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University of Southampton : Winchester School of Art

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Winchester School of Art is one of the UK’s leading art and design institutions with a long history going back almost 150 years, and is part of the world-renowned University of Southampton.

At Winchester School of Art, you’ll work with internationally respected academics and experience world-leading research as it happens, with access to state-of-the-art resources. You will become part of the close-knit Postgraduate Society within your area of study as well as the wider University 5,000-strong postgraduate student community.

Within Winchester School of Art, we have more than 170 postgraduates, most on our unique and broad range of MA programmes in fine art, fashion, textiles, graphic design, advertising design, photography, games design and digital media, as well as some researching art and design to PhD level.


Worldwide reputation

The University of Southampton is one of the top 1% universities worldwide (QS world university rankings 2013) and consistently within the top 15 research universities in the UK, achieving consistently high scores for teaching and learning activities.

Future career prospects

All our postgraduate programmes are designed to equip you with the critical skills you will need to advance your career pathways and employment opportunities in your chosen specialist area.

Our pathways will ensure you are up-to-date with the latest developments and technological advances and are designed to hone your evaluative and research skills and provide you with a good strategic base to support your practical and theoretical learning.

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Facilities and support arrangements

We have recently invested over £5million in our extensive facilities, which are continuously developing.
We offer a full range of resources to complement the facilities within each programmes studio space, including computing, photography, digital printing and time-based media.

In addition to the on-site gallery, specialist library and art supplies store. The industry-standard equipment onsite includes :

  • Sewing machines
  • Multi-thread overlockers
  • Professional dress stands
  • Fusible press and vacuum press
  • Shima Seiki knitting equipment
  • Dubied knitting machines
  • Print studios
  • Computer suites
  • Mimaki digital printer
  • Heat transfer printing
  • Large hand screen printing tables
  • Exposing rooms
  • Dye labs
  • T-shirt printing
  • Jacquard looms
  • AVL dobby looms
  • Manual table looms
  • Sculpture workshops and yard
  • Foundry and kiln

The campus is equipped with wi-fi and numerous Macintosh work stations, meeting and production areas.)


Language Support & Requirements

One of the entry requirements for courses at the University of Southampton is an appropriate level of English. The qualifications tables in the downloads section of this page list the English language qualifications currently accepted by the University, as well as the minimum grade usually required.

However, some courses may have higher English language entry requirements. If you are unsure about the requirements for your course, please contact the International Office or the relevant academic unit for guidance. In all cases, your English language certificate should normally have been obtained within the last three years prior to the application. for further information, please see the University Admissions page.

Fees, funding and costs

As a postgraduate student you will need to pay annual tuition fees to the University for your programme of study. You may be able to apply for funding to help you cover your costs.

When planning your finances, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials. Visit for more information about living costs, latest information regarding fees, and information regarding our scholarships and bursaries.

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Just 50 minutes by train to London, and 11 miles from Southampton, Winchester is a friendly, lively and cosmopolitan campus enjoying a central location in the heart of Winchester yet surrounded by greenery and right on the edge of a nature reserve. Winchester has excellent road, air and rail links.


We offer all full-time registered international postgraduate students a place in halls during their first year of study subject to certain criteria. Please visit our accommodation page for more information.

Accomodation in Winchester is purpose-built student accommodation with en-suite bathrooms and inclusive of all utilities and internet. All accommodation is self-catered.



There is an active Students' Union. The School is fully integrated into the academic work and life of the University of Southampton, which offers all the resources you would expect from one of the UK's leading research universities.

Winchester School of Art students can use facilities at the University's main Highfield campus, including the Hartley Library, Nuffield Theatre, Students' Union bar, nightclub and restaurants and a state-of-the-art sporting complex.



Visit our events page for details of forthcoming Open Events.

How to apply

For latest information about how to apply and for entry requirements.


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