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THE ESSENTIALS –

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We are strongly committed to making our courses accessible to all who will benefit from them. Students enter our courses through a variety of educational routes and each application is considered on its own merits.

Foundation courses If you do not have the usual academic qualifications and experience, foundation courses are available in key subject areas and are designed to help you into higher education. You will find information about foundation courses and entry requirements in this prospectus, and on our website at www.solent.ac.uk

• a recognised equivalent of the above qualifications gained outside the United Kingdom. Details of how many points are awarded to specific qualifications can be found on the UCAS website: www.ucas.ac.uk/students/ucas_tariff Some of our courses also require you to have passed subject-specific GCSEs at grade C or above and may require an interview, audition or portfolio viewing. Some courses will require Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. These are shown in the course entry profiles.

UCAS points The university uses the UCAS tariff points system to determine eligibility. You can use it to work out if your qualifications meet the entry requirements of the course in which you are interested. Your UCAS points can come from various recognised qualifications, such as: • A-levels • BTEC/OCR National Award • New Diploma certification • Scottish Highers • Irish Leaving Certificate • Welsh, European or International Baccalaureate • a recognised Access to Higher Education course 12

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Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) You can use the CATS points system to satisfy Southampton Solent University academic requirements for certain top-up programmes. As a guide, we usually award 120 CATS points for each successfully completed undergraduate degree year (or level). Successful completion of the first two years of a degree course (for example levels 4 and 5 of undergraduate study) equates to 240 CATS points and enables you to submit an application for a top-up degree. Please note that the


FEES, FINANCES AND SCHOLARSHIPS Fees for UK and EU undergraduate students

Overseas/non-EU students

Southampton Solent University tuition fees for full-time 2015 undergraduate students from the UK and EU are £9,000 per year, as agreed with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA). In addition to tuition fees, you will have to pay your living costs (accommodation, food and so on) and transport. You may also need to buy some equipment and pay for field visits specific to your course – visit our 2015 course pages to find out more.

Details of fees for non-EU students can be found on our website: www.solent.ac.uk/international or by contacting our international recruitment office.

Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

The following sections on managing your finances are intended to help you identify key costs and possible sources of support. These may be subject to change.

Fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man will be set at the same level as home students. Students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are not eligible for statutory funding from the UK government. Further information is available from your local education office. If you live in Guernsey, visit www.gov.gg; in Jersey, visit www.gov.je; and for the Isle of Man, visit www.gov.im

Please note that this information was correct at the time of going to press but may be subject to change, so you should check our main website for the most up-to-date information.

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SOURCES OF

FINANCIAL SUPPORT There are three main types of financial support to help you with your costs:

Maintenance grants

Maintenance loans These are often called a ‘student loan’, designed to help you pay for food, accommodation and other costs. Maintenance loans are means-tested, with 65 per cent of the maximum amount available to any full-time student and the remaining 35 per cent dependent on your situation.

Students with an annual household income of £25,000 or less can receive a maintenance grant of £3,387 in 2014/15. Students with an annual household income between £25,001 and £42,611 can still receive some of this grant, although the higher your household income the less you get.

The maximum amounts for 2014/15 are: £5,555 per year for students living away from home (outside London) £4,418 per year for students living at home.

Note: if you receive a maintenance grant, the maintenance loan you can receive will be reduced. The grant money effectively replaces the loan money, meaning you will have less to repay.

In 2015/16, these figures will probably increase by one per cent, but please check the Student Finance England website to be certain: www.slc.co.uk

Bursaries and scholarships

Any full-time student can apply for up to 65 per cent of the maximum amount. How much of the remainder you get depends on family income. The loan is paid into your bank account in three instalments, at the beginning of each academic term.

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Unlike a loan, a maintenance grant never has to be repaid.

Southampton Solent University offers a range of scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Scholarships are sometimes available in specific subject areas or levels, such as sport and foundation years, or for students from particular backgrounds, such as care leavers.


WHY STUDY AT

SOLENT UNIVERSITY? OUR PROMISE TO YOU

During your studies we will

Before you arrive we will

• offer you a programme of learning that provides transferable skills that will help your employability upon graduation

• offer open days that give you the opportunity to learn about life as a student at Southampton Solent University • publish accurate and relevant information about courses, conditions for admission, accommodation and fees

• provide well-informed staff with the skills to ensure that you meet the needs of employers and succeed in a fast-changing and competitive world

• review and consider all applications fairly and offer places to those who will best benefit from our courses.

• provide a vibrant and collaborative work environment that will support your learning and self-development

On arrival we will

• offer a programme of study that mixes appropriate teaching and learning methods

• help you adjust to university life via the HelloUni website, providing information on your first week, student finance, safety and wellbeing, and going-out guides • provide you with a student induction programme for your course of study, along with a student handbook detailing matters relevant to your studies and your faculty.

• deliver high-quality, professional and friendly support through accessible information, advice and guidance • provide opportunities for you to contribute to the evaluation of the quality and operation of your course • provide access to equipment, facilities and settings to enable you to carry out your studies and research, including free access to the internet through our dedicated Learning Centres

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A family tradition Warwick Buckley, graduate, Jami Buckley, student, BEng (Hons) Yacht and Powercraft Design (now known as BEng (Hons) Yacht Design and Production) Jami Buckley was only eight years old when he sat in on some of his father’s lectures on the BEng (Hons) Yacht and Powercraft Design course at Southampton Solent University. Fast forward 16 years and Jami is now doing the course himself. Jami’s dad, Warwick Buckley, moved himself and his family from Finland specifically so he could do the Solent course.

“I had been in professional sailing and boat building for many years but I wanted to gain a lot more knowledge,” said Warwick. “The course helped me a great deal with my understanding of design mathematics and many different aspects of yacht design, including computeraided design. It was a very good move for me – the course has changed our lives.” Warwick runs a boat-building business called Composite Mouldings Group, based in Marchwood. Jami and Warwick have also designed and built their own leisure performance cruiser called the B45. “If you want to know everything about what goes into a boat, this is the course to do,” said Jami. “The course is continually changing to keep up with what’s happening in the marine industry and the lecturers have brilliant contacts. They have a vast amount of knowledge and whenever you go to them with a problem, they are able to help you.”

“” …the course has changed our lives.


A-Z OF COURSES You will find our undergraduate courses listed alphabetically on the following pages, with a full index on page 221 and a breakdown by subject area on page 224. Each course has information on key study areas, assessment and work experience, with details of the relevant UCAS codes and entry levels. You will also find some information about accreditations for different courses, study visits, career possibilities and options, as well as our links with industry and our excellent facilities. For more information on all our courses, be sure to visit www.solent.ac.uk


Accountancy and Finance

BA (Hons)

Gain a thorough grounding in accountancy, professional skills and the latest software, along with expert training in financial management, on this challenging practical degree course.

Solent University is ideally suited to provide the practical skills needed in the workplace. David Jones, Director, 7 Accounts

Course overview

This challenging professional course delivers all the skills you will need to start a career in accountancy or finance, from enquiry, analysis, interpretation and communication to knowledge of the latest accounting techniques and software. You will carry out relevant work-related placements, building hands-on experience and professional connections, and learn a wide range of systems and business contexts. You will get to grips with the UK reporting regime, learn about the international financial system and use a range of optional units to specialise in accounting and finance or broaden your knowledge in a wider business context. Various options can also count towards your professional qualifications, bringing potential exemptions from professional accountancy exams.

Financial Reporting; Introduction to Management Accounting; Accounting Services. Year two: Financial Reporting; Accounting for Management Performance; Financial Management; The UK Monetary and Financial System; options, for example: Audit Principles; Business and Personal Tax. Year three: Corporate Reporting; Accounting for Management Decisions; Corporate Financial Management; The International Financial System; options, for example: Advanced Taxation; Auditing Practice. Assessment: Most accounting units are assessed through 50 per cent coursework and 50 per cent exams. Some options may be 40/60 per cent weighted, or possibly 100 per cent coursework-based. Key career skills: Numeracy, IT, project management, group working, time management, communication, analysis and problem-solving skills. Projects/work experience: You have the option of undertaking a year in the industry between the second and third years.

Industry focus You will have access to professional guest speakers, links with local employers, live assessment briefs and a placement between years two and three, giving you a chance to get practical hands-on experience and develop valuable professional connections.

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Why Solent is special • Exemptions from up to two-thirds of ACCA, CIMA and AIA exams. • Teaching staff made up of experienced industry professionals or qualified accountants. • Employability week with guest speakers from industry. • Support network and availability of staff – pastoral care. • High contact time (26 weeks) gives value for money.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn 4 years with WkPl 5 years with WkPl + Fdn 5 years with WkPl + IFdn

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Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics. • General entry information, see page 12.

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accountancy practices business and the public sector banking insurance the stock market tax advice credit consultancy/analysis financial services management.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “I love the interest Solent shows in our wellbeing and education. The foundation year also helped me with a lot of skills, which have been really useful in the first year.” Cheryl, student, BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance


Top-up

Accountancy and Finance BSc (Hons)

Top up your existing experience and qualifications to a full honours degree with this exciting, industry-recognised course. Course overview This one-year top-up course is specifically designed to let you build your existing qualifications and experience into a valuable honours degree. You will broaden and strengthen the knowledge and experience gained from work in the industry and earlier studies at HND level or equivalent, and have the chance to improve your general business knowledge. You will focus on finance and accounting, develop your own research and analytical skills through a dissertation, and build up your professional network through the university’s strong industry ties.

Industry focus As part of the Solent Business School, the accountancy and finance team have strong professional and industry experience that informs and directs your learning. This is complemented by a range of guest speakers, live assessment briefs and pitch consultancy assessments to develop your knowledge of the industry and enhance your employability.

Examples of key subject areas Business Finance – Theory and Practice; Financial Aspects of Decision-Making; Strategic Marketing Management; International Financial Reporting and Analysis; Academic and Professional Development; Business Consultancy Project.

Key career skills: Each unit aims to focus on key skills that prepare you for your future employment. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking through class discussion and written assessments. You will develop your confidence in public speaking and presentation skills through workshops and the pitch consultancy. Preparation for assignments and presentations will hone your research and analytical skills. The Academic and Professional Development unit also develops your employability, through focusing on your CV and professional networking as well as refreshing the fundamentals of academic writing.

Why Solent is special • Opportunity to top up your existing qualification into a full degree within a short time frame. • Strong cross-cultural environment in which to learn with students from a number of destinations in the UK and overseas, and to develop your inter-cultural competencies through collaboration. • Strong course team with a range of industry experience. • Course content focused on current issues and decision-making within the framework of accountancy and finance.

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UCAS code N4N3

Entry level • All applications are considered on an individual basis, but entry guidelines include: • minimum three merits (60 credits) at Level 5 of a business HND, with appropriate management units • completion of the second year of a relevant and comparable degree • course equivalent of a merit pass in a business HND. • Alternative entry available via the Association of International Accountants (AIA). • General entry information, see page 12.

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accountancy practices business and the public sector banking insurance the stock market tax advice credit consultancy credit analysis financial services management.

Find out more In my view

Assessment: There is a balanced variety of assessments: coursework, projects, presentations and exams.

Course length

“I love the library facilities at Solent; they provide different working areas with something to suit everyone.” Mashuda, student

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888 Blog: southamptonsolentbusiness school.blogspot.co.uk

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Adventure and Extreme Sports Management BA (Hons) Build your skills in extreme sports and outdoor adventure, and develop the practical career experience that will help you find work in the sports you love. Course overview Solent’s prime location and expertise in extreme sports, outdoor adventure and watersports management reflects the changing nature of the modern leisure industry. The course includes a residential field trip, practical national governing body (NGB) awards and work-based learning, alongside business and managerial skills which leave you well placed to start a career in outdoor sports. You will study the industry and the social and psychological aspects of adventurous and extreme sports, and develop practical coaching and management experience that enables you to operate effectively at senior levels in the industry. While you study you will also have the chance to hone your skills in practical adventure and extreme sports activities such as climbing, dinghy sailing, powerboating and wakeboarding.

Industry focus The course has been developed in close partnership with industry, and professional links include the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), Neilson, Sunsail, Sport England, the Amateur Rowing Association, Hampshire County Council and the Institute for Outdoor Learning.

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Operations; Research Methods for the Leisure Services Industry; Work-Based Professional Studies; Adventure and Extreme Sports Experiences; Coaching in the Outdoor Environment; option, for example: Event Organisation. Year three: Strategy for Business; Sociology of Adventure and Extreme Sport; Project or Literature-Based Research; two or three options, for example: Consultancy Project; Outdoor Coach Management; Small Business Enterprise. Assessment: Practical coaching assessments, essays, reports, debates, posters, oral presentations and examinations are used throughout the course. Key career skills: Project management, presentation, communication, coaching, teamwork and IT skills. Projects/work experience: You will undertake a flexible work placement before the end of year two, providing the chance to develop real-world skills and experience in an industry setting.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • All successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • activity centre manager/director • activity holiday/tour operation management • own business • work with industry governance • retail/equipment development and supply.

Find out more Why Solent is special • Solent’s RYA Training Centre is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. • A well-established programme of specialist outdoor courses, with a 25-year history. • A wide range of adventure and extreme sports clubs. • Vast opportunities for watersports participation in and around the Southampton area. • A strong network of graduate and industry links.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “The opportunity that Solent gives its students in tailoring your studies to future aspirations means you can really build yourself a future.” Joe Nilsson, graduate


Advertising BA (Hons) Develop your creative, digital and business skills on this industry-linked course, and carve out a successful career in the fast-moving world of advertising. Course overview Whether you want to work in creative or accounts, this course provides vital hands-on industry experience. Directed by advertising professionals, you will learn to create dynamic, engaging advertising campaigns; from idea generation and strategy through to integrated marketing, art and copywriting, you will get to grips with every aspect of the creative process. You will produce your own campaigns for major brands, charities and government agencies, honing your visualisation skills and learning how to pitch. You will also discover the creative opportunities opening up in digital channels, and how important these are becoming to the industry. And thanks to Solent’s European partnerships, you will also have a chance to work on pan-European campaigns and discover the importance of cultural context.

Industry focus You will receive guest lectures from professionals at agencies including Saatchi and Saatchi; we also work closely with D&AD, Young Creative Network (YCN), the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM), and London’s New Blood exhibition. In the third year, you will be able to take an IDM professional qualification or apply for the IDM’s prestigious summer school.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Advertising; Digital Landscape; The Language of Advertising; Inside Brands; Creative Concepts and Visualisation. Year two: Integrated Marketing Communications; Cultural Influences; Digital Media; Creative Concepts:

Art Direction and Copywriting. Year three: CUL335 Agency Simulation; options, including: Dissertation; Creative Project; Advertising as Persuasion; Work Experience. Assessment: Reports, essays, portfolio-building, live projects, presentations and third-year dissertations or creative projects. Key career skills: Creative thinking, IT, design, copywriting, film-making, presentation, teamwork. Projects/work experience: Work experience is an optional unit in year three; past students have worked at companies such as Saatchi and Saatchi, McCann Erickson, B&Q, Channel 4 (Jersey) and Palmer Hargreaves.

Why Solent is special • Accredited by Creative Skillset. • Support from advertising agencies including Thinking Juice and The Work Club. • Work placements integrated with the course. • Critiques of student work by advertising professionals.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points to come from A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Direct entry into year two or three may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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creative team account management digital and online advertising media planning and buying marketing PR and communications.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

In my view “My course combines a perfect mix of industry elements. The university has an upbeat and positive vibe and I know I can ask for help when I need it. I am confident the skills I learn will benefit me throughout my time here and in later life.” Eleanor, student, BA (Hons) Advertising

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Top-up

Advertising and Public Relations BA (Hons)

Equip yourself for a career in the dynamic fields of advertising and PR by advancing your creative and interpersonal skills to degree level. Examples of key subject areas

Course length

Major Project; PR Strategy; Campaign Planning and Evaluation; Advertising Account Management and Planning; options: Direct Digital Marketing; Persuasive Communication; Not-ForProfit Advertising; Ethics, Issues and Crisis Management; Solent Live; Working in the Creative Industries; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice 1.

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Course overview In just one year you can top up your foundation degree or HND to a full honours degree. Our supportive tutors have extensive commercial experience in the industry and will pass on a vast range of corporate and marketing communications skills, from media relations to international promotional strategies. You will also build up a professional creative portfolio as you study, and graduate with a body of work that showcases your talent. Our close links with leading employers and industry bodies keep students up-to-date with the latest industry developments and provide extensive opportunities to work on live projects. High-profile advertising and PR professionals regularly visit, providing guest lectures, mentoring and feedback on student work, as well as work experience and employment opportunities.

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Assessment: The course is assessed primarily through coursework, including reports, essays and creative portfolio-building, plus your third-year dissertation. Key career skills: Creative thinking, writing, presentation, IT, teamwork and project management. Projects/work experience: Work experience is crucial to your career success, and through our extensive industry partnerships we support you to undertake work experience at every available opportunity. These opportunities are enhanced by our in-house agency, Solent Creatives.

Why Solent is special • Supported by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and D&AD. • Access to our state-of-the-art media academy, with its media production and photographic studios. • Extensive network of industry links. • Opportunity for freelance work experience through Solent Creatives, Solent’s own media agency.

UCAS code PN25

Entry level • Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • Applicants may be required to attend an interview. • Applicants resident outside the UK may be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • General entry information, see page 12.

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advertising public relations marketing and sales research design photography film-making postgraduate education.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


Animation BA (Hons) Bring your ideas to life on this industry-leading animation degree, working with specialists in stop-motion, CGI and traditional animation in high-end professional studios. Course overview On this cutting-edge course you will learn from award-winning industry animators, studying and experimenting with different styles of animation, from classically drawn pieces to stopmotion or computer-generated images, and using industry-standard studio facilities and software. You will explore storytelling and film-making techniques including scriptwriting, storyboarding and acting for animation, and experiment with animation techniques, including squash and stretch, moving holds and timing. You will practise your skills through studio projects, workshops, live briefs (through our Solent Creatives agency) and work experience opportunities, before creating your own animated film in the third year, which will be publicly screened at Southampton’s Harbour Lights Picturehouse.

Year three: Pre-Production; Project Proposal; Dissertation; Project; options, including: Critical Discourse 2; Curriculum Plus.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code W615

Assessment: A mix of portfolios, coursework, essays and literature reviews. Key career skills: Creative thinking, problem-solving, presentation, project management. Projects/work experience: Solent’s strong ties to industry provide year-round opportunities for work experience. You will also have the option to undertake an industry placement as part of your secondyear studies, logging hours in a professional studio with one of our industry partners.

Entry level • 200 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into years two or three may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Why Solent is special Industry focus Most of the teaching staff have their own professional practice, providing a valuable gateway into the industry. All students are offered opportunities to work on live client briefs from clients including Universal Music, Lost Souls Club, Hey Negrita and Image FX.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Principles of Animation; Introduction to 3D; Digital Pipeline; Observational Drawing; Applied Observation; Art and Environment Theory; Performance Animation. Year two: Critical Discourse 1; Client Pre-Production; Life Drawing; options, including: Lockdown; Client PostProduction; Industry Placement; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Model Your Business.

• Course team of practising industry professionals. • Regular participation on industry projects, from short-form commercial to feature film animation. • Solent students have won Royal Television Society JVC Best Student Animation awards for three years running. • Access to industry-standard software in well-equipped studios.

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animation character design in 2D or 3D model-making digital composition for film, TV and the games industry • teaching • arts administration.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

In my view “The course structure gave an insight into what is required as a professional and also focused on the fundamental principles needed to be an animator.” Ryan Herbert, graduate

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Applied Sport Science BSc (Hons) Stand out from the crowd with this unique course, combining expert knowledge in sport and exercise science with extensive hands-on experience with exercise providers and top-flight athletes. Course overview First in the UK for overall student satisfaction, and rising up The Guardian’s sport science rankings, this is the essential degree for a wide range of sports-related and teaching careers. You will develop a detailed knowledge of physiological, psychological and biomechanical theories, and focus on how these can be used to enhance human performance. Working with elite athletes and people with special conditions, you will gain hands-on lab and field experience in strength and conditioning, coaching, nutrition and performance analysis. You can gain national governing body (NGB) and industry awards, prepare for BASES and UKSCA accreditation, and join Level 2 of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), with the option to attain Level 3 – giving your career a competitive edge.

Psychology; Applied Principles of Biomechanics; option. Year three: Professional Practice in Physiology; Professional Practice in Sports Psychology; Professional Practice in Biomechanics; Sport Science Support; Project; option. Assessment: Written coursework, presentations and projects, practical sessions, debates, oral and written examinations. Key career skills: Presentation, project management, time management, leadership, communication, IT and numeracy. Projects/work experience: Optional internships with university partners Southampton FC and other top sports organisations, including Reed’s High Performance Academy, British Swimming, Hampshire Rugby and Crystal Palace FC.

Industry focus We have excellent links with local and national sport and exercise organisations as well as local schools, providing student internships, parttime and full-time work, and an exciting programme of guest lectures.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Physiology of Exercise; Introduction to Sports Psychology; Introduction to Biomechanics; Principles of Health, Fitness and Nutrition; Gym Training; Industry Practice and Research. Year two: Applied Principles of Strength and Conditioning, or Advanced Training Principles; Research Methods for Sport and Exercise; Application of Fitness Testing and Training; Applied Techniques in Sports 50

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Why Solent is special • A highly rated and popular course.* • Brilliant opportunities to work in professional sport and exercise organisations, preparing you for employment. • Work with external clients both within and outside the course. • Opportunities to take NGB awards. • Excellent sport science laboratory facilities, including a BASES accredited physiology lab. *#12 in The Guardian league table; #1 for overall student satisfaction in the 2012 National Student Survey ‘Sports Science’ JACS subject area, compared to 65 other universities. Students studying for first-time degrees.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with WkPl

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Entry level • 280 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Maths, English and Science at GCSE, at grade C or above. • Desirable: A-level Physical Education or Human Biology, or equivalent. • All successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS check processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service. • Entry will be subject to a successful interview. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • exercise physiologist • sport scientist • teaching (primary, secondary and tertiary) • sport and exercise physiologist • strength and conditioning coach • biomechanist • mental skills coach • performance analyst.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888


After studying

Jameson Mola, graduate, BSc (Hons) Applied Sport Science, Strength and Conditioning Coach for Bath Rugby Football Club’s 1st XV

Jameson says he owes his start at the club to the mix of theory and practical experience he gained at Southampton Solent University. “Transferring sport science theory into practice is paramount in professional sport. This degree was the perfect foundation and catalyst to my current employment.” Graduating from Solent’s BSc (Hons) Applied Sport Science in 2012, Jameson obtained an internship at Bath RFC while he was finishing his course – and on completing his placement, was asked to stay on at the club. Bath wasn’t Jameson’s first professional placement, however; during his time at Solent, the course’s focus

Transferring sport science theory into practice is paramount in professional sport. This degree was the perfect foundation and catalyst to my current employment.

on building practical experience also led him to undertake strength and conditioning internships at Southampton FC and AFC Bournemouth. “You learn the theory of sport science but it’s not just text-based or desk-bound,” Jameson said of the course. “There’s a real integration of theory with practice. It was real hands-on experience and it was really useful to see how clubs operate and to learn the limitations of what you do in the lab. “We also worked with the GB wheelchair rugby team, providing strength and conditioning back-up in preparation for the Paralympics. We went to their training ground in Lynnsport in Norfolk and also worked with them at Solent delivering one-to-one sessions in the lab. As a result we were invited to the Olympic Park to watch a test event. “That was a very exciting experience and it was great to see the end result of all the preparation we had done.” Jameson now works with some of the stars of the rugby world and is enjoying every minute. “I’m in daily contact with people who have achieved great things in sport. I love it,” he said.


Architectural Technology BA (Hons) Study both architectural design and technology and get practical hands-on experience on this innovative, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)-accredited course. Course overview This inspiring, challenging and professionally accredited degree offers a varied curriculum based on three themes: architectural design, technology and professional practice. You will work on a variety of projects and gain experience in the design and detailing of building, together with underpinning knowledge in construction technology, sustainability, professional practice, procurement and project management, and building surveying and refurbishment. As part of the wider built environment subject area, with shared modules across various pathways, you will study alongside students of other disciplines and appreciate building projects as an integrated process.

Industry focus The course team has an extensive network of employer contacts, and you will work closely with the industry – benefitting from real case studies and guest speakers.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Architectural Design Principles; Science of the Built Environment; Principles of Business Environment. Option, from: Management in the Built Environment; Curriculum Plus. Year two: Architectural Design; Construction Technology; Procurement and Project Management; Innovative Technologies and Applications; Contract Administration and Specification. Year three: Design Project; Refurbishment and Building Surveying; Professional Practice; Sustainable Architecture and Innovation; option, from: Research Project; Final-Year Project. 52

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Assessment: Design-based portfolios, e-portfolios, essays, research projects, reports and presentations. Key career skills: You will develop problem-solving, decision-making, IT and presentation skills, while in-class discussions and studio work will help build your teamwork. Projects/work experience: The team supports and encourages students to find work placements using Solent’s extensive industry contacts.

Why Solent is special • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). • Work with experienced practitioners from industry using real-world and/or live projects. • Access recently upgraded studio facilities, with state-of-the-art IT facilities and up-to-date industryspecific software. • Highly qualified tutors, including a number of associate and guest lecturers who are practising professionals. • Live and employer-led briefs.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level • 200 points (excluding General Studies and Key Skills), with at least one A-level at grade D or above in an appropriate subject. • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered. • Applications from mature students and non-standard applicants may also be considered – contact the faculty office for further information. • Direct entry to year two may be offered to holders of an HND or HNC in an appropriate subject. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Technology Foundation Year or the International Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

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architectural technologist project management building surveying technical detailing and design commercial and public sector projects.

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“Students are given responsibility over their own learning in many ways, and are encouraged to be reflective and evaluative of their own progress. It all helps us prepare for the professional world.” Amor, student, BA (Hons) Architectural Technology

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Art Enterprise BA (Hons) Combining fine art practice with enterprise skills, this vocational course offers practical art education and the chance to realise your own creative vision with entrepreneurial flair. Year two: Art in Context; options: Independent Study; Client-Led Project; Art Enterprise; Live Project; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Creative Entrepreneurship; Live Event; Dissertation.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code W901

Entry level

Course overview Our unique, practice-based art enterprise course delivers the skills to pursue a career in the creative industries – combining artistic practice and study with valuable enterprise skills. You will receive studio space, support and guidance to explore and develop your creative practice in a wide range of areas, including painting, sculpture, textiles, photography, performance, art writing and more. You will consider your practice and ‘product’ in relation to the marketplace, have the opportunity to gain exposure and sell your work through exhibits, festivals and online, or focus on curatorial, interactive or community projects. You will also develop core skills in business and financial management, and learn how to apply for funding for arts-based projects, residencies and start-up business awards.

Industry focus We have strong links with many local and national arts organisations.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Practice; Process; Participation; Art in Context; Research; Communication.

Assessment: You will be assessed through a viva voce presentation with your personal tutor at the end of each semester, a public exhibition of your practical work, and two written assignments per year. Key career skills: You will also build your creative practice and skills in creative thinking, teamwork, project management, communication and presentation, evaluation and problem-solving. Projects/work experience: You can choose to gain experience in arts administration at our Solent Showcase Gallery, or to organise short-term enterprise projects within the city. You will have the option to work collaboratively with arts organisations such as Solent Showcase, Southampton City Gallery, Lower Hewood Farm, Grizedale Arts, A Space Arts and Tate Etc magazine.

Why Solent is special • Dedicated studio areas where stateof-the-art technologies combine with traditional skills. • Regular studio events, for example spoken word events, live art events and studio parties. • Access to Solent’s artist-in-residence, working alongside you in the art studios. • Annual international study trips.

• 200 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • Applicants resident in the UK are invited to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be asked to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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artist art dealer art critic curator art collector publisher entrepreneur editor.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

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Audio Technology BSc (Hons) Develop a solid grounding in audio industry practice and emerging technology, build field and studio experience and discover the role of an audio engineer in this evolving industry. Course overview This well-established degree equips you with the knowledge and skills for a career in film, radio and television broadcasting, studio and post-production engineering or systems integration. Using our well-equipped specialist facilities you will gain a solid grounding in electronic principles, technology mathematics and engineering physics, and learn how to apply those principles through practical sessions and work experience. Third-year subjects include the specialist unit Audio Systems Design, which addresses the installation of sound reproduction systems in auditoria and for outdoor events, and you will be able to tailor your studies to suit your interests and investigate industry hardware or software on a year-long electronic engineering project of your choice.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Audio Studio Recording; Physics of Light and Sound; Media Electronics; Video Production; Audio and Video Technology; Digital Principles. Year two: Audio Systems; Video Systems; Media Computing; Media Formats; Sound Design; Electronic Applications. Year three: Project; Audio Systems Design; Transmission and Networking Technologies. Three options, from: Film and Video Technology; Broadcast Systems Engineering; Outside Broadcasting; Audio Post-Production; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: Written assignments, laboratory exercises, individual and group presentations, production portfolios and short tests. 54

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Key career skills: Professional skills such as project management, communication, problem-solving and working to strict deadlines, as well as event management, teamwork, leadership and networking skills. Projects/work experience: You can gain invaluable field experience at festivals such as Glastonbury or Bestival, at Children in Need or international sporting events, or at university activities such as music and staged events at the Students’ Union, or live web-streaming of the graduation ceremony.

Why Solent is special • Industry-standard ProTools HD, full Adobe Master collection and Pyramix digital audio workstations used for audio production tasks. • Professional-grade audio laboratories for investigating professional and consumer audio equipment and acoustics principles. • Flexible options enable you to tailor your career for film sound, game audio, radio and television broadcasting or systems integration.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn

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Entry level • 200 points, with at least one A-level at grade C or above in a numerate, science or technology discipline or equivalent. • Applicants who hold a BTEC/Edexcel HND or HNC in engineering or electronic subjects are encouraged to apply. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Technology Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • broadcast video or audio engineer in television or radio • film sound consultant • film sound recording engineer • assistant camera operator • studio, post-production and transmission engineers • sound installation and design engineer.

Find out more In my view “I like everything about my course. It balances the practical and the theoretical side, giving you wellrounded knowledge of specific topics. We have access to some of the best recording studios, the most up-to-date technology and the latest software. We have some great lecturers who are willing to help with any problems.” Callum, student, BSc (Hons) Audio Technology

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Top-up

Business Administration BSc (Hons)

Develop real-world experience and transferable business and administration skills, and top up your existing qualifications on this industry-recognised honours degree. Course overview This one-year top-up course is specifically designed to convert your existing qualifications and experience into a valuable honours degree. You will broaden and strengthen existing knowledge gained from earlier studies and professional experience, improve your general business knowledge and develop a broad range of widely applicable management skills. You will also investigate a relevant business administration problem as part of your dissertation, planning and carrying out your own research and developing your analytical skills.

Industry focus As part of the Solent Business School, the business administration team has strong professional and industry experience which informs and directs your learning. This is complemented by a range of guest speakers, live assessment briefs and pitch consultancy assessments to develop your knowledge of the industry and enhance your employability.

Examples of key subject areas Strategic Marketing Management; Business Finance Management; Cross-Cultural Management; HR Management; Academic and Professional Development; Business Consultancy Project.

Emphasis is placed on critical thinking through class discussion and written assessments. You will develop your confidence in public speaking and presentation skills through workshops and the pitch consultancy. Preparation for assignments and presentations will hone your research and analytical skills. The Academic and Professional Development unit develops your employability through focusing on your CV and professional networking, as well as refreshing the fundamentals of academic writing. In this way, the course offers a broad range of skills that prepares you for your future career.

Why Solent is special • Opportunity to top up your existing qualification into a full degree within a short time frame. • Strong cross-cultural environment in which to learn, with students from a number of destinations in the UK and overseas, and to develop your inter-cultural competencies through collaboration. • Strong course team with a range of industry experience. • Course content focused on current issues and decision-making within the framework of accountancy and finance.

Course length 1 year

UCAS code N101

Entry level • All applications are considered on an individual basis, but entry guidelines include: • minimum three merits (60 credits) at Level 5 of a business HND, with appropriate management units • completion of the second year of a relevant and comparable degree • course equivalent of a merit pass in a business HND • English qualification equivalent to PTE 56 or IELTS 6.0, with at least PTE 51 or IELTS 5.5 in each component. • General entry information, see page 12.

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retail management hospitality and leisure sales and marketing.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888 Blog: southamptonsolentbusiness school.blogspot.co.uk

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HND

Business and Management HND

Gain a qualification in core business and management skills that can lead to a degree or directly into employment. School, the academic teaching team has strong professional and industry experience which will inform and direct your learning.

Course length 2 years

UCAS code 102N

Examples of key subject areas

Course overview Running at Southampton Solent University for over 20 years, this innovative HND has been designed in collaboration with the business community to offer flexible learning within the field of business, whilst recognising the changing nature of the business environment. Our experienced lecturers and industry-wide links will help you gain comprehensive knowledge of business and management, while a variety of optional units gives you the flexibility to tailor your studies to suit your interests. You will develop new skills in a range of areas within a business environment, along with techniques, personal qualities and attitudes for effective performance at work. On completing your HND you will be well placed to go on to degree-level study, or to study for qualifications with a professional body.

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Year one: Managing Business Finance; People and Organisations; Marketing for Business; Business Environment; Management Information Systems; Business and Employment Skills. Year two: Principles of Business Law; Business Consultancy Project; Business Strategy; Management Dimensions in Europe; Business Operations; options, including: Understanding Your Market; Languages. Assessment: The course is assessed by a mixture of assignments, presentations, in-class tests (coursework) and examinations. Key career skills: You will develop communication, presentation, project management, teamwork, numeracy and IT skills, alongside key business skills through a second-year business consultancy project.

Entry level • Full-time: 120 points from a minimum of one completed A-level or equivalent qualifications. • General entry information, see page 12.

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retail management hospitality and leisure sales and marketing.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888 Blog: southamptonsolentbusiness school.blogspot.co.uk

Why Solent is special • 66 per cent of students look to transfer to a degree course on completion of the HND. • On successful completion of the HND, students can achieve the BSc (Hons) Business Administration through our one-year top-up course. • Tutors offer valuable research and industry experience and a passion for quality learning. • Practical business knowledge and skills.

In my view “The HND has been really helpful in preparing me for the top-up degree. I would encourage anyone who wants to advance their higher education to take this pathway.” Atta, student, HND Business and Management


HND

Business and Marketing HND

Complement your business knowledge with marketing skills on this two-year vocational course.

Examples of key subject areas

Course length

Year one: Managing Business Finance; People and Organisations; Marketing for Business; Business Environment; Management Information Systems; Business and Employment Skills. Year two: Principles of Business Law; Business Consultancy Project; Business Strategy; Marketing Planning; Understanding Your Market; options, including: Managing e-Business; Languages.

2 years

Course overview This well-established and highly regarded course provides a comprehensive understanding of business alongside specialisation in marketing.The course has been designed to offer flexible learning, equipping you with essential skills while also recognising the changing nature of the business environment. Members of the business community, as well as our own students, have had significant input in the development of this innovative HND. Our experienced lecturers will give you a wide view of business and marketing, as well as offering options in different areas. Like many of our students, you can progress from the HND to either a BA (Hons) degree, possibly directly into the second year, or a BSc (Hons) Business Administration programme with a merit profile in year two.

Industry focus This course will help you to develop the skills, techniques and personal qualities needed to enhance your job performance. As part of the Solent Business School, the academic teaching team has strong professional and industry experience which informs and directs your learning.

Assessment: The course is assessed through assignments, presentations, in-class tests (coursework) and examinations.

UCAS code 52NN

Entry level • Full-time: 120 points from minimum one completed A-level or equivalent qualifications. • Part-time: students are admitted under a different admissions policy and so formal qualifications are not mandatory. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Key career skills: You will develop communication, presentation, project management, teamwork, numeracy and IT skills.

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• 66 per cent of students look to transfer to a degree programme on completion of their HND. • On successful completion of the HND, students can achieve the BSc (Hons) Business Administration through our one-year top-up course. • Tutors offer valuable research and industry experience and a passion for quality learning. • Practical business knowledge and skills.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888 Blog: southamptonsolentbusiness school.blogspot.co.uk

retail management hospitality and leisure sales and marketing.

In my view “The HND course allowed a more relaxed and well-structured approach to obtaining a degree. I feel the transition from HND to a top-up degree was good and well informed. It was a successful and pleasant experience.” Scott, student, HND Business and Marketing

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Business Economics BSc (Hons) Learn to see business from an economist’s perspective – study the hidden forces driving modern business, and learn to apply economic theory to contemporary business problems. Course overview This exciting course engages with the underlying factors affecting business performance, behaviour and profitability, and examines both how businesses address everyday problems and how innovative economic thinking can offer new methods of working, new insights into issue resolution and new ways of responding to the relentless pace of change. You will study economic theory and how it applies to the world of business, and develop numerical, research-orientated, collaborative and problem-solving skills. Learning to see the world from an economist’s perspective, you will improve your understanding of the business environment and sharpen your decision-making in various types of business settings.

Industry focus Industry experts make regular visits to the course, offering students insight, inspirational seminars and guidance on business issues. Past speakers have included Solent honorary doctor Theo Paphitis, as well as other prominent business figures.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Business Economics; The UK Economy; Mathematics and Statistics for Economists (1); Personal and Professional Development; Managerial Accounting and Organisation; Organisations and Resource Management (including Legal Issues). Year two: Managerial Economics; The Monetary System; Economic Research Methods; Global Business Environment; Mathematics and Statistics for Economists (2); option, 58

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for example: Entrepreneurship and Business; Business Law. Year three: Contemporary Economic Issues; International Business Economics; Project (Economics); Quantitative Techniques; two options, for example: Developing the Entrepreneurial Venture; International Financial Systems; Personal Finance; Languages. Assessment: You will be assessed through end-of-year examinations, in-course assessments, and group and individual presentations. We also have mock assessments to help you test your learning throughout each year. Key career skills: Problem-solving, IT, research, project management, numerical and communications skills. Projects/work experience: You will undertake two weeks of work experience in your second year of study. Though you are encouraged to find your own placement, you will be able to call on the university’s links to local and national businesses. There are also opportunities to carry out real-world work, for example research for organisations such as Southampton City Council, Hampshire Constabulary and BT, as well as local businesses, as part of the final-year project.

