We have a long and established history of being a major provider of high-quality programmes, partnerships and research opportunities in the fields of teaching, the academic study of education, early years, health, social care, social work and community development.

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We have a long and established history of being a major provider of high-quality programmes, partnerships and research opportunities in the fields of teaching, the academic study of education, early years, health, social care, social work and community development.

The Faculty is home to three departments: Education Studies and Liberal Arts; Teacher Development, and Interprofessional Studies (Children, Health, Social Work and Community).

We offer a wide range of dynamic courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate degree level that are tailored to meet the needs of the professions. These programmes are consistently rated highly in internal and national surveys of student satisfaction.

Our teaching staff have both practical know-how and academic expertise with many years of experience in these subject areas; the faculty consistently receives high ratings from our students and we are dedicated to inspirational learning, combining teaching with work placements and impactful research.

Our friendly, approachable and highly experienced staff are here to support you all the way.

 

 

Our departments

Meet the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care team

Research in the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care

Postgraduate research supervision

We offer research supervision in a wide range of subjects. Explore our academic staff profile pages via the departmental links above for individual areas of supervision.

Find out everything you need to know about studying for a postgraduate research degree at Winchester.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Numbers

  • Nearly twenty per cent of all outputs submitted in Winchester's Education submission to REF 2014 were deemed to be of world-leading quality.
  • The percentage of overall research activity judged to be world-leading more than doubled since RAE 2008.
  • Sixty per cent of all outputs submitted was judged to be either world-leading or internationally excellent, with 87% overall being of international quality or above.
  • Forty per cent of research submitted was recognised as having very considerable impact in terms of reach and significance, with the reach and significance of a hundred per cent  of our submission recognised as having either considerable or very considerable impact.

Subjects

The research included in the submission ranged across disciplines to include teacher education and professional and vocational learning, early years, special and inclusive education, learning and teaching, medical education, philosophy of education and history of education.

Case studies

Case studies from two well-established University research centres demonstrated the breadth of impact beyond academia.

Projects from the Centre for Real-World Learning focussed on vocational and practical learning and 'habits of mind' that foster successful lifelong learning.

Research in the Centre for the History of Women's Education led to collaborations with school centres for the history of girls' secondary education and their links with local communities and projects.

Research environment

The Education research environment was recognised as conducive to producing research of internationally recognised quality in terms of its vitality and sustainability. The results of REF 2014 demonstrate the commitment of the University and the Faculty to supporting research, from early-career to established researchers.