Solent University
Southampton, Hampshire , South East, United Kingdom
Overview

Solent University (formerly Southampton Solent University) is a public university based in Southampton, United Kingdom. It has approximately 11,000 students. The 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 the New College of the Humanities, London whereby it will validate some of its degrees. In November 2017, the Privy Council approved the change of name of Southampton Solent University to Solent University, with effect from 2018.

International Students: 14.7%

University Statistics
Student satisfaction score
83.48%
Average graduate salary
18K
% of graduates in work or further study
70.0%
Location

Southampton is a vibrant and lively city just over one hour from London. There are convenient transport links to UK and European cities. The tourist towns of Winchester, Salisbury, and Bournemouth are nearby, as are the New Forest and the world-famous Stonehenge. The English south coast, upon which Southampton is located, offers one of the warmest climates in the UK.

Known throughout history as the ‘Gateway to the World’, Southampton remains a significant international port. Its marina has hosted high profile international boating events such as the Volvo and the BT Global Challenge Round-the-World yacht races.

Student Guide

Study in the UK Solent University is partnered with institutions and organizations from all over the world. We are home to students from over 100 different countries who have all chosen to study abroad here in the UK. Our strengths in maritime, the creative industries, and sports are globally recognized.