Why Solent is special • Supportive academic and administrative staff. • Teaching team with research skills and business experience. • Emphasis on employability and work experience. • Ability to tailor your studies according to your interests.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

L110 L1D0 LC10

Entry level • 280 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C or above. • Other non-standard qualifications/experience may also be considered. • General entry information, see page 12.

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business finance government sector retailing consultancy charities.

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Desire, ambition and the will to win, coupled with a relevant degree, good work experience and practical support, will give you an edge.

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Business Foundation Year Kick-start your academic career with this one-year foundation-level introduction to studying a wide range of business disciplines. Course overview

Course length

The Business Foundation Year offers an alternative admissions route into higher education for students who would benefit from a period of study to update or broaden their knowledge before progressing to the first year of a degree course. You will develop a strong foundation of business knowledge alongside academic skills and habits, ensuring you can make the most of your degree-level studies.

1 year as part of a 4-year programme

Industry focus Employability and work-based learning are embedded into the course, and you will have access to guest speakers from a range of professional business roles.

Examples of key subject areas Business Issues in the Contemporary World; Introduction to Marketing; Study Skills; Working with People; Foundations of Finance; Introduction to Business Organisations. Assessment: Continuous assessment and examinations, to prepare you for the range of assessments normally found on an undergraduate course. Key career skills: Throughout the course you will develop a strong grasp of academic study and practice, along with communication, presentation, numeracy, IT, problem-solving and people skills, important for your chosen degree pathway and your future career.

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Course title and UCAS code Accountancy and Finance, BA (Hons) Business Economics, BSc (Hons) Business Management, BA (Hons) Digital Marketing, BA (Hons) Human Resource Management, BA (Hons) International Business Management, BA (Hons) Marketing, BA (Hons) Marketing with Advertising Management, BA (Hons)

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Entry level • 80 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • We will consider mature students who haven’t recently undertaken a formalised course of study at A-level or equivalent, but who can demonstrate relevant workplace or voluntary experience, indicating their ability to complete the course successfully. • We will also consider overseas applicants in an equivalent situation to UK students (as outlined above) and who have been taught in English or have IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

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accountancy marketing management human resource management international business.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888 Blog: southamptonsolentbusinessschool.blogspot.co.uk

Why Solent is special • Builds a sound foundation for further study at degree level, developing good academic practice and essential skills in a supportive learning environment.

• Focus on developing professional transferable skills. • Contemporary teaching, learning and assessment methods.


Business Information Technology BSc (Hons) Develop in-demand strategic and business skills alongside technical knowledge in key computing disciplines, including systems and data analysis, web development, databases and usability. Course overview This highly industry-focused course delivers key knowledge and skills for a wide variety of business or IT roles. The course provides highly sought-after business skills to complement your computing studies. You will explore strategic decisionmaking and project management, and develop presentation skills to enhance your employability. You will study in a wide range of disciplines, from systems analysis and design to project management, usability and more, and tailor your studies to your particular interests through second- and third-year options. You will also have access to a state-of-the-art usability laboratory for studies in human and digital interaction, as well as the option of gaining paid real-world experience on a work placement.

Developing for the Internet; Graduate and Professional Development; option. Year three: Project (double unit); Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence; Software Requirements Project Management; two options.

Course length and UCAS code

Assessment: Presentations, practical work, written assignments and group work. There are very few formal exams.

Entry level

Key career skills: Communication, strategic planning, project management, analysis and problemsolving, teamwork and presentation. Projects/work experience: Placement students will have extensive support in finding a suitable position between years two and three, as well as guidance on carrying out their placement.

The course benefits from Solent’s extensive links with the business community. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in industry projects through our Solent Creatives agency, as well as the Wessex Round Table of Inventors.

• 200 points (excluding General Studies and Key Skills), with at least one A-level at grade D or above. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Technology Foundation Year or International Foundation Year. • Direct entry to year two may be offered to holders of an HND or HNC in an appropriate subject. • General entry information, see page 12.

Note Why Solent is special

Industry focus

3 years G593 4 years with Fdn G594 4 years with IFdn G5Q3 4 years with WkPl G562 5 years with WkPl and Fdn G568

• Access to our specialist userexperience laboratory for research and analysis. • Opportunity to gain Oracle Certification. • Regular British Computer Society (BCS) events featuring external industry speakers.

Examples of key subject areas

In my view

Year one: Systems Analysis and Design; Introduction to Databases; Internet Technology; Introduction to Programming and Problem-Solving; Introduction to Professional Practice; Business Information Management; Event-Driven Programming. Year two: Information Systems Design; Enterprise Database Development; Analytics and Financial Analysis;

“Solent provides a great environment for learning and socialising. There is a friendly atmosphere on campus. The BIT course offers professional teaching and great learning resources with real-world value.” Richard, student, BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology

If you are interested in computer programming and software development rather than using IT as a business tool, consider our BSc (Hons) Computing or BSc (Hons) Software Engineering courses.

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systems analysis business analysis project management network management database management web development IT support.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

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Business Management BA (Hons) Get hands-on business experience and build a broad range of management skills suitable for a career anywhere in the corporate world, with this practical business management course. Course overview Developed with local employers and using the latest industry research, this flexible course delivers real-world learning and professional accreditation opportunities to help you build a brilliant career. You will study organisations, their management and the changing business environment, and develop the skills and knowledge that businesses look for in graduates. You will also be able to tailor your studies to your career interests, with a wide range of optional specialist units covering business and entrepreneurship, management, marketing and finance. An optional three-month paid work placement provides valuable real-world experience and career opportunities, or you can spend a full year honing your skills in the industry on our four-year work placement course.

Industry focus This course provides plenty of opportunities to build industry links. Guest lecturers from a range of organisations provide understanding of real-world business, while the course team’s extensive professional links will help you make industry connections.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Personal and Professional Skills 1; Marketing and Communications; Managerial Accounting; Data Analysis and IT; Organisations and Resource Management; Economics. Year two: Research and Analysis in Business; Operations Management; Global Business Environment; optional routes, including either a 62

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three-month work-based placement or a consultancy project. Year three: Personal and Professional Skills 2; Strategic Management; Project Management in Business; Dissertation Project; two options from one area of specialism. Assessment: Individual and group coursework, student presentations, business simulation, project work, some written examinations and timed exercises. Key career skills: Teamwork and communication skills, strong business and customer awareness, and problem-solving, numeracy, IT, project management and research skills. Projects/work experience: You will have the chance to spend three months in year two experiencing real-world business, and the option to undertake a full-year industry placement between years two and three; recent work placements include Augusta Westland, IBM, Chloride, Southampton NHS Trust and Hayes Recruitment.

Why Solent is special • Range of industry-recognised accreditations. • Flexible work placement opportunities. • Professional tutors with valuable research/industry experience. • Units designed around the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) desirable employability skills. • Course includes the Chartered Institute of Marketing's (CIM) Introductory Certificate in Marketing.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn 4 years with WkPl 5 years with WkPl + Fdn 5 years with WkPl + IFdn

N200 N2NC N2Q3 NNDG NNDF NNIG

Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics. • General entry information, see page 12.

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marketing account management buying and purchasing production works/maintenance management personnel and recruitment consultancy • retail management.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888 Blog: southamptonsolentbusiness school.blogspot.co.uk

In my view “The course provided me with high-quality interactive learning, modern subjects and a great platform for a career at GE.” Alexandra Edwards, graduate, Area Sales Manager, GE Lighting


Kick-starting sustainable success Quentin Richard, graduate, BA (Hons) Business Management, Co-founder of independent footwear label Piola Independent footwear label Piola, set up three years ago by Solent business management graduate Quentin Richard and his co-founder Antoine Burnier, aims to establish a sustainable business with rubber and organic cotton producers in Peru – with Piola paying three to five times the market price for their materials. Quentin and Antoine have also found innovative ways to fund their business. Instead of seeking funding from a bank or venture capital company, the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform allows people like Quentin to publicise their

project and collect pledges from the public, providing the capital to get Piola off the ground. “Crowdfunding is a wonderful tool which helped us build our company, finance our production and get new clients and press articles on a worldwide market,” said Quentin, who graduated from Solent in 2009. Only 28 per cent of the fashion businesses launching a project on a crowdfunding platform obtain the expected funding – but Piola hit its $60,000 target in just 25 days, and raised over $85,000 overall. Using Kickstarter also helped Piola convince American stores to consider their products, since the funding platform is popular in the USA. “Our project is very important to us,” said Quentin. “The development of economic and social projects with our producers in Peru is the base of our brand. And thanks to Kickstarter, people know that there are alternative and realistic economic models in the fashion industry or for other types of products.”

Our project is very important to us – the development of economic and social projects with our producers in Peru is the base of our brand.


Computer and Video Games BA (Hons) Designed for artists looking to develop a career in the games industry, this course focuses on the techniques and production technologies shaping modern game art.

Course overview This cutting-edge course will prepare you for an artistic career in the fast-moving games industry. You will practise digital art production and become well versed in the creative and critical aspects of game art, character and environment design, the underlying technology and the production pipeline. Taught by staff with extensive games industry experience and an impressive portfolio of commercial titles, you will build the knowledge and skills to let you turn your imagination and talent into a great career. You will have access to our fully equipped computer lab, packed with industry-standard software and the latest games engines. Throughout the course you will build up a creative portfolio and have the opportunity to undertake work placements or work on live projects for top British game studios.

Industry focus Our experienced teaching staff can help you develop your contacts in the games industry. You will also have the chance to work on live client projects for studios such as DX Studio and Curve Studios.

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Examples of key subject areas

Course length

Year one: Principles; ComputerGenerated Imagery 1; ComputerGenerated Imagery 2; Drawing 1; Drawing 2; Art and Environment Theory; Character Design; options: Animation; Graphics Technology. Year two: Critical Discourse 1; Level Design; Digital Character; Game Production; options, including: Life Drawing; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Model Your Business; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Critical Discourse 2; Games Major Project; options: Pre-Production: Conceptual; Pre-Production: Industry.

3 years

Assessment: Coursework and essays, as well as a major games project in the final year. All practical work is done to a brief and is assessed by portfolio. Key career skills: Creative thinking, abstract thinking and problem-solving, visualisation, visual communication, presentation, IT and teamwork. Projects/work experience: Students are encouraged to take work placements throughout the course, drawing on the course team’s strong ties with industry to secure placements at companies such as Lionhead Studios and Double Six.

UCAS code G450

Entry level • 260 tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • Applicants may be telephoned by a member of the academic team to discuss their application. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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animation character design environment art technical art prop modelling VFX bitmap and concept art.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Why Solent is special • Successful track record in placing students with games developers. • Full creative freedom to seek the areas of skill most appropriate to your talents. • Access to dedicated games labs and specialised facilities.

In my view “It was an amazing experience, which introduced me to great people who worked on titles such as Dungeon Keeper, Theme Park World, Black and White and The Movies.” Steve Bodle, graduate


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The university helped me start my own games studio, offering funding and business training through their entrepreneurial support team.

Driving ambition Arran Langmead, graduate, BA (Hons) Computer and Video Games “I found the art for video games course was the perfect environment for me to achieve my goals. The course was open enough that it let me concentrate on the areas of study I wanted to, and the lecturers critiqued my work and pushed me to teach myself more and improve as an artist. “Despite having no industry experience when I started the course, the university helped me start my own games studio, offering funding and business training through their entrepreneurial support team.

“While I was studying I was able to obtain client work and merge it seamlessly with my degree, so I didn't have to choose between my degree and my professional work. As a result I’ve been able to secure projects with local museums, Kraft foods and more. “For Beaulieu Motor Museum, for example, I worked as part of a team to produce an interactive racing exhibition that let visitors build their own unique virtual racer from parts of the museum’s classic cars, and try to get the best lap time on the game’s test track. “In the future I hope to expand my company and offer more internships for current students; at the moment we have a student seat available in our games studio, but it would be great to get more in and give them the experience of working on a live project.”


Computer Games (Indie) BSc (Hons) Build the skills you need to set up an independent game development studio and take your ideas to market, with design and programming training alongside business management skills. Course overview The casual game market has expanded enormously in the last few years, and the increasing popularity and power of mobile devices means that this growth is set to continue. You will learn the latest development techniques, covering programming, engine-based scripting and development tools. You will also learn about game design, with a focus on producing games for mobile devices. The course delivers practical experience of all the roles that make up a successful indie development team, and covers a range of essentials for opening your own studio.

Industry focus The course has strong links to gaming via the teaching staff’s industry experience and our video games academy, which arranges regular visits from industry professionals. As well as guest lectures, visitors have provided competitions, live development projects and paid work, and given feedback on student projects.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Problem-Solving for Programmers; Scripting for Game Engines; Computer Graphics for Games; Introduction to Databases; Group Project; Introduction to Computer Games; Maths for Games; Games Physics. Year two: Casual Game Development; Gameplay and Game Design; Mobile Game Fundamentals; Engineering Software Systems; Personal Development and Project Preparation; Game Business and Production Management. Year three: Video Game Design; Indie Game Project; Mobile Applications; 66

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two options from: Artificial Intelligence for Games; The Business of Games; Software Systems Development; Sound for Film, TV and Games; Software Requirements Project Management; Computer Law and Intellectual Property; Curriculum Plus.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with WkPl 5 years with WkPl + Fdn

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Entry level Assessment: The course is assessed using software development projects, online tests, presentations, design portfolios, seminars, reports and a final-year major project. Key career skills: Critical analysis, problem-solving, programming, software development, design, project management, teamwork, agile development, business and financial management. Projects/work experience: Students are encouraged to take an optional one-year industry placement after the second year, with extensive help available.

Why Solent is special • Dedicated labs with motion-capture studio, extensive hardware and the latest industry-standard software. • Strong links with the games industry. • A core teaching team of industry professionals. • Solent video games academy, where you will work in development teams with artists and designers.

• 200 points (excluding General Studies and Key Skills), with at least one A-level at grade D or above in a numerate or technological discipline. • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered. • Direct entry to year two may be offered to holders of an HND or HNC in an appropriate subject. • Applicants should ideally have GCSEs in Mathematics and English at grade C or higher. • General entry information, see page 12.

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Computer Games (Software Development) BSc (Hons) Designed to prepare you for a career in computer games development, this course delivers the programming and software engineering skills essential for mainstream and mobile game creation. Course overview If you want to go beyond simply playing games and get to grips with the secrets behind their development, this course is for you. You will study the technical aspects of games programming, as well as project-management methods and other games-specific topics such as 3D modelling and level design. The course has an intensive focus on programming, ensuring you build the skills you will need to take a place in the software development studio at a mainstream games company. Developing an extensive grounding in software engineering over the length of the course, you will also be well placed to work in general business software development.

Year three: Advanced Games Programming; Software Systems Development; Games Development Project; two options, from: Artificial Intelligence for Games; The Business of Games; Mobile Applications; Video Game Design; Sound for Film, TV and Games; Process Analysis and Requirements Engineering; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: Software development projects, online tests, presentations, design portfolios, seminars, reports and a final-year major project. Key career skills: You will develop your skills in broadly useful areas such as problem-solving, programming, design, project management, teamwork and critical thinking.

Industry focus The course has strong links to gaming via the teaching staff’s industry experience and our video games academy, which arranges regular visits from industry professionals. Visitors have arranged competitions, live development projects and paid work, and given feedback on student projects.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Programming Fundamentals; Object-Oriented Development; Computer Graphics for Games; Introduction to Databases; Group Project; Introduction to Computer Games; Maths for Games; Games Physics. Year two: Console Development; Computer Games Programming; Gameplay and Game Design; Mobile Game Fundamentals; Engineering Software Systems; Personal Development and Project Preparation.

Projects/work experience: You will be encouraged to take an optional one-year industry placement after the second year.

Why Solent is special • Dedicated labs with motion-capture studio, extensive hardware and the latest industry-standard software. • Strong links with the games industry. • A core teaching team of industry professionals from a wide range of computing disciplines. • Solent video games academy, where you will work in development teams with artists and designers.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with WkPl 5 years with WkPl + Fdn

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Entry level • 240 points (excluding General Studies and Key Skills), with some experience of technical subjects (for example, programming, maths, physics). • At least one A-level at grade D or above in a numerate or technological discipline. • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered. • Direct entry to year two may be offered to holders of an HND or HNC in an appropriate subject. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • independent games development • tools programming • artificial intelligence programming • web development • software engineering • programming/analysis.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

In my view “The best things about my course were the fantastic lecturers and great equipment and software.” Jack Ward, graduate

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Computer Generated Imagery BA (Hons) Create advanced 3D graphics through the digital art of CGI on this exciting and up-to-theminute course, which includes modelling, animation, visual effects, rendering and compositing. Course overview CGI has become a mainstay of the visual-creative industries, combining digital art and cuttingedge digital technology in creative and innovative ways. On this highly practical course you will learn how to create high-end 3D graphics as applied in the CGI industries, including architectural visualisation, game development, 3D animation, VFX, post-production and more. You will explore a wide range of 3D disciplines, and the career routes they offer, before starting to specialise in the second year and acquiring advanced skills in your areas of interest. You will learn to use the latest industry tools and develop an accomplished portfolio and industryrelevant practices during the course, working in studio conditions to the industry-standard production model.

Industry focus The course team’s industry ties provide regular contact with industry professionals, including tutoring, seminars, live projects and regular participation in industry events.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Principles; CGI 1; CGI 2; Drawing 1; Drawing 2; CGI Environment Design; options: Animation; Graphics Technology. Year two: Digital Character; VFX/ Simulation; CGI Production; Critical Discourse 1; options: Life Drawing; Lock Down; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Critical Discourse 2; CGI Pre-Production; CGI Major Production.

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Assessment: A mix of portfolios, essays, coursework, 3D projects, literature reviews and digital projects.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code Key career skills: Creative thinking, presentation, research, project management, visual communication, evaluation and problem-solving. Projects/work experience: The course team has strong ties to the games industry, and will offer support and advice in finding a suitable placement.

Why Solent is special • Flexible course, tailored to your personal aspirations and strengths. • Widespread opportunities for live projects and work experience. • Access to high-specification workstations and industry software. • Excellent facilities, including green screen, motion capture and 3D printing. • Course delivered by experienced industry professionals.

In my view “What do I love? Everything. I’m living the dream!!” Darnell, student, BA (Hons) Computer Generated Imagery

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Entry level • 260 tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • Applicants may be telephoned by a member of the academic team to discuss their application. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • Residents from outside the UK can visit the course page at www.solent.ac.uk for further entry requirements. • General entry information, see page 12.

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3D visualiser 3D modeller lighting and rendering artist VFX artist texture artist 3D animator commercial 3D artist digital cinematic artist video games artist 3D illustrator and CGI photographer compositor concept artist.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


Computer Networks and Web Design BSc (Hons) Get hands-on experience of network technologies, build your skills in web design and discover how design and technology are connected in our excellent laboratory facilities. Course overview The web is a major part of modern business, and growing increasingly more sophisticated. This course gives you a comprehensive understanding of the ever-evolving field of computer networking and web-based systems. Studying specialist units in website design and digital creativity, you will also develop the practical design skills to create dynamic, cutting-edge websites. In your final year you will be able to focus your studies on the areas which interest you.

Industry focus Regular guest speakers contribute to live briefs, providing valuable insight into the industry. We encourage and support students to gain industrial experience or develop their final-year project in conjunction with industry.

Key career skills: Throughout the course you will develop strong teamwork, project management and communication skills, alongside analytical, evaluation and problemsolving abilities. Projects/work experience: The work placement variant of the course provides students with a chance to gain valuable real-world experience, often in a paid role.

Why Solent is special • This course offers a unique blend of network technologies and web design skills, providing you with a broad and flexible skillset. • It covers the principal requirements for the main commercial network certification schemes, including Cisco and Microsoft.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn 4 years with WkPl 5 years with WkPl + Fdn

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Entry level • 200 points (excluding General Studies and Key Skills), with at least one A-level at grade D or above. • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Technology Foundation Year or International Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Examples of key subject areas Year one: Digital Creativity; Internet Technology; Introduction to Networks; Routing and Switching; Introduction to Databases; Introduction to Professional Practice. Year two: Network Implementation; Website Design; Developing for the Internet; Data Communications and Networks; Human-Digital Interaction Design; Graduate and Professional Development. Year three: Project; Web Design for Industry; Network Management; two options, from: Web Application Development; Computer Networks; Computer Law and Intellectual Property; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: Group and individual coursework, theoretical and practical assignments, project work and some formal examinations.

In my view “The location, the facilities, the staff and the activities are what make Solent University one of the best places to be a student.” Paul, student, BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Web Design

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In my view “Staff were highly approachable; their in-depth knowledge gave me the superb end results and confidence to face the real world of work.” Surjan Pal Singh, graduate

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Computer Systems and Networks BSc (Hons) Develop in-depth understanding of the computer and communication technologies that form the backbone of modern IT, from small self-contained networks to the internet itself. Examples of key subject areas

Course overview

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Year one: Routing and Switching; Microprocessor Principles; Network Applications; Introduction to Professional Practice; Electrical Principles and Systems; Network Foundation. Year two: Network Implementation; Data Communications and Networks; Communications Technology; Computer Architecture; Network Operating Systems; Graduate and Professional Development. Year three: Project; Computer Systems; Computer Networks; two options, from: Wireless Systems; Cloud Computing; Network Management; Curriculum Plus.

With the internet and computer networking playing such an enormous part in modern business, this course’s focus on computer systems and associated network infrastructure delivers major employment potential. Studying in our excellent lab facilities, you will develop an understanding of the major components and principles underpinning computer network technologies. You will get to grips with key areas such as communications technology, network implementation and computer architecture, and explore factors influencing system performance and hardware requirements within the networked environment. Optional modules in the final year offer you the flexibility to focus on your areas of interest, such as network management or wireless systems.

Projects/work experience: The work placement variant of the course provides students with a chance to gain valuable real-world experience, often in a paid role.

Industry focus

Why Solent is special

Industry speakers contribute to live briefs and visit on a regular basis, giving you valuable insight into the industry. We encourage and support students to gain industrial experience during vacations or develop their final-year project in conjunction with industry.

• This course covers the principal requirements for the main commercial network certification schemes, including Cisco and Microsoft.

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Assessment: Group and individual coursework, theoretical and practical assignments, project work and some formal examinations. Key career skills: Throughout the course you will develop strong teamwork, project management and communication skills, alongside analytical, evaluation and problemsolving abilities.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with WkPl 5 years with WkPl + Fdn

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Entry level • 200 points (excluding General Studies and Key Skills), with at least one A-level at grade D or above in a numerate or technological discipline or equivalent. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Technology Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

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network design network engineering network support systems administration.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

In my view “Solent University proved to have the perfect balance between education, fun and support. I am proud of my achievements and know I will be successful in the field I love, thanks to the BSc (Hons) Computer Systems and Networks course.” Lucyna Wajdzik, graduate


Computing BSc (Hons) This course provides the ideal qualification for a career in IT, exploring programming, networking, databases and web technologies, and providing the opportunity for a year’s industrial placement. Course overview This comprehensive degree provides a broad range of skills and knowledge, and prepares you for a career in a wide number of computing roles. With a strong focus on programming, the course includes core units on software development, databases, web development and networking themes. You will learn to design, build and implement computer systems that deliver real business value. You will also be able to tailor your studies to your career interests through second- and final-year options.

Industry focus You have the option to spend your third year on an industrial placement, developing valuable hands-on experience. Students are encouraged to take part in industry competitions and events, such as the Microsoft Imagine Cup, while our Solent Creatives agency provides opportunities with real clients.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Programming and Problem-Solving; Object-Oriented Programming; Introduction to Databases; Internet Technology; Introduction to Professional Practice; Information Technology Platforms; Introduction to Networks. Year two: Graduate and Professional Development; Human-Digital Interaction Design; Enterprise Database Development; Developing for the Internet; Mobile Application Development; option, from: Network Implementation; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Project (double unit); Engineering Mobile Applications;

Enterprise Data Modelling; two options, from: Human-Computer Interaction; Network Management; Web Application Development; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: Software development projects, online tests, time-constrained assignments, presentations, seminars and reports, plus an individual finalyear project in a topic of your choice. Key career skills: Programming, databases, networking, usability and web technologies, communication, project management, teamwork and presentation skills. Projects/work experience: The work placement variant of the course provides students with a chance to gain valuable real-world experience in a paid role. Recent placements have included IBM, Accenture and Roland Berger.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn 4 years with WkPl 5 years with WkPl + Fdn

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Entry level • 200 points (excluding General Studies and Key Skills), with at least one A-level at grade D or above in a numerate or technological discipline or equivalent. • Direct entry to year two may be offered to holders of an HND or HNC in an appropriate subject. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Technology Foundation Year or the International Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

Note Why Solent is special • Specialist usability laboratory available for research and analysis. • Regular British Computer Society (BCS) meetings, featuring external industry speakers. • Opportunity to enhance employability with Oracle (Java and databases) and Cisco certification.

In my view “My lecturers were extremely supportive and approachable, and they were always there with the right answers.” Albert, student, BSc (Hons) Computing

Computer programming forms a large part of this course. Those more interested in using IT as a development tool should consider the BSc (Hons) Business IT or BSc (Hons) IT management courses.

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software development web design IT support network management database management.

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Construction Management BSc (Hons) Develop industry skills and first-hand experience on this practical, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)-accredited degree, working with industry partners and the latest technology.

Course overview This inspiring, challenging and professionally accredited programme offers a varied curriculum based on the three themes of management, technology and professionalism. Led by qualified professionals with extensive industry experience, you will learn both the technology of building and process management. You will get to grips with the economic aspects of a project and the industry’s legal framework, while extensive industry involvement ensures you experience the most up-to-date technology and management techniques available. You will also have access to dedicated labs equipped with the latest industry-standard software, including a drawing studio, while optional modules allow you to branch into various career pathways.

Principles of Business Environment; Building Technology; Construction Science and Materials; Construction Surveying; option, from: Construction Technology Project; Curriculum Plus. Year two: Economics and Financial Management; Technology of Construction; Building Performance; Sustainability; option, from: Quantity Surveying and Estimating; Quantity Surveying and Estimating (work-based); Construction Management; Construction Management (work-based). Year three: Project Evaluation and Development; Building Production; Contract Administration; Project; option, from: Strategic Construction Management; Commercial Management. Assessment: Examinations and assignments, including essays, reports, portfolios, projects and presentations. Key career skills: Our curriculum has been designed to give you the skills that industry needs, along with teamwork, project management, problem-solving, decision-making and negotiation skills. Projects/work experience: Students are encouraged to find work placements and the course team provides support.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level • 200 points, with at least one A-level at grade D or above. • Applications from mature students may also be considered. • Direct entry to year two may be offered to holders of an HND, HNC or foundation degree in an appropriate subject. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Technology Foundation Year or the International Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • construction and project management • site management • quantity surveying • building control surveying • facilities management.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

Industry focus Local and national construction companies contribute to the course with guest lectures, site visits and live case studies, providing a real-life learning environment.

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Why Solent is special • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). • Close industry links with excellent opportunities for work experience. • Excellent record of graduate employment.

In my view “The university provided me with excellent construction training.” Jason Rawlings, graduate


Criminal Investigation with Psychology BA (Hons) Explore criminal investigation, justice and the causes and effective prevention of crime on this exciting degree, combining specialised criminology with a broad study of psychology. Course overview This exciting interdisciplinary course gives you the opportunity to examine the underlying social and psychological dimensions of crime and justice, study forms of crime and criminality, and learn about the criminal justice system’s institutions and processes. You will study the methods by which crimes are investigated, responsibility allocated and prosecutions secured, alongside the foundations of psychological inquiry and research. You will learn how psychologists seek to understand human thought and interaction – and how thoughts and feelings motivate our actions in various settings. In the third year you will be able to focus on your interests, with options on such diverse topics as the effects of social pressures on criminal behaviour, cybercrime, public order and the crimes of the powerful.

Industry focus Taught by professionals with extensive criminal justice experience and professional ties, the course delivers a programme of regular guest lectures, giving detailed insight into the criminal justice system and careers in the field.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Foundations of Psychology; Criminological Research Methods and Skills 1; Criminal Processes and Responsibility; Understanding Criminology; Psychological Inquiry; Key Perspectives in Criminology. Year two: Social Psychology in Action; Contemporary Debates in Crime, Culture and Society; Crime Scene to Court: Criminal Evidence and Procedure; Critical Issues and Professional Practice in Criminal

Investigation; Criminological Research Methods and Skills 2; Exploring Human Development. Year three: Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation; Global Perspectives on Crime and Justice; Leadership and Management in Investigation and Policing; options. Assessment: Essays, portfolios, exams, and group and individual projects and presentations. Key career skills: Research methods, critical analysis and interpretation of information, communication, teamwork and leadership. Projects/work experience: You will have access to plenty of work experience, shadowing and volunteering opportunities; previous internships and work placements have included the Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records Office and the prison service, as well as positions on criminal justice groups such as the Youth Offender Panel.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code L4C8

Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • police services and policing institutions • HM Prison Service • probation • immigration • HM Revenue and Customs • Crown Prosecution Service • private security and investigations • youth work • public/commercial administration • charity work.

Find out more Why Solent is special • Good connections with local and national criminal justice agencies. • Psychological organisations contribute to the course and offer opportunities for professional engagement. • Wide opportunities for work-related activities to enhance employability. • Field visits to relevant locations. • Collaboration and study visits with US criminal justice agencies and university institutions.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “The course covers a whole range of interesting topics and you get to participate in practical work which gives you hands-on experience.” Lucy, student, BA (Hons) Criminal Investigation with Psychology

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Criminology BA (Hons) Study some of the most topical and important issues in modern society, and build the specialist skills and knowledge you will need for a career in the criminal justice system. Course overview Explore issues concerning the definition, nature and incidence of crime – and explanations for criminal behaviour – on this fascinating course. You will engage in debates on the nature of justice, examine a range of perspectives on policing, investigation, prosecution and punishment, and consider the effectiveness, fairness and consequences of various institutional approaches to crime. You will look at the experience of crime victims, examine media representations of social problems, and discuss the effect of modern communications technology on the processes of law. Guest lectures and the professional experience of the course team will provide first-hand detail of the criminal justice system, and you will also study the social and political contexts in which legal processes are generated.

Industry focus Taught by professionals with extensive criminal justice experience and professional ties, the course delivers a programme of regular guest lectures, giving detailed insight into the criminal justice system and careers in the field.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Society and Social Change; Criminological Research Methods and Skills 1; Understanding Criminology; Power, Politics and Policy; Key Perspectives in Criminology. Year two: Policing, Politics and Social Control; Contemporary Debates in Crime, Culture and Society; Criminological Research Methods and Skills 2. 74

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Year three: Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation; Global Perspectives on Crime and Justice; options.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code M930

Assessment: Essays, portfolios, exams, and group and individual projects and presentations. Key career skills: Research methods, critical analysis and interpretation of information, communication, teamwork and leadership. Projects/work experience: You will have access to plenty of work experience opportunities; previous placements have included the Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records Office and the prison service.

Why Solent is special • Excellent connections with local and national criminal justice agencies. • Wide opportunities for work-related activities to enhance employability. • Field visits to locations including the Old Bailey, prisons, Houses of Parliament and US criminal justice agencies.

In my view “The course offers a variety of different channels to go down in order to choose your career path. The tutors are very helpful and willing to give you some of their time. They also offer constructive feedback which allows students to reflect on how they can improve on their work.” Cassidey, student, BA (Hons) Criminology

Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • police services and policing institutions • HM Prison Service • probation • immigration • HM Revenue and Customs • Crown Prosecution Service • private security and investigations • youth work • public and commercial administration • charity work • postgraduate study.

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After studying PC Jeanette Denton, graduate, BA (Hons) Criminology, Solent University Engagement Officer, Hampshire Constabulary

“The variety of modules, flexibility of learning experience and lecturer knowledge in the field was amazing. “My course gave me a good grounding and insight into

The variety of modules, flexibility of learning experience and lecturer knowledge in the field was amazing.

criminology-related subjects at work. “Uni life was a great experience all round. Studying certainly makes you feel more confident in completing CVs and applications. “The main focus of my job is geared towards crime prevention in the local community, raising awareness of certain issues, identifying patterns of criminal behaviour and responding to them. I also work with the partner agencies to ensure that we are engaging with the local community. I enjoy my job – every day is different.”


Criminology and Psychology BA (Hons) Develop advanced understanding and knowledge in criminology and psychology on this innovative interdisciplinary degree, and open up a rewarding range of career options. Course overview This exciting course gives you the opportunity to focus on different aspects of criminology and psychology, combining a broad understanding of psychological principles with knowledge and insights drawn from a study of criminology and the institutions of criminal justice. You will learn to understand the social, psychological and economic factors contributing to criminal behaviour, examine forms of crime and criminality, and study criminal justice structures and processes. You will also build a solid knowledge foundation of psychological working practices, seeking to understand how and why people think and interact in the ways they do, and consider the implications of psychological findings for criminology.

Industry focus Taught by professionals with extensive criminal justice experience and professional ties, the course delivers a programme of regular guest lectures, giving detailed insight into the criminal justice system and careers in the field.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Foundations of Psychology; Criminological Research Methods and Skills 1; Criminal Processes and Responsibility; Psychological Investigations 1; Psychological Inquiry; Key Perspectives in Criminology. Year two: Social Psychology in Action; Contemporary Debates in Crime, Culture and Society; Biological Psychology; Exploring Human Development; Criminological Research Methods and Skills 2; Critical Issues and Professional Practice in Criminal Investigation. 76

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Year three: Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation; Global Perspectives on Crime and Justice; Psychology of Crime; options.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code MC98

Assessment: Essays, portfolios, exams, and group and individual projects and presentations. Key career skills: Research methods, critical analysis and interpretation of information, communication, teamwork and leadership. Projects/work experience: You will have access to plenty of work experience, shadowing and volunteering opportunities; previous internships and work placements have included the Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records Office and the prison service, as well as positions on criminal justice groups such as the Youth Offender Panel.

Why Solent is special • Good connections with local and national criminal justice agencies. • Psychological organisations contribute to the course and offer opportunities for professional engagement. • Wide opportunities for work-related activities to enhance employability. • Field visits to relevant locations. • Collaboration and study visits with US criminal justice agencies and university institutions.

Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics. • General entry information, see page 12.

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police and policing institutions HM Prison Service probation immigration HM Revenue and Customs Crown Prosecution Service private security and investigations youth work public and commercial administration • charity work • postgraduate study.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “I love the small classes and how interesting the modules are.” Molly, student, BA (Hons) Criminology


Criminology with Applied Social Science BA (Hons) Gain in-depth knowledge of criminology and contemporary social sciences on this thought-provoking and professionally relevant degree. Course overview Gain a fascinating insight into both criminology and social sciences on this distinctive and varied degree. You will learn about the study of crime as well as of human behaviour in various socio-political and economic scenarios, giving you an insight into ‘real-life’ issues from around the globe. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to develop your own specific criminological and sociological interest, as well as your specialist knowledge, through your dissertation choice and a wide range of option units. Through internships, volunteering opportunities and guest lectures from industry professionals, you will also develop practical employment skills relevant to a broad range of exciting roles in both the public and private sectors, maximising your career potential.

Industry focus Taught by professionals with extensive criminal justice experience and professional ties, the course delivers a programme of regular guest lectures, giving detailed insight into the criminal justice system and careers in the field.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Society and Social Change; Criminological Research Methods and Skills 1; Criminal Processes and Responsibility; Understanding Social Policy; Power, Politics and Policy; Key Perspectives in Criminology. Year two: Policing, Politics and Social Control; Contemporary Debates in Crime, Culture and Society; Current Issues in Society and Social Policy; Critical Issues and Professional

Practice in Criminal Justice; Criminological Research Methods and Skills 2; Contemporary Britain. Year three: Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation; Global Perspectives on Crime and Justice; Social Policy and the Challenges of Modernity; options. Assessment: Various methods, including essays, portfolios, exams, and group and individual projects and presentations. Key career skills: Critical analysis, interpretation of information, research methods, communication, teamwork and leadership. Projects/work experience: You will have access to plenty of work experience, shadowing and volunteering opportunities; previous internships and work placements have included the Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records Office and the prison service, as well as positions on criminal justice groups such as the Youth Offender Panel.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code L611

Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics. • General entry information, see page 12.

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police institutions HM Prison Service probation immigration HM Revenue and Customs Crown Prosecution Service private security and investigations • youth work • public and commercial administration.

Find out more Why Solent is special • Excellent connections with local and national criminal justice agencies. • Extensive opportunities for professional engagement and work experience. • Enthusiastic, approachable and supportive tutors with advanced professional experience. • Field visits to relevant locations. • Collaboration and study visits with US criminal justice agencies and university institutions.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

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Criminology with Politics BA (Hons) You will have excellent employment prospects for a broad range of careers on this exciting course, which includes the study of criminology alongside contemporary politics. Course overview Study the nature, incidence and repercussions of crime and criminal behaviour alongside contemporary political and social debates on this exciting degree. Developing in-depth knowledge of crime, justice and politics throughout your studies, you will also gain a broad understanding of the criminal justice system. The course has an international emphasis and compares approaches and practice from a variety of jurisdictions. Through practical case studies, speaking with guest lecturers from criminal justice and supporting agencies, and work placements, you will enhance your understanding and practical skills. In the third year you can focus upon particular areas of criminology and politics that interest you, such as cybercrime and security, to really prepare you for a fascinating career in this profession.

Industry focus Taught by professionals with extensive criminal justice experience and professional ties, the course delivers a programme of regular guest lectures, giving detailed insight into the criminal justice system and careers in the field.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Making Modern Britain; Criminological Research Methods and Skills 1; Criminal Processes and Responsibility; Political Ideas and Concepts; Power, Politics and Policy; Key Perspectives in Criminology. Year two: Policing, Politics and Social Control; Contemporary Debates in Crime, Culture and Society; The State in Contemporary Society; Critical 78

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Issues and Professional Practice in Criminal Justice; Criminological Research Methods and Skills 2; Political Theory and Criminology. Year three: Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation; Global Perspectives on Crime and Justice; Terrorism and Political Violence; options. Assessment: Essays, portfolios, exams, and group and individual projects and presentations. Key career skills: Critical analysis, interpretation of information, research methods, communication, teamwork and leadership.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code L6L2

Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics. • General entry information, see page 12.

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Projects/work experience: You will have access to plenty of work experience, shadowing and volunteering opportunities; previous internships and work placements have included the Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records Office and the prison service, as well as positions on criminal justice groups such as the Youth Offender Panel.

