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Solent University (Southampton)
Solent University (Southampton)-Overview

Solent University (SU) is a long-established and highly regarded educational institution in Southampton with over 160 years of teaching heritage to its name. With postgraduate courses available in a huge number of subject areas, SU offers a range of MA, MSc and MBA programs, as well as industry-accredited professional and part-time courses.

SU is located in the coastal city of Southampton, a city with a population of around 250,000 which offers something for everyone. Southampton has beautiful city centre parks, lively arts and music scene as well as a culture of sports and outdoor pursuits. There is a waterfront development with restaurants and modern shopping centres, and many beaches within an hour’s drive.

The university campus and its six halls of residence are located in the heart of the city, and incoming students will join a vibrant community of around 30,000 students from over 100 countries, who call Southampton home. There is a diverse and very active Students’ Union, and students benefit from strong international connections, both socially and academically.

Solent University is well funded and equipped with the latest subject-specific tools and technologies. It is a research-driven and employment-focused university, which cultivates strong connections with its industry partners. The curriculums are informed by these collaborations, ensuring that an SU postgraduate degree will be a relevant and respected qualification that prepares graduates for success after graduation.

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About the Solent University (Southampton)

Solent University is a research driven and employment focused university, which cultivates strong connections with its industry partners.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

9,590 Undergraduate
560 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2019


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