University of Winchester

Introduction

The University of Winchester was established in 1840, and it combines this heritage with innovative learning and teaching.

The University of Winchester values international agreements such as the Bologna Accords which have integrated UK higher education into the European community and so help our students to experience education in a different context and help our graduates to be more mobile in the job market.

We have academic staff from all over the world. Their different intellectual approaches, as well as the different cultures they originate from, once again enrich the diversity of the University. Our staff research has an international dimension both in terms of its scope and its quality.



We welcome international partnerships with other universities and groups such as charities and non-governmental organisations. They bring great benefit to our teaching, learning and research.

Through our partnerships, we ensure that the broadest possible base of knowledge exists in the University and that we are as aware of global perspectives as we can be. Our focus on internationalisation makes us outward-facing.

International students

The University of Winchester warmly welcomes international students from America, Europe, the Far East and elsewhere. They make a vital contribution to the diversity of the University and to the diversity of Winchester as a city. They bring fresh perspectives to bear upon issues and they show us that different points of view matter. Our intellectual environment is therefore enriched by the multiple cultures which we encompass within the community of the University. This means that studying at Winchester, whether you are an international or a home student, makes you part of a global community.

Our location

The University of Winchester is located in Winchester one of the most beautiful cathedral cities in the UK.

Winchester is located in the centre of southern England, in the county of Hampshire, and is one hour away from London by train.

Winchester is a picturesque city set on the edge of the South Downs, with Winchester Cathedral providing the main focal point from miles around.

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Programs

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MA

MA Applied Criminology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

MSc Applied Criminology at Winchester explores the contributions of criminology to relevant professional settings. It reinforces students' understandings of key criminological concepts and methods, translates them to a variety of professional settings and provides students with both direct experience and enhanced understanding of these professional contexts. [+]

Applied Criminology considers crime, deviance, security and insecurity and addresses a variety of different criminological careers, offering modules relevant to three distinct professional pathways: forensic psychology, policing and security.

In keeping with an ethos of active and engaged learning, students undertake advanced training in criminological research methods relevant to applied settings and gain direct experience through a work placement/internship or work-based learning opportunity for those students employed in relevant professional settings.

Modules

Applied Criminology Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Movement and Security in a Global World Investigative Leadership and Management in Policing Comparative Perspectives on Contemporary Policing Foundations of Forensic Psychology Practice The Criminal Justice System and the Legal Framework Applied Criminological Research Work-based Learning in Applied Criminology... [-]


MA Applied Global Practice

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

Applied Global Practice (Management) at Winchester uses a range of key skills within international management and global studies to identify solutions and respond to key global issues. Global events and issues within the contexts of economics, business, politics, culture, society, development and the environment demand responsible management solutions from a range of international organisations, NGOs, charities, and public, commercial and voluntary bodies. [+]

MA Managing Contemporary Global Issues

Students explore the impact and management of a range of global issues which impact on the world economy, international institutions (such as the UN system), development, security, markets, the environment, aid, peacekeeping, diplomacy (commercial and political) and corporate social responsibility. The emphasis is on decision-making, risk management and solution management to enhance the benefits, and limit the disruption, of global issues. The competencies acquired are crucial in obtaining employment in various international sectors. A number of subject specialisms are offered. These include: Health and/or Environment Growth and/or Development Governance and/or Economics Commercial Diplomacy and/or Country Risk Analysis Where a student has completed subject-relevant assessments in the taught modules and focused their dissertation on the same area of specialism, the subject specialism will be included on the transcript and award certificate. For example, students specialising in 'Health' may graduate with the named award Applied Global Practice (Management) with Health.... [-]


MA Creative and Critical Writing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

MA Creative and Critical Writing offers students the opportunity to develop their creative writing in a stimulating and supportive environment that encourages both... [+]