• police services and other policing institutions • HM Prison Service • probation • immigration • HM Revenue and Customs • Crown Prosecution Service • private security and investigations sector • youth work • public and commercial administration.

Why Solent is special

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• Good connections with local and national criminal justice agencies. • Wide opportunities for work-related activities to enhance employability. • Field visits to relevant locations. • Collaboration and study visits with US criminal justice agencies and university institutions.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “The first thing that grabs you is how welcoming and friendly Solent Uni is. You have all the information and support you need to succeed.” Gloriya, student


Cruise Industry Management BA (Hons) Study in Southampton, the largest cruise port in northern Europe, and gain the skills and knowledge you will need for a career in the expanding, dynamic cruise industry. Course overview Designed to prepare you for a role in the fast-growing cruise tourism industry, this course focuses not only on cruise ships and cruise organisations but also on the sectors that support them: suppliers, logistics, the public sector and the tourism and hospitality industries. You will gain theoretical knowledge through a blend of cruise industry, tourism, management and business units, as well as the skills required for a wide range of different careers in the cruise sector. In the first year you will have the chance to take part in a cruise field trip, gaining a real-world look at cruise ship operations and the passenger experience, while ship visits and guest speakers from the industry will help deliver further practical insight.

Year three: Globalisation of the Cruise Industry; Cross-Cultural Management; Contemporary Issues in Tourism; Dissertation, or Research Project and one option.

We have strong links with a range of industry organisations, providing ship visits and regular guest speakers, while Southampton’s annual international cruise convention gives you a chance to build personal links with industry.

3 years 4 years with Fdn

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Entry level Assessment: Essays, written examinations, seminar presentations, written reports, a work placement, a photo essay, posters and a dissertation. Key career skills: Presentation, leadership, teamwork, problemsolving, planning and IT skills.

• 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Projects/work experience: You will research and organise a six-week minimum work placement; past placements have included cruise reservations, marketing and sales with leading cruise companies.

Why Solent is special Industry focus

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• Unequalled access to the UK’s busiest cruise port. • Prime opportunities for industry work experience. • Links with a range of industries, including cruise travel agents, hospitality and logistics. • Highly experienced course team.

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cruise tour operations cruise travel management cruise ship supply port operations hospitality marketing and sales cruise travel management public sector education further studies.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Cruise Industry Principles and Practice; Hotel Operations; Introduction to Tourism; Leisure Marketing; Financial Planning and Reporting; Introduction to Organisational Behaviour in Leisure Services; Academic and Employability Skills. Year two: Cruise Operations Impacts; Cruise Experiences Management; Customer Service, Marketing and Sales; Research Methods for the Leisure Services Industries; WorkBased Professional Studies; option.

In my view “I am enjoying my course. There have been so many exciting opportunities and experiences. The course has given me a clear focus of what I want to achieve.” Christian, student, BA (Hons) Cruise Industry Management

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Digital Animation BA (Hons) This comprehensive specialist degree course delivers the technical and creative animation skills you need to join the next generation of digital character artists for film, games and beyond. from clients including Universal Music, Lost Souls Club, Hey Negrita and Image FX.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code Examples of key subject areas

Course overview Running alongside our award-winning animated film-making degree, this course offers a more directed approach to industry for artists with a specifically digital role in mind. Written from the ground up to equip you with the specialised expertise you need for a career in digital animation, this cutting-edge degree explores the entire digital pipeline of character art, from concept art to final performance animation. Underpinned by sound animation principles and classical art training in the digital realm, your developing portfolio will put you at a distinct advantage for a trajectory into highend production facilities. You will also have opportunities to experience realworld production projects on a wide range of character types for a variety of outlets, from film to video games.

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Year one: Principles of Animation; Performance Animation; Research from Observation; Applied Observation; Introduction to 3D; Digital Pipeline; Contexts of Practice. Year two: Character Design; Character Rigging; Character Animation; Digital Compositing; options, including: Industry Placement; Lock Down; logged hours in an animation studio; Life Drawing; Critical Discourse. Year three: Dissertation; Proposal; Pre-Production; Project; Industry Practice. Assessment: A mix of portfolios, coursework, essays and literature reviews.

Entry level • 200 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into years two or three may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Key career skills: Creative thinking, problem-solving, presentation and project management. Projects/work experience: You will have the option to undertake an industry placement as part of your second-year studies, logging hours in a professional studio with one of our industry partners.

Industry focus

Why Solent is special

Most of the teaching staff have their own professional practice, providing a valuable gateway into the industry. The animation course also has a yearround hot desk at the local animation studio, offering unparalleled access to industry experience, mentoring and resources. You will also have the chance to work on live client briefs

• Course team of practising industry professionals. • Regular participation on industry projects, from short-form to feature-length. • Access to industry-standard software in well-equipped studios. • Tailor-made specialist curriculum for targeting key industry facilities.

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digital character artist VFX designer animator film and video editor video game designer.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


Digital Culture and Communication BA (Hons)

From 2014 this course will be called BA (Hons) Social Media

Build a career in modern communications with this exciting degree, delivering in-depth understanding of the impact of digital technologies and social media on organisations and culture.

Course overview Work with industry professionals and develop sought-after skills on this highly relevant course, which delivers essential theory and hands-on experience in the fast-moving area of digital communication. You will look at changing patterns of behaviour, examine the impact of digital technologies and study how groups and communities interact online. You will develop skills in digital marketing, PR, lobbying and organisational development, while regular guest speakers from industry will provide insight into the latest industry practices and challenges.

Industry focus The course reflects the specific needs of the modern, dynamic industry – giving you a head start in your career. You will also have a chance to develop your industry connections and freelance portfolio through real-world work for Solent Creatives, our in-house creative agency.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Online Cultures; Creative Digital Technology; The Digital Landscape; Introduction to Advertising; Interpersonal Communication;

Marketing Fundamentals. Year two: Advanced Creative Digital Technology; Direct and Digital Marketing; Digital PR: The Internet and Social Media; Online Collaboration; Cultural Influences; Employability Skills and Work Placement Skills. Year three: Strategy, Planning and Analysis; Work Placement and Career Development; Agency Simulation; Major Project; options, including: Major Project – Dissertation; Advertising as Persuasion; Global Media Strategies; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: A range of assessments is designed to reflect authentic professional contexts, including live briefs, case studies, presentations and proposals. Key career skills: Digital technology skills, creative problem-solving, social media collaboration, search engine optimisation and paid search, digital metrics and analytics. Projects/work experience: Work experience takes place between years two and three, supported by the course team.

Why Solent is special • Course specially tailored to meet high demand in the digital creative industries. • Extensive work experience and live briefs, replicating industry practice. • Opportunities to build a freelance portfolio through Solent Creatives. • Access to excellent facilities in our media academy.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code I900

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • project management • account management and strategic planning • creative and technical development • marketing • advertising • PR • the media • business • charities and the public sector.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

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Digital Marketing BA (Hons)

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Kick-start your online marketing career with this specialised digital marketing qualification – delivering all you need to plan, implement and monitor effective digital campaigns. Examples of key subject areas

Course overview Modern marketing has moved on – and moved online. If you are interested in building a career in this exciting, creative and fast-paced industry, Solent’s digital marketing degree is the perfect start. You will learn about the technology and techniques of the modern digital marketer, from search engine optimisation (SEO), pay per click (PPC), social media, online PR, email, viral and affiliate marketing, and more. You will also develop a solid grounding in the digital metrics, legislation and codes of practice that underpin online marketing. Marketing and business management options allow you to tailor your studies to your interests and enhance your graduate employability, and you will also have the opportunity to develop professional accreditation, work on consultancy projects or learn a language.

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Year one: Personal and Professional Development 1; Introduction to Corporate and Business Awareness; Marketing in Business; Essentials of Digital Marketing; Concepts of Global Consumer Behaviour; Data Analysis and IT. Year two: Consultancy Preparation; Application of Corporate and Business Awareness; Managing Marketing in Business; Digital Marketing Planning; Marketing Research in Action; option. Year three: Personal and Professional Development 2; Project Management in Business; Strategic Marketing within the Business; Integrating Digital Campaigns; Business Project; two options. Assessment: Exams, presentations, pitches and coursework such as posters, video, podcasts and business reports. Key career skills: Self-confidence, IT, presentation and networking skills, plus the ability to manage projects, budgets and client relationships. Projects/work experience: You will work on briefs from local employers, and have the opportunity to spend up to six months on work experience or volunteer placements.

Why Solent is special • Professional industry accreditations, including CIM/CAM/PRINCE2 and Google Analytics. • The only university in the south to offer this level of professional accreditation alongside a degree. • Live client briefs and commissioned projects provide valuable experience.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level • 240 points from at least two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • digital marketing • digital analytics and CRM • digital advertising and marketing management • account management • creative design • digital consultancy • integrated marketing communications • product and brand management • direct marketing • public relations • business development • digital campaign management • market research.

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Digital Music BA (Hons) Learn production, sampling, theory and performance from professional DJs and digital musicians on this pioneering degree, and take a place at the cutting-edge of the digital music industry.

Course overview Taught by practising DJs and musicians, you will study digital music production, sound design, music for film and digital media, as well as digital DJing and the live performance of digital music. You will get hands-on experience and learn to use industry-standard production software to construct, edit and sequence projects from pre-recorded samples, MIDI and audio files. For your final major project, you will have the chance to produce a concept album, DJ circuit-bent instruments, virtual software instruments, experimental sound design or soundtracks for film or video.

Industry focus Members of the course team are actively involved in the contemporary digital and electronic music scene and have close links with the music industry.

Year two: Concept Album; Digital Music Applications; Electronic Music in Context (Contemporary); Digital Music Live; Music for Film; options, including: Music for Digital Media; Digital DJing; Experimental Music Production; Song Writing; Music and Audio Post-Production; Genre Studies; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Model Your Business; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Digital Music Final Major Project; Employability and Entrepreneurship; Collaborative Project; Music Industry Project; options, including: Researching Music Making; Music Audiences and Consumption; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: You will be assessed on a mix of practical and theoretical projects, written assignments, presentations and your final-year project. Key career skills: During your studies you will develop your communication, teamwork, project management and IT skills, as well as experience with presentation and live performance. Projects/work experience: You will have a chance to work with our Solent Creatives freelance agency, working on real-world briefs from live clients.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Music Theory for Computer Musicians; Composition for Computer Musicians; Digital Music Production (Audio); Digital Music Production (Synthesis); Electronic Music in Context (Historical); Digital Music Technology.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code WJ39

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-Levels or equivalent. • UK applicants will be asked to attend an interview; applicants from outside the UK will be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • General entry information, see page 12.

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composer working for record labels performer music producer music retail in management or purchasing • publishing.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

In my view Why Solent is special • Tutors are established professionals. • Access to the latest hardware and software, including a fully equipped production studio featuring Traktor, Logic Pro Studio, Komplete and Ableton Live.

“The teaching staff at Solent are amazing – it’s like learning from friends. I have learned different methods and techniques from the lecturers because they all have their own way of doing things.” Chris Baker, graduate

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Electronic Engineering

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BEng (Hons)

Mechanical Engineering

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With a strong focus on electronic design, this modern, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)-accredited electronic engineering course prepares you for an exciting career in the industry. Course overview Mixing taught theory and practical work, this Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)-accredited course explores everything from analogue and digital electronics to microwave communications and digital signal processing – leaving you well prepared for chartered engineer status. In the first year you will develop a firm grounding in maths and circuitry, before getting to grips with analogue, digital and microcomputer systems. You will develop your skills with industry software as well as key professional skills and manufacturing techniques, before going on to study embedded systems and data communications in your second year. In your final year you will focus on electronic design for industry and research, and carry out an extensive project based on your own interests.

Industry focus All first-year full-time students will be partnered with a local company in the industry, with visits, mentoring and opportunities for live project work. Students are also encouraged to take part in practical work-based initiatives, and the IET regularly holds local events. Previous industry partners have included Rolls-Royce, Marine Concepts, BAE Systems, Stannah, Saab and Seaeye.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Applied Mathematics; Circuit Principles; Analogue and Digital Electronics; Manufacturing Principles; Microcomputer Systems; Professional and Study Skills. Year two: Applied Maths for Electronics; Electronic Circuits; 84

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Embedded Systems; Data Communications and Networks; Automation and Control; option: Competition and Contracts in Engineering; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Electronic Circuit Design; Digital Signal Processing; Radio Systems; business option, such as Business Strategy or Entrepreneurship; Final-Year Project. Assessment: Formal examinations, written assignments, group work, laboratory reports and presentations. Key career skills: Students gain a range of analytical and practical skills through circuit design, programming and circuit construction. Group work will play an important part on the course, building teamwork and communication skills. Projects/work experience: All firstyear full-time students will be partnered with a company in the industry, providing at least one visit in the first year. This close relationship will give students the opportunity to apply for any holiday vacancies or other staff requirements. There are also industry mentoring opportunities throughout the course, which may lead to work placements.

Why Solent is special • Strong ties with industry. • Up-to-date laboratory facilities, workshops and modern teaching spaces. • Recent refurbishment of the electronics and mechanical laboratories. • An exciting learning atmosphere. • Strong student support throughout your studies.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

H610 H608 H6QH

Entry level • 200 points from at least two A-levels, including a pass in Mathematics, Physics or a numerate subject, or equivalent qualifications. • Entry to year two full-time, or year three part-time, can be considered for applicants with a relevant HNC or equivalent qualification. • Entry to year one of the course is available through the Technology Foundation Year or the International Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

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research and development maintenance engineering telecommunications project management (defence procurement).

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

In my view “My time at Solent has given me a good qualification in electronics and helped me achieve a great career as an air traffic control engineer.” John Ogden, graduate


After studying Megan Mackley-Heath, graduate, BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering Having graduated from Solent with first-class honours in electronic engineering, Megan Mackley-Heath is now at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) Dartmouth – beginning the process of becoming an Engineering Officer in the Royal Navy. “Solent University offered the high quality of teaching and course material required to train as an Engineering Officer in the armed forces,” Megan said. “Currently I am in a training role before commissioning, hopefully as a Marine Engineer Submariner. “My degree and time at Solent taught me the best way to learn and retain information in short periods of time, which will be crucial in a demanding environment such

as a submarine. Eventually I hope to use the skills gained in my degree to become part of the design team of the Royal Navy’s new submarines. “I recommend Solent for anyone who wishes to make a career in engineering. The university facilities meant that we learned practical engineering, rather than the predominantly theory-based lessons of other universities. Solent provided a good mix of lessons, made the course enjoyable, and all our lectures were taught at the right pace to ensure we understood.” Megan also praised the diversity and enthusiasm of Solent’s community. “The mix of part-time and full-time students allowed me to meet friends who already work in engineering industry and learn from their experiences. “The lecturers were always available,” she continued, “and more than willing to help. Their interest in helping everyone succeed was evident, especially in my final year.”

Solent provided a good mix of lessons, made the course enjoyable, and all our lectures were taught at the right pace to ensure we understood.


Engineering Design and Manufacture BSc (Hons) From manufacturing to product design and development, this exciting course delivers the knowledge and technical skills you need to carve out a successful career in design engineering. Examples of key subject areas

Course overview This course will help you develop the practical and analytical skills you need to turn your passion into a successful career. You will study a mix of taught theory, practical work and experiments, learning about engineering principles, microcomputer systems and manufacturing concepts – along with key professional skills to prepare you for the business environment. In the second and final years you will develop your skills further, investigating mechatronic systems and delving deeper into robotics, before moving on to a final-year project based on your own interests.

Year one: Engineering Mathematics; CAD and the Design Process; Manufacturing Principles; Engineering Principles; Microprocessors and Applications; Professional and Study Skills. Year two: Advanced Manufacturing Techniques; Applications of Engineering Principles; Computer Simulation and Modelling; Quality and Product Development; Measurement and Control; option, from: Competition and Contracts in Engineering; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Mechatronics; Manufacturing and Automation; Manufacturing Operations; business option: Business Strategy or Entrepreneurship; Project. Assessment: Formal examinations, written assignments, group work, laboratory reports and presentations.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level • 200 points from two six-unit awards (A-level or BTEC), including a pass in Mathematics, Physics or a numerate subject, or equivalent qualifications. • Entry to year two full-time or year three part-time can be considered for applicants with a relevant HNC or equivalent qualification. • Entry to year one of the course is available through the Technology Foundation Year or the International Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Key career skills: Design and engineering work will develop your analytical and problem-solving skills. You will also build a solid foundation of business and management skills, teamwork and communication.

• product design work • manufacturing management and operations • management • service engineering within a range of industries.

Projects/work experience: First-year full-time students have the chance to be partnered with a company in the industry. In their final year, students will also carry out an assessed consultancy project with a company.

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Industry focus The engineering group has extensive industrial links, giving you the opportunity to work on industryrelated problems and incorporate live briefs into the assessment. Many students work closely with employers or local companies on projects within the course. Previous industry partners have included Rolls-Royce, Marine Concepts, BAE Systems, Stannah, Saab and Seaeye.

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Why Solent is special • Excellent industry connections. • Industry-based mentoring scheme. • Up-to-date laboratory facilities, workshops and teaching spaces. • An exciting learning atmosphere. • Strong student support.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355


English BA (Hons) Turn your passion for literature and language into a career with this innovative degree, combining employability and creativity with cutting-edge approaches to the study of English literature. Course overview Blending creative practice with critical awareness, our experienced teaching team will challenge you to develop a deeper understanding of literature and the written word. Exploring literary texts from Beowulf to twenty-first-century classics, you will discuss the current and historical relevance of literature in our society. You will debate critical and cultural theory, examine the literary devices and techniques of great writers, and learn to employ them in your own writing. Practical exercises, work experience options and freelance opportunities through our Solent Creatives agency will help you further develop skills in creative writing, presentation and debate, while optional foreign language units or a European study placement could give you a competitive edge in the international market.

Industry focus Solent Creatives, our in-house creative agency, provides opportunities to develop links with employers and enhance your employability with professional experience on live creative briefs. We also host a programme of guest lectures by professionals in the writing and publishing industries.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Key moments in the History of Literature: Beowulf to the Booker; Toolbox; Adapting the Novel; Writing and the Literary Industry; Making and Reading Poetry; Cultural Fragments. Year two: Gender Agendas 1; Gender Agendas 2; Playtexts in Context; Shakespeare; Writing for a Living 1; Writing for a Living 2; options,

including: The Eighteenth-Century Novel; Children's Literature; World Poetry in English; Literature of the 'New World'; Partition Literature; Gothic; Curriculum Plus; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Model Your Business. Year three: Final-Year Project; Work Experience; Shock Value; World Theatre in English; Criminal Texts; options, including: Comedy; Radical Re-Readings; Storytelling; Writing about Writing; Shakespeare and the Performer; Minority Experiences in American Literature; Travel Writing; Curriculum Plus; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice. Assessment: The course is assessed through examinations, presentations, chaired debates and coursework. Key career skills: During the course you will develop research, creative and critical-thinking skills, along with experience in presentation, debate, project management and teamwork. Projects/work experience: Practical work experience is an integral part of the course and comprises a core unit in year three.

Why Solent is special • Strong focus on employability, ensuring you develop your creative and critical writing, debate and presentation skills in a professional context. • Option to learn a foreign language and/or study abroad for a year. • Employability skills and practical work experience are an integral part of the course. • Tuition from professional and practising writers.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with WkPl

Q300 Q301

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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teaching arts administration media copywriting publishing professional writing information management librarianship lexicography archive management journalism public relations programme research (broadcasting, film, television) • sales.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

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English and Advertising BA (Hons) Combining advanced literature studies with the dynamic world of advertising, this innovative degree delivers professional skills, hands-on experience and an intensive focus on great writing. Course overview Dividing your studies between English literature and advertising, you will draw the best from both worlds and develop both essential professional skills and a deep understanding of what makes great writing. Taught by cutting-edge researchers and professionals from the advertising industry, you will think in new and imaginative ways about drama, poetry and language, and be encouraged to relate them to film, journalism, advertising and your own creative writing. You will also get hands-on experience of advertising campaigns and live projects – helping you develop a broad range of practical skills and hone your writing skills for the real world.

Industry focus We have an impressive track record of securing work placements and employment for students. We also host a programme of guest lectures by professionals in the writing and advertising industries. You will be encouraged to work with our Solent Creatives agency to develop links with employers and enhance your employability skills through one-off assignments and live creative briefs.

Art Direction and Copywriting. Year three: Final-Year Project; Shock Value; Agency Simulation; options, including: Comedy; Radical ReReadings; Advertising as Persuasion; Storytelling; Writing about Writing; Work Experience; Direct and Digital Marketing; Not-For-Profit Advertising; Shakespeare and the Performer; Small Business Management; Onscreen Production; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: The course is assessed primarily through coursework assignments, portfolio building and presentation work, as well as examinations for some English units.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with WkPl

QN35 QN3M

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Key career skills: During the course you will develop skills in creative and critical thinking, research, presentation and project management, along with visual communication and problemsolving skills. Projects/work experience: You will be encouraged and supported in finding placement opportunities. You will also have the option of undertaking a freelancing unit in the third year, working through our Solent Creatives agency.

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teaching writing and publishing advertising and communications management and administration working in a creative team marketing and PR online advertising sales and administration.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Why Solent is special Examples of key subject areas Year one: Cultural Fragments; Adapting the Novel; Making and Reading Poetry; Introduction to Advertising; The Language of Advertising; Digital Landscape. Year two: Gender Agendas 1; Gender Agendas 2; Playtexts in Context; Shakespeare; Integrated Marketing Communication; Cultural Influences; 88

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• Enthusiastic and supportive staff. • Strong links with D&AD and Young Creatives Network (YCN). • Opportunities for national and international study trips. • Opportunity to study abroad for an academic year on our European placement scheme. • Opportunity to study a foreign language.

In my view “One of the many aspects that make this course so great is the passionate lecturers who really encourage and develop your creativity – and turn it into something invaluable.” Arianwen, student, BA (Hons) English and Advertising


English and Film BA (Hons) Combine your enthusiasm for film with the study of English literature and critical discussion, and equip yourself with the skills and knowledge for a highly creative career. Course overview Part of our successful English programme, this course takes a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach to the study of English. Taught by industry professionals, the course emphasises contemporary styles and their influence on narrative structure, genre and technique in film and literature. You will combine innovative approaches to theory with real-world training and intellectually stimulating academic study. You will have access to our on-site cinema and an extensive film and television library to support your study, along with our freelance agency, Solent Creatives.

Industry focus You will be taught by experts in their fields. We also host a programme of guest lectures by professionals in the writing and publishing industries. Solent Creatives, our in-house creative agency, provides opportunities to develop links with employers and enhance your employability with professional experience on live creative briefs.

Re-Readings; Shakespeare and the Performer; Stars and Performance; Cinefantastic; The Time Machine; Tortured Cinema; The Researcher; Storytelling; Writing about Writing; Work Experience; The Hollywood Musical; Feminism and Film; Queer Cinema; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: The course is assessed through written or filmed coursework, as well as examinations and presentations. Key career skills: During the course you will develop research, creative and critical-thinking skills, along with experience in presentation, debate, project management and teamwork. Projects/work experience: You will be encouraged and supported in finding placement opportunities. You will also have the option of undertaking a freelancing unit in the third year, working through our Solent Creatives agency on a wide range of briefs from real-world clients.

Why Solent is special Examples of key subject areas Year one: Cultural Fragments; Adapting the Novel; Making and Reading Poetry; Film, Culture and Industry; Reading the Screen; Issues in Film History. Year two: Gender Agendas 1; Gender Agendas 2; Playtexts in Context; Shakespeare; Theories of the Text; Classical Hollywood Cinema; Spectators and Audiences. Year three: Final-Year Project; Shock Value; British Film Culture; options, including: Comedy; Radical

• Taught by cutting-edge researchers and industry professionals. • Opportunities for national and international study trips and to study a foreign language. • Option to study abroad for an academic year on the course’s European placement variant.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with WkPl

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Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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research in film, media and culture teaching writing publishing PR advertising TV media journalism management administration legal financial and sales.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

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English and Magazine Journalism BA (Hons) Immerse yourself in literature on this innovative degree, combining study of the English language’s greatest literary writers with an industry-focused grounding in professional magazine journalism. Course overview This innovative course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of English, encouraging you to think in new and imaginative ways about literature and how it applies in magazine journalism. Taught by cutting-edge researchers and journalism professionals, you will combine real-world practical training with intellectually stimulating study of literature’s innovative voices. You will work in a professional newsroom environment in our media academy, using the latest professional equipment. The degree provides extensive opportunities for real-world experience and delivers a broad spectrum of professional skills, from reviewing and interviewing to investigative reporting.

Industry focus We host a programme of guest lectures by professionals in writing and journalism. You will also be encouraged to work with Solent Creatives on one-off assignments and live creative briefs.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Cultural Fragments; Adapting the Novel; Making and Reading Poetry; Magazine Journalism; Magazine Journalists’ Tool Box; Layout and Visualisation. Year two: Gender Agendas 1; Gender Agendas 2; Playtexts in Context; Shakespeare: Script, Stage, Screen; Law for Journalists; The Editorial Hub; Magazine Business. Year three: Final-Year Project; Shock Value; Multi-Platform Publishing; options, including: Comedy; Radical Re-Readings; Storytelling; Writing about Writing; Work Experience; 90

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Digital Photography; Reporting Politics; Fashion and Difference; The Fame Game; The Title Race; Travel Journalism; Changing the World; Writing Criticism; Investigative Journalism; Fashion and Styling; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: Essays, examinations, research projects, presentations and coursework. Key career skills: Research, creative thinking, presentation and project management, as well as visual communication and problem-solving. Projects/work experience: You will have the option of undertaking a work experience option in the third year which allows you to explore your career development plans.

Why Solent is special • Taught by researchers and industry professionals. • Enthusiastic and supportive staff. • Real-world practical training combined with academic study. • Multiple opportunities for national and international study trips. • Opportunity to study abroad for an academic year. • Opportunity to study a foreign language.

In my view “My course is engaging and interesting, and the lecturers will always go out of their way to help.” Natalie, student, BA (Hons) English and Magazine Journalism

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with WkPl

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Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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feature or online writing media and cultural criticism public relations advertising retail teaching and education.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


English and Media BA (Hons) Combine the best of English literature and modern media studies on this innovative study of contemporary culture, and develop a wide range of practical career-focused skills. Course overview This exciting interdisciplinary degree course will encourage you to think in new and imaginative ways about fiction, drama, poetry and language, as well as media production and culture. Taught by cutting-edge researchers and industry professionals, you will examine the significance of media culture in shaping identity, ideology, representation and politics, and contrast it with literature’s own history of cultural interaction. You will study the literary greats and hone your writing skills through practical exercises and work experience, and develop your skills in online, audio and digital media, as well as in video, radio and photographic production, combining your media and English interests in theoretical projects and real-world work.

Industry focus Students are encouraged to put their skills into practice in the workplace by seeking placements within media organisations. Solent Creatives offers the chance to work on one-off assignments and live creative briefs. Students also benefit from guest lectures by industry professionals.

Editing; Videography and Video Editing; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Model Your Business. Year three: Final-Year Project; Shock Value; Culture Wars; options, including: Comedy; Radical Re-Readings; Storytelling; Writing about Writing; Work Experience; Shakespeare and the Performer; Identity and Representation: Gender; Genre Studies: Horror; Corporate Studies: Warner Bros; Visualising War; TV Studio Magazine Production; National Media; Scriptwriting; Working in the Media; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: Examinations, research projects, presentations, coursework and your professional portfolio. Key career skills: Creative and critical thinking, effective analytical writing, research, presentation and project management. Projects/work experience: You will have the option of undertaking a freelancing unit in the third year, working through our Solent Creatives agency to a wide range of briefs from real-world clients.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Cultural Fragments; Adapting the Novel; Making and Reading Poetry; Visual Production; Digital Production. Year two: Gender Agendas 1; Playtexts in Context; Gender Agendas 2; Shakespeare; Professional Practice: Live Brief; options, including: Documentary Photography; Documentary Audio/Radio; Documentary Video; Image Design and Image PostProduction; Sound Design and Sound

Why Solent is special • Taught by cutting-edge researchers and industry professionals. • Multiple opportunities for national and international study trips. • Opportunity to study abroad for an academic year on our European placement scheme. • Opportunity to study a foreign language.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with WkPl

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Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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TV research journalism TV post-production marketing, PR and advertising teaching writing and publishing management and administration legal financial and sales work.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

In my view “On this degree I learned to think independently and never take anything for granted.” Mathilde Hamel, graduate

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English and Public Relations BA (Hons) Gain practical skills in traditional and new media, develop in-depth public relations knowledge and advance your writing and critical skills through intensive study of English literature and language. Course overview This innovative interdisciplinary degree course combines training in PR and communications with a critical study of English literature. Taught by cutting-edge researchers and PR professionals, you will learn about public relations in the internet age. You will look at brand management and learn reactive crisis-handling skills alongside active promotions and relationship-building. You will also study the forms and cultural impact of English literature, from poetry and the novel to issues of gender or authorial context, and apply literary techniques to your writing through practical exercises and freelance or work experience opportunities.

Industry focus You will be taught by experts in their fields, including PR professionals with strong ties to the industry, providing opportunities for work experience and a programme of guest lectures. Solent Creatives, our in-house creative agency, provides opportunities to develop links with employers and enhance your employability with professional experience on live creative briefs.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Cultural Fragments; Adapting the Novel; Making and Reading Poetry; Comms in Organisations; Introduction to PR; Comms in Action. Year two: Gender Agendas 1; Gender Agendas 2; Playtexts in Context; Shakespeare; Corporate Communications; PR and Comms in a Digital World; Digital PR: Internet and Social Media. 92

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Year three: Year Project; Shock Value; Persuasive Communication; options: Comedy; Radical Re-Readings; Storytelling; Writing about Writing; Shakespeare and the Performer; Media Comms Project; Work Experience: English; International and Global PR; Ethics Issues and Crisis Management; Managing the Creative Brief; Internal Comms/In-House Simulation; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: The course is assessed through essays, examinations, research projects, presentations, coursework and your professional portfolio.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with WkPl

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Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Key career skills: You will build skills in creative and critical thinking, research, presentation and project management through group work and individual assignments, along with skills in message analysis, technical and creative skills, image manipulation and media production. Projects/work experience: You will have the option of undertaking a freelancing unit in the third year, working through our Solent Creatives agency to a wide range of briefs from real-world clients.

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Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Why Solent is special

In my view

• Real-world practical training combined with academic study. • Enthusiastic and supportive staff. • Opportunity to study a foreign language. • Opportunity for national and international study trips. • Optional opportunity to study abroad for an academic year.

“This is a fantastic joint honours degree as the two subjects complement each other so well. Key writing skills are transferable across the subjects, giving an exciting variation of subject matter.” Nicky, student, BA (Hons) English and Public Relations


English and Screenwriting BA (Hons) Combining the study of contemporary and historic English literature with the professional skills of modern screenwriting, this innovative degree course delivers the best of both worlds. Course overview This innovative, practical course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of English literature and modern screenwriting. Designed in collaboration with practising film and TV screenwriters, the course is one of only a few UK undergraduate degrees specialising in writing for all major screen formats, including drama, documentary, soap opera, comedy and feature film. This is a practical degree with a strong emphasis on building experience of the industry and the shifting market for creative ideas. Teaching is strongly informed by practice, giving you the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge – and study of literary techniques and tropes – to the modern industry through practical exercises and opportunities for freelance work at our Solent Creatives agency.

Industry focus You will receive encouragement and guidance in seeking work placements. We also host a programme of guest lectures by professionals in the writing and publishing industries. Solent Creatives provides opportunities for professional experience on live creative briefs.

Year three: Year Project; Shock Value; Screenwriting History; Media Markets and Context; options, including: Comedy; Radical Re-Readings; Work Experience: English; Storytelling; Writing about Writing; Shakespeare and the Performer; Freelance Copywriting; Writing Comedy and Sitcom; Politics and Film; Documentary Film; Writing for Comic Strip and Animation; Cinefantastic; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: Examinations, research projects and presentations, as well as coursework and your professional portfolio, pitches, treatments and performed readings. Key career skills: Throughout the course you will develop skills in creative and critical writing, research, presentation and project management, as well as visual communications and problem-solving. Projects/work experience: In the third year you will have access to optional units providing either work experience opportunities or freelance work through our Solent Creatives agency.

Examples of key subject areas

Why Solent is special

Year one: Cultural Fragments; Adapting the Novel; Making and Reading Poetry; Introduction to Story; Introduction to Screenwriting Craft; Reading Screen Texts. Year two: Gender Agendas 1; Gender Agendas 2; Playtexts in Context; Shakespeare; Writing Fact-Based Scripts; Adapting for the Screen; Scripts into Production.

• Course content covers writing for all major screen genres. • Optional opportunity to study abroad for an academic year. • Enthusiastic and supportive staff. • Opportunity to study a foreign language.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with WkPl

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Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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teaching PR, marketing and advertising publishing work in the theatre or radio writing and publishing management and administration legal financial and sales work postgraduate work.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “My three years on this course was an invaluable experience. It gave me the knowledge, tools and confidence to step into the TV industry as a screenwriter.” Phil Javens, graduate

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Events Management BA (Hons) Combine hands-on experience in planning, organising and delivering a wide range of live events with essential management skills on this practical, employment-focused course. Examples of key subject areas

Course overview This course delivers hands-on experience in event management and equips you for a career in this vibrant and rapidly expanding industry. You will learn to analyse event requirements and apply management skills, functioning as both part of a team and as an independent learner and reflective practitioner. Course assessment is focused on the planning, organisation and delivery of live special events. There is also an emphasis on practical industry skills, and you will spend a minimum of 210 hours on live work placements across a diverse range of events. The course team has strong links with major local and national events, and previous placements have included Southampton Boat Show, the Greenbelt, Blissfields and Isle of Wight festivals, and international sporting events such as rugby’s Six Nations.

Year one: Introduction to Events Management (Live Event); Leisure Marketing; Financial Planning and Reporting; Event and Activity Safety Operations; Academic and Employability Skills. Year two: Applied Events Management (Live Event); Managing Service Operations; Work-Based Professional Studies; option. Year three: Contemporary Issues in Events Management; Dissertation, or literature-based research and a consultancy-based project; Strategy for Business; up to three options. Assessment: Coursework, exams, presentations, work placement, group work on live events and a 12,000-word dissertation or literature-based research with consultancy project. Key career skills: Project management, teamwork, business and customer awareness, numeracy and IT skills. Projects/work experience: By year two you will have at least 210 hours of work experience, either through a six-week summer placement or part-time over the first year. Previous placements have included the 2012 Olympics, corporate hospitality for the Rugby Football Union and the AEGON tennis championships, and festivals including Isle of Wight.

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Why Solent is special • Extensive hands-on live event work placement experience. • Experienced team with strong ties to the events and festival industry. • Programme of diverse guest speakers currently working in the industry.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn

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Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • special events management • sales and marketing management • charitable fundraising • incentives • conferences and exhibitions management.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

In my view “Events management is the perfect course if you want to gain practical experience and academic theory in the events industry. The course is great fun and you will meet lots of interesting people.” Katrina, student, BA (Hons) Events Management


After studying James Merrick, graduate, BA (Hons) Events Management, Director and founder, All About ME Marquees and Events “I started at Southampton Solent University in 2009 with the intention of furthering my career in the sailing industry, but while learning a mixture of different topics connected to the events industry, I – and my girlfriend Sam – decided to start our own company in the marquee industry. “Sam and I are now married and running All About ME, a tipi hire company which is based in the north-west of England and delivering events nationally. Our main market is weddings, however we’ve hosted many successful

Solent University’s facilities and support programmes for start-up businesses were a big part of helping us achieve our dream.

corporate events for companies such as Candy Stock and Spinningfields in Manchester. “We’ve just completed our first year of trading in 2013, and it’s been a successful one! We won Best Marquee Provider in the North West of England at the Wedding Industry Awards 2014, and we were also nominated for the best national newcomer to the industry. “Sam and I both graduated with first-class honours, and Solent University’s facilities and support programmes for start-up businesses were a big part of helping us achieve our dream and making All About ME a success. “There are so many elements Solent helped us with when we were starting our business, such as health and safety courses or learning valuable skills such as Gantt charts and event organisation – all of which played an invaluable part in the success of our company.”


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Fashion

Fashion Styling Make-Up and Hair Design

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Turn your passion into an exciting career on this dynamic, creative fashion degree, and develop the technical, creative and business skills you will need to succeed in the fast-moving fashion industry. Course overview This highly relevant degree gives you a chance to really explore every aspect of the fashion process, from initial design concept to the realisation of a catwalk collection. You will learn about pattern-cutting and garment production, CAD, illustration, concept development and design, trend forecasting, fashion business and marketing. We encourage students to experiment and explore, using new techniques such as laser-cutting, digital and sublimation printing to create innovative design ideas. This intensive focus on creativity and practical, hands-on experience is underpinned by a thorough exploration of fashion and design history, giving you a solid grounding in the development of trends and styles – and further opportunities for inspiration.

Industry focus Students are currently working on projects with Mudpie, Addict, Topman, Fat Face, Ted Baker, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk and Peter Pilotto. The university also receives regular guest speakers such as TV presenter and i-D editor Caryn Franklin, PR consultant Debra Bourne and designer Paddy Hartley.

Year three: Research Proposal: Pre-Collection; Major Project; Fashion Design Portfolio; options, including: Dissertation; Fashion Industry Work-Based Learning; Freelancing at Solent Creatives.

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Entry level Assessment: Your work will be evaluated through assessments, individual and team work, presentations and group critiques. Key career skills: Creative thinking, writing and professional presentation, project management, visual and verbal communication, evaluation and problem-solving. Projects/work experience: Past student placements have included House of Holland, Alexander McQueen, Ted Baker and Jenny Packham.

• 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Why Solent is special • Regular industry guest speakers. • Strong ties to the industry, including prominent designers. • Varied opportunities for industry work experience. • Extensive enterprise advice and support programme to help you set up your own business. • High-profile student showcase events, such as a London catwalk show and Southampton Fashion Week.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Design in Context; Digital Fashion Design; Research and Concept Development; Fashion Illustration; Design and Production Development. Year two: Fashion Business and Marketing; Casualwear; Tailoring; Capsule Collection: Research; Capsule Collection: Collection; Fashion in Context.

