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Solent University

Solent University is a dynamic and ambitious international university spanning industries from fashion to engineering. We offer practical and professional education; our distinctive courses are uniquely tailored to industry needs. Our approach is creative, inclusive and student-focused and we have strong international ties. Amongst other things we’re home to one of the world’s leading maritime training providers, a unique service matching creatives to industry, and one of the UK’s leading competitive sports programmes.

We are dedicated to the pursuit of excellent university education that enables learners from all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders, while also promoting economic and social prosperity for the communities we serve.

Join our global community of 60,000 graduates and counting …


Confidence for life

We’re as excited about your future as you are. Award winning teaching, personalised support and industry-led curriculums mean you’ll graduate ready for anything.

We are international

It’s a wide world out there. We want you to be a part of it. Study alongside students from 100 different countries and benefit from strong international links.

First-class facilities

Great work depends on great tools. We are proud to offer students access to the latest subject-specific technology and equipment.

At the heart of the city

Leave the bus pass at home. Our campus and six residences are all located in the heart of Southampton city centre.

Making an impact

Research shouldn’t just live in books and journals. Our work in areas such as communication, media studies, engineering and sport has impacted the real world.

Ready for work

University is fun, but you aren’t there just for the fun of it. With workplace focused and industry-led courses, we prepare you to succeed after graduation.


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Academic Schools at Solent

At Solent we are committed to the success of our students. Embracing new ideas, raising aspirations and enhancing the careers prospects of everyone who comes here to study is at the heart of everything we do. Our five academic schools play an essential role in making this happen.

School of Art, Design and Fashion

The School of Art, Design and Fashion is a hub for creative collaboration here at Solent. Subject areas include illustration, fine art, photography, interior design, graphics, make-up and product design.

School of Business, Law and Communications

Solent University’s School of Business, Law and Communications offers accredited undergraduate degrees, higher national diplomas and foundation qualifications. The School holds the Small Business Charter award – earned by offering extensive support to local start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Warsash School of Maritime, Science and Engineering

The Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering incorporates the world-renowned Warsash Maritime Academy. Course areas include construction, engineering, acoustic technologies, shipping, maritime studies, yacht design and much more.

School of Media, Arts and Technology

The University’s School of Media Arts and Technology offers courses in music, performance, broadcasting, film production, visual effects, animation, computing, business technologies, cyber security, gaming and web design.

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

Our School of Sport, Health and Social Science is home to a range of professionally accredited sports coaching, personal training, sport science, psychology and social work programmes.

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