MA Creative and Critical Writing

MA Creative and Critical Writing offers students the opportunity to develop their creative writing in a stimulating and supportive environment that encourages both creative exploration and critical awareness.Students develop creative work in progress, give and receive feedback and produce new writing. The programme encourages students to discuss the work of established writers and considers the theoretical, social and cultural contexts of contemporary writing. Students undertake four core modules and choose two optional modules taken from the genre-based modules, which creatively and critically explore the structures of a particular genre of writing.Publishing Project is a module in which all students develop a writing project to the point of submission for publication. This could involve, for example, newer forms of publishing such as blogs or more traditional forms such as the development of pieces of short fiction along with cover letters for submission to appropriate literary journals or magazines.... [-]


MA Cultural and Arts Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

The MA Cultural and Arts Management is particularly relevant to students who already work in the creative industries and are interested in professional development... [+]

MA Cultural and Arts Management

MA Cultural and Arts Management is particularly relevant to students who already work in the creative industries and are interested in professional development or those interested in a career in that sector, be it on a freelance basis, to work for small cultural operators like arts venues or to work in large organisations like the Arts Council.The programme has been designed in partnership and in consultation with local, regional and national employers in the arts and cultural industries. The aim is to develop an understanding of management in the creative industries as it is a particular business environment with several specificities, such as the implications of cultural policy and agendas of social inclusion and sustainability.Some modules concentrate on the microenvironment (the internal environment of arts and cultural organisations), others on the macroenvironment (the context in which arts and cultural organisations operate) and students also have a flexible module enabling them to focus on a sector or area of their choice (for further professional developmentpurposes). Students can also develop work-related projects, for example, if they want to set up their own company or develop a freelance career.... [-]


MA Cultural Heritage and Resource Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

MA Cultural Heritage and Resource Management at Winchester offers a perspective which, although grounded in UK heritage practice, is also situated within a wider global context and offers industry placements and project work abroad. [+]

The programme considers the wider place of heritage management in contemporary society and offers students the chance to undertake their own projects on a range of different subjects. Using both a British and a global approach, the theory and practice of cultural heritage and resource management are investigated.

The course uses experts drawn from across the heritage spectrum including museums and galleries; cultural tourism; theme parks; national, local and global heritage organisations; archives; libraries; and archaeological units. In addition, students are able to participate in the department's own research projects, which have included archaeological sites in Winchester, Cornwall, Georgia, Armenia, Corsica, Barbados, Ethiopia and Egypt, and are encouraged to use their skills in enhancing and developing existing cultural heritage strategies in these locations.... [-]


MA Digital Media Practice: Interaction Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

The Digital Media Practice programmes at Winchester are designed to accommodate a wide range of specialist interests within the broad spectrum available within the digital media industry. [+]

The Digital Media Practice programmes at Winchester are designed to accommodate a wide range of specialist interests within the broad spectrum available within the digital media industry.

Programme Content

These professionally-focused programmes allow for the dynamic understanding and development of theory within the context of practice. The programmes are structured to enhance skills within a range of specialist careers in the digital media industry. Partnerships with professional practitioners and bodies give students the starting point to develop their own network of professional contacts and to identify key practitioners.

The study consists of four core modules plus two optional modules, where students undertake individual projects and case studies relevant to their particular area of interest. The programme aims to encourage experimentation, innovation and risk-taking.... [-]


MA Digital Media Practice: Visualisation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

The Digital Media Practice programmes at Winchester are designed to accommodate a wide range of specialist interests within the broad spectrum available within the digital media industry. [+]

The Digital Media Practice programmes at Winchester are designed to accommodate a wide range of specialist interests within the broad spectrum available within the digital media industry.

Programme Content

These professionally-focused programmes allow for the dynamic understanding and development of theory within the context of practice. The programmes are structured to enhance skills within a range of specialist careers in the digital media industry. Partnerships with professional practitioners and bodies give students the starting point to develop their own network of professional contacts and to identify key practitioners.