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In my view “I like that everyone on all courses within fashion works together to help you complete your project. The lecturers are so helpful and inspirational.” Megan, student, BA (Hons) Fashion

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fashion design styling buying fashion production trend forecasting consultancy own business.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


Top-up

Fashion BA (Hons)

Top up your existing skills and qualifications to a full BA (Hons) Fashion degree on this focused one-year course. Course overview

Examples of key subject areas

Course length

This one-year top-up course gives you an opportunity to develop your knowledge and expand on the creative, technical and professional skills you need to work in the fashion industry. Working with experienced staff and focusing on your own interests and career aims, you’ll choose between specialist pathways in design and development or promotion and communication. The first pathway covers garment construction and design, and encourages you to consider the whole fashion process, from creative concepts to wearable fashion. Fashion promotion and communication concentrates on the activities surrounding fashion design, such as forecasting, styling, writing, buying and merchandising, and includes digital photographic techniques and relevant IT skills, including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Core units: Major Project: Research Proposal; Fashion Major Project; options, from: Professional Practice; Entrepreneurial Practice; Fashion Industry Work-Based Learning; Dissertation; Fashion Practice Dissertation; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus.

1 year

Industry focus This creative and fast-paced programme of study focuses on employability and will prepare you for individual and collaborative work at a professional level. Recently students have worked on live projects in conjunction with Mudpie, Addict, Top Man, Fat Face, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk and Peter Pillo, and past work experience placements have included a variety of PR, styling and design roles at organisations such as House of Holland, Alexander McQueen, Ted Baker, Topman, Marks and Spencer, Jenny Packham and Mudpie.

Assessment: Your work will be evaluated through assessments, individual and team work, presentations and group critiques. Key career skills: Creative thinking, writing and professional presentation, project management, visual and verbal communication, analysis, evaluation and problem-solving. Projects/work experience: Supported by the course team, students are encouraged to attend work placements throughout the course. Recent fashion placements have included companies such as House of Holland, Mudpie, Fat Face, Ted Baker and Topman.

UCAS code W234

Entry level • Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS from a relevant three-year degree. • General entry information, see page 12.

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fashion design styling buying merchandising fashion forecasting fashion public relations magazine journalism consultancy or running own business.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Why Solent is special • A course team with a wide range of professional expertise. • Studios with a full range of industrystandard equipment which students can also use outside teaching hours. • Varied and exciting project briefs, fusing theory and practice. • Regular guest speakers from industry. • High-profile student showcase events, such as a London catwalk show and Southampton Fashion Week. • A formal fashion industry workbased learning option is available.

In my view “The confidence gained throughout my university experience has made it possible to feel ready for whatever the fashion industry has to offer.” Charlotte, student

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Fashion Buying and Merchandising

BA (Hons) Develop knowledge and practical skills relating to a variety of head-office roles in the fashion industry, including fashion buying, merchandising, product development and brand management.

Finding good graduates in the fashion buying and merchandising areas is incredibly difficult. We get lots of applications but very few have the specialist knowledge that gives them the head start that they need. This course addresses this. Jean Pierre Gadsdon, Recruitment Manager at Fat Face

Course overview

This innovative course combines creative flair, business acumen and management skills for the fast-paced, exciting fashion industry, giving you the fashion buying or merchandising skills you will need to play a key role in the success of retail and multichannel fashion businesses. You will learn to operate in response to the fashion buying cycle, to review past performance and to utilise your creativity in product development. You will study garment sourcing, brand development, supply chain management and trading figures, as well as the different fashion business formats and consumers.

Industry focus We work closely with fashion industry professionals, regularly inviting guest speakers to discuss their experiences of working in the fashion industry. The School of Fashion also has formal partnerships with Fat Face, TM Lewin, MRA Architects and IBM Innovation Centre.

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Year two: Buying and Merchandising; Product Development; International Fashion Communications; Fashion Buying and the Law; options: Fashion Merchandise Planning; Ethical Issues; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Model Your Business; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Innovation and Technology; International Strategic Business Practice; Major Project; options: Fashion Industry Work-Based Learning; Corporate Social Responsibility. Assessment: You will be assessed through individual projects, presentations, group projects and your final-year project. Key career skills: Specialist skills developed include trend prediction and consumer awareness, creativity and teamwork. Organisation, analytical, communication, presentation skills and project management are also developed. Projects/work experience: Work experience is delivered as part of your course in an optional unit in year three. Recent students in the School of Fashion have conducted placements at Vivienne Westwood, Harvey Nichols and other high-profile examples.

Why Solent is special • Units are taught by current and ex-industry experts. • Opportunity to work on live projects with high-profile industry partners. • Focus on developing and showcasing your professional skills in your final-year project.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code W236

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points to come from A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • UK applicants will be asked to attend an interview. • Applicants from outside the UK will be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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fashion buying merchandising allocator fashion forecasting fashion brand management product development product line manager.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


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Fashion Graphics

Graphic Design Graphic Design (Top-up)

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Explore a range of graphic design opportunities, focusing on creative uses of illustration, print, typography, branding, interactive media, photography and layout in the fashion industry.

Course overview This innovative course combines a focus on fashion with the latest technology, giving you the technical skills and grounding in artistic theory to express your creative ideas through graphic design. You will hone your design skills using Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, and develop a strong awareness of fashion industry practice, brand identity and illustration, as well as skills in interactive media and design for editorial and advertising. You will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of photography, web design, fashion marketing, art direction and design theory, while the second year includes an opportunity for Erasmus study in Milan.

Examples of key subject areas

Course length

Year one: Design in Context; Design Process; Typography and Communication; Graphic Practice; Fashion Image Construction. Year two: Web Design for the Fashion Industry; Fashion Graphics Trends; Fashion Branding and Identity; Interactive Fashion Media; Graphic Narrative; Fashion in Context. Year three: Major Project: Research Proposal; Fashion Graphics Major Project; options, from: Dissertation; Fashion Practice Dissertation; Professional Design Practice; Fashion Industry Work-Based Learning; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus.

3 years

Assessment: The course is assessed using design projects, sketchbook research and written assignments. Key career skills: Creative thinking, copywriting, graphic design, web page layout and project management.

UCAS code W293

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into years two or three may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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Projects/work experience: Students are encouraged to participate in work experience throughout the course. Examples of past placements include Burberry, Gucci and Jean Paul Gaultier.

• graphic design for the fashion industry • art direction • photography and styling • packaging design • magazine design • web design • branding and advertising.

Why Solent is special

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• Programme of visits to museums, and UK and overseas exhibitions. • Work experience and live projects give insight into the fashion industry. • Enthusiastic, experienced course team with fashion industry backgrounds. • Professional-standard photographic studios and printing equipment.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Industry focus We encourage our students to take part in work experience and live projects with industry partners. Recent student projects have included work with Top Man, Fat Face, Mudpie and ilovedust. We also welcome regular guest speakers from the industry. A formal fashion industry workbased learning option is available in the final year.

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Fashion Journalism BA (Hons) This specialist fashion journalism course explores all aspects of the fashion press, providing great opportunities to build professional contacts and your creative portfolio.

Course overview Developed in collaboration with the editors of Sublime magazine and other experts, the course delivers creative training and tuition from professional fashion writers for wide-ranging titles. You will learn how to produce cutting-edge fashion features across digital, online and print media, and study fundamental journalism skills alongside fashion theory. You will get practical experience covering events such as Southampton Fashion Week, and explore all aspects of the industry – enabling you to graduate as a skilled journalist with great fashion contacts and a strong portfolio of published work.

Examples of key subject areas

Course length

Year one: Language of Fashion; Design Skills; The Fashion Writer; Online Analysis; Fashion Photography; Multi-Platform Writer. Year two: Business of Fashion; Online Magazine; Fashion Film Production; The Object of Fashion; Presenting Skills; Fashion Film – Post-Production. Year three: Fashion Journalism Major Project; Fashion Cultures; Industry Focus; Professional Development; The Online Package.

3 years

Assessment: The course is assessed through essays, feature portfolios, research projects, coursework, and individual and group presentations. Key career skills: During the course you will build a range of broadly applicable journalism and career skills, such as working to deadlines, critical thinking, reflective practice, and written and verbal communication skills. Projects/work experience: You will have access to a variety of work placement opportunities and you will also undertake a work placement in your third year.

Industry focus The course team has strong contacts in the fashion press and the wider industry, with magazines providing work placements and internships. We have industry evenings and live broadcast panel events, with contributions from students and industry professionals.

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UCAS code P253

Entry level • 240 tariff points from A-levels in English, Media Studies or Communication, or equivalent qualifications. • UK applicants will be asked to attend a taster session. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • General entry information, see page 12.

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journalism freelance writer styling buying research PR postgraduate education.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Why Solent is special • Your tutors are experienced academic staff and practitioners who maintain strong industry links. • A programme of high-profile visiting speakers throughout the year. • Facilities include Mac suites, photography labs and a new stateof-the-art newsroom.

In my view “We are very pleased to see Solent developing such an innovative course, which will equip students with the skills, insight and creativity to succeed in the future of fashion journalism.” Laura SantaMaria, Editor, Sublime magazine


Fashion Management with Marketing BA (Hons) Combine specialised study of the fashion industry with a broad knowledge base in marketing, management and finance on this innovative, specialist degree.

Course overview You will study the varied professional disciplines within fashion, from retailing, store management and operations to consumer behaviour, fashion buying and merchandising. You will learn how fashion products are designed, created, branded, developed and produced for today’s business and retail environments. You will also study the marketing and communications strategies used to promote events, designers and collections, and have the option to get practical hands-on experience with work placements.

Industry focus Southampton Solent University has special partnerships with a range of retail and fashion companies, providing opportunities for work placements. You will be able to get involved in Southampton Fashion Week, which is organised by final-year students.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Marketing Principles in Fashion; Introduction to Finance; Introduction to Fashion Business; Fashion Narrative; Fashion Industry Process; Retail Environment. Year two: Buying and Merchandising;

Fashion Marketing Research; MultiChannel Marketing Management; Fashion Recruitment and Development; International Fashion Communication; options, from: Management of Consumer Services; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Model Your Business; Curriculum Plus; Work Placement. Year three: Contemporary Fashion Marketing Strategies; Retail Management; Major Project; options, from: Brand Development and Communication Strategies; Fashion Industry Work-Based Learning. Assessment: The course is assessed via essays, reports, group and individual presentations and projects, assessments, in-class tests and a final-year project. Key career skills: Creative thinking, writing, presentation, project management, portfolio preparation, industry knowledge, problem-solving, budgeting, profitability and good business practice.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with WkPl

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Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend an interview. • Applicants from outside the UK will be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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Why Solent is special

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• This specialist course is well regarded by fashion industry experts. • Realistic insights into the fashion industry through live projects, head office visits and guest speakers. • Strong industry and alumni links enhance employment opportunities for graduates.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

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Fashion Management with Marketing BA (Hons)

This one-year top-up course gives you a chance to build on your existing skills and experience, and gain a full honours degree in fashion management with marketing. There are also opportunities for work-based learning on live professional projects. You will also be able to get involved in university projects such as Southampton Fashion Week, which is organised by final-year students.

Examples of key subject areas

Course overview This one-year top-up course is aimed at students who wish to pursue a commercial or business-led career within the fashion industry. A design background is not necessarily required. You will study many of the professional disciplines within fashion, including retailing, store management, consumer behaviour, and fashion buying and merchandising. Studying the full industry lifecycle, you will gain an overview of how fashion products are designed, developed and produced for today’s business and retail environments. You will also learn to understand generic marketing principles and strategies as they apply to fashion, taught by experienced fashion and business professionals, and have the opportunity to work on live projects associated with high-profile companies.

Industry focus Some units are co-delivered by industry experts. Southampton Solent University has special partnerships with a range of retail and fashion companies, including TM Lewin, Tesco, Next, Fat Face and Capital FM. These partners contribute to course content, ensuring the units you study remain up-to-date and relevant. 102

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Core: Contemporary Fashion Marketing Strategies; Retail Management; Major Project. Options: Brand Development and Communication Strategies; Fashion Industry Work-Based Learning. Assessment: The course is assessed via essays, reports, group and individual presentations, group and individual projects, assessments, in-class tests and a final major project. Key career skills: Creative thinking, writing, presentation, project management, communication, portfolio preparation, industry knowledge, evaluation and problem-solving. Projects/work experience: The course has a keen focus on building employability skills through live projects.

Why Solent is special • This specialist course is well regarded by fashion industry experts. • Realistic insights into the fashion industry through live projects, head office visits and guest speakers. • Excellent facilities and resources.

Course length 1 year

UCAS code NFN5

Entry level • Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • UK applicants may be required to attend an interview. • Applicants from outside the UK may be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • General entry information, see page 12.

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fashion PR retail operations fashion forecasting fashion merchandising fashion buying account management product management fashion marketing store management visual merchandising sales.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


Fashion Photography BA (Hons) Tailor your photographic skills for the fashion world on this creative degree, and build a broad, practical knowledge of visual arts – including fashion styling, art direction, design and layout.

Course overview On this exciting degree course you will develop your practical and creative photography with a focus on fashion, and build industry skills that will equip you for a variety of roles, including photographer, stylist or art director. You will study fashion and photography theory, and explore the social, political and historical factors that have informed innovative fashion image-making, while our Solent Creatives agency and the universityorganised local fashion week give you the opportunity to build hands-on experience and develop your contacts in the fashion world. You wil also hone your IT, layout and design skills, using the industrystandard InDesign, Final Cut Pro and Photoshop software, and learn about the industry with units in fashion marketing, design theory and communications.

Industry focus Southampton Solent University’s strong ties with industry give you plentiful opportunities for work experience and live projects with fashion industry partners.

Examples of key subject areas

Course length

Year one: Creative Development; Design in Context; Photographic Techniques and Digital Design; Styling Practice. Year two: Advanced Digital Design; Fashion in Context; Fashion Photo Narrative; Design, Image, Context; Fashion Performance Photography; Visual Communication. Year three: Final Major Project: Research and Proposal; Fashion Photography: Major Project; options, from: Photographic Practice; Dissertation; Fashion Practice Dissertation; Fashion Industry WorkBased Learning; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus.

3 years

Assessment: Design projects, written assignments. Key career skills: Creative thinking, presentation, project management, communication, problem solving, business awareness and research methods. Projects/work experience: Past work experience placements have included a variety of PR, styling, photography and design roles at various organisations.

Why Solent is special • Visits to museums and exhibitions in London, and trips to fashion capitals such as New York and Paris. • Course team made up of practising photographers and stylists with a wealth of experience. • Access to modern photography studios with professional lighting, cameras and backdrops.

UCAS code W640

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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fashion photography art direction advertising consultancy reportage photography styling for advertising editorial photography.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

In my view “This course was exciting, challenging and fun.” Elle Taylor, graduate

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Fashion Photography BA (Hons)

Build your existing skills into a full honours degree in fashion photography on this one-year course, offering professional expertise, industry contacts and work experience opportunities. Course overview

Examples of key subject areas

Course length

This progressive course gives you a chance to build your existing skills and experience, and follow the final year of our exciting fashion photography degree. You will have the option to develop your hands-on skills in the industry with 100 hours of work experience, or develop your understanding and application of theory on a visual research project. In the second term you will focus on your major project, working closely with industry contacts to produce work reflecting your personal specialist interests and career aims. You will develop an extensive professional portfolio working at university fashion events and on live briefs through our Solent Creatives agency, with the chance to showcase your work at high-profile events including Free Range and Graduate Fashion Week at Earl’s Court.

Core: Final Major Project: Research and Proposal; Fashion Photography: Major Project; options, including: Photographic Practice; Dissertation; Fashion Practice Dissertation; Fashion Industry Work-Based Learning; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus.

1 year

Industry focus Southampton Solent University’s strong ties with industry give you plentiful opportunities for live projects with fashion industry partners, such as Top Man, Fat Face, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk and Good Fibres. The course provides a varied guest speaker programme, including guests such as Caryn Franklin (TV presenter and i-D editor), Jason Kass (V magazine, Visionnaire), Hannah Al Shemmeri (fashion editor, 7th Man magazine), Terry Mansfield (former CEO of National Magazines, Graduate Fashion Week), Ian R Webb (stylist and creative director) and Saffron Hunt (fashion stylist).

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Assessment: Seminars, small group tutorials, design projects, written assignments, a dissertation and a major project. Key career skills: Creative thinking, concept generation, professional photographic technique, project management, business awareness, self-confidence and self-promotion. Projects/work experience: Past work experience placements have included a variety of PR, styling, photography and design roles at organisations such as Show Studio, 7th Man magazine, Vivienne Westwood, Prada and Net-a-Porter.

Why Solent is special • Visits to fashion capitals such as New York and Paris. • Chance to work on live fashion industry projects through our Solent Creatives agency. • Strong industry links, providing networking, work placement and graduate employment opportunities. • Course team made up of practising photographers and stylists, with experience in advertising, editorial and fashion catwalk photography. • Access to modern photography studios, with professional lighting, cameras and backdrops.

UCAS code W645

Entry level • Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS from a relevant three-year degree. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants resident outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • General entry information, see page 12.

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fashion photography art direction advertising consultancy reportage photography styling for advertising or editorial photography.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

In my view “The structure of the course really helps you to gain an insight into the type of briefs you can expect to work on in industry, whilst allowing you the freedom to build on your own unique photographic style.” Kimberley Langstone, graduate


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The unit briefs, relating to industry practices, gave me a good understanding of what would be expected in the real world.

After studying Kimberley Langstone, graduate, BA (Hons) Fashion Photography While Kimberley Langstone had an obvious flair for fashion, she was also able to keep things real. It was a combination that kick-started a successful career as a freelance fashion photographer. “Right from the start I had my heart set on studying fashion photography rather than pure photography,” explained the BA (Hons) Fashion Photography graduate. “The one-to-one teaching at Solent University helped me to make progress in an area I was passionate about, while the unit briefs, relating to industry practices, gave me a good understanding of what would be expected in the real world. I felt that getting my name out would help me to build up

some recognition, so I set up a website showcasing my portfolio during my first year of study. “It was hard work designing, setting up and pushing the website, but I had the best time doing it. Every day I get emails from creatives and clients asking me to work on projects. It was a little daunting, but I treated every challenge as a learning curve.” Kimberley gained valuable work experience at 3rd Floor publication, where she learnt the importance of teamwork and trust in other people’s ideas. Communicating with agencies and designers became second nature, giving her essential practice for her career. “Once I’d graduated, going freelance seemed like an obvious way to put my skills to good use,” she said. Kimberley’s skills involve a genre of photography that requires a real understanding of the human form, as well as a certain way of dealing with the human psyche.


Fashion Promotion and Communication BA (Hons) Kick-start a career in fashion promotion with this dynamic degree, studying PR, styling, marketing, photography and writing, and explore the fashion process from concept to consumer. Course overview Fusing academic and vocational study, this professionally focused course helps you develop your talents and ambitions and plan your career in fashion promotion and communications. Studying a syllabus that reflects the dynamics of fashion practice, you will develop your professional skills and understanding of the fashion industry to take on new challenges. You will look at trend forecasting, buying and merchandising, contextual studies, PR and fashion media, and learn to identify the changing needs of the consumer. You will also be able to take advantage of work experience opportunities with industry partners, as well as working on live projects through our Solent Creatives agency – helping you build the hands-on experience and essential professional skills employers are looking for.

Industry focus The course provides a varied programme of guest lectures, as well as visits to industry events and businesses. Recent guest lecturers have included Mark Graham from ilovedust, and Caryn Franklin and Debra Bourne from All Walks Beyond the Catwalk.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Design in Context; Fashion Research; IT and Design for Fashion Communication; Fashion Industry: The Market; Fashion Promotion and Presentation. Year two: Concept Development; Buying and Merchandising; Fashion Media; Public Relations; Fashion Marketing and Brand Communication; Fashion in Context. 106

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Year three: Major Project: Research Proposal; Major Project; options, from: Dissertation; Entrepreneurial Practice; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Curriculum Plus.

Course length

Assessment: Assessment is continuous, with verbal presentations and group critiques an important component. Final submissions will be in the form of individual or group projects.

Entry level

Key career skills: You will develop promotions and media skills that apply across a wide range of industries, including skills in branding, media, advertising, PR, promotions and event production. You will also learn to use various essential communications and PR software packages. Projects/work experience: The course team’s strong industry ties provide plentiful work experience opportunities. Recent students have also collaborated on real-world projects with Top Man, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, Mudpie and Fat Face.

Why Solent is special • Annual fashion symposium providing networking experiences with the industry. • Well-integrated School of Fashion provides opportunities for crosscourse collaboration. • Live project/work experience opportunities through Solent Creatives and strong industry ties. • International study trips to locations such as Paris, Rome and New York. • Opportunity to get involved in the university-run Southampton Fashion Week.

3 years

UCAS code NW52

• 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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public relations buying and merchandising graphic design fashion styling trend forecasting fashion marketing brand development visual merchandising and shop display.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


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Fashion Styling

Fashion Make-Up and Hair Design

BA (Hons)

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Explore the world of fashion styling on this exciting degree course, and develop the creative, technical and business skills you will need to become a successful stylist and visual communicator.

Course overview Fashion styling and visual image is key to the success of products, brands, media and celebrity. You will learn the creative, technical and business skills the industry is looking for, and have a chance to explore and develop your own individual talents through industry work experience and handson practical work. You will learn how stylists work in different media and in different sectors of the industry, including in magazines, advertising, design, catwalk shows, digital media and e-commerce. You will also study the history and current state of styling in the wider industry, developing a well-informed, innovative and appropriate visual language informed by a strong understanding of styling’s historical and contemporary context.

Industry focus The course team’s industry ties ensure regular visits from experts such as stylist Alexis Knox and forecasting company Trendstop, giving you a chance to develop your professional network and get involved in diverse real-life projects.

Examples of key subject areas

Course length

Year one: Styling Fundamentals; Media Make-Up and Hair 1; Digital Image Production 1; Editorial Styling; Contextual Studies: Historical; Digital Image Production 2. Year two: Styling for Industry; Digital Publishing; Contextual Studies: Contemporary; Freelance and Industry Management; options: Interpreting Narrative; Media Make-Up and Hair 2; Model Your Business. Year three: Professional Context; Major Project Research and Development; Major Project – Production and Evaluation; Portfolio Construction; options: Dissertation; Dissertation and Practice.

3 years

Assessment: A mix of live, practical and theoretical projects (individual and group), written assignments, case studies, presentations and portfolio projects, plus a timed practical assessment. Key career skills: Creative thinking, project management, verbal, visual, digital and written communication, creative direction. Projects/work experience: During the course you will have the opportunity to take part in work experience and live projects with a variety of fashion industry partners, including Atelier Mayer, Uniqlo, Save the Children and Illamasqua.

UCAS code W290

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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fashion styling fashion editing fashion journalism creative direction advertising creative brand consultancy visual merchandising trend forecasting.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Why Solent is special • Option to go on educational trips to European fashion capitals – recent trips have included Paris and Rome. • Strong ties to the industry. • Opportunities to work on live fashion events. www.solent.ac.uk/courses

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Fashion Styling and Make-Up for Media BA (Hons)

Develop your creative talents for an exciting career in fashion styling, hair or make-up on this one-year top-up course, building on your existing skills and earning a full honours degree. if planning to work as a freelance practitioner or consultant. Industry experts such as stylist Alexis Knox, photographer Madame Peripetie and make-up artist Alex Box regularly visit and give input to the course.

Course length 1 year

UCAS code W231

Entry level Examples of key subject areas

Course overview This one-year top-up course gives you a chance to develop your existing skills and qualifications into a full honours degree, delivering a fastpaced preparation for the fashion styling and make-up industry. You will initially develop your understanding of the modern fashion industry, studying its impact on styling and make-up, and gaining insight into forecasting for fashion and beauty. You will build on this with a highly personalised major project, agreed with the course tutors, and focus your studies on a specialism in fashion styling, creative direction or make-up and hair design. You will complete your degree studies with either a dissertation or a shorter dissertation with practical elements, helping further deepen your understanding of your specialist area before you graduate.

Industry focus You will work on industry-focused projects which develop your creative skills and employability, and your individual major project can be linked with industry. You will also have support developing the professional portfolio and website you will need 108

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Professional Context; Major Project Research and Development; Major Project – Production and Evaluation; Portfolio Construction; Dissertation, or Dissertation and Practice. Assessment: Assignments, case studies, presentations and portfolio projects. Key career skills: Creative thinking, project management, verbal, visual, digital and written communication skills and problem-solving. Projects/work experience: Solent’s strong ties to the industry provide various work experience opportunities; previous placements have included Fashion TV, London Garment Expo, ITV, Company magazine, Dazed & Confused magazine, Jonathan Saunders and Atelier Mayer.

• Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • General entry information, see page 12.

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image consultancy make-up artistry/design styling fashion editing beauty editing features writing creative direction brand development for fashion for beauty • trend forecasting.

Find out more Why Solent is special • Close collaboration with students in disciplines such as photography, film, graphic design and performance. • Access to cutting-edge facilities in Solent’s new media academy. • Optional overseas trips to international fashion cities such as Paris, Rome and New York. • An innovative, creative and experienced academic team.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


Concentrate on your own heart. If you're successful at being yourself, you'll be successful in life.

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Fashion with Public Relations BA (Hons) Develop the high level of industry knowledge and professional PR skills for a career in the exciting and fast-moving world of fashion PR on this specialised, innovative degree course. Course overview On this innovative course you will develop a sound understanding of the fashion industry and how PR works within it. You will learn about modern PR strategies, managing reputations, maintaining media relationships and how to build consistent and compelling corporate identities. You will also explore the fashion industry itself, looking at how fashion and retail trends develop and how brands and retailers are promoted at all market levels; and you will have the opportunity to build your practical experience on varied commercial client project briefs. You will study both established media channels and emerging channels such as internet blogs, social media and permission marketing, underpinned by a strong understanding of the history of fashion and the factors that shape the industry.

Industry focus You will have access to regular guest speakers providing insights into the fashion industry and giving careers advice; recent speakers have included designer Paddy Hartley, design boutique ilovedust and former CEO of National Magazines Terry Mansfield.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Fashion Narrative; Fashion PR in Context; Introduction to Public Relations; Communication in Action; Retail Environment. Year two: Fashion Recruitment and Career Development; Media Writing for PR; Event Management; Research and Evaluation in PR; Corporate Communications; options, including: Digital PR: The Internet and Social Media; Freelancing at Solent 110

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Creatives; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Major Project; Branding, PR and Communication Strategies; PR Strategy and Campaign Planning; options, including: Fashion Industry Work-Based Learning; Ethics, Issues and Crisis Management. Assessment: Individual projects, presentations, group projects and critiques, creative writing, a final-year project, and live projects. Key career skills: Creative thinking, problem-solving, communication skills, presentation, teamwork, project/event management, decisionmaking and leadership. Projects/work experience: You are encouraged and supported in finding valuable work experience, with the Fashion Industry Work-Based Learning option incorporating work experience directly into your course. Recent placements have included Vivienne Westwood, Arcadia Group, Peter Pilotto, London Fashion Week and Calvin Klein.

Why Solent is special • Close collaboration with students from across Solent's fashion courses. • Access to fashion studio facilities. • Fashion shows/exhibitions to profile student work, attended by industry professionals. • Opportunities for fashion/cultural study trips.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code W2P2

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend an interview. • Applicants from outside the UK will be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • Direct entry into years two or three may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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in-house fashion PR fashion PR agency account management press office press relations PR consultancy fashion editorial and creative writing fashion styling event management show production creative communications.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


Top-up

Fashion Writing BA (Hons)

Experience the excitement and buzz of fashion journalism and build your existing qualifications into a full degree on this comprehensive and challenging one-year course.

Course overview This year-long, industry-focused course offers you the opportunity to top up your foundation degree or HND to a full honours degree. The programme focuses on enhancing your core writing skills, and developing your understanding of the social and historical framework in which fashion journalism operates. You will work in a simulated ‘realworld’ professional environment in our dedicated journalism newsroom, and explore the latest technology, allowing you to appreciate the dynamics and demands of online publishing, while fashion-focused units will provide the knowledge and confidence to explore this dynamic industry. Together with core journalism skills, these specialist skills will enhance your employability in this competitive market.

Industry focus Our talented teaching team of industry practitioners and experts has wide-ranging and current media experience. Tutors maintain strong industry links, and will help you publish your work and undertake work experience with leading news and media organisations.

We also run an exciting weekly guest speaker programme, featuring industry names such as Alexandra Shakespeare (formerly of Harper’s Bazaar), Chris Bourn (Time Out), Simon Vincent (Sky) and Tim Burke (BBC) – providing key industry insights and useful networking opportunities. You will also have an opportunity to carry out work through our Solent Creatives media agency, gaining real-world experience on live briefs.

Examples of key subject areas Major Project; Fashion Analytics; Publishing the Package; options, including: Digital Photography; Key Characters in Journalism; Investigative Journalism; Fashion and Styling; Travel Journalism; Writing Criticism; Freelancing at Solent Creatives. Assessment: Coursework, including presentations, portfolios, live briefs, web and individual evaluations. Key career skills: Writing skills for various media, presentation, IT, teamwork and project management.

Why Solent is special • Opportunity to build a portfolio of industry-relevant work. • Opportunity to take professional examinations such as the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Law Qualification and Teeline shorthand exam. • A weekly guest speaker programme, featuring many big names from the media industry. • Access to state-of-the-art facilities in our media academy.

Course length 1 year

UCAS code W29D

Entry level • Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • Applicants may be asked to attend an interview. • Applicants from outside the UK may be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • journalism – staff writer or freelancer • styling • buying • research • PR • postgraduate education.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

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Film BA (Hons) One of the UK's leading courses in film in the university sector, this degree offers rigorous academic study and hands-on film production. Course overview This stimulating degree is one of the few in the UK to combine critical awareness of film with practical skills in digital film-making and screenwriting. The degree incorporates three strands of study: theory, history and practice. During your studies you will be taught by practising experts and have access to professional digital video and high-definition digital film-making production equipment. The library houses the unique Ken Russell archive. You will also get the chance to hear from a variety of inspiring guest speakers.

Course length

Key career skills: Writing, creative thinking, problem-solving, presentation, independence, research, self-evaluation, teamwork and communication.

Entry level

Projects/work experience: You will have the opportunity to work with external clients through Solent Creatives and Solent Productions. The degree also has links with Southampton Film Week.

Industry focus

Why Solent is special

You will have the opportunity to work with external clients via Solent Creatives and Solent Productions, on projects such as Glastonbury or Cowes Week. The School of Media benefits from a large range of guest speakers and visiting fellows.

• You will be taught by experts who have an excellent range of published work. • A programme of visiting speakers and masterclasses with industry professionals. • Field trips are organised to film festivals around the world. • Opportunities to write for the student-led film and television magazine Diegesis, and to have your work screened at Southampton Film Week. • Opportunities to gain work experience on outside projects. • Use of up-to-date, industrystandard equipment and facilities.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Studying Film History; Introduction to Screenwriting; Studying Film Aesthetics; Film Culture and Industry; Digital Video Production; Designing Mise en Scene; Cinematography. Year two: Film Theory; Film History; Film Research; Creative Film Production; options, including: Screenwriting; Guerrilla Film-Making; Directing and Editing; Cinematography and Sound; Short Story Cinema. Year three: Major Project (Production, Script or Dissertation); Contemporary Cinema; British Film Culture; options, including: The Time Machine; Visualising War; Cinefantastic. 112

Assessment: Coursework, including film productions, presentations, reports, independent research projects, essays, dissertation, portfolios, screenplays and one exam.

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In my view “With research-active academics, tutors who work in the industry and industry-standard equipment, the film course really helps you to prepare for a career in film.” Emma Romsey, graduate

3 years

UCAS code W610

• 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants will be invited to attend an interview. • Applicants from outside the UK will be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • Direct entry into years two or three may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • • • • • • •

teaching research journalism advertising arts administration public relations publishing.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


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Film and Television BA (Hons)

Develop your production skills and knowledge of film and television on this one-year course taught by experienced industry practitioners. You will have the opportunity to take part in outside broadcasting and filming opportunities at events such as Glastonbury and Cowes Week. You can also work with external clients via Solent Creatives, the university’s media agency, and Solent Productions, the university’s production unit. The School of Media benefits from a large range of guest speakers and visiting fellows.

Course overview Working in a broadcast-standard high-definition (HD) digital television studio, you will use HD to make short fictional and documentary films and gain substantial experience of digital production. The course includes critical theory, taught alongside the production units, ensuring you become a critical thinker and creative practitioner, helping inform and develop your work. We have excellent links with the film and television industry, securing our students work experience with independent television companies, the BBC, radio stations, Glastonbury music festival, Southampton Football Club, Philips and the Cowes Week sailing event. You will benefit from the expertise of experienced staff, along with highprofile guest speakers, including directors, producers, actors, editors and cinematographers.

Industry focus Our teaching team has extensive industry and practical experience. Production tutors are film-makers, editors, cinematographers, television producers and directors.

Course length 1 year

UCAS code P901

Entry level • Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • General entry information, see page 12.

Examples of key subject areas Major Project; Approaches to Film and Television; Television Studio; options, including: Production 2; Writing for the Screen; Stars and Performance; Visualising War; Documentary; Factual Production; Fiction Production; Motion Graphics; Solent Live Level 3; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice. Assessment: Primarily through coursework, such as live studio production, project, essays and presentations.

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teaching arts administration public relations the public sector postgraduate study.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Key career skills: Production, problem-solving, writing, presentation, research, self-evaluation and teamwork.

Why Solent is special • The staff team are experts in their fields. • Excellent production and post-production facilities in our state-of-the-art media academy.

In my view “At the Glastonbury and Glade festivals, we were no longer students; we were able to work at industry level. I'm glad of this because it gave me an insight into the world of a production crew.” John Robertson, graduate

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Film and Television Studies BA (Hons) One of the UK’s leading undergraduate courses in film and television, this degree offers an innovative blend of critical study, creative practice and unique work experience opportunities.

Course overview This comprehensive degree is one of the few in the UK to combine critical awareness of film and television with practical skills and work experience. It is uniquely designed to give you a head start in the creative industries. Close attention to film and television as distinct forms is combined with a consideration of how film, television and new media interact. Using the latest high-definition (HD) digital technologies, the degree provides a creative and critical crossover to the study of film and television via an exciting blend of theory and practice.

Industry focus Production tutors are film-makers, editors, cinematographers, television producers and directors.

options, including: Screenwriting; 16mm Film Production; British Television Genre; Guerrilla FilmMaking; Screen Adaptations; Model Your Own Business. Year three: Film and Television in the Global Age; British Film and Television; options, including: Major Dissertation; Major Screenwriting; Major Production; Visualising War; Film and the Holocaust; Sex on Screen; Queer Cinema; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: This course is assessed using essays, presentations, student-led seminars, pitches, creative portfolios, group productions, projects, live and simulated briefs. Key career skills: Academic and professional writing, creative and critical thinking, problem-solving, presentation, research, teamwork, project management and specialist technical production skills. Projects/work experience: Work experience opportunities are a key part of the degree. They are embedded in the curriculum and are widely available as extra-curricular activities.

Why Solent is special Examples of key subject areas Year one: Studying the Moving Image; Issues in TV History; Issues in Film History; Filming Fiction: Drama Production; Real Stories: Documentary Production; Introduction to Screenwriting. Year two: Critical Approaches to Film and Television; Screen Audiences; Hollywood Cinema Before and After TV; Television Studio Production 1; Television Studio Production 2; 114

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• Our teaching team is comprised of experts and industry practitioners. • Excellent production and postproduction facilities, including state-of-the-art HD studios with green screen. • A large cinema on campus with 35mm digital projection, surround sound and 3D technology.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code P303

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend an interview. • Applicants from outside the UK will be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • Direct entry into years two or three may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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festival filming management film archiving/research film and media education arts administration public relations.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

In my view “I’m finding the course really rewarding, and there are loads of opportunities.” Annah, student, BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies


Film Production BA (Hons) Solent’s film production degree is taught by industry practitioners with a wealth of experience, using cutting-edge industry-standard facilities. Course overview Along with the craft and technical expertise of digital film production, this course will also immerse you in the culture of the film industry. You will draw on excellent industrystandard production equipment and the experience of industry practitioners, developing a critical understanding of creative practice. You will have opportunities to gain experience alongside industry professionals in a range of film forms and genres, enhancing your employability as you explore the business of film today. The course will guide you through a range of approaches to film production, developing your understanding of the relationship between creative practice and the film industry in an environment that is shaped by industry links, and encourages film festival participation and critical understanding.

Project 1; Major: Script Project 1; Major: Industry Project 2; Major: Script Project 2; option, for example: Freelancing at Solent Creatives.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code 313P

Assessment: Portfolios, screenings, pitching sessions, report writing, research and development, live client briefs, peer assessment, reflective evaluations and work experience journals. Key career skills: Writing and research skills, along with industrystandard pitch and presentation skills. You will also develop skills in critical analysis, organisation, management and working to deadlines. Projects/work experience: These vary depending on current/new clients but have included the NHS, various charity organisations and The Community Channel.

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • UK applicants are required to attend an interview. • Applicants from outside the UK will be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Why Solent is special Industry focus You will have access to masterclasses and high-profile guest speakers, as well as live briefs informed by real-world clients.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Film Form and Aesthetics; Storytelling 1; Film Production 1; Film Production 2; Introduction to Screenwriting; The Film Business. Year two: Storytelling 2; Short Film; Advanced Film-Making – Documentary; Advanced Film-Making – Drama; Solent Productions; options: Model Your Business; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Film Markets and Digital Exhibition; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Major: Industry

• Solent has been named one of the top creative universities in the country (assessed by Which?) • The course is taught by active industry professionals. • Specialist technical support integrated into teaching. • We have our own industry-facing production company and cinema, as well as the Solent Creatives agency. • We have a newly built media academy designed as a hub for creative practitioners across many disciplines in the arts (film-makers, TV producers, photographers, artists, illustrators, animators, musicians and more). • The student support network provides guidance and advice.

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producer TV researcher media planning film-maker public relations film editor.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

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Fine Art BA (Hons) Develop your vision and understanding of fine art at Southampton Solent – one of the UK’s top creative universities, offering the expertise, experience and creative freedoms you need. Project or Professional Development. Year three: Practice; Exhibition; Dissertation.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code Assessment: Viva voce presentation, exhibition of the students’ individual work and written assignments.

