The Student Engagement in Higher Education program offered by The University of Winchester provides an opportunity to learn from sector experts from Winchester’s world leading practice and recently established Centre for Student Engagement with internally recognised Visiting Fellows. You will be provided with the opportunity to develop an applicable knowledge and critical understanding of theory and practice surrounding Student Engagement to be equipped to become a more applicable practitioner in diverse settings.

Upon completion of the programme, you will be able to synthesise an understanding of theory and policy of Student Engagement in Higher Education, and will have the ability to critically reflect on Student Engagement practice in their own context and understand the different practices (Student Voice, Partnership etc.). You will develop a critical awareness of the current challenges and agendas facing Student Engagement in Higher Education, informed by the forefront of contemporary policy and theoretical thinking. You will also apply your knowledge to challenging contexts of engaging students in Higher Education in a contemporary setting, and will be able to evaluate and directly plan practice to ensure Student Engagement practices are relevant to the module themes in diverse settings with varied stakeholders (diversity, democracy, scalability etc.). 


This programme is viewed as a staff development opportunity for Higher Education professionals and academics who wish to expand their thinking and gain accreditation in the area of Student Engagement.  This programme could be relevant for staff members seeking L7 accreditation needed for promotion or are seeking to enhance their practice as academic programme/department leaders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Student Engagement Theory Into Practice - The Student Engagement Theory into Practice module offers students an introduction to the core themes, practices, policies and theories surrounding Student Engagement in global Higher Education to enhance and support the student experience.
  • Critically Reflecting on Student Engagement - Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable.

Detailed Programme Facts

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 or relevant professional experience will be required. The programme is suitable for aspiring practitioners, academics and professionals who are currently working in a Higher Education setting. 
  • It is expected that students who enrol on this programme are digitally literate and comfortable using the following applications: Microsoft Office Programmes Outlook and Word; Skype; general internet search engines; Virtual Learning Environments such as Canvas.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    2004 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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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.


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