The University of Winchester

The University of Winchester The University of Winchester
The University of Winchester was established in 1840 as a teacher training college and we have a long history of excellence in higher education

GeoEducationPartnerWe pride ourselves on our innovative and forward-thinking teaching with researchers at the forefront of their disciplines. Student life is centred on our modern campus, within walking distance of the city and our dynamic academic environment is made up of around 6,400 students, studying a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Programmes span education, arts, business, law, sport, humanities, social sciences, health and social care.


As a values-driven institution, we are founded in the following ideals: justice, truth, human rights and collective for the public good. Our students are seen as individuals, and our emphasis is to offer professionally focused courses along with strong student support and excellent facilities for both learning and socialising. This includes a state-of-the-art learning and teaching building, new student villages, an award-winning Student Union, and great sports facilities including a new gym with the latest equipment and a Sports Stadium.

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Geography with Impact  


BSc Geography at Winchester is well placed to understand some of the most pressing issues facing the planet in the twenty-first century. These include globalisation, world population growth, resource shortages, geopolitical instability and climate change. It offers a dynamic synthesis of the social and natural sciences and a broad perspective in both space and time.

The course offers an integrated human and physical geography perspective on a range of major global issues.

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Students in the first year receive a broad introduction to geography and geographical issues today. In the second year, students are encouraged to develop their geographical practice through specialised modules including fieldwork, laboratory and technology-based elements. By the third year Winchester geographers are ready to apply their expertise to understand complex geographical problems through original research and to promote the external impacts of their work.

The degree recognises the value of geography to society and emphasises the importance of communicating this. Throughout the course students learn how to get their message across in a variety of ways and become effective communicators, addressing diverse audiences such as companies, organisations and communities. This combination of subject knowledge, external impact and communication produces rounded, confident geographers ready to enter a variety of growing areas of employment.

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If you’d like to find out more why not visit one of our open days for 2016 entry – click here to find out more including dates and how to book.


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