Course overview Voted one of the UK’s top creative universities in the Which? 2013 student survey, Southampton Solent delivers the cutting-edge facilities, expert tuition, creative freedoms and hands-on experience you need to explore your artistic side. Purpose-built studios and workshops offer a vibrant hub of production, presentation and debate, giving you the space to explore your own interests, while our expert tutors help you develop a strong understanding of creative context and theory. You will also have the opportunity to take part in artists’ residencies and international study trips.

Industry focus You will have opportunities to exhibit your work in professional art galleries, run curatorial projects, deliver educational workshops and provide arts-based therapeutic workshops within the local community.

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Key career skills: Creative thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, presentation skills, time management and a diverse range of technical skills, including photography, print-making, publishing, drawing, digital media software, sound and high-definition video editing. Projects/work experience: In the second year you’ll develop an online portfolio and design and run a group exhibition at a professional gallery within the city. You can also choose to deliver short arts-based educational workshops within the community through our partnerships with local schools and hospitals.

Why Solent is special • Strong links with regional and national art agencies. • In year two you have the opportunity to spend some time at a European partner university. • Regular live art and spoken word events, bringing professional artists and performers into the fine art studios. • Opportunity to propose your own site-specific work in one of Southampton’s medieval vaults.

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Entry level • 200 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into years two or three may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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artist curator art therapist art critic art educator art writer art director illustrator photographer art technician researcher film-maker.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

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Fitness and Personal Training BSc (Hons) Blending exercise science and extensive practical experience, this innovative modern degree is the ideal qualification for a successful career in the dynamic fitness and personal training industry. Course overview Study exercise science theory and get hands-on experience at a university that’s highly rated for sport science.* You will build knowledge and insight into the methods available to improve an individual’s health, fitness and performance, and train a variety of real-life clients, including older adults, exercise referral patients and disabled users, in our state-of-the-art health and exercise lab. Designed to meet national occupational standards in exercise and fitness, and endorsed by SkillsActive and other industry organisations, the course includes opportunities to work towards a range of professional qualifications. It also provides you with entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) – essential recognition for any qualified fitness professional.

Industry focus Solent has a strong reputation for sport science and links with fitness companies such as Steiner, Nuffield Health and The Gym, ensuring guest lectures from industry professionals.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Health, Fitness and Programme Design; Client Testing and Training; Nutrition, Obesity and Weight Management; Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology; Study Skills for Sport and Exercise Science. Year two: Advanced Training Principles; Exercise Programming for Older Adults; Exercise Psychology (Behaviour Change); option. Year three: Professional Practice in Personal Training; Exercise Programming for Medically Referred and Disabled Clients; Project; option.

Assessment: Written assignments, practical simulations, in-course tests, case studies, reflective portfolios, group work, reports, presentations, exams and work with real-life clients.

Course length

Key career skills: Presentation, project-management, problem-solving, communication and instructional skills.

Entry level

Projects/work experience: The course team’s extensive network of industry contacts provides a huge range of opportunities to gain practical personal training experience.

3 years

UCAS code C610

• 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Why Solent is special • Solent is highly rated for sport science.* • The latest sport science laboratories, including a state-of-the-art health and exercise lab. • Endorsed by SkillsActive and recognised by REPs. • Opportunities for paid experience in the health and exercise lab. • Extensive industry links and opportunities to gain real-world experience.

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personal trainer self-employed trainer strength and conditioning coach fitness manager PE teacher.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

*The Guardian league table: #12 in the ‘Sports Science’ JACS subject area, compared to 65 other universities. Students studying for first-time degrees.

In my view “The hands-on nature of the course provides the valuable experience needed to kick-start a career in the fitness industry.” Richard, student, BSc (Hons) Fitness and Personal Training

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Fitness Management and Personal Training BA (Hons) Build yourself a practical career in the dynamic fitness industry, with this exciting blend of industry-focused management and business with practical personal training experience. Course overview This dynamic and innovative course doesn’t just deliver extensive practical personal training experience at a university that’s highly rated for sport science* – it also provides the key business and management skills you need to turn your passion into a practical career. You will study the operation and management of fitness facilities, learn the principles of customer service, marketing and sales, and put your skills into practice on a six-week work placement. Meanwhile you will train individual clients in our state-of-the-art health and exercise labs, and work towards a range of industry-approved fitness qualifications, including entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) – essential recognition for any qualified fitness professional.

Principles; Work Placement; Research Methods; option. Year three: Project; Professional Practice in Personal Training; Strategy for Business; option.

Course length and UCAS code

Assessment: Written assignments, practical simulations, in-course tests, case studies, reflective portfolios, group work, reports, presentations, exams and work with real-life clients.

Entry level

Key career skills: Presentation, project-management, problemsolving, communication and instructional skills. Projects/work experience: A compulsory six-week industry placement during the second year will provide invaluable work experience with a large fitness operator or a smaller independent club, local authority or other organisation.

Industry focus Solent has a strong reputation for sport science and links with fitness companies such as Steiner, Nuffield Health and Wellbeing and The Gym, ensuring placement opportunities and guest lectures from industry professionals.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Operation and Management of Fitness Facilities 1; Health, Fitness and Programme Design; Client Testing and Training; Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology; Introduction to Exercise Psychology; Nutrition, Obesity and Weight Management; Study Skills for Sport and Exercise Science. Year two: Operation and Management of Fitness Facilities 2; Customer Service, Marketing and Sales; Advanced Training 118

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Why Solent is special

3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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• 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

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fitness management personal training health and fitness coaching sales and marketing physical activity development exercise referral.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

• The latest sport science laboratories, including a state-of-the-art health and exercise lab. • Highly ranked in the UK for sport science.* • Endorsed by SkillsActive and recognised by REPs. • Opportunities for paid experience as a supervisor/co-ordinator in the health and exercise lab. • Extensive industry links and opportunities to gain real-world experience.

In my view

*The Guardian league table: #12 in the ‘Sports Science’ JACS subject area, compared to 65 other universities. Students studying for first-time degrees.

“I have built up experience working with clients, along with gaining industry-recognised qualifications.” Faye, student, BA (Hons) Fitness Management and Personal Training


“” Fit for work

Alex Yates, graduate, BSc (Hons) Fitness and Personal Training, works for Brightside Personal Training.

“The course gave me all the tools I needed for personal training. It was a great way to build the practical side, as well as the knowledge that underpins what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Working with clients on a one-to-one basis in a professional setting in the gym gives you a really good idea of what it’s going to be like in the industry.”

Paul Laslett, Director of Brightside Personal Training, employs graduate Alex Yates. “Alex was very proactive. That’s a big thing, to show initiative and make yourself stand out from all the other graduates. When I first met Alex, I could tell we were going to get on. Not only was he very knowledgeable but he was really passionate about personal training. It shows commitment to study for three years.”

That’s a big thing, to show initiative and make yourself stand out from all the other graduates.

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Football Studies BA (Hons) Turn your passion for football into an exciting career – become a student of the game at one of the country’s leading centres for football education. Course overview The Times Good University Guide recommends Southampton Solent University as a ‘leader in footballrelated academic study’, with more than a decade’s experience delivering expert graduates and training to professional teams and governing bodies. You will work towards coaching qualifications delivered by our UEFA ‘A’ licence coach educators, and study practical and theoretical skills including technical and tactical football, sport psychology, the globalisation of football, football development, specialised training and fitness, and research – preparing you for a wide range of professional football roles. The course also offers excellent work placement opportunities with professional clubs and organisations, and the opportunity to tap into the university’s extensive network of contacts in the game.

Industry focus You will receive regular guest lectures from leading industry names; recent speakers include Brian McDermott, Matthew Le Tissier and Vincent Pericard, former manager Lawrie McMenemy MBE, Fulham FC’s academy director Huw Jennings, Mail on Sunday chief sports news correspondent Nick Harris and ‘architect’ of the Premier League Alex Fynn.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Research and Study Skills; Football Principles and Practice; Football and Society; Fitness for Football; Principles of Football Development; Principles of Coaching Football. 120

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Year two: Coaching for Football; Sociology of Football; Sports Psychology; Research Methods for Sport; Applied Football Development; option, for example: Work-Based Learning at a professional club. Year three: Project; Globalisation of Football; Contemporary Sports Issues; two options, for example: Football Management; language units; WorkBased Learning at a professional club. Assessment: Scouting reports, essays, group presentations, fieldwork, written examinations and DVD production.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Key career skills: Presentation, communication, teamwork, IT and numeracy, organising people, time management and research.

• football development • coaching • performance analysis.

Find out more Projects/work experience: Optional internship opportunities and workbased learning programmes are available with a range of organisations, including clubs such as Southampton FC, Reading FC and Aldershot Town FC.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

Why Solent is special • Solent is one of the UK’s leading providers of football-specific education. • An accredited centre for football coaching, with ties to 1st4Sport and the FA. • Extensive network of links in the game, including exclusive partnership with Southampton FC. • Home to the world-class Lawrie McMenemy Centre for Football Research. • Course team of UEFA ‘A’ licence coach educators, pro licence holders and national futsal tutors.

In my view “The football studies degree has given me the perfect exposure to work in football and has helped me prepare for employment in a wonderful industry.” Marlon Fahy, graduate, Analyst, Chelsea FC


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I am honoured to be able to put my name, and lend my experience, to a research centre which offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise which, both now and in the future, will benefit the football industry enormously. Lawrie McMenemy MBE – Centre President

Solent – a hub of expertise in the beautiful game The Lawrie McMenemy Centre for Football Research (LMCFR) brings together academics with expertise in areas as diverse as business and management, coaching and psychology. Working in conjunction with the League Managers Association, the centre provides training for major names in the game including FIFA, the Football Association, the Premier League, the Football League and many of the 92 professional clubs. The centre has been hailed as ‘world class’ by the Minister for Sport and is recognised as a major centre for football research and consultancy services in the UK. More information about the LMCFR can be found at www.solent.ac.uk/lmcfr

“The football studies degree has given me the perfect exposure to work in football and has helped me prepare to work in a wonderful industry.” Marlon Fahy, Scouting department, Chelsea FC

“My degree at Solent without doubt helped me to get this job. I gained a better knowledge of what was needed to work within a professional football club and an understanding of what I wanted to do after I graduated.” Mark Gamble, Football Education Officer, Southampton FC “The course helped me to develop an understanding of how football clubs run as businesses. It is this knowledge that has helped me go straight into a job in professional football.” Tom Delf, Assistant Commercial Manager, Aldershot Town FC

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Football Studies and Business BA (Hons)

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Immerse yourself in the business of football at a leading centre for the study of the game.

Course overview The Times Good University Guide recommends Southampton Solent University as a ‘leader in footballrelated academic study’, with more than a decade’s experience delivering expert graduates and training to professional teams and governing bodies. The football studies and business degree offers students a wide and varied range of opportunities during their three years of study. This includes units in coaching, psychology, sociology, football development and research, marketing, finance, organisational behaviour and business strategy.

Industry focus The course offers excellent work placement opportunities with professional clubs and organisations, and the opportunity to tap into the university’s extensive network of contacts in the game. You will also have the opportunity to receive regular guest lectures and meet some of football’s most significant figures.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Research and Study Skills; Principles of Coaching Football; Football and Society; Leisure Marketing; Finance for Sport; Organisational Behaviour in the Sports Industry. Year two: Research Methods for Sport; Sports Operations Management; Sociology of Football; Economics of Sport; Applied Football Development; option, for example: Work-Based Learning; Coaching for Football. Year three: Project; Globalisation of Football; Strategy for Business; 122

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two options, for example: Football Management; Small Business Enterprise. Assessment: Essays, written examinations, seminar presentations, written reports, case studies, poster presentations, practical assessments and a project. Key career skills: Transferable skills include: presentation, problemsolving, communication, IT and numeracy, time management and teamwork. Projects/work experience: Optional internship opportunities and workbased learning programmes are available with a range of professional clubs and organisations.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn

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Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

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football development coaching marketing/commercial roles administration performance analysis teaching research.

Why Solent is special • The university provides education and training for governing bodies and professional clubs. • Home to the Lawrie McMenemy Centre for Football Research, a world-class research and consultancy centre. • Students are taught by UEFA ‘A’ licence coach educators, pro licence holders and national futsal tutors.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “When I joined Solent University, I could never have imagined that I would have played a part in a team like Reading FC achieving promotion to the Premier League. If it wasn't for Solent University I would never have had this opportunity.” Jeremy Fox, graduate


Geography with Environmental Studies BSc (Hons) Study the impact of human activity on the environment, from climate change to loss of biodiversity, on this fieldwork-focused course. Course overview On this topical, rewarding course you will study the often dramatic environmental changes emerging as a result of human activity, and the long- and short-term implications for the planet and its inhabitants. You will examine the local and global effects of problems such as climate change, sea level rise and loss of biodiversity, to more localised issues such as waste management, security of water supplies and resource mitigation. You will study essential methods of analysis such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), learn about the geographical patterns of environmental change and the processes that underpin them, and explore solutions for complex, global problems.

Industry focus You will have the opportunity to work with various organisations such as Hampshire Wildlife Trust and Raymond Brown Minerals and Recycling.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Principles of Environmental Analysis; Mapping and Analysis of Geographical Data; Elements of Human Geography; Environmental Systems; Principles of Environmental Management; UK-based residential field course. Year two: Surveying the Abiotic Environment; Biological Surveying; Researching Human Geographies; Applied Environmental Management; Europe-based residential field course; option: Sustainable Development; Lifestyle Project. Year three: Environmental Impact Assessment; Biodiversity Conservation

and Management Project; option: Environment and Society; Curriculum Plus.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code Assessment: Coursework, annual exams, presentations and a final-year independent research project. Key career skills: Problem-solving, time-management, teamwork and presentation skills. Projects/work experience: Previous students have secured work within both the public and private sectors, often at environmental consultancies such as Fugro EMU and Ecological Planning and Research.

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Entry level • 200 points, with at least one A-level in Geography or a related discipline. • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered. • Direct entry to year two may be offered to holders of an HND in an appropriate subject. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Why Solent is special • Emphasis on supplementing academic learning with hands-on practical experience. • Specialist facilities, including our research vessel Solent Surveyor. • Funded residential field courses in the UK and Europe. • Easy access to local sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) and national parks, providing opportunities to obtain practical experience in a wide range of field techniques.

• conservation and wildlife management • environmental management • research and education • corporate reporting and data management.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

In my view “I really enjoy my course – the lecturers are good and the subjects we study are interesting, plus there are fantastic links to employers. There’s also a wide variety of resources in the library/faculty, which helps a lot.” Samuel, student, BSc (Hons) Geography with Environmental Studies

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Geography with Marine Studies BSc (Hons) Get a glimpse of the fascinating complexity of the coastal environment, and the impact of human activity and climate change on the oceans, on this practical hands-on course. Course overview Many geography courses focus on the land as the context of study. However, coasts and oceans have always provided humans with a wealth of resources – while much of the ocean remains virtually unexplored. Disturbances in the marine environment have local, national and worldwide consequences, and the changes wrought on the oceans by climate change are likely to affect generations to come. This course will help you understand the oceans, throwing you into the mysterious, fascinating complexity of the marine environment. Studying a variety of scientific and analytical methods such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), you will build a thorough understanding of how the oceans function and change, discussing their influence on humanity’s development – and humanity’s effects on them.

Industry focus You will have the opportunity to work with organisations such as Hampshire County Council, the Hampshire Wildlife Trust, the Hamble Estuary Partnership, and Raymond Brown Minerals and Recycling.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Principles of Environmental Analysis; Mapping and Analysis of Geographical Data; Elements of Human Geography; Environmental Systems; Principles of Environmental Management; UK-based residential field course. Year two: Oceanographic Principles; Applied Oceanography; Researching Human Geographies; Applied Environmental Management; Europe124

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based residential field course; option: Sustainable Development, WorkBased Learning; Lifestyle Project. Year three: Environmental Impact Assessment; Ocean and Coastal Management; Project; option: Environment and Society; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: Coursework, seminar presentations, end-of-year exams and a final-year independent research project. Key career skills: Working in teams to address complex environmental problems, you will develop a range of problem-solving, time-management, teamwork and presentation skills. Projects/work experience: Students are encouraged to undertake work placements independently and support is provided in finding a suitable position within the industry. Previous students have secured work within both the public and private sectors, often at environmental consultancies such as Fugro EMU and Ecological Planning and Research.

Why Solent is special • Emphasis on supplementing academic learning with hands-on practical experience. • Specialist facilities, including our research vessel Solent Surveyor. • Funded residential field courses in the UK and Europe. • Easy access to local sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) and national parks, providing opportunities to obtain practical experience in a wide range of field techniques.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code F8J6

Entry level • 200 points, with at least one A-level in Geography or a related discipline. • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered. • Direct entry to year two may be offered to holders of an HND in an appropriate subject. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • marine environmental management • hydrographic surveying • education • consultancy • research • corporate reporting.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355


Graphic Design BA (Hons) Explore digital and traditional media, discover a huge range of design techniques and build your professional portfolio on this industry-focused, cutting-edge graphic design course. Course overview This dynamic and forward-looking graphic design course is focused on innovation and exploration, giving you the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in today's design industry. You will study the latest design techniques and learn how to research and respond to developments in culture, concepts and technology. With access to professional tools and software, you’ll have the creative freedom to experiment and push the boundaries of the discipline, encouraging you to innovate. You will explore a wide range of visual communication and graphic design activities, and build up your professional portfolio and real-world experience on live projects and briefs, thanks to plentiful work experience opportunities in the industry and our Solent Creatives agency.

Print; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Model Your Business; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Professional Context; Final Major Project; Visual Communication Industry Research Project.

Course length

Assessment: The course is assessed through a mix of project work, portfolios, essays, a research file and a final-year project.

Entry level

Key career skills: Creative thinking, presentation, project management, visual communication, evaluation and problem-solving. Projects/work experience: You will be able to carry out a work placement between the second and third years of the course, with support from the university and calling on Solent’s professional ties to the industry.

3 years

UCAS code W215

• 200 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Why Solent is special Industry focus The course has a long history of producing award-winning students and graduates, and you will gain industry experience on live briefs from organisations such as D&AD, the RSA and YCN. The course team will encourage you to enter industry competitions, and you’ll have access to guest speakers.

• High level of success in recognised national design competitions. • Excellent graphic design facilities. • Good record of graduates finding work in the industry. • Taught by a team of professional designers with strong ties to industry.

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design consultancy publishing industry advertising – agency side multidisciplinary design web design television film and multimedia freelance practice.

Find out more Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Design Process; Design Exploration; Introduction to Typography; Image Design; Digital Typography; Reading Graphic Design and Visual Culture. Year two: Graphic Structure; Commercial Practice; New Media Design; App for Mobile Device Design; options: Solution Process; Independent Project Book; Independent Project

In my view “The tutors’ non-prescriptive approach meant that no specific visual style was promoted, allowing students to develop their own voice.” James Nelson, graduate, Graphic Designer at Research Studios

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

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Graphic Design BA (Hons)

Transform your design skills into a full degree on this one-year course, and develop the professional skills, experience and innovative approach to graphic design that employers want. competitions, and you will have access to guest speakers.

Course length

Examples of key subject areas

UCAS code

Professional Context; Final Major Project; Visual Communication Industry Research Project.

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This innovative one-year course lets you build on your existing skills and qualifications, gaining the specialised professional knowledge and skills that will let you thrive in the design industry. Voted one of the UK’s top creative universities in Which? magazine’s 2013 student survey, Solent provides the creative freedom and expert support that will let you push the boundaries of graphic design through experimentation and the development of a personal visual language. You will develop skills that will allow you to respond to developments in culture, concepts and technological change, and hone your skills using the latest equipment and software. You will also have the opportunity to develop hands-on experience, working to live client briefs with industry partners or our Solent Creatives agency.

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• Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants resident outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • General entry information, see page 12.

• Opportunities to experiment with a wide variety of media, both digital and traditional. • High level of success in recognised national design competitions. • Excellent graphic design facilities. • Good record of graduates finding work in the industry. • Taught by a team of professional designers with strong ties to industry.

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Assessment: The course is assessed through project work, portfolios and your final project.

Course overview

1 year

Key career skills: Creative thinking, presentation, project management, visual communication, evaluation and problem-solving.

Career Coach design consultancy publishing industry advertising multidisciplinary design web design television film multimedia or freelance practice.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Industry focus

In my view

The course has a long history of producing award-winning students and graduates, and you will gain industry experience on live briefs from organisations such as D&AD, the RSA and YCN. The course team will encourage you to enter industry

“I like how friendly the university is and how helpful the teachers and your classmates are – it creates a great atmosphere within the uni!” Farah, student, BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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Health, Exercise and Physical Activity BSc (Hons) Develop the skills and in-depth understanding of exercise and physical activity you need for a rewarding career in the health sector or fitness industry on this practical, hands-on degree. Course overview Part of our highly rated sport science programme, this degree explores the science underpinning the health and exercise behaviour of both individuals and groups. The course provides the industryrecognised qualifications needed to work in the health and/or fitness industries, whilst developing the skills and knowledge needed to design and deliver effective exercise and physical activity programmes. You will study the psychology of physical activity and behaviour change, and gain valuable practical experience with local initiatives.

Industry focus The university and the course team have extensive industry contacts, providing plentiful opportunities for varied work experience to enhance your employability.

Key career skills: Creative-thinking, project-management, communication, evaluation and problem-solving skills will be developed.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code BC96

Projects/work experience: The course includes a 20-hour work placement in a local communitybased health initiative and community volunteering in physical activity settings.

Why Solent is special • Solent is highly rated for sport science.* • Strong ties with industry, contributing work experience opportunities and guest lectures. • Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and SkillsActive-endorsed industry awards embedded within the course. • State-of-the-art sport and exercise science laboratories.

Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Applicants may be invited to attend an interview before being offered a place. • All successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service. • GCSE or equivalent passes in English and Mathematics at grade C or above. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Examples of key subject areas Year one: Principles of Health, Fitness and Nutrition; Introduction to Exercise Psychology; Client Appraisal and Assessment; Gym Training; Introduction to Physiology of Exercise; Industry Practice and Research. Year two: Physical Activity and Public Health Interventions; Exercise Programming for Older Adults; Exercise Psychology (Behaviour Change); Research Methods for Sport and Exercise; Work Placement; options. Year three: Project; Health Psychology; Promoting Healthy Behaviour; Exercise Programming for Medically Referred and Disabled Clients; options. Assessment: The course is assessed through practical simulations, tests, exams, presentations and coursework.

*The Guardian league table: #12 in the ‘Sports Science’ JACS subject area, compared to 65 other universities. Students studying for first-time degrees.

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health training physical activity co-ordination exercise referral personal training advanced instruction working with specialist conditions.

Find out more In my view “The course includes chances to get involved in the community, increasing practical experience and employability – I would recommend it to anyone who is passionate about making positive health changes to individuals and the community.” Cleo, student, BSc (Hons) Health, Exercise and Physical Activity

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

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Human Resource Management BA (Hons) This degree provides you with the knowledge, skills and experience to pursue a career in human resource management (HRM), as well as the highly valued CIPD Intermediate Diploma in HRM.

Course overview This dynamic, contemporary degree course equips you with the professional knowledge and practical skills you will need for a successful career in HRM. You will develop a robust understanding of HRM theory, and apply those concepts in a business context through projects and work experience. You will also work on developing professional skills, behaviour and knowledge through a work-based placement, and have the opportunity to gain a professionally accredited qualification – the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) Intermediate Diploma (Level 5).

Industry focus During the course you will have access to a number of guest lecturers, providing insight into the current trends. You will also have the opportunity to build your professional connections through Solent HR networking and CIPD regional events.

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Year two: Organisational Development; Preparation for WorkBased Project; Developing Professional Practice; Business Issues and Context of HR; Using Information in HR; Employment Law; Resourcing and Talent Planning; Improving Organisational Performance; Employee Engagement. Year three: Management Development; Literature Review; Strategic Employee Relations and Reward; Work-Based Project; options, including: Leadership; The Knowledge Organisation; International HRM.

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Assessment: Individual and group coursework, student presentations, work-based project work, written exams, real-world case studies and role-play exercises.

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Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach generalist HR manager learning and talent manager HR/recruitment consultancy employee relations.

Find out more Key career skills: Critical thinking, commercial awareness, problemsolving, teamwork and leadership skills. Projects/work experience: You will have the option to undertake a sixweek placement at the end of the second year. Previous students have gained placements at Southampton City Council, NATS, Skandia, Carnival Group and Mencap.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888 Blog: southamptonsolentbusiness school.blogspot.co.uk

Why Solent is special • Course units integrate the valued CIPD Intermediate Diploma. • Taught by highly qualified professionals with industry ties and over 20 years’ experience delivering professionally accredited CIPD courses. • Work-based learning opportunities build essential hands-on experience. • Strong focus on employability and career management skills.

In my view “If you are interested in getting the absolute best out of people, then a career in HR and people development could be the one for you.” Chartered Institute of Personnel Development


Illustration BA (Hons) Enhance your creativity, study the latest illustration techniques, develop a strong awareness of industry practices and apply your skills to real-world briefs on this varied and exciting degree. Course overview On this innovative degree you will explore the art of illustration and visual communication in the areas of children’s and adult narrative, together with editorial and journalistic illustration. You will have the chance to experiment with a wide variety of media, including intaglio and silkscreen print-making, photography, digital imaging, drawing and painting, and to discover your own style. Units in professional practice and career development will underpin your creativity with a strong awareness of industry disciplines and challenges, while projects and case studies will deliver real-world experience in working to briefs. You will emerge with well-developed practical talents and the professional skills needed to succeed in the visual art industry – along with a unique portfolio of studio work.

Industry focus You will benefit from our programme of high-profile guest lecturers and links with the Association of Illustrators and D&AD.

Assessment: Portfolios, written assignments, presentations and projects.

Course length

Key career skills: Project and case study work will ensure you are experienced in working to professional briefs, while you will also develop creative-thinking, writing, presentation and project-management skills.

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Projects/work experience: We have strong links with a variety of clients, including local organisations such as the council, and design bodies like D&AD and the Association of Illustrators. You will have chances to exhibit in Southampton and London, and to have your work seen by a collection of art directors and agencies.

Why Solent is special • Award-winning staff with diverse experience. • Emphasis on hands-on practice. • Excellent studio and facilities for letterpress, print-making, drawing and bookbinding. • Exciting range of approaches to stimulating briefs. • Strong emphasis on experimenting and developing your own voice. • Yearly international study trip.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Skills Workshop 1; Concepts and Themes; Visual Research; History and Critique; Visual Language; Skills Workshop 2. Year two: Fairytale and Folklore; Editorial; Contemporary Art Critique; Critical Discourse; options, including: Children’s Picture Book Illustration; Narrative Book Illustration; Freelancing at Solent Creatives. Year three: Dissertation; Negotiated Study; Final Major Project.

In my view “I enjoyed the way that the course was set up; there was always a sense of freedom. Over the three years we had a whole host of fantastic speakers, and without the guidance of the course staff, and the environment of the university, I would not be creating the imagery I am today.” Ollie Stone, graduate

3 years

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Entry level • 200 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants will be asked to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be asked to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without the tariff point requirements. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • freelance illustration work for publishers • advertising agencies • design agencies • large manufacturers and the public sector • fashion companies • news and periodicals • architecture • medical illustration • website and games production.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

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Information Technology for Business BSc (Hons)

Prepare for a career in IT and business computing, with a choice of business- and computingfocused pathways that combine theory with essential hands-on experience.

RISE, as a local employer, values the opportunity to work with graduates. Working with highly educated and motivated individuals allows our organisation to develop, creating a win/win situation as the graduate gains vital experience, invaluable in future employment.

Iain Lucus, Managing Director, RISE One – IT Social Enterprise

Course overview

If you have got a strong interest in the use of information technology in the business environment, this course offers two specialised pathways to gaining a full honours degree with only one extra year of full-time study, or on a flexible part-time basis. On the business pathway you will be aiming to work in companies as a user of systems, rather than building them – career goals might be within business management, business analysis, strategic planning or project management. The computing pathway would interest those already involved in database or software development. Recognising the diverse prior learning experiences of students on a top-up course, an academic and professional practice unit helps develop your graduate-level skillset and provides targeted support for individual students.

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panel to ensure currency and relevance. Students are also encouraged to attend regular British Computer Society (BCS) meetings hosted at the university, to facilitate further networking with industry.

Course length 1 year

UCAS code GN51

Entry level Examples of key subject areas Core units: Academic and Professional Practice; Project Research Paper; Strategic Information Systems; Business Operations. Business pathway options: Decision Support Systems; e-Business. Computing pathway options: Software Systems Development; Advanced and Distributed Databases. Assessment: Coursework assignments, examinations, group work and a project research paper. Key career skills: You will develop your academic and presentation skills, along with IT, analytical and projectmanagement skills.

Why Solent is special • This one-year top-up course is designed to give those that have qualifications at FHEQ Level 5 a further year of study, in order to gain a bachelor’s honours degree. • Excellent student support – staff have an open-door policy. • Use current industry-standard software and computer systems. • Specialist usability lab to support student learning. • The university hosts regular BCS meetings, featuring external industry speakers.

• A foundation degree or HND in information technology, computing or a similar subject area. • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered – contact the faculty office for further information. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • • • •

business analysis project management database management software development.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

In my view “I really like the IT facilities at Solent, with good support, a decent amount of computers and plenty of good software available.” Marcin, student


Information Technology Management

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BSc (Hons)

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Develop a solid grounding in IT and business computing, along with the business, analysis and project-management skills that will make you an effective part of any organisation.

Course overview This course approaches business IT from both directions, exploring the technology supporting modern business and examining how this affects the way people work. You will enhance your employability with theory and practical experience in decision-making and strategic planning, and tailor the course to your interests through second- and final-year optional units, along with an extensive personal project in the final year.

Industry focus The course maintains links with employers and industry through placement and live brief-based assessments embedded within the curriculum.

Analysis; Project and Event Management; option: Developing for the Internet; Curriculum Plus (including languages and entrepreneurship). Year three: Project (double unit); Software Requirements Project Management; Managing the Electronic Enterprise; two options, from: Human–Computer Interaction; Web Application Development; Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence; Curriculum Plus (including languages and entrepreneurship). Assessment: Presentations, practical work, time-constrained assignments, written assignments, group work and exams. Key career skills: You will develop a wide range of skills in communication, project management, teamwork and presentation, along with problemsolving and analytical skills. Projects/work experience: Students undertaking the optional work placement variant of the course will find a suitable work placement between years two and three. Recent placements have included IBM, Roland Berger and Accenture.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Systems Analysis and Design; Introduction to Databases; Internet Technology; Introduction to Programming and Problem-Solving; Event-Driven Programming; Introduction to Professional Practice; Business Information Management. Year two: Graduate and Professional Development; Information Systems Design; Human-Digital Interaction Design; Analytics and Financial

Why Solent is special • Dedicated computing and networking laboratories. • Specialist usability laboratory. • Regular British Computer Society (BCS) meetings, featuring external industry speakers.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with WkPl 5 years with WkPl + Fdn

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Entry level • 200 points (excluding General Studies and Key Skills), with at least one A-level at grade D or above. • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered. • Direct entry to year two may be offered to holders of an HND or HNC in an appropriate subject. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Technology Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

Note If you are interested in computer programming and software development rather than using IT as a business tool, consider our BSc (Hons) Computing or BSc (Hons) Software Engineering courses.

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system analysis business analysis project management marketing web development.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

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Interior Design BA (Hons) An inspiring, challenging and professional degree course that brings interior design and architecture together with hands-on experience through a broad and varied curriculum. Course overview Offering a unique blend of aesthetics and innovation, this course brings together creative and practical skills and covers both domestic and commercial interior design. You will develop practical experience and learn to create functional as well as aesthetically pleasing interiors. Through practical studio-based sessions and studying, you will develop imaginative and innovative use of colour, pattern, textures, light and space, along with a thorough grounding in professional best practice. You will also be able to experiment with various presentation techniques, such as 2D drawing, mood boards and 3D modelling.

Industry focus Studies are enhanced by real case studies and guest speakers from relevant disciplines, while our network of industry contacts also provides opportunities for work placements.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Creative Interiors; Materials Technology and Finishes; History of Interior Design; Design Communication; option, for example: Architectural Design Principles; Curriculum Plus; Principles of Business Environment. Year two: Commercial Interior Design; Modern and Contemporary Studies; Design Technology; Ergonomics for Interior Design; Innovative Technologies and Applications; Interior Environments. Year three: Sustainability and Interior Design; Refurbishment and Building Surveying; Professional Branding; Professional Practice and Procedures; option, from: Research Project; Final-Year Project. 132

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Assessment: The course is assessed using studio-based design projects, portfolios and presentations, essays, mood boards and research projects.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code W250

Key career skills: You will develop your presentation and practical design skills along with creative thinking, project management, visual communication and detailing, evaluation and problem-solving skills. Projects/work experience: Through the course team’s contacts, students have been able to secure valuable work placements which have then led to permanent positions.

Why Solent is special • Excellent links with employers across the industry. • Focus on delivering essential employability skills. • Graduates can apply for membership of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID). • Membership of Interior Educators, the national authority on interiors education. • Extensive use of live briefs provides practical experience in real-world conditions.

Entry level • 200 points (excluding General Studies and Key Skills), with at least one A-level at grade D or above in a design discipline. • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered. • Applications from mature students and non-standard applicants may also be considered. • Direct entry to year two may be offered to holders of an HND or HNC in an appropriate subject. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • • • •

residential design office design retail and exhibition design architectural and interior design consultancies • independent interior design practice.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

In my view “On visiting Solent, I was immediately impressed with the course, its content and the faculty. The course offered a very realistic insight into the working practices of interior design.” Steve Chapple, graduate


After studying Hayley Harding, graduate, BA (Hons) Interior Design, Accommodation Strategy Consultant, Capita Symonds

“The course really helped me experience a diverse range of subjects within the design and construction industries, not just interior design – which has been a real help in the transition to work within a multidisciplinary company. “I wanted to gain work experience in building surveying so I was put in touch with Capita Symonds’ Southampton

office. I completed six weeks there, then they took me on full-time; I've been there a year now and I’m still enjoying it, and learning every day. “I’m currently an accommodation strategy consultant, which involves space planning, property strategic advice, feasibility studies and interior design. I'm working on several school projects within the city, which involves procuring new furniture for a school of 600 pupils, designing a library and managing the projects from start to finish – it’s full-on but very exciting! “I just want to thank Solent University for supporting me and helping me gain so many skills that I can apply to everyday working life, especially time management and working to deadlines!”

The course really helped me experience a diverse range of subjects within the design and construction industries.


Interior Design (Decoration)

BA (Hons) Whether you are interested in interior design, textiles, visual styling or editorial design, this unique degree provides the skills and experience for a career at the industry’s cutting edge.

It's hard to find a course which will match this one for its down-toearth approach and focus on what the styling industry needs. Tina Jesson, employer, founder of Home Stagers.

Course overview

Accredited by the Society of British Interior Design (SBID), this course combines expert professional tuition and hands-on experience tailored to the demands of the modern industry. You will focus on one of three primary career pathways – spatial design, surface design or editorial design for magazines – studying a range of theoretical and practical units such as photographic practices, materials and textiles. You will also get the opportunity to study trendsetting and forecasting, and examine historical styles and movements in interior design, homestaging and fashioning interior spaces.

Industry focus The course has a strong guest speaker programme, providing live briefs and student feedback. The staff team has strong links with industry, giving you ample opportunities for work experience.

Year three: Interior Trends and Set Styling; Professional Practice; Major Project; options: Interiors Dissertation; Interiors Critical Journal.

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3 years

UCAS code W252

Assessment: A mix of practical projects, written assignments, portfolios and presentations. Key career skills: IT, creative thinking, presentation, project marketing and management, visual communication, evaluation and problem-solving. Projects/work experience: Throughout the course you will work on industry-led live projects, and have the opportunity for self-directed work experience between the second and third years.

Why Solent is special • Accredited by the SBID. • SBID support, including mentoring opportunities, student competitions and a year’s free membership. • Study visits to places of design and architectural interest, including London and New York. • Part of the Interior Educators group, a national industry-focused group of educators.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Interior Design Processes; Interior Design Production; Historical and Contextual Studies; Styling the Interior; Surface Design and Textiles. Year two: Interior Design in Industry; Interior Design in Practice; Creative Design Concepts; options: Stage and Set Styling; Alternative Textiles; Editorial Styling; Model Your Business; Freelancing at Solent Creatives.

Course length

Entry level • 200 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants resident outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • interior design • stylist/consultant • interior designer for the performance industry • magazine features editor • interiors photographer • set designer • visual merchandising • forecaster • show home consultant • textile/wallpaper designer.

In my view “I like the variety of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. There are a lot of opportunities to work for the university, for example, as student ambassadors.” Chesca, student, BA (Hons) Interior Design (Decoration)

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


International Business Management BA (Hons) Study international business and culture in the UK and abroad, and boost your employability with valuable language and business skills on this globally focused course. Course overview Given the global nature of modern business, practical experience of different languages, cultures and business environments is increasingly in demand across the commercial, industrial and public sectors. During your first year at Solent you will mix with students from many countries and have the chance to study a language. In the second year you will be able to spend all or half the academic year on study placement with one of our partner institutions, learning business and language-related subjects. You will usually be taught in English, but may be able to study in the local language.

Industry focus

for Business; Business Project Report; option, for example: Integrated Marketing Communications and Strategy; International Marketing; Curriculum Plus.

Course length and UCAS code

Assessment: Individual and group coursework, student presentations, work-based project work, written examinations, real-world case studies and role-play exercises.

Entry level

Key career skills: You will develop broadly transferable skills such as presentation, project management, communication and problem-solving, along with skills in international relations and languages.

Guest speakers such as Miles Henson, the owner and MD of Performance Academy UK, contribute to the units taught.

Projects/work experience: Year two gives you the chance to take a 13-week work placement in the UK or abroad in the second half of the academic year.

Examples of key subject areas

Why Solent is special

Year one: Personal and Professional Development 1; International Business Management; Business Information; Essentials of Management; Marketing Principles; Language Study. Year two: Option 1: International Research Skills; Study Placement Abroad (whole academic year, five units). Option 2: International Research Skills; European Business Contexts; Operations Management; Study Placement Abroad or Work Placement. Option 3: International Research Skills; European Business Contexts; Operations Management; Project Management; Marketing Management; Contemporary International Issues. Year three: Business Project Skills; Cross-Cultural Management; Strategy

• In the second year you have the choice of studying abroad for a full or half academic year, or doing a half-year work placement. • Supportive learning environment, with academic mentoring throughout your course.

3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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• 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics and English, or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • • • • • • • • •

finance marketing human resources consultancy general management in retail hospitality the NHS small and international businesses local and central government.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888 Blog: southamptonsolentbusiness school.blogspot.co.uk

In my view “The university offers support to develop your talents and helps you with getting into the workplace and facing the real world.” Lucia, student, BA (Hons) International Business Management

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Top-up

International Management BSc (Hons)

Top up to a full honours degree with this internationally focused course, delivering real-world experience and opportunities to gain industry-recognised qualifications.

Course overview This one-year top-up course is designed to convert your existing qualifications into a valuable honours degree in international management. You will study strategy, finance and marketing, building on your existing knowledge and experience, and developing your business knowledge, with a specific focus on cross-cultural liaison and management skills in the global market. You will also have the opportunity to learn a foreign language, and to develop your research and analytical skills on real-world project work and through an end-of-course dissertation.

Industry focus The international management course team has strong professional and industry experience, which is complemented by a range of guest speakers, live assessment briefs and assessed live client pitches.

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Assessment: Coursework, projects, presentations and exams.

Course length

Key career skills: The course focuses on broadly applicable key skills, with particular emphasis on training your critical thinking through class discussion and written assessment. You will develop your confidence in public speaking and presentation skills through workshops and pitching, while assignment and presentation preparation will hone your research and analytical skills. Together with language skills, which are always in high demand, the course offers a broad range of skills that will boost your employability across a broad range of sectors.

UCAS code

Why Solent is special • Opportunity to top up your existing qualification into a full degree, with just a year’s study. • Strong multicultural environment in which to study, with students from across the globe. • Language tuition from professionally qualified native speakers. • Professionally experienced course team, with good links to the industry.

In my view “I’m really excited about the active atmosphere at Solent University. With so many different cultures and languages and an international spirit, it’s never dull – every day is a colourful and diverse student experience, which inspires me to succeed in my studies.” Judith, student

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Entry level • Minimum three merits (60 credits) at Level 5 of a business HND, with appropriate management units. • Completion of the second year of a relevant and comparable degree. • Course equivalent of a merit pass in a business HND. • General entry information, see page 12.

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finance marketing HR consultancy retail management hospitality.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888 Blog: southamptonsolentbusiness school.blogspot.co.uk


International Tourism Management BA (Hons) Study tourism and culture around the world and build an exciting career in international tourism on this modern degree, which offers a wide range of theoretical, language and practical skills. Course overview This course produces graduates who can work effectively in the exciting, challenging field of international tourism. It will give you the qualities, skills and knowledge to make an immediate impact on employers and develop a successful career in the world's largest growth sector. In the second year you will be able to spend all or half the academic year on a study placement with one of our partner institutions in Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden or the Netherlands, learning tourism and language-related subjects. You will usually be taught in English, but you may be able to study in the local language. Alternatively, you will be able to undertake a work placement for half of the second year and gain valuable employment experience.

Industry focus You will have access to a programme of industry guest speakers, with a particular focus on contemporary issues in tourism. Industry professionals have also had input into the course content and development, and through studying abroad or undertaking work experience you will be able to establish important contacts in the tourism industry.

The Management of Visitor Attractions; a whole or half-year study placement abroad, or half-year work placement. Year three: Contemporary Issues in Tourism; Natural and Cultural Heritage Tourism Management; Dissertation, or Literature-Based Research and an option; Cross-Cultural Management or International Marketing for Travel and Tourism; options. Assessment: Reports, exams, coursework and a dissertation or literature-based research. Key career skills: Interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication, problem-solving, leadership, management and IT.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

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Projects/work experience: If you opt for the second-year work placement, our international placement office and tutors will help you organise a placement in the UK or international tourism industry.

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international tourism marketing customer services public sector tourism visitor management heritage attractions management international hospitality global cruise industry tourism research international tour operation resort management.

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• Opportunity to study abroad for a full or half academic year, or to undertake a work placement and gain an international perspective; we currently offer study placements in a range of different countries. • Chance to complement your studies with a foreign language.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Tourism; World Tourism Perspectives; Leisure Marketing; language unit; Academic and Employability Skills; Financial Planning and Reporting. Year two: Options, including: International Tourism Research Skills; Cruise Operations Impacts;

In my view “The staff are friendly, the course is well taught and I know it will get me where I want to be.” Graeme, student, BA (Hons) International Tourism Management

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Journalism BA (Hons) This highly regarded journalism degree has a long-standing record of developing highly employable graduates in print, broadcast and online journalism. Course overview From front-page scoops to stories on Twitter, Solent journalism graduates are equipped with the full range of multimedia skills to build a career in newspapers, TV, radio or online. You will develop a broad portfolio of professional skills before focusing on your preferred medium, and have access to one of the country’s most extensive ranges of undergraduate journalism options, allowing you to broaden or deepen your interests. Taught by professional journalists with regional, national and international experience, partnered by leading academics, the course also offers you the option of an unforgettable year studying at one of our European partner universities.

Practice; Journalism and Global Issues; options, including: Fashion and Editorial Styling; Digital Photography; Reporting Politics; The Fame Game; The Title Race; Advancing Technology; Travel Journalism. Assessment: Coursework, including journalistic writing, essays, group projects and presentations, workshops, assignments and written examinations. Key career skills: Creative thinking, writing, production skills, presentations, teamwork and working to deadlines. Projects/work experience: You will need to undertake at least three weeks of work placement in order to graduate; our course team will help you find a suitable work placement.

Industry focus There’s a strong emphasis on employability, with work placements (120 hours minimum), real-world reporting tasks and a well-established guest speaker programme.

Why Solent is special • Superb state-of-the-art media facilities. • Study trips to destinations such as Paris, New York, Tokyo and Beijing. • Option to study in Europe for a year.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: News Reporting; Introduction to Radio; Contexts and Traditions of UK Journalism; Reporting in Context; Introduction to TV; Power, Money and Democracy. Year two: Inside the Newsroom; Concepts of Digital News; Specialist Reporting; Media Law; Media Ethics; options, including: Photography Practice; Persuasion and Propaganda; Making Magazines; Global Affairs; Magazine Production; Music and Society; Presenting Skills; Music Journalism; Sports Journalism; Web Layout and Design. Year three: Dissertation; News Journalism Project; Professional 138

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Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with EU study year

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Entry level • 260 UCAS tariff points from A-levels, or equivalent, excluding General Studies; a minimum IELTS of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in writing. • Applicants may be telephoned by a member of the academic team to discuss their application. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • online • newspaper and magazine reporting, writing and editing • radio and broadcast news reporting and editing • PR and communications.

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“The journalism course at Solent truly set me up for life as a professional journalist. The lecturers supported me throughout and encouraged me to network and gain as much work experience as possible. These were key factors that made my CV stand out to employers and got my foot on the career ladder.” Katherine Romero, graduate, Showbiz Writer, Closer magazine

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The hands-on experience, and lecturers who really knew the industry, meant that when it came to the real world I knew exactly what to do.

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Top-up

Journalism BA (Hons)

Experience the challenges of frontline journalism on this challenging, highly flexible, one-year top-up degree course. Course overview This year-long, industry-focused course is taught by journalism experts and offers you the opportunity to top up your foundation degree or HND to a full BA (Hons) qualification. Whether you are drawn to print, TV, radio or online journalism, the course will give you the creative and business tools to join the new generation of communicators. Students work in all areas of the media but you will be able to develop specialised skills in your preferred area of interest, while also learning how to operate effectively as a freelancer. As one of the largest hubs of creative degrees outside London, we also offer an exceptional range of optional units, from travel writing to film, politics to business.

Industry focus Our talented teaching team has current and wide-ranging media experience, and strong industry links you will be able to call upon in order to publish your work and find work experience with leading news and media organisations. You will also be able to take advantage of our exciting guest speaker programme, featuring big names from the media industry.

Assessment: Coursework, including presentations, portfolios, live briefs, web and individual evaluations.

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UCAS code Key career skills: Writing for various media, media production, presentations, IT, teamwork and project management. Projects/work experience: You will have the chance to work on live client briefs through the university’s media agency, Solent Creatives, while on the Major Project unit you will develop a significant piece of investigative or creative journalism under the supervision of an experienced journalist.

Why Solent is special • Taught by journalists with regional, national and international experience. • Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) for television and radio. • The university hosts professional examinations such as the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Law Qualification and Teeline shorthand exam. • Exciting programme of industry guest speakers.

Examples of key subject areas Major Project; Multi-Platform Publishing; Life as a Freelance; options, including: Reporting Politics; Digital Photography; Key Characters in Journalism; Investigative Journalism; Travel Journalism; The Title Race; Changing the World; Writing Criticism; Journalism in Film; Freelancing at Solent Creatives.

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In my view “Everything we've learnt is real-life skills – we visit newspaper and magazine offices, and they're using exactly the same equipment we are. It isn't about sitting in a classroom taking notes any more, it's about getting out there.” Geraldine, student, BA (Hons) Journalism

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Entry level • Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • Applicants may be telephoned by a member of the academic team to discuss their application. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • journalism • public relations • research.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

In my view “As a mature student, I thought long and hard about leaving my job to go to university. I am convinced beyond doubt that I made the right choice.” Susa Dickerson, graduate


Law LLB (Hons) Incorporating a qualifying law degree and optional areas of professional study, this flexible course prepares students for a wide range of rewarding careers in law and related professions. Law and Human Rights; Lawyers Working with Business; two options from: Commercial Law; Social Law; Criminology; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Either the Qualifying Law Degree route (Equity and the Law of Trusts; Land Law; Dissertation or Civil Process and Remedies); or the non-Qualifying Law Degree route; plus three options from: Commercial Law; Social Law; Criminology; Curriculum Plus.

Course overview Solent’s LLB is the first step in your legal career, incorporating a Qualifying Law Degree and laying a solid, professionally accredited foundation for your legal skills and knowledge, before you move on to the vocational stage of training as a solicitor or barrister. The course delivers the professional, analytical and practical skills that make successful law graduates so employable in business. The course is carefully designed to enable you to plan your own career path, including options in specialist business and law subjects such as criminology, social law, civil process and commercial law.

Assessment: Written assignments, oral presentations, mooting, legal exercises, projects and examinations. Key career skills: Problem-solving, analysis, research, teamwork, presentation and communication skills.

Why Solent is special • A Qualifying Law Degree recognised by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. • Focus on small-group teaching, providing strong academic support and personal support. • Realistic moot courtroom setting for practical training and mooting competitions.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

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solicitor barrister paralegal work police service prison service customs and excise trading standards environmental health health and safety commercial contracts and compliance • case management • intellectual property • health and social care.

Find out more Industry focus You will be able to build contacts and insight through the Southampton City Law Network and South Hampshire Junior Lawyers.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Legal Systems and Methods; Constitutional Law; Criminal Law; Law of Contract; Legal Research and Literacy Skills; Aspects of Law and Practice. Year two: Law of the European Union; Law of Tort; Administrative

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“I love the debates in law. They help analyse a situation or case better by discussing points of law in a group. My lecturers are really helpful and push me to be the best. The moots really help you gain confidence when advocating in an imaginary law case.” Joshua, student, LLB (Hons) Law

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Law Foundation Year Build a solid foundation for a great law career with this one-year foundation course, developing your legal knowledge and academic skills in preparation for Solent’s LLB (Hons) degree. Course overview Closely linked with Solent’s LLB (Hons) degree, this course provides the specialised knowledge and academic skills you will need to progress to a full law degree. If you do not have any traditional qualifications or have been away from formal education, the Law Foundation Year will help you get back into academic study. Working in small groups, you will learn about law and business subjects, and develop a range of widely useful skills including analysis, research, problem-solving, and written and oral expression. The course is always full of discussions from different views and perspectives, and you will also have access to our well-stocked, modern library and online facilities – providing plenty of opportunities to develop your knowledge through self-directed study.

Assessment: Assessments include written assignments, oral presentations, group work and individual projects.

Course length 1 year

UCAS code Key career skills: Problem-solving, research, self-directed work and teamwork, effective presentation and communication skills, which are developed through group work, mock courtroom sessions, seminars and interactive lectures.

Why Solent is special • Carefully designed with employability in mind. • Direct entry onto Solent’s LLB (Hons) degree. • Strong student support and guidance. • Develop contemporary business and legal skills. • Specialised moot court room for mock trials and mooting competitions. • Solent’s diverse range of students, cultures and backgrounds.

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Entry level • 80 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Mature students who have not recently undertaken a formal course of study at A-level or equivalent, but who can demonstrate relevant workplace or voluntary experience, will be considered. • We will also consider overseas applicants in an equivalent situation to UK students as outlined above, and who have been taught in English or have IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

Industry focus Solent University is part of the Southampton City Law Network and we work closely with South Hampshire Junior Lawyers. We have regular meetings, events, careers talks and opportunities for students to meet lawyers both from the university and from professional practice. You will also be able to join the university’s mooting society and enter mooting competitions against other universities.

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In my view “I would recommend studying law at Solent. The Solent region has a number of large law practices that work well with the university. That enables students to be proactive, gain vital work experience and make valuable connections with local firms.” Jojar Singh Taak, graduate, Head Solicitor in Consumer Finance Litigation, Lawcomm Solicitors

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solicitor barrister paralegal work the police commercial organisations the prison service local government.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888


Live and Studio Sound BSc (Hons) Gain production and operational management experience for both the live sound and studio areas of the expanding entertainment industry.

Course overview On this innovative course you will develop a good understanding of acoustics, installation techniques, audio systems, planning/logistics and regulation, in addition to skills in recording, editing and mixing. You will also learn the video production process, studying basic camera craft, studio work and outside broadcast to capitalise on increasing demand for audio-visual roles in the TV industry. The course also develops relevant skills in audio recording, editing and mixing, and practical operational experience for the broadcast, live music and events industries. In year three you will be able to specialise, focusing on studio or location operations, or integrating skills in sound for the moving image.

Industry focus We consult extensively with employers to embed sought-after professional skills in the course, and provide a blend of live briefs and real-world scenarios where you can practise your skills.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Video Production; Audio Studio Recording; Audio and Video

Technology; Digital Principles; Live Sound Production; Music and Technology. Year two: Sound Design; Audio Systems; Media Formats; Live Event Technology; Production Design; Graduate Development. Year three: Production Project; Music Studio Technology; Event Planning; Audio Post-Production; two options, from: Audio Systems Design; Outside Broadcasting; Broadcast and Cinema Sound; Film and Video Technology; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: Written assignments, presentations, production portfolios and short tests. Key career skills: Teamwork, communication and timemanagement skills, working on small and large-scale events. Projects/work experience: The course team has extensive and varied links to industry, and you will have frequent opportunities to act as technical support for festivals, concerts and sporting engagements.

Why Solent is special • Course staff have a wealth of festival and gig experience, and still work in the industry. • Opportunities to engineer for bands in real-world festival environments.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code J930

Entry level • 200 points, with at least one A-level at grade C or above, or equivalent. • Applicants who hold a BTEC/Edexcel HND or HNC in engineering or electronic subjects are encouraged to apply. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • broadcast audio technician in television or radio • sound consultant • live event audio planning and operations • music • radio or television studio installation and operation • sound recordist.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

In my view “I love the vibe Solent has and its history; it’s exciting to be part of its future. My course gives me the option of going into a wide range of careers.” Max, student, BSc (Hons) Live and Studio Sound

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Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing BA (Hons) Gain the essential journalism skills, extensive professional contacts and portfolio of published work you will need for a great start to your career in magazine journalism. Course overview This exciting degree combines vocational training with academic study and is designed to create adaptable and dynamic magazine journalists. Working in a magazine environment from day one, you will develop essential skills in reporting, feature writing, subbing, interviewing, researching, and design and layout. You will learn print and online production to a professional standard, work on live briefs and complete at least three weeks' work experience, ensuring you graduate with the skills you will need to drop straight into the workplace.

Industry focus Our strong industry links ensure that you will have access to live briefs from clients. You will also receive regular masterclasses and workshops from a range of guest journalists, editors and publishers.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Magazines and Cultural Theory; The Magazine Journalist’s Toolbox; Magazine Journalism; The Big Debate; Layout and Visualisation; The Culture of the Glossy; The Multi-Platform Approach. Year two: Law for Journalists; The Editorial Hub; Identity and Celebrity; Magazine Business; Magazine Production; options, including: Photography; Journalism; Sports Journalism; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Major Project; MultiPlatform Publishing; Ethics and the Magazine Journalist; Life as a Freelance; Keeping It Legal; options, including: Fashion and Editorial Styling; Digital Photography; 144

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Reporting Politics; Travel Journalism; Investigative Journalism. Assessment: Assignments include essays, feature writing and design tasks, research projects, and planning individual and group presentations. Key career skills: Copywriting, design, photography, presentation, editing, sub-editing, social media, video editing, basic audio, web design and business skills, strong knowledge of content management software. Projects/work experience: Work experience is an essential part of your degree. By the end of your first year, you will have spent at least one week at a national or local magazine.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with IFdn

Entry level • 260 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • Applicants may be telephoned by a member of the academic team to discuss their application. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Why Solent is special • The course is accredited by the Periodical Training Council (PTC), supported by key industry names and taught by practising professionals. • State-of-the-art newsrooms and media hubs. • Course trips to media organisations worldwide. • Option to study for and attain the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) National Diploma.

In my view “My course is action-packed! We are always doing different things like writing a story from our patch. We have already had a celebrity and guest speakers from amazing publications. I love it!” Lilly, student, BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing

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feature writing online editing magazine page design sub-editing public relations advertising self-publishing retail industries.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


Make-Up and Hair Design BA (Hons)

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This creative, conceptual and forward-thinking degree course equips you with the professional skills and knowledge for an exciting career in the make-up and hair design industries. Course overview Solent’s BA (Hons) Make-Up and Hair Design is focused on giving you the knowledge and experience to find work and flourish as a professional. Working in a high-spec studio, you will develop technical precision and industry-standard design skills, and learn how to research and develop innovative make-up and hair concepts. You will build high-level practical skills through projects with industry, as well as developing the business skills to complement your creative side.

timed practical assessment, presentations and portfolio projects.

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Key career skills: Creative thinking, presentation, research, project management, communication and problem-solving.

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Projects/work experience: You will be able to call on Solent’s industry ties in researching and applying for work experience; previous students have found placements at ITV, Company magazine, Illamasqua, Trendstop, Sky, Topshop and the BBC.

Industry focus The course team’s strong ties to fashion provide plenty of opportunities for industry-focused projects, while industry experts regularly visit and give input to the course.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: The Fundamentals of MakeUp Design; The Fundamentals of Hair and Postiche; Digital Image Production 1; Digital Image Production 2; Contextual Studies – Historical. Year two: Contextual Studies – Contemporary; Freelance and Industry Management; Make-Up and Hair for TV and Film; options: Wig Work and Postiche; Make-Up for Special Effects; Digital Beauty and Editorial Writing; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Model Your Business; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Professional Context; Major Project Research and Development; Major Project Production and Evaluation; Portfolio Construction; options: Dissertation; Dissertation and Practice.

Why Solent is special • Modern, high-tech facilities, including our new media academy. • An innovative, creative and experienced academic team. • Strong ties to industry, including support by British make-up company Illamasqua. • Optional overseas fashion trips.

In my view “Studying for a fashion degree allows you to develop a variety of skills that are needed within the industry, with opportunities of work experience to help build a diverse portfolio.” Lucy, student, BA (Hons) Make-Up and Hair Design

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Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • image consultant • stylist • make-up and hair designer or artist • beauty editor • advertising and editorial assistant • make-up and beauty brand development • trend forecasting for beauty and fashion.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

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Marine Electrical and Electronic Engineering FdEng Prepare for a career in the maritime industry or in other areas of the industrial electrical and electronic engineering sector, with this rewarding foundation degree course.

Course overview Prepare for work at sea as an Electro-Technical Officer (ETO) on this specialised foundation degree, studying at the internationally renowned Warsash Maritime Academy (WMA). The course is aligned with the International Maritime Organization’s formal ETO career path for specialists in electrical and electronic engineering at sea and onshore, and has a strong emphasis on real-world, problembased learning – building the practical understanding of electrical, electronic and general engineering you will need to operate safely at sea. You will also complete work-based learning, either as part of sea training or during work placements. On completing your degree (and additional safety training/ assessments), you will be eligible for the STCW III/6 Electro-Technical Officer Certificate of Competency.

Industry focus Warsash Maritime Academy is a world leader in maritime education and training, with close links to the marine industry. The extensive professional experience of academic staff delivers real-world case studies and equips you with practical, readily applicable knowledge and skills. 146

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Course length

Year one: Mathematics; Engineering Science; Electrics; Electronics; Instrumentation and Control; Marine Engineering Principles; Marine Auxiliary Equipment. Year two: Radio Communications Engineering; Electronic Navigation Systems; Advanced Marine Electrics; Instrumentation and Control Maintenance.

Three years when part of a sponsored merchant navy officer cadetship, for qualification as a marine Electro-Technical Officer. Sea service will normally be conducted twice during the course.

Assessment: Individual and group coursework, student presentations and project work, plus some written examinations and timed exercises. Key career skills: Numeracy, IT, project management, logical thinking, presentation, problem-solving, decision-making and communication. Projects/work experience: As part of the sponsored merchant navy officer cadetship, you will carry out training at sea in your sponsoring company’s vessels.

Note This course is not available through UCAS.

Entry level • 120 UCAS tariff points (minimum) or equivalent, including a numerate subject or national engineering award at level 3. • GCSE grade C or above in at least Mathematics, English and Science, plus one other. • Entry to this course is through a sponsored cadetship; see the WMA website (below) for details. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Why Solent is special • Meets the regulatory requirements of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and provides a pathway for certification as a marine ElectroTechnical Officer (STCW lll/6). • Close links to the maritime industry. • Academic staff with a strong professional and commercial background. • Excellent introduction and entry to marine engineering and a dynamic global industry.

• merchant navy Electro-Technical Officer • project management • electrical engineering technical assistant • field support engineer • plant operator/supervisor • shore-based ship operations • maritime administration.

Find out more www.warsashacademy.co.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355


Marine Engineering FdEng Develop the technical and engineering skills for a career in the maritime industry, or other engineering environments both ashore and afloat, with this specialised foundation degree course. Course overview Studied at the internationally renowned Warsash Maritime Academy (WMA), this exciting course delivers the knowledge and skills to operate in modern marine engineering. Your studies will have a strong emphasis on real-world, problembased learning, complemented by work-based learning, either as part of sea training or during work placements – delivering the engineering knowledge and practical skills to operate safely at sea. Optional units also provide the opportunity to put greater emphasis on shore-based areas of the industry. On completing your degree (and additional safety training/ assessments), you will be eligible for the STCW III/1 Engineering Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency, and receive academic exemptions for further certification as STCW III/2 Second Engineer.

Industry focus Warsash Maritime Academy is a world leader in maritime education and training, with close links to the marine industry. The extensive professional experience of academic staff ensures that the course draws on real-world case studies and equips you with practical, readily applicable knowledge and skills.

Engineering Design; Mechanics; Ship Stability and Construction; Engineering Resource Management and Legislation. Assessment: A mixture of individual and group coursework, student presentations and project work, as well as written examinations and timed exercises. Key career skills: Numeracy, IT, project management, logical thinking, presentation, problem-solving, decision-making and communication. Projects/work experience: As part of the sponsored merchant navy officer cadetship, you will carry out training at sea on your sponsoring company’s vessels.

Why Solent is special • Close links to the maritime industry. • Academic staff with a strong professional and commercial background. • The perfect introduction and entry to the dynamic global marine engineering industry. • Meets the regulatory requirements of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and leads towards the award of a UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency Certificate of Competency (STCW lll/l).

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Mathematics; Electrics; Electronics; Engineering Management; Instrumentation and Control; Thermodynamics; Marine Engineering Principles; Workshop Training. Year two: Marine Plant; Marine Propulsion Steam and Motor;

Course length Three years when part of a sponsored merchant navy officer cadetship for qualification as a marine Engineering Officer. Sea service will normally be conducted twice during the course.

Note This course is not available through UCAS.

Entry level • 120 UCAS tariff points (minimum) or equivalent, including a numerate subject or national engineering award at level 3. • GCSE grade C or above in at least Mathematics, English and Science, plus one other. • Entry to this course is through a sponsored cadetship; see the WMA website (below) for details. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • merchant navy Engineering Officer • project management • engineering technical assistant • field support engineer • systems engineer • plant operator/supervisor • shore-based ship operations • maritime administration.

Find out more In my view “The excellent training I have received helps me every day in my work at sea.” Raul Van den Bok, graduate, Third Engineer, Sealion Shipping

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Top-up

Marine Engineering and Management BEng (Hons)

Develop a wide range of marine engineering and management skills to enhance your employment prospects, both at sea and ashore, in the maritime and engineering industries.

Course overview If you are looking to take the next step in your maritime career, developing your qualifications while you work in a sea-going capacity or appropriate industrial area, this flexible course offers the opportunity to top up your foundation degree, HND or MCA Chief Engineer Unlimited Certificate of Competency (or equivalent) to a full BEng (Hons). Regularly updated to meet the ever-changing requirements of the maritime industry, the course builds on your existing engineering knowledge and provides an understanding of the principles and applications of engineering management in the modern industry. You will become a flexible problemsolver, able to respond to a wide range of challenges, and develop the managerial qualities and skills a ship’s engineer or senior technical manager ashore requires.

Industry focus The course is entirely based on the engineering management requirements of the maritime industry. Drawing on the extensive industrial experience of the academic staff, its emphasis is on real-world situations and problem-based learning. 148

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Course length

Maritime Report; Research Management; Project Management; Professional Engineering Management; Naval Architecture; Control Systems.

15 weeks’ attendance at Warsash Maritime Academy, followed by 18 months’ supported distance learning.

Assessment: Individual and group coursework, examinations, presentations and project work, including a dissertation.

Entry level

Key career skills: Analytical skills, presentation, teamwork, problemsolving, decision-making, communication and research skills. Projects/work experience: Your flexible study period will be carried out while in the workplace.

Why Solent is special • This specialised course builds on your experience in the maritime industry, developing your understanding of higher level engineering and maritime management practice. • The course adds value to the knowledge gained during a UK officer cadetship, making it ideally suited if you are seeking to broaden and progress your career. • Warsash Maritime Academy is a world leader in maritime education and training, benefiting from close links with the marine industry. • The extensive professional experience of academic staff ensures that the course draws on real-world case studies and equips you with practical, readily applicable knowledge and skills.

• Candidates should hold a foundation degree in marine engineering, a higher national diploma (HND) in marine engineering or a Chief Engineer Unlimited Certificate of Competency. • General entry information, see page 12.

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marine engineer marine surveyor technical superintendent project management shipyard management port management systems engineer plant operator/supervisor shore-based ship operations maritime administration.

Find out more www.warsashacademy.co.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355


Marine Operations FdSc Prepare for an exciting career in the maritime industry, either as a navigation officer operating worldwide at sea or within a shore support or logistics organisation. Course overview Studying at the internationally renowned Warsash Maritime Academy (WMA), you will develop a detailed knowledge of the operation of a modern merchant vessel and the activities of the maritime industry, both at sea and ashore. A strong emphasis on real-world, problem-based learning ensures that you will develop both the practical skills required to operate safely at sea and an understanding of the broader maritime industry. You will be prepared for a career at sea, where you will complete workbased learning, either as part of sea training or during work placements. On competing your degree (and additional safety training/ assessments) you will be eligible for the STCW II/1 Officer of the Watch Certificate.

Industry focus Warsash Maritime Academy is a world leader in maritime education and training, with close links to the marine industry. The extensive professional experience of academic staff ensures that the course draws on real-world case studies and equips you with practical, readily applicable knowledge and skills.

Assessment: A mixture of individual and group coursework, student presentations and project work, as well as some written examinations and timed exercises. Key career skills: Numeracy, IT, presentation, problem-solving, decision-making and communication. Projects/work experience: As part of the sponsored merchant navy officer cadetship, you will carry out training at sea in your sponsoring company’s vessels.

Why Solent is special • Close links to the maritime industry. • Academic staff with a strong professional and commercial background. • The perfect introduction and entry to a dynamic global industry. • Meets the regulatory requirements of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency and provides a pathway for certification as a Navigation Officer of the Watch.

Three years when part of a sponsored merchant navy officer cadetship for qualification as a Navigation Officer. Sea service will normally be conducted twice during the course.

Note This course is not available through UCAS.

Entry level • 120 UCAS tariff points (minimum) or equivalent. • GCSE grade C or above in at least Mathematics, English and Science, plus one other. • Entry to this course is through a sponsored cadetship; see the WMA website (below) for details. • General entry information, see page 12.

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merchant navy Deck Officer assistant marine superintendent safety manager marine logistics and co-ordination shore-based fleet operations maritime administration.

Find out more www.warsashacademy.co.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Navigation; Cargo and Port Operations; Meteorology; Maritime Industry Issues; Management. Year two: Voyage Planning; Maritime Law and Business; Command Management; Ship Operations; Stability.

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In my view “The degree laid down the academic background that enabled me to achieve the professional skills necessary to perform at sea.” Ross Jamieson, graduate, Third Officer, BP Shipping

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Marine Operations Management BSc (Hons)

Develop a wide range of marine management skills to enhance your employment prospects in the maritime industry, both at sea and ashore.

Course overview If you are looking to boost your maritime career while remaining employed, this flexible course offers the opportunity to top-up your foundation degree, HND or MCA Masters Certificate of Competency Unlimited to a full BSc (Hons). Building on your existing nautical knowledge, you will study the principles and applications of operations management in the commercial maritime industry (law, resource management, international trade and safety management). You will develop the formal academic qualifications to take advantage of employment opportunities both at sea and on shore, learn to adapt to the ever-changing requirements of the maritime industry, and develop the problem-solving and organisational skills required of a ship’s officer in that essential move from command to management.

Industry focus The entire focus of the course is on the maritime industry, with all learning and assessment based on the requirements for managing and operating ships.

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Examples of key subject areas

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Maritime and Commercial Law; Maritime Issues in the Contemporary World; Work-Based Project; options: Safety Management; Financial Management; Maritime Technical Management.

15 weeks’ attendance at Warsash Maritime Academy, followed by 12 months’ supported distance learning.

Assessment: The course is assessed on individual and group coursework, presentations and project work, including a dissertation and examinations. Key career skills: Analytical skills, presentation, teamwork, problemsolving, decision-making and communication. Projects/work experience: The distance learning will be carried out while you are in the workplace, whether at sea or on shore.

Why Solent is special • This specialised course builds on your experience in the maritime industry, developing your understanding of higher level management issues associated with ship operations. • The course provides added value to the knowledge gained during a UK officer cadetship and therefore is ideally suited to those seeking to broaden and progress their careers. • Warsash Maritime Academy is a world leader in maritime education and training, benefiting from close links with the marine industry. • The extensive professional experience of academic staff ensures that the course draws on real-world case studies and equips you with practical, readily applicable knowledge and skills.

Entry level • Candidates should hold either a foundation degree in marine operations or a higher national diploma (HND) in nautical science, with at least 12 months’ industrial experience after attaining the HND. • General entry information, see page 12.

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ship command finance personnel management maritime education and training logistics shore-based fleet operations safety officer marine technical assistant maritime regulation and administration • maritime business.

Find out more www.warsashacademy.co.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355


After studying Joe Steel, graduate, BSc (Hons) Maritime Studies (now known as BSc (Hons) Maritime Business – see overleaf for course details)

“The course at Solent was very up-to-date and taught by lecturers with real-world maritime experience, both at sea and shore-based, and it prepared me very well for my current role at Ince & Co, a global law firm specialising in maritime law. “My main role is to assist the team of lawyers and master mariners that deal with Admiralty cases, including vessel collisions, acts of piracy and salvage. From one day to the next I can be tracking vessels around the world, researching and collating historic tidal weather data, looking into regional maritime regulations, recovering

evidence, recreating vessel movements during an incident, or acting as the first point of call for clients. “My degree was very practical, giving me an appreciation of the commercial context of the industry in which I work and teaching me research and information handling skills which have proved invaluable. Even the subjects that were more theoretical in nature, such as maritime business and legal units, were taught in a way that addresses real-world problems and issues. “Southampton Solent University also gave me opportunities to gain experiences outside my degree. My work with societies in the Students’ Union, and as a course and faculty representative, allowed me to build up skills such as negotiation and representation which are difficult to obtain within the business world. “Short of going to sea as a deck officer, there are no other courses that could have provided me with the level of practical vessel experience and broader maritime expertise that I gained from my Solent degree.”

Short of going to sea as a deck officer, there are no other courses that could have provided me with this level of practical vessel experience and broader maritime expertise.


Maritime Business

BSc (Hons) Taught by industry professionals with wide-ranging experience, this degree delivers the business and maritime skills you need for a successful career in international shipping.

For a global company like Damco, it is important to have access to ambitious graduates from one of the excellent courses Solent University offers. This is extremely attractive to a growing business like ours. Stuart Clarke, HR Director, Damco UK and Ireland

Course overview

This course will prepare you for a successful career in the international shipping industry, delivering a combination of the latest business skills, practical experience and specialist knowledge of the maritime industry. In close proximity to the international business centre of London and the thriving maritime industry in Southampton, Solent University is ideally placed to deliver the precise combination of business and maritime industry experience that employers are looking for.

Industry focus We have close links with the maritime industry, providing talks from industry representatives, visits to maritime business settings and professional input to ensure the course reflects the industry’s latest developments. The maritime group also holds an annual conference for students, giving you exciting opportunities to network with maritime experts. Our ties with the industry also provide extensive opportunities for work experience.

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Operations; Introduction to Law; Business Skills Development. Year two: Management of Marine Organisations; Chartering Practice; Carriage of Goods by Sea; Ports and Logistics; Research Methods and Project Proposal; options, for example: Curriculum Plus; Ship Management and Operations. Year three: International Trade and Finance; Marine Finance; Maritime Law and Risk Management; Strategic Management and Marketing; Project; options, for example: Current Marine Issues; Supply Chain Management; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: A variety of assessment types, including examinations, written reports, oral presentations, individual and group work. Key career skills: You will develop your research, problem-solving, teamwork, communication and presentation skills. Projects/work experience: A yearlong work placement is available between years two and three. You will receive extensive support from the course team in finding a suitable placement.

Why Solent is special • Annual maritime student conference provides networking opportunities. • Trips to major maritime organisations, including Lloyd’s insurance market and the International Maritime Organization. • Visits to international ports, including Rotterdam and Portsmouth. • Links with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with IFdn 4 years with WkPl

N900 N9Q3 N902

Entry level • 200 points, with at least one A-level in Geography or a related discipline. • Entry to year two may be offered to those with an HND or foundation degree in an appropriate subject. • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the International Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

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ship finance ship broking ship chartering ship operations ship management logistics and supply chain.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

In my view “The course provided diversity in subjects and topics, creating a good basis for pursuing future challenges.” Rolf Petter Hernæs, graduate


Marketing BA (Hons)

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Learn the latest marketing techniques, get hands-on experience and earn professional accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Marketing on this practical degree. Course overview Designed in partnership with industry employers, and with employability in mind, the BA (Hons) Marketing course enables students to graduate not just with a degree but with CIM, CAM, PRINCE2 and Google Analytics qualifications. Together with Solent’s focus on practical, hands-on industry experience, this unique combination of professional recognition puts you in a great position to pursue a commercial marketing career. You will also study the business side of things, from finance and IT to business policy and strategy, while reallife consultancy projects throughout the course provide valuable industry experience and contacts.

Industry focus Industry specialists provide guest lectures, mentoring and assessment, and the course has its own networking events where you will engage with employers and industry figures. Students work on commissioned briefs from local employers and undertake work experience and volunteer placements.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Personal and Professional Development 1; Finding and Using Marketing Information; Introduction to Corporate and Business Awareness; Marketing in Business; Concepts of Global Consumer Behaviour; Data Analysis and IT. Year two: Application of Corporate and Business Awareness; Managing Marketing in Business; CRM and Stakeholder Marketing; Consultancy Preparation; Marketing Research in Action; option.

Year three: Personal and Professional Development 2; Project Management in Business; Effective Marketing Communications; Strategic Marketing within the Business; Business Project; two options.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

N506 N508 N509

Entry level Assessment: The course is assessed through exams, presentations, pitches and coursework such as posters, video, podcasts and business reports. Key career skills: You will develop your planning, budgeting, marketing research and organisational skills through project planning, research sessions and projects for live clients, along with presentation and copywriting skills on the creative side. Projects/work experience: Students are encouraged to find work experience through the core Personal and Professional Development units, aided by the course team’s professional contacts.

Why Solent is special • Professional industry accreditations, including CIM, CAM, PRINCE2 and Google Analytics. • Live client briefs and commissioned projects provide valuable experience. • All tutors are practising professionals and/or work with business.

• 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above. • General entry information, see page 12.

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marketing management market research marketing communications product and brand management direct marketing public relations account management business development sales campaign/category management conference/events management digital marketing.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “I have a passion for marketing and love how it is developing my skills. I am involved in peer mentoring and hold seminars for students in other years.” Clare, student, BA (Hons) Marketing and Events

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Top-up

Marketing BSc (Hons)

Give your marketing career a boost – top up to a full BSc. Get real-world marketing experience, transferable skills and industry accreditation to further enhance your employability. Examples of key subject areas

Course length

Six core units comprising: Strategic Marketing Management; International Marketing; Electronic Marketing; Effective Marketing Communications; Academic and Professional Development; Business Consultancy Project.

1 year

Assessment: There is a balanced variety of assessments: coursework, projects, presentations and exams.

Course overview This one-year top-up course is specifically designed to convert your existing qualifications into a full honours degree. It will broaden and strengthen knowledge and experience gained from your earlier studies at HND level or equivalent, and deliver hands-on marketing experience alongside expert tuition from industry professionals. You will also have the opportunity to improve your understanding of business and management, giving you a good grasp of the business needs underlying modern marketing. Developing your research and analytical skills through a dissertation, and your creative skills through projects and campaigns for real-life clients, you will graduate with the essential knowledge and experience employers are looking for.

