Solent University


E Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YN, United Kingdom



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Business, Creative Arts, Engineering


30th, World rank: 101


Solent University (formerly Southampton Solent University) is a public university based in Southampton, United Kingdom. It has approximately 11,000 students. Its main campus is located on East Park Terrace near the city centre and the maritime hub of Southampton.

Solent University students are represented by Solent Students’ Union, which is based on the East Park Terrace campus.

Solent University 1The university’s origins can be traced back to a private School of Art founded in 1856, which eventually became the Southampton College of Art. Mergers with the Southampton College of Technology, and later the College of Nautical Studies at Warsash, led to the establishment of the Southampton Institute of Higher Education in 1984.

Southampton Institute became a university on 12 July 2005, adopting the name Southampton Solent University on 15 August 2005. Prior to 2005, Southampton Institute provided assistance to Nottingham Trent University in its provision of business-focused degrees, relating to accountancy, finance and professional ACCA qualifications. Some Nottingham Trent University certificates included Southampton Institute/Solent University stamps to indicate this agreement. In 2015 the University came to an agreement with New College of the Humanities, London whereby it will validate some of their degrees. In November 2017, the Privy Council approved the change of name of Southampton Solent University to Solent University, with effect from 2018.

BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance
BSc (Hons) Accountancy and Finance (Top-up)
BEng (Hons) Acoustic and Audio Engineering
BA (Hons) Acting and Performance
BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice
BA (Hons) Adventure and Outdoor Management
BA (Hons) Animation
BSc (Hons) Applied Human Nutrition
BSc (Hons) Applied Sport Science
BA (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology
BA (Hons) Architectural Design and Visualisation
HNC Architectural Technology
BA (Hons) Beauty Promotion
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
MSc Advanced Building Simulation
MA Advertising and Multimedia Communications
MSc Applied Acoustics
MSc Applied Computing
MSc Architectural Project Management
MSc Computer Engineering
MA Contemporary Music
MA Creative Advertising
MA Creative Direction for Fashion and Beauty
MA Creative Enterprise
MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice
MA Critical Creative Practice
MSc Cyber Security Engineering
MSc Data Analytics Engineering


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