The study consists of four core modules plus two optional modules, where students undertake individual projects and case studies relevant to their particular area of interest. The programme aims to encourage experimentation, innovation and risk-taking.... [-]


MA Education Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

MA Education Studies provides opportunities for students to enhance their understanding of issues relating to a diverse range of educational policy and practice. [+]

MA Education Studies

MA Education Studies provides opportunities for students to enhance their understanding of issues relating to a diverse range of educational policy and practice. It enhances analytical and research skills and provides sociological and philosophical insights into the study of education.This programme provides opportunities to engage with significant questions, issues and debates within education studies. Students advance their analytical skills, deepen theirunderstanding of educational theory and methodology, and develop their capacity to reflect critically on professional practice.Drawing upon differing disciplines and schools of thought, including sociology, law, philosophy, political theory and feminism, the programme invites students to analyse educational experiences, values and practices in ways that are creative, rigorous and rewarding. Students examine the politics of educational policy and practice in relation to questions of social justice, identity, gender, race and the teaching of diverse groups of students. The aim is to engage students with a diverse range of intellectual resources so they might situate themselves in ongoing dialogues about education that are themselves educative.... [-]


MA History

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

MA History at Winchester concentrates on different geographical scales of history, including local and global perspectives. It allows students the opportunity to engage with a range of approaches to the study of history, examining a range of historical subjects from the early middle ages to the present. [+]

The programme offers introductory elements which explore historical methods and research skills, in-depth topic-based modules and the opportunity to devise and develop a specialist dissertation.

The Approaches to the Past Module, which runs in the first semester for all new students, provides guidance on the different approaches to the study of history, including geographical scales of study and disciplinary approaches.

Research training for the dissertation is provided in a specialist module through a blend of electronic learning and face-to-face contact, which helps the students through a range of research tasks associated with the development of the dissertation. This leads to a Day Conference (Independent Study Presentation), in which students showcase their dissertation plans and their development, and debate themes in the study of history with external speakers.... [-]


MA Modern Liberal Arts

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

MA Modern Liberal Arts at Winchester offers a different and exciting way for students to plan their studies around their own intellectual interests and questions. The programme is designed for those who, after their first degree, wish to return to higher education without having to commit themselves to a specific subject discipline. [+]

The Liberal Arts (Latin liberalis, free, and ars, art or principled practice) can claim to be the oldest programme of higher education in Western history. In medieval culture, this became formalised as the trivium, with the quadrivium of arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy. Essentially, these seven subjects laid out the uniform laws of what could be known and achieved in the natural universe. These broad areas of enquiry are better known now as philosophy, the humanities, social science, natural science, and the fine arts.

This programme offers the possibility to explore ideas across the wide range of these intellectual areas. Students decide the content of their studies through discussion with tutor(s) working within the broad range of intellectual areas which constitute Modern Liberal Arts.... [-]


MA Writing for Children

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

MA Writing for Children explores the relationship between creative production and critical awareness of children’s literature and allows students to... [+]

MA Writing for Children

MA Writing for Children explores the relationship between creative production and critical awareness of children’s literature and allows students to develop their writing skills in a stimulating and supportive environment.The programme offers students the opportunity to develop creative work in progress, give and receive feedback and produce new writing. It also encourages students to discuss the work of established writers and consider the theoretical, social and cultural contexts of contemporary writing for children.All students must complete five modules including Fiction for Children and Publishing Project and, as an alternative to the other modules on offer, students may choose up to two modules from MA Creative and Critical Writing, which includes modules on writing poetry and scripts.Publishing Project is a module in which all students develop a writing project to the point of submission for publication, for example, the development of a publishing proposal, initial chapters and letter to agent/publisher. Guest agents, editors and writers provide specific insights and a group project such as an anthology or blog helps develop editing skills.... [-]


MSc

MA Applied Sport and Exercise Science

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Winchester is primarily based on a theoretical blend of sport and exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, and sport and exercise biomechanics. Additionally, it advances student knowledge and application of research methods. [+]

The underpinning philosophy of this programme is to provide students with clear links between the theoretical and the practical and to develop the necessary skills for students to work effectively in an applied sport and/or exercise science setting. This programme promotes a blend of theoretical, practical, experiential, reflective and professional approaches to the sport (performance) and exercise (health).

