Solent University

Play Overseas works with talented athletes and connects them with UK based universities, giving them the chance to further their sporting career alongside their education.

About Solent University

Solent University is located in Southampton, England and is home to just over 11,000 students. Students from just over 100 different countries attend Solent University and study academic programmes in the fields of Art and Design, Business, Law, Communications, Social Sciences and Sport.

In recent years, Solent University has emerged as a leading provider of academic programmes relating to Sport in the U.K. with courses such as Sport Science and Sports Management being some of the most popular.

Where is Solent?

Located in Southampton city centre, on the South Coast of England, Solent University is a great dynamic city with a large student population. With the large number of students, the port city of Southampton has many pubs, clubs, cinemas and restaurants to keep student’s busy when not studying.

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Southampton is less than two hours from London by train and the city even has it’s own airport, connecting you with various destinations in the U.K. and others throughout Europe. Southampton’s airport is approximately four miles from Solent University whilst the main London airports are also very accessible via train.


With over 30 sports teams that compete both locally and nationally there are a wide range of sporting opportunities on offer at Solent University. Below you will find a full list of sports on offer to students.

  • American Football
  • Cricket
  • Sailing
  • Athletics
  • Equestrian
  • Snowsports
  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Sub Aqua
  • Basketball
  • Futsal
  • Surf
  • Boccia
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Boxing
  • Netball
  • Volleyball
  • Cheerleading and dance
  • Rowing
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Climbing
  • Rugby


Solent University offers a wide range of courses for student-athletes to pursue alongside their sporting ambitions. The full list of available courses can be found below.

If you need further information about any of the courses below, please feel free to ask.

Advanced Building Simulation MSc International Maritime Business MSc
Advertising & Multimedia Communications MA International Shipping and Logistics MSc
Applied Acoustics MSc Journalism and Multimedia Communications MA
Applied Computing MSc Luxury Brand Management MA
Architectural Project Management MSc Management MSc
Computer Engineering MSc Marketing MSc
Contemporary Music MA Media Arts Management MA
Creative Advertising MA Personnel and Development MA
Creative Direction for Fashion and Beauty MA Physical Education and School Sport MA
Creative Enterprise MA Post Production in Film and Television MA
Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc Project Management MSc
Critical Creative Practice MA Public Relations and Multimedia Communications MA
Cyber Security Engineering MSc Shipping Operations MSc
Data Analytics Engineering MSc Sport Science and Performance Coaching MSc
Digital Design MSc Sports Broadcast Journalism MA
Film Production MA Sport Development MA
Football Science MSc Sport Management MA
Global Master of Business Administration MBA Superyacht Design MSc
Human Resource Management MA Sustainable Building Design MSc
International Business Management BSc Visual Communication MA
Accountancy and Finance BA Football Science Msci
Acoustic and Audio Engineering Beng Football Studies BA
Acting and Performance BA Future Transport Engineering Beng
Adult Nursing Practice BSc Graphic Design BA
Adventure and Outdoor Management BA Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science BSc
Animation BA Illustration BA
Applied Human Nutrition BSc Interior Design BA
Applied Sport Science BSc Interior Design Decoration BA
Architectural Design and Technology BA International Air Travel and Tourism Management BA
Architectural Design and Visualisation BA International Tourism Management BA
Beauty Promotion BA Journalism BA
Biomedical Science BSc Live Event Technology BSc
Body Art BA Make-up and Hair Design BA
Business (Professional Development) BA Marine Electrical and Electronic Engineering FD Eng
Business Management BA Marine Engineering FdEng
Computer Games (Art) BA Marine Operations FdSc
Computer Games Design BA Maritime Business BSc
Computer Games Technology BSc Maritime Management Top-Up BSc
Computer Generated Imagery BA Marketing BA
Computer Systems and Networks Engineering BSc Marketing with Advertising BA
Computing BSc Marketing with Sport BA
Construction Management BSc Mechanical Engineering Beng
Criminal Investigation with Psychology BA Media Engineering Beng
Criminology BA Media Production BA
Criminology and Psychology BA Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing Msci
Cyber Security Management BSc Music Business BA
Digital Animation BA Musical Theatre BA
Digital Arts Top-Up BA Photography BA
Digital Design and Web Development BSc Physical Education BA
Digital Music BA Popular Music Performance Bmus
Electronic Engineering Beng Popular Music Performance and Production BA
Engineering Design and Manufacture BSc Popular Music Production BSc
English and Creative Writing BA Post Production for Film and Television BA
English and Film BA Product Design BA
English and Media BA Psychology BSc
Events Management BA Psychology (Child Development and Education) BSc
Fashion BA Psychology (Counselling and Mental Health) BSc
Fashion Buying and Merchandising BA Psychology (Forensic and Psychopathology) BSc
Fashion Graphics BA Public Relations and Communication BA
Fashion Journalism BA Renewable Energy Engineering Beng
Fashion Management with Marketing BA Shipping and Port Management BSc
Fashion Media BA Social Work BA
Fashion Photography BA Sociology BA
Fashion Promotion and Communication BA Software Engineering BSc
Fashion Styling and Creative Direction BA Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc
Festival and Event Management BA Sport and Exercise Therapy BSc
Film BA Sport Coaching and Sport Development BA
Film and Television BA Sport Management BA
Film Production BA Sport Performance Coaching BSc
Film Visual Effects BA Sports Journalism BA
Fine Art BA Television Production BA
Fitness and Personal Training BSc Visual Communication (Accelerated) BA
Fitness Management BA Yacht and Powercraft Design Beng
Football Business Management BA Yacht Design and Production Beng

