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At University Centre Sparsholt we have put together just a few frequently asked questions that may help in your decision making. We are adding to this page all the time with more frequently asked questions but If you would like to get in touch regarding the another question, please email degree-enquiries@sparsholt.ac.uk

  • What financial support is available to students?

    What financial support is available to students?

    All our undergraduate and postgraduate courses qualify for student finance available in the form of student loans. Please check your eligibility here

    UCS also offers some additional financial help to students from low income families or low participation areas in the shape of bursaries, find out more 

  • I don't meet the minimum entry requirements - what are my options?

    I don’t meet the minimum entry requirements – what are my options?

    If you don’t quite meet the minimum entry requirements, in terms of grades or subject relevance, we’d recommend looking at our Access to HE (Land-Based Studies).

    This 1 year full-time programme is designed to help students bring their knowledge and skills up to the standard required to study at degree level, and subject to grades may meet the entry requirements for our own degree and that of other institutions.

    For further details see here

  • Do you offer postgraduate study?

    Do you offer postgraduate study?

    Yes – we offer an MSc Applied Zoo Biology and an MSc Equine Behaviour, Performance and Training, to students who have completed their BSc and been awarded a 2:2 or above.

    We also collaborate with University of Portsmouth in supporting some of our students who want to study for an MRes.

    Find out more

  • What transport is available to students not living in Halls?

    What transport is available to students not living in Halls?

    The Sparsholt Campus is approximately 10 minute drive from Winchester city centre, which is just over 1 hour from London by train.

    There is ample student parking for students who have their own vehicles, and we offer a range of other options for students who need to use a campus bus or public transport

    Find out more 

  • What hands on experience do your degree offer?

    What hands on experience do your degree offer?

    In addition to practical work, all our degree offer students the opportunity to undertake work experience. This allows students to build on their practical skills and build industry contacts.

    Find out more 

  • When is the deadline for applications?

    When is the deadline for applications?

    We will consider applications right up to when degree start (subject to spaces being available) in September. We however recommend applying as soon as possible, so you are included in offer holders events and we can keep in touch as we prepare for the start of session.

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  • Do you offer accommodation?

    Do you offer accommodation?

    Yes – UCS students can apply for accommodation both on-site and in Burma Road (University of Winchester).

    Find out more 

  • Do I have to attend an interview?

    Do I have to attend an interview?

    No – for most courses we will make an offer based on your application, your grades and personal statement. Should the tutors want to speak to you, this will be by telephone.

  • Do you accept applications from international students?

    Do you accept applications from international students?

    Yes – we welcome applications from all nationalities, currently have students enrolled with us from many countries, e.g. China. Ireland, South Africa. Please contact us if you have a question about your country and any specific entry requirements, email degree-enquiries@sparsholt.ac.uk

  • Do you accept applications from international students?

    Do you accept applications from international students?

    Yes – we welcome applications from all nationalities, currently have students enrolled with us from many countries, e.g. China. Ireland, South Africa. Please contact us if you have a question about your country and any specific entry requirements, email degree-enquiries@sparsholt.ac.uk

  • How many days/hours teaching do your degree involve?

    How many days/hours teaching do your degree involve?

    Our full-time degree (BSc/FdSc) involve 3 days guided learning/teaching, plus independent study. Our Masters degree involve 1-2 days teaching, depending on whether your take the part-/full-time course. Teaching is a delivered through a mix of on-site and on-line lectures, seminars and practical.

  • Can I bring my horse to University Centre Sparsholt?

    Can I bring my horse to University Centre Sparsholt?

    Yes – the Equine Centre offers industry-accredited facilities, expert staff and a range of livery/stabling options. Your horse would enjoy a modern, well-equipped yard featuring 60+ stables (all with rubber mats and hay bars) and stalls, as well as indoor and outdoor arenas, a horsewalker, weighbridge, hot shower and solarium with infra-red heat lamps, grass rides and cross-country schooling, all set in the beautiful Hampshire countryside.