Modules

Sport and Exercise Science Physiology of Sport and Exercise Psychology in Practise Physical Activity and Exercise Psychology Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise Research Methods Research in Practise Sport and Exercise Pedagogy Dissertation

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MSc Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law

Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

MSc Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law at Winchester critically reflect upon contemporary uses of animals and provides the academic skills and expertise needed to protect animals and advance their welfare. [+]

MSc Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law at Winchester critically reflect upon contemporary uses of animals and provides the academic skills and expertise needed to protect animals and advance their welfare.

Programme Content

This course provides a strong grounding in animal welfare science, ethics and law. Students gain the necessary skills to develop a scientifically rigorous assessment of the welfare state of animals in a diverse variety of settings and master the main ethical theories concerning our relationships with other animals. In recent years there has been a rapid evolution in the social status of animals. Cognitive and behavioural studies have revealed previously unknown characteristics in many species which has led to an increasing focus on our complex, multifaceted relationships with them. Students learn about the diversity of settings in which animals live or are used, including farming, transportation and slaughter, laboratories, homes, zoos and various other entertainment locales, and about free-ranging animals in natural environments. All students learn key transferable academic skills - such as the design and conduct of a research project and communication of the results to an academic standard - as well as the use of modern communication channels suited to more general audiences.... [-]


MSc Forensic Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

MSc Forensic Psychology at Winchester provides the academic component (Stage 1) of the route to becoming a Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS's) Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) and Practitioner Forensic Psychologist status with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The programme also supports students with the transition towards Stage 2 of the chartering process by providing opportunities to volunteer in forensic practice placements to gain suitable experience and by incorporating practice-based assessments. [+]

MSc Forensic Psychology at Winchester provides the academic component (Stage 1) of the route to becoming a Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS's) Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) and Practitioner Forensic Psychologist status with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The programme also supports students with the transition towards Stage 2 of the chartering process by providing opportunities to volunteer in forensic practice placements to gain suitable experience and by incorporating practice-based assessments.

Programme Content

The programme introduces the context and application of psychology in various forensic settings - this includes the legal and criminal justice system, forensic psychological practice and forensic mental health. Students are introduced to the role of a forensic psychologist in practice.... [-]


MSc in Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

The programme aims to create a firm grounding in the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for accounting and finance at a strategic and... [+]

MSc Accounting and Finance

Built upon the United Nation’s Principles of Responsible Management, the concept of ‘responsible management’ is a theme that runs throughout the programme. It incorporates the issues of value creation, ethics, environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility, employee wellbeing and global impact within the overall context of accounting and finance education.The programme aims to create a firm grounding in the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for accounting and finance at a strategic and management level and explores the current and emerging theories, techniques and practices within these fields. Students are encouraged to engage with academic literature, case studies and each other by reflecting on their own managerial and business experiences.... [-]


MSc in Project Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

The programme equips students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively within organisations and the changing external context in which they operate. [+]

MSc Project Management

MSc Project Management is built around the Winchester Business School’s commitment to Responsible Management Education, developing managers capable of managing the business and social challenges of the twenty-first century. The School is one of a select group of UK business schools to take part in this United Nations initiative, which aims to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally.The programme equips students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively within organisations and the changing external context in which they operate. It emphasises the Principles of Responsible Management Education, aiming to develop in students an awareness of the need to generate sustainable value for their businesses and society at large, and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.The MSc Project Management modules encompass a range of key project management issues, including project and programme management, commercial and financial management, planning and control techniques and leadership, with a dissertation that enables students to develop expertise in a selected area of project management.... [-]


MSc International Business

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

The Business Management course provides students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively within organisations and the changing external context in which they operate. [+]

The programme is designed primarily for students who have not previously studied business at the undergraduate level but are interested in developing a career in management. However, the knowledge and skills developed on the programme are also of value to applicants with some previous business experience looking for further career development.

