Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University

The institution

Industry-focused postgraduate courses at Southampton Solent University

Why Solent?
At Southampton Solent University we believe there is always more to learn.
An international university with over a hundred and sixty years of history, Southampton Solent knows that employers want more from their staff.
Our graduates are talented, well-rounded individuals, filled with fresh ideas and innovative approaches to the challenges of professional life – and we give you every opportunity to develop the real-world experience that will really set you apart from other graduates.

Postgraduate study

Collaborative, practical learning 
Developed with employers and the industry in mind, our courses are led by academic experts and professional practitioners who combine exceptional subject knowledge with strong industry connections. 

As part of a collaborative team of staff and postgraduate students, you’ll have the chance to contribute to the debate – and benefit from our academics’ practical insights, professional connections and potential to deliver unique work experience opportunities. 

Our creative, industry-focused courses cover subject areas ranging from business to fashion, from health to fitness. 

Work with industry 

Our course teams have strong links with local, national and international industries and businesses, and most Solent courses deliver regular guest speakers and networking opportunities. 

Our courses also have a strong focus on giving you real experience you can put on your CV, offering a range of work placements, study trips, exchange opportunities and industry workshops where you can apply your skills and knowledge. 

A supportive community

When you study at Southampton Solent University, you become part of our diverse and welcoming community of students and staff. 
We also do everything we can to support your academic growth, and to make sure your time with us is productive and fun. Many of our courses also offer flexible or part-time study, so you can learn at a pace to suit you. From financial advice to mental health, from faith issues to academic worries – our student hub offers help and support on every aspect of student life and study. 


Southampton Solent University has created an enabling environment for research and innovation among the researchers, scholars and learners here on campus. Research-informed teaching is at the heart of our approach to teaching and learning.

Researchers work to build a cycle of learning and growth by relating their research to practice, to the wider community and to students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The growth of communities of practice based on current research is supported through the research and innovation hubs, which bring the strengths of the University together within core groups. These hubs provide a stimulating and enabling environment for all researchers, including student researchers, to engage in multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary discourse, and to develop strong external partnerships with industry and other stakeholders.


Excellent resources 

Our well-stocked libraries are open 24-hours during term-time weekdays, and all our students have remote access to thousands of e-books and journals across a huge range of subjects, ensuring you can find the information you need whenever you need it. 
We also provide a number of dedicated research centres, giving postgraduate researchers like you access to the working space and specialist research facilities you need. 

Through your course you can also access the latest equipment, software and facilities – giving you the chance to build practical, hands-on experience with professional tools. 

Key information

East Park Terrace
SO14 0YN
Telephone number: 
023 8031 9000