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About the Solent University (Southampton)

Southampton Solent University or SSU as it is popularly known as is amongst the UK’s most preferred universities for students looking at postgraduate research. SSU traces its origins to the School of Art established in 1856. SSU offers postgraduate courses in an array of subjects including Film and Television, Business, Creative Writing, Fashion and Maritime studies.

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


School leavers


Mature students

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