Course Fees and Scholarships

Full-time fees for overseas students in the 2019/20 academic year are as follows:

  • MA – Master of Arts: £12,875
  • MSc – Master of Science: £13,905
  • MBA – Master of Business Administration: £15,450
  • Bachelor’s degree: £12,875
  • Foundation Year/Certificate: £11,330
  • Higher National Diplomas/Certificates: £12,875 (exam registration fees may apply)


Solent University is able to help student-athletes reduce the cost of their education, however U.K. university scholarships are much more limited in comparison those offered in the U.S.

Student-athletes considering Solent University would likely be offered partial awards that would still require a financial contribution from the student.

Funding Your Year Overseas

Solent University is authorised to accept U.S. Federal Loans, giving student-athletes a further option to fund their studies overseas.

If you wish to apply for a U.S. Federal Loan to fund your studies at Solent, the first step is to go to the FAFSA website to complete the Free Application for Student Aid form. During this process you will be asked for a Solent’s school code is, this is: G25616


There are six student residences at Solent, all of which are great places to work, relax and meet new friends. All are located in Southampton city centre and are within a fifteen minute walk of the main campus.

A single study-bedroom will include an en-suite toilet with shower facilities as well as a kitchen/diner equipped with a fridge freezer, electric hob, conventional and microwave oven, a kettle and a vacuum cleaner.

En-suite rooms
£140.91 per week
£5,898.09 for standard* period of residence

*Standard residence period runs from 12 September 2019 to 1 July 2020 (41 weeks and 6 days)

Living Costs

Here is a table with an average of everyday spending costs for a student at Solent University:

Expenditure Cost
Food at average £30/week £1,200
Books and other material £400
Leisure/social (entertainment, going out) at average of £40/week £1,600
Other general expenses (phone, washing, clothing) £1,200
Total average estimated costs £4,400


Providing students with excellent sporting facilities is a key priority at Solent University. State-of-the-art venues, teaching gyms, sport science labs and indoor pitches are just a few of the resources you can take advantage of.

Whether you are looking to take your sporting career to the next level or just work on your fitness alongside your education, Solent has the facilities to help you achieve your goals.

Two Sports Halls (inc. Performance Facilities) Two Fitness Studios and Spin Studio
General Purpose Gym (Public Access) Strength & Conditioning High Performance Gym
Health, Fitness and Personal Training Gyms Sports and Exercise Therapy Clinical Space
6 Changing Rooms and Teaching Pavilion Soccer/American Football Floodlit 3G Pitch
Natural Grass Floodlit Rugby Pitch Natural Grass Floodlit Stadium Pitch

How to Apply

If you want to further your sporting career and education at Solent University, we are here to help. Simply enter your details below and we will then send you instructions on how to complete your application.