QA Higher Education works in partnership with Solent University to deliver a range of programmes for foundation to undergraduate level.

The Pre-Sessional, International Foundation Programme and International Year One pathway programmes are designed to help International students improve their academic and English language skills before undertaking undergraduate or postgraduate degree studies with Solent University.

Launched in 2019, we also work with Solent University to deliver a range of undergraduate degrees at central locations in London, Birmingham and Manchester. These programmes include evening and weekend teaching options too, enabling students to study alongside existing commitments.

The programmes are validated by Solent University and taught by QA Higher Education staff.

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In Teaching and Inclusivity (QS World Rankings, 2017)
Top 5
Creative University in the UK (Which? University, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014)
Most
Improved student experience (Times Higher Education, 2015)
93.9%
Of Solent graduates are in work/further study after graduating (DLHE, 2016/17)

Rosebery Avenue

Levels taught here: Undergraduate

Address: St James' House, 10 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TF

The building is located between the hustle and bustle of London’s financial district and the buzz of the West End. It’s close to many cafes, bars and restaurants that are always popular with our students.

Within the building, the library offers a quiet, reflective area for study. The student area provides a social space. With free WiFi and comfy sofas it is the perfect place for students to unwind.

Just down the road at 7-15 Rosebery Avenue is our Student Hub. Split across 2 floors, it has been decked out with the 21st century learner in mind, equipped with modern technology and furnishings to give students a relaxed and informal space to study and socialise in. It also includes:

  • Student PCs, printing services and lockers
  • Social/breakout space
  • IT and learning space
  • Dedicated careers and employability area
  • ACE team area

Check out the virtual tour here

Centre City

Levels taught here: Undergraduate

Address: 5th Floor, Centre City, 5-7 Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4UA

This location benefits from being right in the heart of Birmingham, a stone’s throw away from Birmingham New Street train station and the Bullring, one of the largest shopping centres in the UK.

Within this intimate learning environment, students can easily focus on work with the resources available to them. We offer a quiet learning space in our library complete with a suite of computers to give students the tools to catch up on coursework. Between lectures, students are able to take advantage of the social spaces on offer and relax with friends inside the building, or heading out in to the city centre and its wealth of attractions.

Manchester Centre

Levels taught here: Undergraduate

Address: Saint James Buildings, 61 – 95 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6FQ

Positioned just minutes away from Manchester’s Oxford Road Station, our Manchester Centre is embedded within the city’s thriving community. Such a central location provides students with an excellent opportunity to take advantage of one of the country’s fast growing business communities. Classes take place in one of QA’s refurbished spaces to offer a state-of-the-art learning environment with modern facilities.

The Centre is conveniently located near many key transport links that assist students with getting to and from the campus. The city’s excellent tram and bus network run close to the building as well as Manchester Piccadilly station, offering train services across the UK.

The city is a hive of activity and there is something to suit everyone. From theatres, art galleries and museums, to restaurants and coffee shops, Manchester is an exciting place to study.

Solent University Main Campus

Levels taught here: Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programmes

Address: Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YN

Situated right in the centre of the busy city of Southampton, Solent University’s main campus is ideally located for students.

This vibrant and modern city has a rich maritime heritage and offers all the charm and excitement of a bustling waterfront city with much for students to explore. Of course, being in the city centre means that many amenities are just a few minutes’ walk from the lecture room, but as well as exploring Southampton and the south coast, students can take some time to discover what’s available on campus, from the student-run cinema and fitness facilities, to the campus cafes and Students’ Union.

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Pre-Sessional English courses enable students who are 0.5–1.0 IELTS bands below their target course’s entry requirement to develop their English language to the required level.

Course Location Study mode Start dates Institution
Pre-Sessional English Southampton Daytime
Full-time
5, 10 or 15 weeks

May

June

July

Solent University

These International Foundation Programmes are specifically designed to help students develop the academic and language skills required for successful progression on to their chosen undergraduate degree with the university. Students study a mix of language, and subject specific modules as they are introduced to life at a UK university, and learn in fully embedded campus facilities.

 

Course Location Study mode Start dates Institution
International Foundation Programme - Business and Management Pathway Southampton Daytime
Full-time
2 or 3 terms

February

October

Solent University
International Foundation Programme - Creative Industries Pathway Southampton Daytime
Full-time
2 or 3 terms

February

October

Solent University
International Foundation Programme - STEM Pathway Southampton Daytime
Full-time
2 or 3 terms

February

October

Solent University
Course Location Study mode Start dates Institution
International Year One - Business* Southampton Daytime
Full-time
1 year

October

Solent University
Course Location Study mode Start dates Institution
BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year London
Birmingham
Manchester
Daytime
Evening and weekend
Full-time
4 years

January

May

September

Solent University
BA (Hons) Events Management with Foundation Year London
Birmingham
Manchester
Daytime
Evening and weekend
Full-time
4 years

January

May

September

Solent University
BA (Hons) International Tourism Managment with Foundation Year London
Birmingham
Manchester
Daytime
Evening and weekend
Full-time
4 years

January

May

September

Solent University

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