• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.08 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.32 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.30 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    60.9 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    76.7 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    88.0 / 100.0

Winchester's passion is to provide students with a university experience aimed at helping them reach their full potential and make a difference in the world. Winchester has been voted the best city in the UK (Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2016) and the beautiful campus is just a 10-minute walk from Winchester city centre.  The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate study on a range of subjects within the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, law, sport, education, and health and social care.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements vary depending on the programme of study. Please refer to the university website for details within the online prospectus, or by downloading a copy of the undergraduate prospectus.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Undergraduate Courses

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Course Flexibility

  • The majority of courses may be studied either full-time or part-time, and many courses offer a range of optional modules (subject to availability) allowing students to tailor their degree programme according to their interests.
  • The university offers a number of well-established student exchange programmes giving students the chance to study abroad for a semester (there are shorter study abroad opportunities too).
  • The university also offers a credit-bearing Volunteering module.

Student Services and Facilities

  • Open 24/7 (hours may vary outside term time), the Library houses over 300,000 books as well as a huge digital library of academic journals, e-books and databases.
  • Hundreds of PCs are provided for student use, some with 24-hour access, plus free laptop loans on a self-service basis for 24-hour use either on or off campus.
  • The award-winning University Centre houses the Student Union, bookshop, Learning Café (with 24-hour PC access), Food Hall, Terrace Bar, The Lounge, Union Shop, and The Vault – the main campus venue for a myriad of social activities.
  • There are specialised learning facilities featuring the latest industry-standard equipment for subjects such as archaeology, psychology and sport. Additionally, the Performing Arts Studios offer rehearsal and performance spaces across 6 studios. Learning and teaching facilities across campus feature the latest equipment and AV technology.

Disability Services

  • There is a dedicated support team, part of Student Services, who work with students with a wide range of physical and sensory disabilities, medical conditions and learning differences.

Students' Union

  • Winchester Student Union is located within the award-winning University Centre, the hub of social life on campus. It includes The Vault, a large club/gig space for 1,200 people with the capacity for tiered seating to host cinema nights, along with The Lounge and the Terrace Bar.
  • Winchester Student Union offers over 100 sports teams and societies.
  • The Vault in the Student Union has also won the national award for the Best Bar None three times, which recognises safe licensed venues.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The JobShop is the university's own jobs website which can help students search for part-time paid work while they study. Listings include vacation opportunities, full-time graduate job vacancies, placements, paid work experience, internships and a wide range of volunteering opportunities.

Careers Guidance

  • The Careers Service provides support, advice and guidance to students during their studies and after graduation to help them secure their ideal job or postgraduate course.
  • 1-to-1 or group sessions are available on, for example, CV preparation, applying for postgraduate courses and effective interview techniques.
  • The service hosts a wide range of career and networking events each year so students can talk to recruiters and organisations face‑to‑face.
  • Over 93% of students were in work or study 6 months after completing their course (Latest DLHE survey, 2014/15).

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 81%
  • Postgraduate 19%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 81%
  • Part Time 19%

Where students come from

  • UK 93%
  • EU 1%
  • Other 5%

Student gender

  • Male 32%
  • Female 68%


  • Founded in 1840, Winchester has 175 years experience of providing excellence in higher education.
  • It first began as a teacher training school, but now its portfolio includes a range of courses within the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, law, sport, education, and health and social care.

Notable Alumni

  • Martin Bashir – television journalist.
  • Mike Bushell – sports presenter.
  • Lauren Cohen – actress.
  • Claire Fuller – author.
  • Steve Furst – comedian, actor and writer.
  • Nick Helm – comedian and actor.
  • Shappi Khorsandi – comedian.
  • Mark Lowry – author.
  • Dirk Maggs – writer and director.
  • Angus Scott – television presenter.

Further Details

Address University of Winchester
SO22 4NR
UCAS Code W76