Academic fields of study include subjects within the arts, humanities,
education, business, law, social sciences and health and social care.
Bachelor Honours degrees (BA/BSc) are available along with their exit
qualifications, Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) and Certificate of Higher
Education (CertHE). Study can be full-time or part-time.
Most students undertake a Bachelor Honours degree, but many aim to study for
other undergraduate awards (DipHE and Cert) and then top-up their qualifications
to gain the full honours degree at a later date. At Winchester we also offer
Foundation degrees (FdA).
Single Honours degree programmes focus on one subject. They generally focus
around a ‘core’ of compulsory modules which are added to by a range of optional
modules which enable you to tailor your degree towards your own interests.
Combined Honours programmes enable you to study two subjects, jointly (50% /
50%) and it is possible to transfer to a Single Honours programme at the end of
The subjects chosen can be an important stimulus to your academic work and to
the way you present yourself to an employer.
Levels of a degree generally equate to the years (full-time) of the
programme, and at the end of each level you may leave with a recognised Higher
|Honours degree - Single or Combined (BA/BSc)|
Average length: 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time (BA Primary Education
is 4 years)
Requirements: Successful completion of Levels 4,5 and 6 (Years 1, 2 and
Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
Average length: 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Requirements: Successful completion of Levels4 and 5 (Years 1 and 2).
Students then have the option of pursuing an Honours degree by completing Level
6 (Year 3)
Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
Average length: 1year full-timeor 2years part-time
Requirements: Successful completion of Level 4 (Year
At Winchester, Foundation degrees are part-time programmes that offer
flexible study. They are designed to equip people who are new to higher
education with relevant skills and knowledge for the workplace.