University Centre Sparsholt


  • Location: Town, Rural

About us

University Centre Sparsholt (UCS) offers a truly diverse and exciting range of courses which can take your higher education journey to the next level.

We believe a qualification from UCS means more than just a piece of paper. It means practical, hands-on experience, research opportunities and industry connections to prepare you from day one for your future career in your chosen specialist field.

Our lecturers have wide ranging industry experience and are as excited about their specialist subject as you are. The teaching team is highly qualified with extensive industry contacts, all of which they are keen to share with you both on campus in the specialist facilities and off-campus at industry sites.

At UCS you won’t be a number in a large class, our dedicated HE team take time to get to know their students on first name terms and make themselves available for queries and support when they are not teaching. 

Study at University Centre Sparsholt | Amy's Story

Hear what Agriculture student Amy has to say about studying and student life on our amazing countryside campus at University Centre Sparsholt.

What makes us different

Top quality teaching - our lecturers bring their expertise to your learning, from their work and their strong links with a range of organisations. Our smaller class sizes mean you will have better access to our lecturers, visiting speakers and our excellent links with industry.

Meet our experts:

Employability and industry links - opportunities to undertake work placements and carry out industry-relevant research will feed into your career and employability. Many students go on to work within the organisation they may be placed.

Who we work with:

Outstanding facilities - our 183 hectare campus has diverse on-site habitats and industry-standard training areas to support your learning, including: Aquatic Research and Conservation Centre; Equine Centre with Rider Performance Studio; Animal Health and Welfare Research Centre.

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Sparsholt has provided with me with all the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that I will need to find a job, or to continue my learning. They have made me feel incredibly confident in my abilities as a future ecologist. The courses are very practical and hands-on, so all the theory learnt can be put into practice, which is incredibly important for the industry. The tutors are extremely knowledgeable and encouraging, and always make sure you gain all the relevant industry-based experience.

FdSc Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Student

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Course locations

Main Site

Sparsholt, Winchester, SO21 2NF