University profile

Southampton Solent University

2017/18 edition

About Southampton Solent University

Gear up for tomorrow - discover Solent's postgraduate courses and research opportunities

Warm, welcoming, diverse and friendly - that’s what it feels like at Solent.

Based in the heart of Southampton on the UK's south coast, Solent is an open, friendly and inclusive university– and it’s an extraordinarily diverse , including over 100 nationalities from all across the globe.

We apply creativity and passion to a wide-ranging portfolio innovative . Our subjects range from the creative industries, business and social sciences to maritime and sport.

But don’t take our word for it have a look at what we have to offer and take your next steps in education in a welcoming and professional environment.

That famous work life balance - support and flexibility is key

Whether you are carrying on with study straight from another course, or are coming back to study after a break, we know that being flexible is going to be key. We aim to support you with a learning environment that fits around your current commitments, be it work or family. We have great teams in place to help you tune or rediscover your academic skills, or support you if you need that extra helping hand.

Upskill and redefine

For us it’s all about employment and getting you work ready. If you are already on your career path and need to fine tune your skills to progress, or new into the sector and need that foot in the door, our courses offer you options.

Our staff are experts in their fields and many are still practicing. This knowledge, combined with guest speakers, industry connections to tap into, live briefs, case studies and tailored work based projects will offer you that vital work and study connection.

Our courses are accredited by various professional organisations. Many of our courses offer the opportunity to study for additional accreditation alongside your main course.


First-class facilities

As a student at Solent, your course will give you access to the latest equipment and facilities. We are proud to say our library scored 91% for student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey – ranking it ninth in the country. And if you need a break from studying to relax with your friends, we have our own on campus 3D cinema and have several coffee shops on site.


Research-informed teaching

We have an active, fast-growing research community at Southampton Solent University, and our focus is on the kind of practical, applied research that meets the needs of industry and commerce.

Our dedicated Solent Learning and Teaching Institute supports students, lecturers and researchers alike, encouraging lecturers to incorporate their research into everyday teaching and creating embedded research experiences for learners.


Open days

Visiting us is a great way to get a feel for the university – you can ask questions about the course you’re interested in and take a look at our great facilities. If you aren’t from the area you can see what Southampton has to offer and look at residences to get a feel about where you could live.

Find out more or book your place on one of our

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Getting here

Southampton has by road, rail and air. Visitors can fly directly into Southampton International Airport, while London is just an hour and a half away by car or train.

52 Things To Do

If you’re thinking about starting university, our weekly activities, challenges and guides will help get you prepared. The hour-a-week tasks will get you thinking about which course you want to study, securing finance, how to apply, student life, and everything you need to get ready for freshers’ week! Find out more about

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