• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Philosophy of Education at The University of Winchester provides opportunities to think philosophically and critically about educational policy and practice in relation to a wider socioeconomic and political analysis. You learn to demonstrate advanced skills in critically engaging with educational literature and research, and to develop key transferable skills, including the capacity to manage projects, to communicate complex ideas to others with clarity, and to make effective decisions independently and with others, in preparation for equipping you for progression in graduate employment or for further advanced study.

You evaluate the contributions of theorists and educationalists, consider case studies drawn from empirical research, and delve into the rich tapestry of your own experiences to reflect critically upon educational issues, policy and practice. You study modules including Introducing Philosophy of Education, Pedagogical Ethics, Education and Social Justice, Aesthetics and Education.


The programme prepares graduates to pursue or advance careers in any profession with an educational component or context. While the most obvious examples include the areas of teaching, educational management and policy, disability and professions that involve care and service, the programme seeks to produce graduates who would be able to apply transfer their knowledge, skills, and understanding to a wide variety of sectors, including business, charity work, and arts & culture. The programme also provides a firm foundation for those interested in undertaking a postgraduate research degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introducing Philosophy of Education
  • Introducing Mixed Methods in Social Research
  • Pedagogical Ethics
  • Education and Social Justice
  • Aesthetics and Education

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity

                      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                      • Full-time duration 12 months
                      • Average part-time duration 24 months
                    • Credits
                      180 alternative credits
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus
                    • More information Go to the programme website

                    English Language Requirements

                    You need the following IELTS score:

                    • Minimum required score:


                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                    Academic Requirements

                    You need the following GPA score:

                    Required score: First Class

                    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                    General Requirements

                    • Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study.
                    • If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      12950 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 12950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                    • EU/EEA

                      5500 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                    • EU/EEA part-time: £2,750
                    • International part-time: £6,475

                    Living costs for Winchester

                    • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                      Living Costs

                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                    We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course.

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