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Study at the Solent University


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

Quick Summary

  • Established: 2018
  • Students: 9,910 (2021)
  • Intl. Student Ratio: 30%
  • Location: Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Campus: one
  • TEF Ranking: Silver
  • THE Ranking: 85th in the UK ( 500 – 600 in the World)

Subjects Offered

The Solent University covers a broad range of subjects at foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Find out more about what they offer and why it’s great to study at Solent University.

  • Architecture and construction
  • Art and design
  • Business and finance
  • Computing and games
  • Engineering
  • English and journalism
  • Fashion
  • Health, psychology and sociology
  • International studies
  • Law and criminology
  • Maritime
  • Marketing, communications and public relations
  • Music and performance
  • Sport and fitness
  • Travel and tourism
  • TV, film, media production and technology
  • Foundation years
  • Postgraduate
  • Professional courses
  • Apprenticeships
  • Coach education courses

University Ranking (Worldwide)

According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, Solent University is ranking at 500 – 600 in the world.

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University Campuses

Solent University has three primary locations City, Warsash and Timsbury Lake. The City campus is in the centre of Southampton, on the east side of East Park. This campus broadly includes the Sir James Matthews building, which is situated on the far side of the park. Part of the Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering is on the eastern bank of the Hamble River overlooking Southampton Water, while Timsbury Lake is located in Timsbury.

Solent University East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN