Solent University UK

Solent University is a public university based in Southampton, United Kingdom. It has approximately 11000 students. Its main campus is located on East Park Terrace near the city centre and the maritime hub of Southampton.

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, students at Southampton Institute received degrees awarded by Nottingham Trent University. 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.

Name In English Type Foundation Year
Solent University Public 2004

Academic Requirement for admission
Master Programs
  • 4-years bachelors (Hons) degree / 16 years education with 60%
  • IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading
  • Without IELTS possible


  • MBA in Global Business

Tuition Fee
Master Programs GBP £ 15,000 / Year Approx.

Solent University:

  • Southampton is an exciting location and is just an hour journey by train to London 
  • Quick turnaround time for offers i.e. 48 hours and 72 hours for CAS issuance
  • Flexible tuition fee provision (only £ 3000 deposit for CAS issuance)
  • Wide range of scholarships available including merit-based scholarship of up to £ 2000