Key career skills: The course focuses on broadly applicable key skills, with particular emphasis on training your critical thinking through class discussion and written assessment. You will develop your confidence in public speaking and presentation skills through workshops and pitching, while assignment and presentation preparation will hone your research and analytical skills.

Why Solent is special • Opportunity to top up your existing qualification into a full degree with just a year’s study. • Live client briefs and commissioned projects provide valuable experience. • All tutors are practising professionals and/or work with business. • Solent students have won prizes at international university competitions.

Industry focus The marketing team has strong professional and industry experience, which will be complemented by a range of guest speakers, live assessment briefs and assessed live client pitches.

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In my view “The support given here has allowed me to become the best student I can be.” Bradley, student, BA (Hons) Marketing

UCAS code N5C0

Entry level • Minimum three merits (60 credits) at Level 5 of a business HND, with appropriate management units. • Completion of the second year of a relevant and comparable degree. • Course equivalent of a merit pass in a business HND. • General entry information, see page 12.

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marketing management market research internet marketing marketing communications product and brand management direct marketing public relations account management business development sales campaign/category management conference and events management • digital marketing • analytics and CRM.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888 Blog: southamptonsolentbusiness school.blogspot.co.uk


Marketing with Advertising Management BA (Hons)

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Join a hands-on, creative and contemporary advertising course, gain Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) accreditation and kick-start your career in the advertising industry. Course overview Focusing on the advertising industry, this dynamic degree provides practical and in-depth exposure to the skills and working practices of the modern advertising professional. You will work on hands-on creative and project collateral, advertising design and account management, before organising and managing a complete advertising campaign. Diverse marketing options allow you to develop your career interests, while consultancy projects will enhance your CV and employability prospects. The course also offers business units, providing a firm business platform for your marketing studies, while other optional units ensure you build a full range of valuable transferable skills.

Industry focus We have embedded the CIM's Introductory Certificate in Marketing syllabus into this degree, giving our students the professional accreditation sought by industry employers.

Assessment: Exams, presentations, pitches and coursework. Key career skills: Planning, design and delivery of campaigns, creativity, communications strategy, budgets, client relationships, industry experience and IT. Projects/work experience: Students are encouraged to research and organise their own work placement, internship or volunteer experience. We encourage you to liaise with industry through commissioned projects and work on live client briefs.

Why Solent is special • Incorporates professional accreditation in the form of the CIM's Introductory Certificate in Marketing. • Opportunities for further industryrecognised professional body accreditations, including CIM/CAM/ PRINCE2 and Google Analytics. • Live client briefs and commissioned projects.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Personal and Professional Development 1; Introduction to Corporate and Business Awareness; Marketing in Business; Introduction to Advertising; Concepts of Global Consumer Behaviour; Data Analysis and IT. Year two: Advertising Management; Consultancy Preparation; Application of Corporate and Business Awareness; Managing Marketing in Business; Marketing Research in Action; option. Year three: Evaluation of Creative Advertising; Personal and Professional Development 2; Project Management in Business; Strategic Marketing Within the Business; Business Project; options.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

N565 N591 N590

Entry level • 240 points from at least two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • advertising and marketing management • account management • creative design • internet marketing • digital marketing • analytics and CRM • marketing communications • product and brand management • direct marketing • public relations • business development • campaign/category management • market research.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “Thanks to my lecturers’ professional point of view, I’ve been able to face a lot of challenges in my first year, and learned a lot.” Rafaellos, student, BA (Hons) Marketing with Advertising Management

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Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) Prepare for a career as a professional mechanical engineer – develop the engineering theory, professional skills and hands-on practical experience employers are looking for. Course overview The course introduces fundamental concepts in the first year, developing your maths, mechanics, drawing, CAD, manufacturing and professional skills. In the second year you will build deeper knowledge of engineering, and industry-related problems will be incorporated into the course. The team has strong links with industry, organising visits, mentoring and also using its links to generate company-based final-year projects. You will develop your transferable skills and further enhance your employability through industry collaborations, live briefs and projects to align with employers’ needs.

Industry focus The engineering group has extensive industrial links, providing you with the opportunity to look at industry-related problems and work on live briefs. You will work closely with employers or local companies on projects within the course and participate in practical work-based initiatives.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Applied Mathematics; CAD and the Design Process; Manufacturing Principles; Electrical Principles; Mechanical Principles; Professional and Study Skills. Year two: Applied Maths for Mechanical Systems; Engineering Materials; Modelling and Mechanics of Products; Quality and Product Development; Automation and Control; option, from: Competition and Contracts in Engineering; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Analysis and Design Optimisation; Analysis of Materials and Structures; Manufacturing Operations; 156

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option, from: Business Strategy; Entrepreneurship; Major Project. Assessment: The course is assessed through formal examinations, written assignments, group work, laboratory reports and presentations. Key career skills: You will develop your analytical and practical skills through mini-projects, live briefs, case studies, demonstrations and experiments. Projects/work experience: As a fulltime student you will be partnered with an industrial company, and there are also industry mentoring opportunities throughout the course with the potential to lead to work placements. All final-year students will carry out an assessed consultancy project with a company.

Why Solent is special • Emphasis on delivering practical, hands-on experience. • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities, workshops and modern teaching spaces, including specialist software and open access areas.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

H303 H304 H305

Entry level • 200 points from at least two A-levels, including a pass in Mathematics, Physics or a numerate subject, or equivalent qualifications. • Entry to year two full-time or year three part-time can be considered for applicants with a relevant HNC or equivalent qualification. • Entry to year one is available through the Technology Foundation Year or the International Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • research and development • product design work • manufacturing management and operations • service engineering within a range of industries.

Find out more In my view “I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I left sixth form, so the foundation course is great – it gives me an opportunity to obtain a degree, even though I didn’t have the relevant A-levels, and get my career off to a good start.” Chad, student, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (with Fdn)

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355


After studying

Joseph Henshall-Coates, graduate, BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design (now known as BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering)

“The mechanical design course at Southampton Solent University gave me an excellent understanding of mechanical engineering, engineering business and material properties, which are vital for my role as a mechanical engineer in renewable energy at Siemens. The lecturers and support staff were extremely knowledgeable and would do anything to help. “I’m currently in Newcastle dealing with maintenance issues for onshore and offshore wind turbines around the UK. The best thing about the job is that I am able to apply my engineering knowledge to real-life issues such

Having any work experience, whether that is a summer placement or a company project at university, will give you and your CV a real boost.

as investigating how a wind turbine may have failed – examining the turbine’s mechanical properties and design issues, with a view to design changes for future models. “Some of the theory that I took for granted at university and felt I would never use has been useful for my new career, which just shows the importance of each part of the course. The mix of theory and laboratory practicals really helped you understand complex engineering principles, while project work allowed you to demonstrate your creativity in a form you can share with future employers. “I was very successful in my final-year dissertation project which was a major factor for the interview stages of the company – as was my previous work experience in the engineering sector. The advice I would give to students and graduates is to try and gain as much work experience as possible. Having any work experience, whether that is a summer placement or a company project at university, will give you and your CV a real boost.”


Top-up

Media, Communication and Culture BA (Hons)

Equip yourself for a wide range of career opportunities in the dynamic media industry by advancing your analytic and creative skills to degree level on this one-year top-up course. Course overview Top up your foundation degree or HND to a full honours degree on this innovative one-year course, designed to expand your theoretical knowledge and practical skills in media and communications. Rooted in cultural studies, the course combines the academic study of culture and media in western and non-western contexts with practical work in digital video, event management, public relations and entrepreneurial skills. You will work on simulated and real-life assignments that reflect current practice in the workplace, and have the opportunity to engage in freelance work through our Solent Creatives agency – ensuring you graduate with sought-after hands-on experience and a professional portfolio of professional-level work that demonstrates your talents.

Industry focus The course is taught by academic tutors and production staff with extensive professional experience, enabling you to develop your critical faculties and meet the challenges of the media industry. The range of topics covered, together with the emphasis on experiential learning, will make you a highly attractive prospect to a wide variety of employers.

Assessment: The course is assessed through reports, essays, creative portfolio building, live projects, digital and online artefacts, reflective logs, presentations and your major project.

Course length

Key career skills: Critical thinking, research, writing, presentation, IT, teamwork and project management.

Entry level

Why Solent is special • Study a diverse range of industryfocused topics. • The course team is made up of expert academics and professional production staff with extensive experience in the media industry. • A strong emphasis on building industry experience. • Access to state-of-the-art facilities in our media academy.

1 year

UCAS code P902

• Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • Applicants may be required to attend an interview. • Applicants from outside the UK may be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • General entry information, see page 12.

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advertising public relations marketing and sales research design photography film-making postgraduate education.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Examples of key subject areas Major Project; Reading Contemporary Culture; options: Global Media Strategies; Solent Live; Persuasive Communication; Factual Production; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Languages.

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In my view “The university’s proximity to the centre of town is great; everything is within easy access.” Aimee, student, BA (Hons) Media, Communication and Culture


Media Culture and Production BA (Hons) Develop hands-on production skills and a wide-ranging technical and academic knowledge of contemporary media and culture, on this well-established and highly regarded degree. Course overview This stimulating and intellectually challenging course combines practical work in digital video, interactive media, radio and photography with the academic study of culture and media in western and non-western contexts. You will be taught by highly qualified academics and experienced production professionals, and have access to professional-standard facilities and our suite of recording and radio studios in our state-of-theart media academy. Exploring the relationship between production practice, industry and academic theory, you will also have opportunities to engage with industry professionals and undertake work experience, as well as working with our in-house agency Solent Productions to deliver real-world projects for live clients.

Industry focus During the course you will have the opportunity to work on live briefs set by industry professionals, and to use the course team’s close ties with the industry to secure valuable work experience placements. You will also have access to a programme of guest lectures from the industry.

Europe and its Others; Professional Practice: Live Brief; options. Year three: Global Media Industries; Work Experience; Media Events; Dissertation/Major Project; options.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with IFdn

P301 P309

Entry level Assessment: Essays, presentations, portfolios and practical projects. Key career skills: Writing, presentation, teamwork, working to deadlines and project management. Projects/work experience: You will be able to get involved with the university’s in-house production company, Solent Productions, which produces a diverse range of content for external clients. You will also be encouraged to manage your own productions.

Why Solent is special • Excellent facilities and equipment, including three fully equipped television studios and a 200-seat high-definition multi-camera studio. • Highly experienced tutors and production staff. • Opportunities to work on live briefs with industry professionals.

• 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • Direct entry into years two or three may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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advertising public relations marketing and sales research design photography film-making postgraduate study.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

In my view Examples of key subject areas Year one: Digital Production: Audio-Online; Visual Production: Photography-Video; Creative Industries: Policies, Ethics and Debates; Introduction to Media Analysis; Screen Industries, Screen Cultures. Year two: Online Industries, Online Practices; Media, Culture and Ideology;

“I love the production side of my course, in particular video. The cultural side is interesting too. I also love the social side of the university. I am a member of the Solent Ravens Cheerleading Squad – it’s great fun.” Sarah, student, BA (Hons) Media Culture and Production

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Media Production BA (Hons)

Boost your career, develop your production skills and learn more about media theory on this one-year top-up course – turning your existing qualifications into a full honours degree.

Course overview Top up your foundation degree or HND to a full BA (Hons) qualification on this year-long media production course. You will focus your studies on audio, television and video production, as well as digital photography or online/interactive media, and develop hands-on practical skills through projects and work with industry. You will have access to a wide range of professional-level facilities and equipment, and hear from guest speakers from across the creative industries. The course has a practical approach and a focus on developing your employability, enhancing the professional skills and experience sought by the media industries – and delivering the academic skills and theoretical understanding that will help you excel.

Industry focus Our experienced staff are committed to ensuring that your studies are relevant to the creative industries and kept in line with changing technologies and trends. The course benefits from a wide range of guest speakers and visiting fellows.

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Examples of key subject areas

Course length

Major Project; Reading Contemporary Culture; options, including: Experimental Media; Motion Graphics for Video; Working in the Creative Industries; Small Business Entrepreneurship; Solent Live; Factual Production; Photography Production (Image Manipulation); Fiction Production; Creating a Web Presence; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice.

1 year

Assessment: Coursework only, including the creation of video, audio and web materials, group and individual presentations, reports and portfolio/design work. Key career skills: Media production, creative thinking, writing, presentation, IT, teamwork and project management. Projects/work experience: You will have the opportunity to work on industry and live briefs, and you will also have the opportunity to organise, set up and film a live event.

UCAS code P319

Entry level • Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • General entry information, see page 12.

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television music production advertising marketing sales research and teaching photography film-making postgraduate study.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Why Solent is special • Course content led by industry methods and practices. • Access to professional-standard studios and facilities in our stateof-the-art media academy. • Strong emphasis on industry guest speakers, professional practice and building industry experience.

In my view “Being taught by respected music journalists from NME, Melody Maker and GQ has been an invaluable experience. This course sets students up in the right way to excel within the profession.” David, student


Media Technology BSc (Hons) A well-established course with an excellent graduate employment record, covering a wide range of engineering skills in the radio, television and cinema industries. Examples of key subject areas

Course overview If you want to be an engineer in the media industries, this highly regarded degree provides precisely the handson experience, technical knowledge and applied electronics skills that will give you the edge. Using our specialist facilities you will gain a solid grounding in electronic principles, audio and video technology and engineering, as well as the skills to configure, operate and maintain broadcast-standard equipment. In year two you will develop your understanding of sound and moving image systems, while in the final year you can develop your interests through a technical project and specialist options in programme-making, post-production or transmission in television, radio or cinema.

Year one: Audio Studio Recording; Physics of Light and Sound; Media Electronics; Audio and Video Technology; Digital Principles; Video Production. Year two: Audio Systems; Video Systems; Media Computing; Media Formats; Sound Design; Electronic Applications. Year three: Final-Year Project; Broadcast Systems Engineering; Transmission and Networking Technologies; two optional units, from; Film and Video Technology; Audio Systems Design; Outside Broadcasting; Audio Post-Production; Communication Signal Processing; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: Written assignments, presentations, production portfolios and short tests. There is a mixture of group work and individual assessment. Key career skills: Project management, communication, problem-solving and working to deadlines. Projects/work experience: Work experience opportunities include handling video equipment set-up for music festivals, year-long placements at Techex and Dolby, and working on live BBC television outside broadcasts.

Industry focus During your course you will be able to take part in industry visits such as the BBC, Turner Broadcasting Europe and Framestore. You will also receive guest speakers from companies and organisations like Ericsson, Dolby and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and attend the UK’s largest broadcast video event, BVE, in your final year.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

HP63 HP6H H6QJ

Entry level • 200 points, with at least one A-level (where taken) at grade C or above, or equivalent in a numerate, science or technology discipline. • All applicants will need to attend an interview. • Applicants who hold a BTEC/ Edexcel HND or HNC in engineering or electronic subjects are encouraged to apply. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Technology Foundation Year or the International Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • broadcast video or audio engineering • recording engineering • picture editing • assistant camera operation • studio • post-production and transmission engineering • digital cinema development engineering.

Why Solent is special • Extensive work experience opportunities. • Cross-disciplinary working environment. • The course team has a wide range of experience in both research and industry. • Access to our state-of-the-art outside broadcast vehicle.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

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Media Writing BA (Hons)

Turn your existing skills and passion for writing into a great career on this one-year top-up course, developing a solid grounding in writing theory and essential practical experience. Course overview If you have a passion for writing or you are an international student looking to focus on media writing in the United Kingdom, this one-year course will help kick-start your career. Topping up your foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification to a full BA (Hons) degree, you will develop your writing skills for a variety of media, including features, online, business, screen and nonfiction writing, and explore how to communicate effectively in a wide range of contexts and styles. Completing simulated and live assignments, often set by industry partners, you will build a strong understanding of industry practice and challenges. You will develop a professional portfolio to showcase your talents, and also gain a wide range of transferable skills that will open up a variety of writing careers.

Industry focus The course team has extensive professional experience in the media industries, and remains up-to-date through ongoing freelance work and consultancy. You will be able to draw on the team’s extensive industry contacts in finding valuable work placements, and our in-house publishing centre provides the opportunity to publish your work online and in other media, building exposure.

Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice.

Course length

Assessment: Coursework only, including group and individual presentations, essays, reports and portfolio work. The Shock Values option also includes an exam.

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Key career skills: Writing, creative thinking, presentation, teamwork, publishing and project management. Projects/work experience: Through our freelance agency, Solent Creatives, you will be able to experience freelance work for a variety of clients, working on real-world projects and building your creative portfolio.

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Entry level • Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • Applicants may be required to attend an interview. • Applicants from outside the UK may be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Why Solent is special • Access to specialist production facilities and industry-standard software in our state-of-the-art media academy. • Excellent library and online facilities. • Extensive links with the media industry and visiting guest speakers. • Strong academic and professional support.

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television music production advertising marketing sales research and teaching photography film-making postgraduate study.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

In my view Examples of key subject areas Major Project; Reading Contemporary Culture; Writing and Difference; options, including: Solent Live; Shock Values; Storytelling; Life as a Freelancer; Freelancing at Solent 162

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“Studying at university has helped me to find out what inspires me and has set me on the right career path.” Mariya, student


Multimedia Journalism BA (Hons) This acclaimed and accredited degree delivers the professional skills and broad grounding in multimedia journalism you will need to carve out a career in next-generation news and reporting.

Course overview This innovative degree will enable you to achieve your full potential – creating passionate journalists who want to change the world. You will study the ethics, law and historical context of journalism, learn how to research and ground your stories, and hone your skills producing material for online, print and broadcast media. You will develop practical skills balanced with theoretical research, build a comprehensive portfolio and establish a professional reputation through work experience opportunities and the course team’s strong ties to the industry. You will also be able to prepare for National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) examinations.

Year two: Producing the Package; Who’s the Boss; Life as a Journalist; From Concept to Commission; options, including: Making Magazines; Global Affairs; Magazine Production; Music and Society; Presenting Skills; Lifestyle Journalism; Music Journalism; Sports Journalism; Web Layout and Design. Year three: Major Project: Multimedia Package; Multimedia Logic; The Convergence Toolkit; options, including: Digital Photography; Reporting Politics; The Fame Game; The Title Race; Advancing Technology. Assessment: News days, professional portfolios, work experience, news stories, feature articles, essays, presentations and the final-year project. Key career skills: You will develop your multimedia and IT skills, along with creative thinking, professional writing, media production, presentations, teamwork and research. Projects/work experience: Weekly live news days and work experience in all years of the degree. Opportunities to work on live client briefs for Solent Creatives.

Industry focus

Why Solent is special

Your development as a working journalist will be enhanced by live briefs and publishing assignments, set by industry, to ensure that your skills are industry-relevant and up-to-date.

• Practical focus on professional skills and meeting the demands of the modern media industry. • Option to study on our bespoke NCTJ summer short course. • International study trips to locations such as Paris, New York, Madrid, Milan and Beijing. • Links with more than 30 work placement partners.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: The Write Approach; Introduction to Audio; Introduction to Photography; Writing Development; Introduction to Video; Law and Ethics.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code P593

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • Applicants may be telephoned by a member of the academic team to discuss their application. • Direct entry into years two or three may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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journalism publishing PR and communications work marketing advertising.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

In my view “You study a bit of everything which helps you to choose which area to work within in the future.” Mara, student, BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

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Music Promotion BA (Hons) If you love music and want to promote gigs, bands and events, work at music festivals and help artists reach the next level, then this innovative course is for you. Course overview This course is for those who love music and want a career focused on sharing their enthusiasm with others, along with musicians seeking to widen their skills base. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of music promotion and the broader music industries, while individual and group-based projects will enable you to create and manage your own promotional campaigns, events, websites and interactive media.

Industry focus Our involvement with the world of music festivals stretches back almost ten years, and our members of staff include active music industry researchers and practising professionals.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Understanding the Music Industries; Popular Music in Context; Music Marketing and Promotion; Digital Design for the Music Industries; Web Design and Social Media Management. Year two: Mediating Music; Live Music Industries; Multimedia Promotion; Events Management and Marketing; Music Media Project; options, including: Advanced Live Music Production; Music and Audio Post-Production; Popular Music on Film; Urban and Electronic Music Genre Studies. Year three: Individual Project; Collaborative Project; Creative Entrepreneurship; Freelancing in the Music Industries; options, including: Festival Cultures; Film Music; Consuming Music; Popular Music: Technology and Production; Songwriting. 164

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Assessment: Assessment is through coursework in the form of projects, portfolios, presentations and essays, along with an individual project and a large-scale practice-based collaborative project.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code WN35

Entry level Key career skills: You will gain and develop skills in independent judgement, creative thinking, analytical thinking, teamwork, project management and digital media. Projects/work experience: Work experience includes summertime music festivals, and our own annual music and media industries event: the SMILE festival. We also have links with local music venues.

Why Solent is special • Solid links with the contemporary music and media industries. • Collaborative links with local and national live music venues and festivals. • A programme of high-profile guest lecturers.

In my view “The music promotion course at Southampton Solent offers the most variety and gives students a great insight into various aspects of the music industry. “The course helped me gain valuable experience in different areas of the industry which led me to my current position at Murray Chalmers PR, working with bands such as Muse, Radiohead, Coldplay and Paloma Faith.” Craig Thomas, graduate

• 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants will be invited to attend an interview. • Applicants resident outside the UK will be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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music promotion music public relations social media event promotion tour management artist management record companies music agencies festivals arts administration.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


After studying Tom Yeo, graduate, BA (Hons) Music Promotion, co-founder of Critical Wave UK

“Throughout my final two years at Solent University my two co-founders and I produced and developed Critical Wave UK, a website which provides exposure for underground bands in the form of news stories, reviews, video interviews, opinion columns and photos. “Using the resources available to us at the university we were able to work alongside web developers, graphic designers, journalists and even comedians to put together our content and publish it to followers all over the world. “We have been lucky enough to work with some great

up-and-coming and established bands, who have helped us take Critical Wave UK from a local to a national level, with the website achieving over 30,000 hits and the YouTube channel over 100,000 views. “Setting up Critical Wave UK has enabled me to learn new practical skills, as well as developing old ones. By the end of our final year we were actively providing professional artist development sessions for entry-level musicians and running successful live events with touring bands. “Since graduating from Southampton Solent University I have continued to run regular live events, including a multiple-stage day-long festival in Somerset. I’m also currently working in music publishing and rights management – collaborating with independent and major record labels to produce albums, and licensing music for use within film and television.”

By the end of our final year we were actively providing professional artist development sessions for entry-level musicians and running successful and frequent live events with touring bands.


Music Studio Technology BSc (Hons) Develop technical audio engineering skills on this practical degree, designing and implementing technology, spaces and techniques for use in the music and entertainment industry. Course overview Study the theory and practice of audio engineering for recording and reproducing sound and music on this dynamic degree. You will explore the technology and techniques employed in the audiovisual industries, focusing on designing systems and acoustic spaces for music recording. Using our specialist facilities you will gain a solid grounding in acoustics, electronics and digital principles, as well as learning skills in audio and video production. You will also have extensive work experience opportunities at industry consultancies, studios and live music events. In the third year you will have the option to investigate the design and installation of a music studio from an engineering stance, and examine the storage and reproduction chain in both the analogue and digital domains.

Industry focus There is regular input from the industry, including guest speakers and technical talks. You will also be encouraged to attend industry events such as Noise in Music and Entertainment, PLASA and BVE.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Audio Studio Recording; Physics of Light and Sound; Media Electronics; Audio and Video Technology; Video Production. Year two: Audio Systems; Video Systems; Media Computing; Media Formats; Sound Design; Electronic Applications. Year three: Project; Music Studio Technology; Audio Post-Production; two options from: Film and Video Technology; Transmission and Networking Technologies; 166

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Communication Signal Processing; Broadcast and Cinema Sound; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: Practical assignments, including technical design and build or simulation projects, written assignments, presentations, production portfolios and short tests. Key career skills: IT, project management, verbal and written communication, problem-solving, working to deadlines, leadership skills, networking, systems design and integration. Projects/work experience: University events such as live webstreaming of the graduation ceremony, music and staged events at local venues, and conferences/guest lectures provide opportunities for real-life experience. You can also gain invaluable field experience providing technical services at Glastonbury, Bestival, Children in Need, Wave 105 Live and smaller UK music festivals.

Why Solent is special • Proven graduate employment track record in the audio-visual and entertainment industries. • Optional units let you specialise in acoustics, systems integration, radio/television broadcasting or film sound. • Opportunity for work experience alongside industry professionals. • Up-to-date recording facilities and design software.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn

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Entry level • 200 points, with at least one A-level at grade C or above in a numerate, science or technology discipline, or equivalent qualification. • Applicants who hold a BTEC/Edexcel HND or HNC in engineering or electronic subjects are encouraged to apply. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Technology Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • broadcast video or audio engineering • studio sound consultancy • studio sound recording • studio post-production and transmission • sound installation and design engineering • studio maintenance engineering.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

In my view “I really appreciate the opportunities for professional development.” Lily, student, BSc (Hons) Music Studio Technology


Network Security Management BSc (Hons) Learn to design, implement and manage secure networks, study web and networking technologies and learn to combat the latest hacking techniques on this industry-focused degree.

Course overview This course offers a unique opportunity to study specialist security techniques and use real-world networking equipment in a security context. You will use market-leading Cisco security appliances, study ethical hacking techniques, carry out vulnerability analysis, perform penetration testing and use data encryption technology. You will study key areas such as network security, operating systems, management and implementation. The work placement variant of the course gives you the chance to spend a year in industry, obtaining valuable experience. In the final year you will be able to tailor your studies to your areas of interest with optional units.

Industry focus Industry speakers add valuable insight into this fast-changing industry, to make sure that content is fully up-to-date. We also encourage and support students to gain industrial experience, drawing on the course team’s strong professional connections.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Internet Technology; Introduction to Security; Network

Foundation; Routing and Switching; Network Applications; Introduction to Professional Practice. Year two: Developing for the Internet; Network Security; Network Implementation; Data Communications and Networks; Network Operating Systems; Graduate and Professional Development. Year three: Project (double unit); Security Management; Network Management; two options from: Web Application Development; Cloud Computing; Curriculum Plus; Computer Networks. Assessment: This course is assessed using a combination of group and individual coursework, theoretical and practical assignments, project work, case studies, live briefs using simulation tools, and formal examinations. Key career skills: Throughout the course you will develop sought-after teamwork, project management, communication, evaluation and problem-solving skills. Projects/work experience: Placement students will have extensive support in finding a suitable position between years two and three, as well as guidance.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with WkPl

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Entry level • 200 points (excluding General Studies and Key Skills), with at least one A-level at grade D or above in a numerate or technological discipline, or equivalent. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Technology Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

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network security analysis network management network administration network design.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

Why Solent is special • Opportunity to study for commercial certification – including Cisco and Microsoft – alongside your degree. • Option to sit the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacking qualification as part of your course. • Specialist labs furnished with the latest networking and security equipment, and industry-standard modelling and simulation software.

In my view “The location, the facilities, the staff and the activities are what makes Solent University one of the best places to be a student.” Paul, student

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Outside Broadcast (Production Operations) BSc (Hons) Highly regarded by national broadcast organisations, this degree combines theoretical concepts with practical real-world experience to prepare you for work in the broadcast industry. Systems; Post-Production Techniques; Production Design; Media Formats; Graduate Development. Year three: Production Project; Outside Broadcasting; Outside Broadcast Planning; Broadcast and Cinema Sound; two options, from: Audio Post-Production; Film and Video Technology; Audio Systems Design; Broadcast Systems Engineering; Curriculum Plus.

Course overview The course provides an ideal opportunity to build a comprehensive grounding in technology and audio-visual theory, alongside extensive outside broadcast and production experience in a real-world environment. You will learn the uses and limitations of individual pieces of equipment, and gain an understanding of the planning, rigging and health and safety requirements of an outside broadcast. You will also address a series of progressively demanding outside broadcast challenges, such as filming a music performance at a live event (Glastonbury festival, Bestival), a football or cricket match, or a fashion show or theatrical performance.

Key career skills: Key skills developed during this course include group leadership, project management, communication, problem-solving, working to deadlines and project planning. Projects/work experience: Students on this course film numerous events. Regular opportunities include BBC Children in Need and Solent University’s graduation ceremonies, and special events in 2012 included the Olympic torch procession and Olympic sailing televised from Weymouth for the BBC.

Industry focus

Why Solent is special

The course has strong links with media industry organisations, and live projects will help improve your employability.

• Access to the university's own hightech high-definition outside broadcast vehicle. • Access to the university’s state-ofthe-art digital 3D cinema. • Professional opportunities to work in plenty of broadcast situations across the UK.

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Assessment: Units are assessed using a mixture of written assignments, presentations, production portfolios and short tests.

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Course length 3 years

UCAS code P310

Entry level • 200 points, with at least one A-level at grade C or above, or equivalent. Due to our Skillset accreditation, all applicants will be required to attend an interview. • Applicants who hold a BTEC/Edexcel HND or HNC in relevant technical subjects are encouraged to apply. • General entry information, see page 12.

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content generation production management broadcast/location operations distribution management freelance production/journalism specialist filming camera operations.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

In my view “The course strikes the right balance between production and technology, which I have learned is key in this industry.” Laurence Cockayne, graduate


Performance BA (Hons) This dynamic degree combines academic study, essential professional skills and extensive opportunities to build a live or recorded performance portfolio.

Course overview Taught by a well-qualified group of academics and practitioners with significant industry experience, this degree combines practical and academic study of the performing arts. You will develop your acting, singing, dancing, writing and directing skills for both stage and screen, practising your craft in a friendly and nurturing environment. You will study units that explore the history, theory and analysis of a variety of performance practices, modes and styles, such as cabaret, stand-up and performance art. You will build professional skills, such as for audition and interview, and in the third year you will focus on preparing for your post-university career.

Industry focus The course team has excellent links with professionals from a broad crosssection of the industry, and you will benefit from a regular programme of studio masterclasses from industry practitioners.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Performance from Ritual to Spectacle; Performance in the Age of Media; Approaches to Stage and Screen Acting; Core Skills: Body and

Voice; The Self and Text; Screen Practice and Performance. Year two: Global Contexts for Stage Performance; Global Contexts for Screen Performance; Stage and Screen Productions 1; Stage and Screen Productions 2; Professional Performance Skills: Live Brief; options, including: Song and Dance; Community Performance; Creative Arts in Education; Directing Performers. Year three: Major Stage Project/ Major Television Project; Contemporary Performance: Live Brief; Creative Industries Research Project; Careers in the Creative Industries; options, including: Community Performance; Freelancing at Solent Creatives. Assessment: Assessment is primarily coursework-based, in the form of videos, stage projects and essays, research reports and seminar presentations. Key career skills: Writing, creative thinking, problem-solving, presentation, research and self-evaluation. Projects/work experience: You will have many opportunities to build professional experience, whether appearing in student short films, working as studio presenters on live shows or working on external projects in the community.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code W490

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend an audition. • Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send electronic auditions. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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performance teaching arts administration public relations the public sector.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Why Solent is special • Focus on practical skills and improve your employment prospects. • Opportunity to study a wide range of performance styles. • Studio space for rehearsals and performances.

In my view “The theory side, underpinned by practical learning, allowed us to experiment with different approaches to performing.” Neil Gibbs, graduate

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Photography BA (Hons) Develop the experience, technical expertise and professional photography skills to match your passion on this practical degree, and kick-start your career in photography and the visual arts. Course overview Commended on its excellent teaching and assessment practices by external examiners, Solent’s photography degree gives you the opportunity to develop the advanced professional, technical, conceptual and theoretical skills essential for a career in photography. You will explore a variety of important and contemporary issues, while practical exercises and work experience opportunities provide a chance to both develop your individual photographic ‘voice’ and build a professional portfolio. You will also benefit from a rich and varied range of visiting lecturers and guest speakers, and learn from a staff team with established reputations across a huge range of specialities: advertising, fashion, editorial, fine art, film and video, documentary photography and more.

Key career skills: Creative thinking, communication, presentation, projectand time-management, and critical analysis skills.

Course length and UCAS code

Projects/work experience: Recent students have assisted on local and national shoots, and our Solent Creatives agency provides significant freelancing opportunities.

Entry level

Why Solent is special • Affiliated centre with the Association of Photographers (AoP). • Taught by practising photographers, with diverse expertise and experience. • Professional-standard photographic facilities and equipment. • Visiting speakers from the industry, including Richard Billingham, Catherine Yass and Ori Gersht. • International field trips to key cultural centres such as Paris, New York and Berlin.

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• 260 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Industry focus We have strong industry ties, with links including Vogue, The Guardian, the New York Times, renowned agency Magnum Photos and the BBC.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Orientation; Image Lab; Representation; Photographic History and Theory 1; Photographic History and Theory 2; Visual Exploration. Year two: Photographic Concepts and Themes; Photographic Methods and Approaches; Image Text Analysis 1; Image Text Analysis 2; options. Year three: Contemporary Studio Practice; Final Essay; Final Major Project; Professional Practice Portfolio. Assessment: Various, including exhibitions, presentations, workshops, project work and written coursework. 170

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Career Coach In my view “I like the facilities in the media academy and it’s brilliant that the lecturers are currently working in the industry. There are also lots of job opportunities through Solent Creatives. There is also a lot to do in my spare time at Solent.” Bikrant, student, BA (Hons) Photography

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freelance photographer fashion photographer photographic retoucher photographic agencies photographic libraries marketing departments in large organisations newspapers and periodicals museums and other arts organisations education postgraduate study.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


After studying Ted Park, graduate, BA (Hons) Photography, professional photographer Since graduating in July 2010, Ted Park has been commissioned to work with postgraduate students at the London College of Fashion; and while his degree exhibition opened to the public, he was assisting the successful British

It provided a highly practical working environment with a very supportive network of academic and technical staff.

photographer Chris Brooks on a shoot for British Vogue. Since graduation, Ted has most recently been working as a freelance photographer, and assistant photographer to some of the most established commercial and fashion photographers in the UK. Discussing the BA (Hons) Photography course at Solent, Ted explained: “It provided a highly practical working environment with a very supportive network of academic and technical staff.”


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Photography BA (Hons)

Develop your skills and practical expertise to degree level with this specialised one-year photography course, delivering expert tuition in visual theory and practical photography. Course overview This one-year course provides the technical and professional knowledge, and the honours-level qualification, that will help you kick-start a career in the photography and cultural sector. On this Association of Photographers (AoP)-affiliated course you will explore the production, philosophy and technical aspects of photography, with a focus on employer needs and advances in technology. You will also use historical and critical examples to inform your practice, and develop strong professional expertise through hands-on exercises and freelance opportunities at our Solent Creatives agency. Solent’s excellent industry relationships provide work experience opportunities, as well as visiting speakers offering industry insights, workshops and one-to-one student tutorials.

Industry focus We are an affiliated centre with AoP, and have an established educational partnership with the renowned worldwide agency, Magnum Photos Ltd. Students have recently worked in partnership with Southampton City Council and Southampton City Art Gallery to produce public exhibitions and live projects. We also have links with international publications.

Key career skills: Creative thinking, communication, presentation, projectand time-management, and critical analysis skills.

Course length 1 year

UCAS code W642

Projects/work experience: Our Solent Creatives agency provides opportunities to build your professional skills and a portfolio of creative work through freelance work for live client briefs.

Why Solent is special • Affiliated centre with AoP. • Staff who are practising photographers, with diverse expertise, industry experience and research interests. • Excellent, professional-standard photographic facilities in our new media academy. • Visiting speakers from the industry • International field trips to key cultural centres such as Paris, New York and Berlin. • Opportunity to study at a partner European institution.

Entry level • Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants resident outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • General entry information, see page 12.

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freelance photographer fashion photographer digital photographic retoucher photographic agencies photographic libraries marketing departments in large organisations • newspapers and periodicals • museums and arts organisations.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

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In my view “The tutors are supportive and the course has developed my skills, helping me reach my future goals.” Megan, student, BA (Hons) Photography


Photojournalism BA (Hons) This specialised course delivers the journalism skills, visual theory and hands-on experience you will need in the rapidly changing visual media industries.

Course overview Designed in partnership with key industry figures, this course will develop your skills as a photojournalist through a rigorous and innovative programme of study that combines photographic and multimedia assignments with an interdisciplinary grounding in critical theory. You will gain at least 120 hours of valuable work experience and build an impressive portfolio, working on industry-led workshops that feature real-time, client-led briefs, and developing industry-relevant skills. You will produce multimodal media projects in a range of exhibition forms and distribution modes.

Industry focus In addition to the work placement scheme, Solent offers an extensive programme of high-profile guest lecturers.

Year two: Documenting Reality; Contemporary Photography Issues and Practices; Brand and Identity; Critical Perspectives; Reportage; options, including: Intermediate Studio Skills; Photography Practice; Persuasion and Propaganda; Making Magazines; Global Affairs; Magazine Production; Music and Society; Presenting Skills. Year three: The Future of Photojournalism; Life as a Freelance Photojournalist; Photojournalism: Dissertation; Photojournalism: Major Production; options, including: Advanced Studio Skills; Fashion and Editorial Styling; Digital Photography; Reporting Politics; The Fame Game; The Title Race; Advancing Technology.

Course length

Assessment: Research projects, portfolios, presentations, essays, reflective journals, live briefs and simulated industry practical production.

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UCAS code P594

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • Direct entry into years two or three may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach photography journalism design online work.

Find out more Key career skills: Photography, presentations, teamwork, creative thinking and analytical skills.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Projects/work experience: Opportunities for work experience are embedded into the course, and the team’s strong professional ties help secure placements with industry.

Why Solent is special Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Video and Photography; History and Theory of Photojournalism; The Photojournalist’s Toolbox; Photojournalism: The MultiPlatform Approach; Photojournalism: The Professional Context; Conflict, Crisis and Culture.

• Opportunity to visit Paris, New York and the Far East for photojournalism projects. • Key industry speakers on a weekly basis, plus established links with industry, providing regular live briefs. • Solent is an examination centre for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). www.solent.ac.uk/courses

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Popular Music Journalism BA (Hons) Develop print, online and audio-visual media skills, together with an in-depth knowledge of the music media, on this rewarding course that opens up a wide range of career opportunities.

Course overview This course was created in consultation with music magazine editors and will develop your skills and understanding of contemporary music journalism. Your studies will focus on music journalism practices, magazine design and production, radio and audio-visual approaches, digital media, popular music and the music industries, and the music media industries. You will gain practical experience of sourcing, researching and writing features, and develop skills in interactive magazine production, radio and video documentary-making. Alongside this, you will have the opportunity to work on interviews and reviews with internationally known artists through our course magazine, Audio Addict.

