About The University

The story of the University of Winchester shows just how much we have been woven into the history of the City. It all started with a mission the Church of England had in the 1830s to create an institution that would train teachers to teach in poor communities. The Diocesan Training School was eventually established by Bishop Sumner in 1840. Its original location was 26/27 St Swithun Street, a grand terraced house only a short walk from Winchester Cathedral. It then moved to Wolvesey Palace before finally moving to the purpose-built buildings on West Hill in 1860 – a building that is still at the heart of our campus today. It was hoped that HRH Prince Albert – one of whose servants had previously attended the College for training – would perform the official opening of the new building; however his illness and premature death in December 1861 prevented that.

Our strong leadership and governance has been recognised by the 2017 Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards and the 2017 British Quality Foundation Excellence Award for excellence in all areas of governance and operation.

University of Winchester Course List
  • Arts
  • Advanced Business Administration
  • Academic Studies
  • Accounting – Business
  • Advanced Arts & Entertainment Management
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Acting for Stage and Screen
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Education Assistant
  • Engineering
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Hotel and Resort Management
  • Music
  • Science
  • Tourism Management
  • Addictions and Mental Health
Eligibility Criteria In General
  • UG: 60% Above Marks
  • PG: 60% Above Marks
  • IELTS: 6.0 band or above
  • English Should have above 65% marks

University of Winchester