The University of Winchester was established in 1840 and it combines this heritage with innovative learning and teaching. The roots of the University began when the Winchester Diocesan Training School was founded as a Church of England foundation.It was designed to provide for the training of elementary schoolmasters. The School was initially quite small and housed in St Swithun’s Street, Winchester.

The University of Winchester is organised into four faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business, Law and Sport
  • Faculty of Health, Education and Social Care
  • Faculty of Humanity and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Study offered at the university are flexible with modular degree options that allow a great deal of choice to both Joint and Single Honours students.

Academic fields of study include subjects within the arts, humanities, education, business, law, social sciences and health and social care.

Single Honours degree programmes focus on one subject. They generally focus around a ‘core’ of compulsory modules which are added to by a range of optional modules which enable you to tailor your degree towards your own interests.

Combined Honours programmes enable you to study two subjects, jointly (50% / 50%) and it is possible to transfer to a Single Honours programme at the end of Year 1.



Winchester offers a range of postgraduate study options at various levels of award that can result in different qualifications. Fields of study are within the academic fields of the arts, humanities, social sciences, education and business. Awards include Masters Degrees (MA/MSc/MBA/MRes), PGCEs, research degrees (MPhil and PhD) designed to enhance skills in the workplace.

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We offer catered and self-catering accommodation on campus and University Managed Housing in the city – all of which are located within walking distance of the University and the city centre. The University’s Student Housing Services team also offers helpful advice on private housing in the city.


On a competitive basis the University of Winchester offers a small number of scholarships each year for non-EU students on full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Scholarships constitute a reduction in tuition fees of no more than £1,000.The deadline for applications will be 1 July 2010. Students will be required to hold a confirmed offer of acceptance before being able to apply for the scholarship.

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