Offering around 12,000 students over 200 qualifications ranging from HND to PhD, Southampton Solent University is an open, friendly and inclusive university – with strong local and international links that provide its students with the opportunities to build the practical, industry-relevant skills employers are looking for.
With a vibrant city-centre location and surrounded by beautiful parks, Southampton Solent University students are right in the heart of the action. From culture to clubs and sport, Southampton has it all – while the Students’ Union offers a great range of social events clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities.
Southampton Solent University offer an exciting range of innovative courses in the following areas: Business and enterprise, engineering and technology, creative industries and media production, maritime, sport, health and social sciences. These courses are uniquely tailored to industry needs and are constantly updated with input from industry professionals. Academic teams bring a wealth of professional knowledge, experience and contacts, and work placements and industry contact are embedded into courses. For more information on our courses visit our website.
First class facilities
Students across a range of courses have the chance to use specialist equipment and facilities throughout their studies, these facilities include:
- Our own on-campus 3D cinema - High-definition television studios - A state-of-the-art outside broadcast vehicle - FA-accredited sports facilities and £1.3 million hi-tech sports laboratory - New £1 million music recording studios. - An in-house composites lab and 60m towing tank, for yacht design and testing.
The main Solent University campus will also soon be transformed by a multi-million pound major development project, including the open of the new teaching and learning building ‘The Spark’ in 2016.
Visiting Southampton Solent University is a great way to get a feel for the University, seeing the facilities on offer and meeting students and staff members to learn what it’s really like to study here.
You can find out more about the course you want to study, meet academic and support staff, take a look at our great facilities and student residences, and get a glimpse of what Southampton itself has to offer. You’ll also be able to find out a bit more about the financial side of studying, and ask our friendly team any questions you might have.
To find out more or book your place on one of our open days, visit our website.
A lively and modern city, Southampton has around 36,000 students meaning there’s always something going on. Everything is within easy walking distance: restaurants, bars, nightclubs, our main campus and one of the biggest shopping centres in the south are all just minutes away.
And when you want something different, the New Forest, Isle of Wight, the south coast’s beautiful beaches and even France are all within easy reach.
Where will you live?
We understand how important it is for all of our students to find a suitable, safe and comfortable place to live. Whether you choose to live at one of our student residences, or rent privately, our dedicated accommodation team will support you in finding the right accommodation for you.
At Solent we have six well-equipped student residences, all located right in the city centre and only a short walk from the main campus. This means you'll have a choice of more than 2,300 fantastic study bedrooms in a sociable, lively environment. The residences are also only a short stroll into town, meaning they're well situated to get to know Southampton.
Fees and funding
To help support you during your studies, there is a range of funding and scholarships available to you from the Government and other sources including maintenance loans, maintenance grants and tuition fee loans. Southampton Solent University also offer a range of scholarships that students can have the opportunity to apply for. These include the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund, Care Leavers, Solent Sport Scholarships and the International Scholarship scheme.
For further information on fees and finance please visit our website.
Solent offers a range of one year foundation courses designed to provide an alternative route into degrees. These are suitable if perhaps you haven't got the grades you need for your chosen degree, or if you are looking to go down an alternative study route and don't hold the relevant qualifications.