University of Winchester
The University of Winchester offers you a postgraduate learning experience that targets your career ambitions, deepens your knowledge and enhances your skills.
The University of Winchester is located just one hour away from London set in a pleasant wooded setting overlooking the South Downs in Hampshire. The campus is within walking distance of Winchester city centre and railway station.
Winchester is one of the most beautiful cathedral cities in the UK. It is a small but lively historic city, renowned for its ancient history, its cathedral and high quality of life.
It is close to the cities of Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth and ideally located for sailing on the Southampton Solent, and exploring the New Forest and Dorset coastline.
In the most recent RAE (Research Assessment Exercise, 2008) 75 per cent of the University's research submitted was considered internationally recognised, with some research achieving the highest grade possible (4*) and a rating of 'quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour'.
Programmes range from PGCEs (Primary and Secondary) to a wide selection of MA and MSc degrees in arts, business (including an MBA), education, humanities and social sciences. A diverse range of Research degree opportunities (PhD, MPhil, ProfD and EdD) are available and dedicated support is on hand from the University's Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre.
There is a wealth of academic and social facilities offered on or close to the campus providing excellent opportunities for study, research, enterprise, learning, teaching, socialising, sports and recreation.
The key facility for postgraduate students is the Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre which is dedicated to research and consultancy. It provides excellent resources, particularly for research students, as it is the centre of research administration and support services.
The Martial Rose Library is a modern three-storey building that offers excellent facilities for study and research. It houses a collection of 250,000 books, videos and sound recordings and receives some 1,000 journals with electronic access to thousands more.
There are hundreds of PCs for students located within the library, the IT Centre, faculty buildings and the 24-hour access Learning Café. There is also wireless internet access available across the campus.
The University has excellent sports facilities including the new Winchester Sports Stadium, which offers a competition-standard 400m eight-lane athletics track with supporting facilities for field events, a hockey and general sports pitch, floodlighting and a pavilion. We also have a gym, sports hall and outdoor tennis courts.
The University Centre offers a number of social facilities including the Student Union, an internet café, mini-mart, dining hall and a bookshop. The Student Union caters for a wide selection of tastes offering comedy nights and film showings in its cinema.
Campus accommodation and university managed housing is available. The Student Housing Services team ensure you have quality housing throughout your study and can advise on private housing in the city.
In 2010, a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Studio is a two-storey building with six performing arts studios offering the latest technology for student productions.
Investment in future of University continues with the construction of a new Learning and Teaching Building on the King Alfred Campus due to open in 2012. The £5.6 million state-of-the-art Learning and Teaching building includes eight lecture rooms and an atrium containing a mezzanine floor with open access PC's and social learning areas.
Student support and funding
There is a range of services and support available from the Student Services Department including childcare, the careers service, counselling, study skills and financial support. There is a dedicated team for international students and disabled students.
Financial support is offered by the University for eligible students and advice about funding from national organisations and agencies is also available.
Postgraduate Open Days and Campus Tours are a great opportunity to explore the campus and see whether Winchester is the place for you to embark on postgraduate study. Visit www.winchester.ac.uk/opendays for more information and to book a place.
How to apply
Students interested in full-time and part-time taught Mastersdegree study should complete a Direct Entry Application Form. Full-time students may also apply via UKPASS. PGCE students must apply via the GTTR. Research degree students should contact the Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre.
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