University of Winchester
At The University of Winchester, you can delve into your course with academics who love the subject as much as you do.
Be more than just a postgraduate student by advancing your skills, knowledge and confidence to transform the world for the better.
Chart your own success as you take your education to the next level as part of our diverse, inclusive and compassionate community. A wealth of support and success activities ensure your wellbeing is as important as your academic and professional accomplishments.
In one of the UK’s most historic cities, home to a vibrant contemporary culture in an area of outstanding natural beauty, benefit from our state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities all on offer to help you be more. More innovative, more confident, more impactful.
Winchester is the quintessential English cathedral city. Its historic past and modern character continue to provide an inspiring backdrop to the wide range of places to eat, drink and socialise.
With campus conveniently located within walking distance of the city centre it’s easy for the city to become part of your studies. Inspiration doesn't need to be limited to Winchester, the nearby railway station offers quick connections to Southampton, Bournemouth and London.
The University of Winchester has continued to develop the quality and range of
it’s research, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework 2021. With the latest results we have recorded the 17th largest increases in places nationally, as we broke into the top 100 universities. In the same time period, we have also evidenced a notable 147% increase in institutional research power, setting a strong foundation for future research work.
Programmes range from PGCEs to a wide selection of MA, MSc, MBA and MRes degrees in arts, business, education, humanities and social sciences. A diverse range of Research degree opportunities (PhD, MPhil, DBA and EdD) are available with dedicated support on hand from the University’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre.
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Study on our beautiful campus which combines impressive historic buildings and modern, award-winning developments, such as the West Downs Centre, recipient of the prestigious RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) South Award 2022.
As a student here, you will benefit from access to our fantastic library and study spaces, which are open seven days a week with some spaces open 24 hours a day (opening times may vary outside of term time). Take advantage of our extensive collection of books and a huge digital library of academic journals, e-books and databases. Use the University App to access your email, timetable, library, resource lists and receive direct targeted University information alongside many more features.
Embrace the wide range of sports facilities available on campus including our gym, fitness studio, sports hall and multi-use games area as well as our Sports Stadium. This features a competition-standard, eight-lane athletics track and all-weather astro pitch. Get fit in our University gym, which offers the latest strength training and cardio equipment, with a team of qualified instructors to set you a specific training programme. We are also proud to be a funding partner of the Winchester Sport and Leisure Park which houses a 50m swimming pool, climbing walls and a range of features next to the Sports Stadium.
Together, the University of Winchester and Winchester Student Union offer more than 200 opportunities for you to get involved – ranging from activity groups, (sports teams, societies and representational networks), to employability prospects and volunteering.
Visit our website to discover more about the support, advice and guidance provided by our Careers and Opportunity Hub teams. The teams are not only here to help you during your degree but are also proud to offer you career advice for life. This is offered as part of the University’s Strategic aim to enable students to find success in their careers and have influence in the world around them.
Campus accommodation and university managed housing may be available to full-time postgraduate students. The Student Housing Services team ensure you have quality housing throughout your study and can offer detailed advice on private housing in the city if you want to live off campus.
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Student support and funding:
A postgraduate course is an investment in your future. At Winchester there is currently a range of funding options that are available to students, which is why we keep our website up to date with information about Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards and financial information.
Postgraduate open evenings are available in person, and virtually, at points throughout the year. Campus tours also run throughout the year for another opportunity to visit us.
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How to apply:
For the majority of our postgraduate courses, we now offer an online application form that offers a quick and simple application process. Information on how to apply for all our postgraduate courses, as well as the online application link, is available here
University of Winchester
Tel: +44 (0) 1962 841515
Fax: +44 (0) 1962 842280
Course Enquiries and Applications:
Tel: +44 (0)1962 827234
Fax: +44 (0) 1962 827288