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 Coordinator, 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 Teaching and Social work modules
Eligible students are from partner institutions with whom we have a specific Education subject agreement.
Suitable modules for Teaching and Social Work Students 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 10 days in school. Social Work placements need to be negotiated with the Programme Leader.
1) Please complete the Placement Request form and enclose it with your application form as soon as possible, to enable us to establish whether we are able to meet your requirements.
2) Please also enclose a copy of your Police check certificate from your own country with your application. The copy should be certified by your coordinator.
UK Police Record Checks for students who have requested placements
Please note that ALL students who have been formally accepted by us by way of a letter, and who are completing a placement must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check upon arrival. The current cost for this is £44. You will need to pay for this. The DBS can take up to 6 weeks to process the police check so please be aware your placement is likely to occur towards the end of your semester with us.