Feedback and Julie Doyle, Senior Administrator for Applied Social Studies/Sociology Administrator, won Course Administrator of the Year. At the 2015 awards ceremony, the Faculty was very well represented with by far the most shortlisted nominees of all the four faculties. Prizes went to Dr Alan Grattan (Enrichment Activity of the Year, for the Innocence Project), Anna Davenport (Most Innovative Lecturer), and to Politics & Global Studies (Programme of the Year), while numerous Faculty staff were runners-up.
In addition to being dedicated lecturers, our academic staff are active researchers who contribute to a lively, varied and high-quality research environment. We achieved strong results in the most recent Research Excellent Framework (REF2014), and attract many postgraduate students. We are actively engaged in research and knowledge exchange through our research centres and consultancies, and the many projects carried out in the Departments.