Students, individually and in groups, consider a range of management problems and issues from different perspectives, taught through a variety of methods specifically designed to stimulate and stretch students' intellect. They develop their capacity to apply the necessary skills to solve real-life problems in management.

Study equips students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively within organisations and the rapidly-changing global context in which they operate.... [-]


MSc Marketing Innovation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

The MSc Marketing course balances theoretical content with practical techniques for the application of theory to current issues in marketing. [+]

MSc Marketing

MSc Marketing Innovation develops students'; marketing capabilities relating to the strategic and creative process of leading and managing innovations through to commercialisation and beyond. Students explore innovation as it pertains to existing products and services, focusing on the knowledge and skills required to ensure the continued success of brands and organisations in the marketplace. Students explore the areas of idea generation and innovative data collection methods and examine how insights derived from consumer research can aid the development of creative and effective marketing strategies. In addition, the programme fosters a detailed understanding of the design, development and management of new product and service innovations and explores how to create an engaging brand presence in an increasingly complex media landscape. The programme focuses on developing innovative and responsible marketing professionals capable of driving strategic change. The programme balances theoretical content with practical techniques for the application of theory to current issues in marketing. The theory is informed by leading research and practice in the field.... [-]


MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester

MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at Winchester seeks to develop evidence-based practitioners who are active problem solvers and can provide the best psychological solutions to the challenges they encounter. [+]

MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology provide students with the opportunity to extend their theoretical and understanding of sport and exercise psychology within a supportive student-centred environment.

The course has been developed for individuals who possess Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). The University is currently seeking accreditation by the BPS and when successful, will provide the first stage in a training process towards becoming a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. The course is available in both full-time and part-time modules of study with a distance learning option also available. For students who do not have GBC the Department of Sports Studies also offers a conversion course for sport and exercise students.... [-]


Master

MTh Orthodox Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

MTh Orthodox Studies at Winchester gives students from a variety of backgrounds, who have an interest in Orthodox Christianity, the opportunity to develop and expand their range of theological skills and knowledge at a higher level. [+]

The programme offers a wide-ranging study of Orthodox Christian tradition and practice including theology, history, ecclesiology, tradition, liturgy and art. It draws on a variety of academic disciplines and discourses to enable students to reflect critically on the entirety of the Orthodox faith, tradition and practice. Students with a background in Orthodox studies have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding at a higher academic level. Those of different backgrounds are enabled to approach Orthodox thought and tradition critically and connect, compare and contrast it with their own theological background.

The study enables students to research the Orthodox, early Christian and patristic tradition, and connect it to broader areas of human life and understanding in contemporary multicultural societies. Students explore and critically reflect upon Orthodox experience, developing an informed awareness of the dynamic nature of the Orthodox Christian tradition and the theological task of subjecting this tradition to a process of testing and renewal.... [-]


PGCE

Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester

Established in 1840 as a teacher training college, the University of Winchester has built on this history with high quality and innovative teacher education programmes. This PGCE Primary programme trains students to teach in the 5-11 age range. The programme experience is intensive yet intellectually stimulating - it involves high levels of active participation and personal and professional commitment, enabling the development of thoughtful and high quality entrants to the teaching profession. The PGCE Primary is a postgraduate professional programme of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) leading to the award of either Postgraduate Certificate in Education (with Masters level credits) or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, both including the recommendation of the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The programme is organised around six modules and includes school experience placements. [+]

The PGCE Primary prepares students to teach across the age ranges of 5-11 (full-time or part-time route).

Students undertake studies in all elements of primary education; they extend their knowledge of learning and teaching, of the breadth and scope of the curriculum and the professional skills associated with high quality teaching. These areas of understanding and skill are then applied to classroom practice during two school experience placements.

Full-time study is arranged to be consistent with the primary school year and starts with a pre-programme 15 days in school/s arranged by the student. Students are provided with a handbook to guide these pre-programme observations and activities.... [-]


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