The University of Winchester has four faculties: ARTS, BLS (Business, Law and Sport), HSS (History and Social Sciences) and EHSC (Education, Health and Social Care). Upon arrival at the University of Winchester you will be placed in the faculty which best fits your area of study. Your faculty will handle the modules you take and support your academic study.
Admission and module changes are handled by the Study Abroad Co-ordinator, who is located in the Registry department. This allows the University to have a centrally organised Study Abroad system.
Modules and credits
A full-time student would be expected to take 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year. Each module is usually worth 15 credits. This usually means that you will take 4 modules per semester or 8 per academic year. One credit translates to 10 hours worth of work.
At the University of Winchester, Home students usually follow a strict structure to their programme. However, as an exchange student your home institution will define which level is best suited to your current level of study. Year 1 classes are defined at Level 4 (or level 1) with a module code starting with a 1. Year 2 classes are defined at Level 5 (or level 2) with a module code starting with a 2. Year 3 classes are defined at Level 6 (or level 3) with a module code starting with a 3. For postgraduate programmes each level is increased depending of the level of study.
Information for students eligible to select BA Primary Education Teaching modules
Eligible students are from partner institutions with whom we have a specific Education subject agreement.
Suitable modules for Teaching can be found on our 'Module Information' page.
How do I request a placement?
The University of Winchester specialises in primary education so placements would normally be in a primary school. We can offer a maximum of 8 -10 days in school. Please ensure that you advise Study Abroad that you require a placement when you submit your application.
In order to apply for a placement, you must enclose a copy of your Police Certificate from your own country with your Study Abroad application. The Police Certificate should be no more than 6 months old at the time of submission. The copy should be certified by your home university co-ordinator. We will also ask to see the original document at arrivals week.
UK Police Checks for students who have requested placements
Please note that you will be asked to complete Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check during arrivals week. The current cost for this is £44, which you will be required to pay for. You will be provided with further information regarding the arrangements for the DBS check by the Study Abroad Co-ordinator. The DBS can take a few weeks to process the records so please be aware your placement is likely to occur towards the end of your semester with us.