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Winchester, England Academics


To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good-academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. 

Please note that this program can sometimes be competitive.  We typically have 10-15 spaces in the fall (exchange) and 15-20 spaces in the spring (study abroad).  However, most years all students who meet the eligibility requirements and write strong applications are accepted.


This document takes you step-by-step through identifying possible courses you can take at Winchester: ACADEMIC INFORMATION & COURSE SELECTION

You can learn more about academics at the University of Winchester here.  Scroll down to "Module Information" to find the Semester 1 (Fall) and Semester 2 (Spring) course offerings.  If planning for a future year,  use the current year courses as a guide for what will be offered.  Updated catalogs are generally released in late April or early May.

You will take four modules (courses) from regular Winchester subject offerings, such as American Studies, Archaeology, Business, Communication, Criminal Justice, Dance, Drama, Education, English, History, Geography, Media & Film Studies,  Psychology, Sociology, Social Care Studies, and Theology & Religious Studies.

Business Students: 
The College of Business recommends that College of Business students consult closely with their CADE adviser regarding study abroad at the University of Winchester. Curricular changes at the University of Winchester have made it more difficult for students, especially student studying abroad as upper classman, to earn enough credit in business studies to advance their UW-Eau Claire degree program.  In addition, COB students may be asked to provide a letter of support to register for level five and level six modules.

Psychology Students:
U of Winchester Psychology Department requires visiting students to demonstrate one year of research methods in order to enroll in 2nd and 3rd year modules (level 5 & 6 modules).  You must have successfully completed UWEC's MATH 246-Elementary Statistics OR  PSYC 265- Statistical Methods in Psychology I AND PSYC 271- Methods of Research in Psychology prior to your semester at Winchester in order to access level 5 and 6 psychology modules. Winchester strictly enforces this pre-requisite. 

UW-Eau Claire Equivalencies

Many courses you can take at the University of Winchester have already been evaluated for UW-Eau Claire credit.  To view these courses, go to the Transfer Wizard site. In order to determine whether the module (course) will be offered in “Semester 1” (fall) or “Semester 2” (spring) you will need to check the Winchester link above.
Click the USING TRANSFER WIZARD handout for information on how to find classes, and how to understand what you are seeing.

Please remember that the transfer wizard is a historical record. There is NO guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future or that they will be offered during the term in which you will be abroad. 

Liberal Education/General Education Requirements

For students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program can fulfill an Integrate Learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments while abroad. Please contact your study abroad coordinator for more details. 

For students in catalog years through 2015-16, Foreign Culture can be waived upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at after completion of your program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirements. See the university catalog for details.). 

Academic Calendar

You may study in the fall and spring semesters. Fall term runs September-December; Spring runs mid-January through early April. Students accepted to the fall exchange have the option of staying the full academic year. Exact dates will be available the semester prior to the exchange.