Industry focus The teaching staff includes internationally renowned music journalists, authors and magazine editors with unparalleled links with the music and media industries. The course is supported by regular guest speakers from industry.

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Interactive Music Media Production; Popular Music Journalism Practice; Popular Music Press: Histories; Writing for the Music Industries. Year two: Mediating Music; AudioVisual Music Journalism; Music Journalism and Production for the Internet; Music Journalism and Production for Print Magazines; options, including: Noise Annoys: Experiments and Alternatives in Popular Music; Songwriting; Experimental Music Production; Advanced Live Music Production; Music and Audio Post-Production. Year three: Individual Project; Collaborative Project; Creative Entrepreneurship; Freelancing in the Music Industries; options, including: Festival Cultures; Film Music; Consuming Music; Songwriting; Experimental Music Production; Advanced Live Music Production. Assessment: Essays, practical production projects, group and individual projects, seminar presentations, portfolios and reflective writing projects. Key career skills: IT, presentation, teamwork, creative thinking and analytical skills. Projects/work experience: Our students have gained work experience at magazines and websites, and have also worked closely with music festivals.

Why Solent is special • SMILEfest – an annual studentmanaged city festival. • Unique work placements with music festivals, including Bestival, Blissfields and Isle of Wight.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code P592

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points to come from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants will be invited to attend an interview. • Applicants from outside the UK will be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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arts entertainment celebrity and lifestyle journalism website management television and radio research and production • music PR • music biography • academic research.

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Popular Music Performance BA (Hons) Take your performance skills to the next level and enhance your professional practice with this in-depth study of popular music, performance and essential skills for the professional musician.

Course overview Suitable for both schooled and selftaught musicians, this course focuses on the core rock and pop instruments, including guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keyboards. You will learn, perform and analyse music from a range of styles, putting your studies into practice with solo and supported performances at local venues in front of public audiences. You will also have access to studioquality rehearsal and recording studios, and underpin your performance work with essential professional skills and exposure to a broad, interdisciplinary programme of musical study.

Industry focus You will benefit from a programme of guest lectures from music industry speakers. In addition, you will have the opportunity to compete for annual recording time at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Music Practice 1.1; Music Practice 1.2; Instrumental Studies 1; Music Theory; Listening Skills; Popular Music in Context. Year two: Music Practice 2.1; Music Practice 2.2; Instrumental Studies 2.1;

Instrumental Studies 2.2; Arranging; Composing; options, including: Noise Annoys: Experiments and Alternatives in Popular Music; Songwriting; Experimental Music Production; Advanced Live Music Production; Music and Audio Post-Production; Popular Music on Film; Urban and Electronic Music Genre Studies; Pop – The Invisible Mainstream. Year three: Music Practice 3; Music Strategies and Career Building; Instrumental Studies 3; Major Project: Popular Music Performance; options, including: Festival Cultures; Film Music; Consuming Music; PM: Technology and Production; Songwriting; Experimental Music Production; Advanced Live Music Production. Assessment: You will be assessed through public performances, studio sessions, instrumental assessments, graphic analyses, project work, essays and seminar presentations. Key career skills: IT, presentation, teamwork, creative thinking and project management. Projects/work experience: You will be encouraged to build your experience through extra-curricular practice and to collaborate with students on the other popular music programme courses.

Why Solent is special

Course length 3 years

UCAS code W310

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants will be asked to attend an audition. • Applicants resident outside the UK will be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • Direct entry into years two or three may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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solo artists session players bands arts management tour support postgraduate study teaching.

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• Network with hundreds of students on the popular music programme. • Excellent facilities, including nine recording studios, four large rehearsal rooms and a 200-seat performance space.

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Top-up

Popular Music Performance BA (Hons)

Extend your popular music studies and take your performance skills to the next level under the guidance of experienced music professionals on this one-year top-up to a full honours degree.

Course overview This exciting top-up course combines practical performance skills with an in-depth study of music’s broader histories and contexts. Emphasising the instruments at the core of rock and pop, including guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keyboards, the course underpins your practical work with academic study in popular music. You will learn, write and perform material (including your own compositions) in a wide range of styles, often as part of a band. The course also enjoys strong links with venues such as Southampton Joiners, NME’s Best Small Venue 2013, while our annual SMILE event features workshops and masterclasses from big names in the music industry – as well as giving you the opportunity to compete for places in the line-up alongside nationally and internationally renowned musicians.

Industry focus Many of our tutors have high profiles in the contemporary music industry, and their wide professional experience and knowledge will help develop your musical skills and entrepreneurial flair to prepare you for a creative and commercial musical career.

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Examples of key subject areas

Course length

Music Practice 3; Music Strategies and Career Building; Instrumental Studies 3; Major Project: Popular Music Performance; options, including: Festival Cultures; Film Music; Consuming Music; PM: Technology and Production; Songwriting; Experimental Music Production; Advanced Live Music Production; Music and Audio Post-Production; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus.

1 year

Assessment: Public performances, studio sessions, instrumental assessments, project work, essays and seminar presentations.

UCAS code W313

Entry level • Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • UK applicants will be asked to attend an audition. • Applicants resident outside the UK will be required to send electronic auditions. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Key career skills: IT, presentation, teamwork, creative thinking and project management. Projects/work experience: You will be encouraged to build your experience through extra-curricular practice and to collaborate with students on the other popular music programme courses, for example, in setting up education projects, putting on gigs, playing at club nights and performing at festivals (including Glastonbury and Blissfields).

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solo artists session players bands arts management tour support postgraduate study teaching.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Why Solent is special • Network with hundreds of students on the popular music programme. • Excellent facilities, including nine recording studios, four large rehearsal rooms and a 200-seat performance space.

In my view “I love the creative freedom I have on my course. It’s great to work with lecturers who are so passionate.” Julia, student, BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance


After studying

in particular the vocal teacher who had a massive amount Jo Burchell, graduate, of experience, so I thought he would make a great mentor.” BA (Hons) Popular Music Jo continued: “The course is ideal as it combines music Performance, singer/songwriter performance with everything you need to learn to work

Singer/songwriter Jo Burchell applied to the BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance course at Southampton Solent University after finishing a college course in popular music and looking to take her studies to the next level. Jo explained: “I looked into universities that offered degrees in music. Solent really stood out, offering a unique and very practical course. I was impressed with the staff and

in the industry. We also had fantastic guest speakers such as Craig David, Justin Hawkins and industry moguls to help and advise us.” “Since graduation I have secured employment within a prestigious music company which aims to discover unsigned music talent, among session and live music work.” Jo has also continued performing a wide range of music genres including R&B, Soul, Jazz and Pop Fusion, and has recently released her first EP.

The course is ideal as it combines music performance with everything you need to learn to work in the industry.

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Popular Music Production BA (Hons) Explore studio-based and live popular music on this innovative course, combining technical tuition and hands-on experience in recording and live sound with the academic study of music.

Course overview On this exciting music course you will build production experience in studio recording and live music alike, and study the professional structures and working practices of the music industry. You will have full access to our digital and analogue multi-track recording facilities and audio production suites, and develop research and critical skills through analysing meanings and contexts of popular music. You will also be able to tailor the course to your own interests, ensuring your technical skills are underpinned by a firm grasp of the wider music industry.

Industry focus The course team has close ties to the local music scene, enabling you to undertake a live brief of your choosing. We also have a programme of guest lectures from the industry.

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Year two: Advanced Studio Recording 1; Advanced Studio Recording 2; The Art of Music Production 1; The Art of Music Production 2; Live Music Production; Music Business Networking; options, including: Noise Annoys: Experiments and Alternatives in Popular Music; Songwriting; Experimental Music Production; Advanced Live Music Production. Year three: Advanced Studio Recording 3; Music Strategies and Career Building; Major Project: Popular Music Production; Live Project Brief; options, including: Festival Cultures; Film Music; Consuming Music; Advanced Live Music Production. Assessment: Coursework such as essays, practical production projects, group and individual projects and seminar presentations, portfolios and reflective writing. Key career skills: IT, presentation, teamwork, creative thinking, communication and project management.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with IFdn

W34D W34C

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points to come from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants will be asked to attend an interview. • Applicants resident outside the UK will be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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live and outdoor sound studio sound engineering music publishing/promotion arts and entertainment industry administration.

Projects/work experience: Students are helped to find work experience opportunities, both internal and external. You will also have opportunities to collaborate on extra-curricular projects with students on other popular music courses.

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Why Solent is special

In my view

• Extensive programme of visiting lectures from music industry professionals. • Solent is an Avid Pro Tools Learning Partner, offering Pro Tools 101 training free of charge to production students; further Pro Tools training (to operator level) is available.

“Since graduating, I have toured the UK and abroad as a freelance sound engineer, worked at some great festivals such as Glastonbury and Glade, and am in the process of launching a production company.” Steve Middleton, graduate

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Popular Music Production

Top-up

BA (Hons)

Extend your popular music studies to a full honours degree, exploring studio-based recording and live sound under the guidance of tutors with extensive experience across the industry.

The SMILE annual music festival was an excellent opportunity to meet people likely to do some exciting work in the music and media industries in the future. I look forward to a return visit. Nick Halkes, Incentive Music, A&R for The Prodigy

Course overview

On this exciting music top-up course you will build your existing qualifications into a full honours degree, developing production experience in studio recording and live music alongside academic study of the professional practices of the music industry. You will have full access to our digital and analogue multi-track recording facilities and audio production suites, and develop research and critical skills through analysing meanings and contexts of popular music. You will be able to tailor the course to your own interests through practical projects and option units – underpinning your technical skills with a firm grasp of the industry’s wider context.

Industry focus The course team has close ties to the local music scene, enabling you to undertake a live brief of your choosing from an external client, negotiated with a tutor. We also have a programme of guest lectures from the industry.

Examples of key subject areas

Course length

Advanced Studio Recording 3; Music Strategies and Career Building; Major Project: Popular Music Production; Live Project Brief; options, including: Festival Cultures; Film Music; Consuming Music; Songwriting; Experimental Music Production; Advanced Live Music Production; Music and Audio Post-Production; Popular Music: Technology and Production; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus.

1 year

Assessment: Coursework such as essays, practical production projects, group and individual projects, seminar presentations, portfolios and reflective writing projects. Key career skills: IT, presentation, teamwork, creative thinking, communication and project management. Projects/work experience: The course team will support you in finding work experience opportunities, both internal and external, to help you stand out in this competitive industry. You will also have opportunities to collaborate on extra-curricular projects with students on other popular music courses.

UCAS code W390

Entry level • Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent average), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • General entry information, see page 12.

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live and outdoor sound studio sound engineering music publishing music promotion arts and entertainment industry administration.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

In my view Why Solent is special • Extensive programme of visiting lectures from music industry professionals. • Solent is an Avid Pro Tools Learning Partner, offering Pro Tools 101 training free of charge to production students; further Pro Tools training (to operator level) is available.

“The course has helped me gain confidence in studio recording. By volunteering for school and college mentoring projects organised by the university, I am building up experience to help me towards postgraduate teacher training.” Carly, graduate, DeWolfe Music

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Product Design BA (Hons) Learn to turn your imagination into invention and create products that are simple, effective and easy to use, on Solent’s stimulating and challenging product design course.

Course overview On Solent’s innovative product design degree, you will focus on the relationship between products and the people who use them, exploring ergonomics and usability principles as well as aesthetic issues, materials and appropriate manufacturing methods. You will acquire industry-related skills in design and manufacturing techniques, and develop expertise in using 3D software programs, while our freelance agency and work experience opportunities deliver valuable professional experience. Designing with confidence, you will learn to create ideas that provide workable solutions to human problems, and discover how to take a product from concept to the marketplace.

Examples of key subject areas

Course length

Year one: Design Visualisation; Design Exploration; Design Process; Commercial Studies; Technical Studies; Modern Design (Themes and Issues). Year two: Computer Modelling; Creative Technologies; Interaction Design; Design for Manufacture; options: Design for Industry; Design for Enterprise; New Product Development; Curriculum Plus; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Model Your Business. Year three: Design Futures; Live Competition Project; Professional Project Research; Preparation for Employment; Professional Project.

3 years

Assessment: The course is assessed through a mix of practical projects, written assignments and presentations. Key career skills: Throughout the course you will develop broadly useful skills in IT, creative thinking, presentation, project management, visual communication and problem-solving. Projects/work experience: Opportunities for work placement are provided through the course partner affiliation network.

UCAS code W241

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants are required to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants from outside the UK will be required to send an electronic portfolio. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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product design design consultancy design engineering interior design/space planning exhibition design special fx model-making graphics/packaging/ point-of-sale design • product marketing or research.

Industry focus The course has strong links with industry and has set up a partner affiliation network (PAN) which provides live project briefs, professional input on course content and various student design competitions, together with extensive work placement opportunities. We also have a comprehensive programme of guest speakers throughout the course. 180

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Why Solent is special

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• Employability-focused course taught by design professionals who maintain up-to-date links with industry. • State-of-the-art facilities, providing access to the latest advanced manufacturing technologies. • International collaborations with universities in Italy, China and Norway.

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After studying Etienne Esmenjaud, graduate, BA (Hons) Product Design, freelance designer Etienne graduated from the BA (Hons) Product Design degree with first-class honours and was awarded a ‘Designer in Residence’ role at Southampton Solent University, allowing him continued access to facilities at the university and support in developing his new business. Whilst studying at Solent, Etienne achieved recognition for his work and natural flair for design. He was awarded runner-up in the Urbis Lighting Design Competition, a live project during the second year for students to gain experience of working with industry and providing opportunities for work placements.

During his final year, Etienne won the Royal Society of Arts National Design Competition for his innovative design for ‘nomadic working’ – a concept for businesses to facilitate networking and meeting clients away from the office. After graduating, Etienne worked as a freelance designer and, using his transferable skills, soon developed a strong client base in the area of product design, graphics and web design. Etienne’s passion for exploring 3D forms, materials and new processes is evident in the products he has developed commercially. Desinature is a UK-based brand established by Etienne and a small team of like-minded creatives who share a belief that people and nature can grow and thrive in harmony. Their aim is to create beautifully crafted, environmentally friendly products in an ethical and socially responsible way. Etienne's work can be viewed online at www.desinature.com


Top-up

Promotional Media BA (Hons)

Earn your place in the media industry on this one-year top-up course, delivering degree-level skills and knowledge in advertising, communications, PR and modern media. Creating a Web Presence; Factual Production; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus.

Course length 1 year

UCAS code W990

Assessment: The course is assessed through coursework, including reports, essays, creative portfolio building, live projects, presentations and a dissertation.

Course overview Top up your foundation degree or HND to a full honours degree on this innovative one-year course, giving you the skills you will need to secure a career in media, design, marketing, advertising, PR or publishing. A well-established pathway into the creative industries, the course combines theoretical and hands-on activities in a stimulating and lively learning environment. Individually and in groups, you will work to industry briefs designed to prepare you for the dynamic communications and promotional industries. You will build a solid working knowledge of modern communications and marketing media, and have the option to specialise – depending on your interests – in a broad range of areas such as advertising design, new media, graphic image-making, TV/film production and promotional media.

Examples of key subject areas Major Project; Reading Contemporary Culture; Approaches to Marketing; Creative Advertising and Promotions; options, including: Global Media Strategies; Photography Production (Image Manipulation); Working in the Creative Industries; Solent Live; 182

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Key career skills: Creative thinking, writing, presentation, IT, teamwork and project management. Projects/work experience: You will have the opportunity to work with industry partners to a variety of live briefs, and to organise a live event.

Entry level • Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • UK applicants may be invited for an interview. • Applicants from outside the UK may be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Why Solent is special • Excellent media production and photographic studios. • Dedicated IT space and excellent library and online facilities. • A supporting programme of research and academic development. • Ideal for students who want to work in a wide range of creative industries. • Supported by communications agency Five by Five.

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events management publishing public relations advertising research design photography/photojournalism film-making media planning account management.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

In my view “I am learning new things and everything is so interesting and relevant to the industry. I have never felt more inspired and I enjoy every minute. Thank you for all the support.” Vanya, student, BA (Hons) Promotional Media (Top-up)


Psychology BSc (Hons) This modern, practical degree offers research experience and a comprehensive knowledge of all the major areas of psychology, preparing you for a wide range of rewarding careers. Course overview Solent’s BSc (Hons) Psychology helps you take a scientific perspective on how and why people act and interact, and the thoughts and feelings that motivate behaviour. You will explore key areas within psychology (social, developmental, biological, cognitive, personality and individual differences) and discover how psychological study helps us to understand and address modern everyday issues such as coping with stress, maintaining successful relationships, eating/drinking healthily and performing effectively at work. You will learn about the research methods used to gain knowledge about people’s behaviour, allowing the development of effective realworld interventions. In groups and individually, you will develop practical experience designing and conducting research of your own.

Year three: Applied Psychology Project; Personality and Individual Differences; options, for example: Perspectives on Mental Health; Psychology of Crime; Psychology in Sport; Cyber Psychology.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code C800

Entry level Assessment: Essays, reports, group and individual presentations, timelimited assignments, exams, case studies and a final-year project. Key career skills: You will develop your oral and interpersonal communication skills, along with project planning, teamwork and management problem-solving. Projects/work experience: You can gain valuable work experience with local organisations that have links with the course team, and you can also assist staff on current research projects.

• 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach To practise as a psychologist you have to undergo postgraduate training and supervision. Psychology has a wide application to a range of careers both in the psychology profession and in associated occupations.

Find out more Industry focus

Why Solent is special

Guest lecturers provide up-to-date insight into specialist aspects of psychology. Students are encouraged to present their final-year projects nationally.

• Dedicated and experienced staff team with wide expertise. • Guest lecturers provide up-to-date insight and knowledge. • Modern facilities, including dedicated observation and experimental rooms, as well as cognitive, psychophysiology and computer laboratories.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Applied Psychology; Foundations in Psychology; Method and Analysis in Psychology; Psychological Investigations 1; Psychological Investigations 2; option, from: Psychological Inquiry; Psychology in the Workplace. Year two: Biological Psychology; Social Psychology in Action; RealWorld Cognition; Exploring Human Development; Psychological Research in Action; The Practice of Research in Psychology.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “Great lectures, fun assignments, great classmates.” Belinda, student, BSc (Hons) Psychology

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Psychology (Counselling) BSc (Hons) Gain a comprehensive understanding of psychology, develop valuable research skills and learn about issues and applications in the therapeutic context on this specialised degree course. Course overview Specifically designed as an entry point for a career in counselling, this course provides an introduction to counselling psychology and the scientific methods used to understand and address various psychological issues. While the course does not provide formal training in counselling skills, you will develop your understanding of human behaviour in key psychological areas. You will also learn essential research skills and study the core theories and skills that psychologists use to help people cope with personal and emotional problems.

Year three: Personality and Individual Differences; Counselling Psychology Research Project; options, for example: Counselling: Application and Practice; Health Psychology: Treatment Issues and Healthcare; Perspectives on Mental Health; Positive Psychology. Assessment: Essays, practical written reports, group and individual presentations, timed assignments, exams and a final-year project. Key career skills: Verbal communication skills, analytical and numerical presentation skills, planning, problem-solving and time-management skills.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code C8B9

Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • Applicants are not required to attend any additional selection events for this course. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Industry focus We place a strong emphasis on applied psychology and real-world issues, and the team can support you in finding potential work experience opportunities with organisations such as local branches of the NHS. Guest lecturers provide up-to-date insight into specialist aspects of psychology. Students are encouraged to present their final-year projects nationally.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Applied Psychology; Foundations in Psychology; Method and Analysis in Psychology; Psychological Investigations 1; Investigations in Counselling Psychology; options: Psychological Inquiry; Psychology in the Workplace. Year two: Biological Psychology; Social Psychology in Action; RealWorld Cognition; Exploring Human Development; Psychological Research in Action; The Practice of Research in Counselling Psychology. 184

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Projects/work experience: You can gain valuable work experience with local organisations that have links with the course team, or assist staff on current research projects.

Why Solent is special • Dedicated and experienced staff team with wide expertise. • Guest lecturers provide up-to-date insight and knowledge. • Modern facilities, including dedicated observation, cognitive, psychophysiology and computer laboratories.

In my view “My lecturers are very helpful and nice, easy to talk to – and they’re always trying to make the lectures as fun and engaging as possible.” Mark, student, BSc (Hons) Psychology (Counselling)

Training in counselling psychology is through subsequent postgraduate study and supervision.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888


Psychology (Criminal Behaviour) BSc (Hons) Develop a broad knowledge base and practical skills in psychology, with a focus on criminal behaviour that will prepare you for a career or further training in criminological psychology. Course overview Designed to enhance your knowledge of psychology – the scientific study of mind and behaviour – and further your understanding of criminal behaviour, this course also includes a range of options exploring criminological theories and practices. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of human behaviour through an exploration of key areas within psychology, and be introduced to criminological psychology, studying topics such as the psychology of the courtroom and the rehabilitation of offenders. You will also learn to conduct scientific research into psychological problems associated with criminal behaviour.

Industry focus The team can support you in finding potential work experience opportunities with organisations such as local branches of the NHS. Guest lecturers provide up-to-date insight into specialist aspects of psychology. Students are encouraged to present their final-year projects nationally.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Applied Psychology; Foundations in Psychology; Method and Analysis in Psychology; Psychological Investigations 1; Investigations in Criminological Psychology; option, from: Psychological Inquiry; Psychology in the Workplace; Key Perspectives in Criminology. Year two: Biological Psychology; Social Psychology in Action; RealWorld Cognition; Exploring Human Development; Psychological Research

in Action; The Practice of Research in Criminological Psychology. Year three: Personality and Individual Differences; Criminological Psychology Research Project; options, for example: Alcohol, Drugs and Crime; Crime and Media Culture; Dangerous Offenders; The Psychology of Crime. Assessment: Essays, written reports, presentations, assignments, exams, case studies and a final-year project. Key career skills: You will develop your verbal and written communication, analytical and numerical skills, along with planning, problem-solving and time management. Projects/work experience: You can gain valuable work experience with local organisations that have links with the course team, and also assist staff on research projects.

Why Solent is special • Dedicated and experienced staff team with wide expertise. • Guest lecturers provide up-to-date insight and knowledge. • Modern facilities, including dedicated observation, cognitive, psychophysiology and computer laboratories.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code C8M9

Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Training in criminological/forensic psychology is acquired through subsequent postgraduate study and supervision. Psychology skills can be applied in a wide variety of careers.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “In my final year, there were a lot more options and more freedom to study the areas I had developed an interest in. This confirmed what I wanted to do. I hope to complete a master’s, then get a trainee forensic psychologist position, and eventually work my way towards chartership within the prison service.” Samantha McCullough, graduate, Psychology Assistant, HM Prison Service

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Psychology (Education) BSc (Hons) Improve your employability and enhance your understanding of psychology and its applications in education with this specialised course focusing on educational and developmental psychology. Course overview This course provides broad knowledge of human behaviour, studying key areas such as biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. You will examine psychological issues, explore various methods of studying behaviour and learn to design effective interventions and applications of theory. You will also be introduced to the field of educational psychology, examining how children develop. You will learn to design and conduct scientific research on educational issues, and study the ways psychology has contributed to, and been influenced by, issues raised in educational practice.

Industry focus The team can support you in finding work experience opportunities. Guest lecturers provide up-to-date insight into specialist aspects of psychology. Students are encouraged to present their final-year projects nationally.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Applied Psychology; Foundations in Psychology; Method and Analysis in Psychology; Psychological Investigations 1; Investigations in Educational Psychology; option, from: Psychological Inquiry; Psychology in the Workplace. Year two: Biological Psychology; Social Psychology in Action; RealWorld Cognition; Exploring Human Development; Psychological Research in Action; The Practice of Research in Educational Psychology. Year three: Personality and Individual Differences; Educational Psychology 186

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Research Project; options, for example: Advanced Issues in Education; Child Development and Education; Debates in Psychology; Cyber Psychology.

Course length

Assessment: Essays, reports, group and individual presentations, assignments, exams, case studies and a final-year project.

Entry level

Key career skills: You will develop verbal and written communication skills, analytical and numerical presentation skills, along with planning, problem-solving and time-management skills. Projects/work experience: You can gain valuable work experience with local organisations that have links with the course team and assist staff on research projects.

Why Solent is special • Dedicated and experienced staff team with wide expertise. • Guest lecturers provide up-to-date insight and knowledge. • Modern facilities, including dedicated observation, cognitive, psychophysiology and computer laboratories and experimental cubicles.

3 years

UCAS code C812

• 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Training in educational psychology requires further postgraduate study and supervision. Psychology skills can be applied in a wide variety of careers.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “I had a fantastic time deepening and broadening my knowledge within the world of psychology, never wanting my time spent on the course to end! Always knowing there would be unconditional support from lecturers or other members of staff really highlights another area where the course excels.” Abigail Spong, graduate


Psychology (Health Psychology) BSc (Hons) Develop comprehensive knowledge of psychological theory and lay the groundwork for an exciting career in health psychology on this specialised degree. Course overview This engaging course introduces you to the field of health psychology, exploring how health psychologists promote healthier lifestyles, and examining issues related to engagement in behaviours such as smoking and alcohol consumption. You will develop a broad understanding of human behaviour through a comprehensive exploration of psychology’s key areas and build key skills designing and conducting scientific research on health-related issues such as exercise and coping with illness.

Health: Biopsycho-Social Approaches; Health Psychology: Treatment Issues and Health Care; Health Psychology: Promoting Healthy Behaviour; Perspectives on Mental Health.

Course length

Assessment: Essays, written reports, group and individual presentations, assignments, exams, case studies and a final-year project.

Entry level

Key career skills: You will develop verbal and written communication skills, analytical and numerical presentation skills, along with planning, problem-solving and time-management skills.

Industry focus The team can support you in finding potential work experience opportunities with organisations such as local branches of the NHS. We invite health psychologists and people working in allied fields to give talks, providing you with up-to-date insight. Students are encouraged to present their final-year projects nationally.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Applied Psychology; Foundations in Psychology; Method and Analysis in Psychology; Psychological Investigations 1; Investigations in Health Psychology; option, from: Psychological Inquiry; Psychology in the Workplace. Year two: Biological Psychology; Social Psychology in Action; RealWorld Cognition; Exploring Human Development; Psychological Research in Action; The Practice of Research in Health Psychology. Year three: Personality and Individual Differences; Health Psychology Research Project; options, for example:

Projects/work experience: You can gain valuable work experience with local organisations that have links with the course team and assist staff on research projects.

3 years

UCAS code C890

• 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Training in health psychology requires further postgraduate study.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

Why Solent is special • Dedicated and experienced staff team with wide expertise. • Guest lecturers provide up-to-date insight and knowledge. • Modern facilities, including dedicated observation, cognitive, psychophysiology and computer laboratories.

In my view “Solent’s a friendly, open university. It’s great that it’s based in the city centre, too – it’s so easy to walk to and from campus and town.” Christopher, student

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Public Relations and Communication BA (Hons) This exciting course delivers an ideal mix of practical and theoretical communications skills, giving you the competitive edge you need for a career in the demanding and competitive PR industry. Course overview Build a professional career combining writing, communication and social media, with strong links to the PR industry. Throughout your course you will develop creative skills to manage digital media campaigns and direct strategic, international communications and PR. You will learn from staff with extensive industry experience and partnerships with many agencies, and have many opportunities for networking, work experience, internships and industry assessments.

Industry focus Work placements, a vocational focus and employability skills sessions help prepare students for employment in this dynamic and growing sector.

In-House Simulation; International and Global PR; Managing the Creative Brief; Media Communications Project; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: You will be assessed through practical projects, reports, essays, individual and group presentations, client pitches, portfolio development, dissertation and examinations. Key career skills: Creative thinking, problem-solving, writing for multiple media platforms, communication skills, presentation and teamwork. Projects/work experience: Two placements between years two and three.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to PR; Interpersonal Communications; Communication in Organisations; Marketing Fundamentals; Visual and Digital Communication; options: PR in the Community Project; Communication in Action Project. Year two: Corporate Communications; Management Communications; Digital PR: The Internet and Social Media; Research and Evaluation in PR; PR and Communications in a Digital World; Employability and Work Placement Skills; options: Advertising Creativity, Analysis and Evaluation; Marketing Communications; Model Your Business; Freelancing at Solent Creatives. Year three: Dissertation; Persuasive Communication; PR Strategy and Campaign Planning; Ethics, Issues and Crisis Management; Work Placement and Career Development; options, including: Internal Communications/ 188

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Why Solent is special • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and supported by CIPR Wessex. • Partnership with the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC). • Annual programme of events where students can network with PR professionals.

In my view “It’s great having lecturers who work in the industry – it really helps improve our skills and the focus on employability means when I graduate I’ll have more than just a degree.” Paige, student, BA (Hons) Public Relations and Communication

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points to come from A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • PR and media relations • strategic and corporate communications • public affairs and advocacy • publishing • marketing • advertising • retail.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


Public Relations with Sport Journalism

BA (Hons) This exciting course delivers the skills and experience you need for the dynamic world of sport PR and communications, where digital and social media provide unique challenges and opportunities.

The course reflects the importance of legacy, which has become a focus since the Olympics. Sport organisations need to build on their on-field success within communities and the media. Simon Vincent, Media Relations Manager for Hampshire County Cricket and the Ageas Bowl.

Course overview

If you want to combine your love of sport with a professional career in journalism or communications, this course delivers the knowledge and skills you will need. You will learn to use all the tools and techniques of modern PR, gain the essential journalism skills for sports reporting at sporting events from the small scale to mega-events, and get hands-on experience of the new arena of audience engagement created by the modern social and multi-platform environment. You will examine the interactions between the press and sports organisations, discuss relevant issues in ethics and law, and learn to build and manage professional relationships.

Industry focus Our close links with employers and sport businesses mean that the course is relevant and you will benefit from extensive opportunities to work on live projects.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to PR; Visual and Digital Communication Skills; Sport Policy in the Twentieth Century; Marketing Fundamentals; Sport, Society and the Sporting Media;

Sports News and Reporting. Year two: Corporate Communications; Digital PR: Internet and Social Media; Multi-Platform Sports Journalism; Research and Evaluation in PR; Sporting Culture and Mega-Events; Employability and Work Placement; options, including: Photography Practice; Persuasion and Propaganda; Making Magazines; Global Affairs; Magazine Production; Music and Society; Presenting Skills; Lifestyle Journalism. Year three: Dissertation; PR Strategy and Campaign Planning; Sports Journalist Toolbox; Ethics, Issues and Crisis Management; Work Placement and Career Development; options, including: Media Communication Project; Internal Communications; International and Global PR; Fashion and Editorial Styling; Digital Photography; Reporting Politics. Assessment: You will be assessed through live briefs, case studies, presentations and proposals, with up-to-the-minute industryinformed feedback. Key career skills: You will develop teamwork, presentation, problemsolving, creative-writing and timemanagement skills.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code PP25

Entry level • 240 tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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sport marketing work for specialist PR agencies sport sponsors sport organisations sport media.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Why Solent is special • Combination of sport journalism with Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)-accredited public relations. • Engagement with sporting partners. • Access to our state-of-the-art media academy, with a dedicated newsroom.

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Publishing BA (Hons) Break into the exciting and fast-moving world of publishing with this innovative degree, designed in conjunction with the industry.

Course overview This exciting mix of publishing practice and theory will equip you with all you need to break into professional publishing. The aim of this course is to help you develop the ability, knowledge and confidence to research, write, edit and market a wide range of publications. A key focus of this degree is putting you in prime position to land a publishing job when you graduate. You will run your own projects, developing your practical writing and business skills whilst integrating the theories of publishing.

Industry focus Our experienced lecturing staff are supported by regular visits from key players in the publishing industry, and we have our own in-house publishing company. We also help students find placements, and industry professionals will help hone and develop your skills.

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Cultural and International Influences on Publishing. Year two: Editorial Process; Work Experience; Legal and Ethical Aspects of Publishing; Industry Project; options, including: Creative Writing – Prose to Print; Media Writing – Prose to Print; Marketing for Publishers; An Introduction to Magazine Publishing; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Major Project; Developing Digital Publishing; Acquisitions/Rights and Production; options, including: Writing the Graphic Novel; Making Magazines; Travel Writing; MultiPlatform Magazine Publishing; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: The course is assessed by written reports, plans and essays, and presentations. Key career skills: Teamwork, flexibility, entrepreneurship, creativity, writing for different markets, presentations and critical research skills. Projects/work experience: There is formal work experience in year two, and we help you to get placements outside the course and set up your own small publishing business.

Why Solent is special • Taught by professionals from industry. • Contacts with major publishing houses in the UK. • Chance to own an in-house publishing company.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code P400

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • Direct entry into years two or three may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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If luck is being in the right place at the right time, for you being here at Southampton Solent University and graduating today, this is the right place and this is the right time.

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Oscar-winning screenwriter (Gosforth Park, 2002), actor, director and producer, Honorary Doctor of Arts

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Screenwriting BA (Hons) Influenced by working screenwriters, this practical course delivers the theory, skills and practical experience you will need to carve out a great professional screenwriting career. Course overview With a strong emphasis on competitions, work experience and the shifting market for creative ideas, this practical course provides a blend of academic study with hands-on professional skills. Teaching is informed by practice, allowing you to examine wider cultural and social issues, and enabling you to apply theoretical knowledge to contemporary case studies and your own creative work. Opportunities for work placements and networking will help you enhance your career options in the competitive screenwriting industry.

Industry focus You will receive strong encouragement and guidance in seeking work experience. Access to filming equipment and performers will enable you to participate in film productions from your own screenplays.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Researching and Critical Theory for Writers; Genre Writing; Introduction to Story; Introduction to Screenwriting Craft; Reading Screen Texts; Script into Performance. Year two: Understanding Media; Writing the Fact-Based Script; Authors and Audiences; Scripts into Production; Adapting for the Screen; options, including: British and Irish Theatre Since 1945; Writing Sci-Fi and Horror; Writing Serial Drama; Writing for Publication; Guerilla Film-Making; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Model Your Business; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Major Script; Writing for Theatre and Radio; Screenwriting History; Media Markets and Context; 192

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Writing and Difference; options, including: Writing Comedy and SitCom; Politics and Film; Documentary Film; Cinefantastic; Writing for Comic Strip and Animation.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level Assessment: Scripts, essays and presentations, pitching sessions, writing treatments and step-outlines, script reader/editor reports, performed readings and group production. Key career skills: Writing, creative thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and presentation skills. Projects/work experience: We encourage all our students to seek work experience within the industry, and you will be able to draw on the support and professional connections of your course leaders in finding a suitable placement.

Why Solent is special • Guest speakers are invited to give talks to students and advise them on future career paths. • Course taught by practising professional lecturers with relevant experience and industry ties.

• 240 UCAS tariff points to come from A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • screenwriting in film, television and radio • script researcher • script editor • storyliner • producer • teaching • PR and marketing • advertising • publishing.

Find out more In my view “Solent University has allowed me to interact at every level, from screenwriting for film societies to being a student ambassador at colleges and schools. This year I’m being trained to mentor children in schools for a possible teaching career.” Ahmer, student, BA (Hons) Screenwriting

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


Shipping and Port Management BSc (Hons) Study ports and shipping in Southampton, one of the world’s busiest port cities, and get the benefit of extensive practical experience and our course team’s wide-ranging ties with the industry. Course overview If you are interested in a career in ship or port operations and management, or in logistics, freight forwarding, supply chain management, port agency or terminal operations, this in-depth course is for you. The international shipping industry comprises over 100,000 vessels and hundreds of ports worldwide, carrying around 90 per cent of world trade and backed by the large international marine services sector. The industry employs thousands of people worldwide in a huge number of roles, from ship and port management to finance, law, insurance, ship broking and ship agency services. The subjects you will study on this degree will equip you for a successful career in this dynamic and exciting industry.

Industry focus The course is designed in conjunction with maritime industry representatives, with whom we have close links. You will also have access to our annual maritime conference, which is attended by notable industry speakers, helping you build up an essential network of industry contacts.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Law; Maritime Operations; Maritime Business; Transport Geography; Managing Financial Information; Business Skills Development. Year two: Ports and Logistics; Ship Management and Operations; Chartering Practice; Management of Marine Organisations; Research Methods and Project Proposal; option, from: Carriage of Goods by Sea; Curriculum Plus.

Year three: Terminal Planning and Development; Supply Chain Management; Marine Pollution Management; Strategic Marketing and Management; Project; option, from: Maritime Law and Risk Management; Current Marine Issues; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: Examinations, written reports, oral presentations, individual and group work. Key career skills: Research, problemsolving, teamwork, communication and presentation skills, as well as your ability to work to deadlines. Projects/work experience: A yearlong work placement is available between the second and third years, and you will be able to draw on the course team’s extensive industry contacts and further support in finding a suitable placement. Previous placements have included a container terminal, a port agency, a tanker company and a ship broker.

Why Solent is special • Established links with the industry. • Annual maritime conference for students provides networking opportunities with maritime experts. • Trips to major maritime organisations, including Lloyd’s insurance market and the International Maritime Organization. • Visits and briefings from terminal operators in the port of Southampton, plus visits to the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp. • Links with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with IFdn 4 years with WkPl

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Entry level • 200 UCAS tariff points, with at least one A-level in a related discipline. • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered. • Entry to year two may be offered to those with an HND or foundation degree in an appropriate subject. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the International Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • port management and operations • ship management and operations (liner and bulk shipping) • logistics and supply chain management • port agency • freight forwarding.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

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Social Work BA (Hons) Develop experience, strong links to the social work community and cutting-edge theoretical knowledge on this practical degree, and gain entry to a variety of rewarding careers. Course overview Delivering both professional and academic qualifications, this rewarding course is suitable for all levels of industry experience and provides upto-the-minute training incorporating the latest news and developments from the social work sector. Taught by an experienced professional team, the course has a strong practical element, underpinned by theory, and is built on long-standing relationships with local employers, service users and carers. You will experience practical placements throughout the course to develop your skills and confidence as a social worker, supported by tutors at the university. You will develop a thorough grounding in social work theory, as well as the skills, values and first-hand experience key to making a positive contribution to the lives of vulnerable people.

Industry focus The course and your practical placements are designed, taught and assessed in partnership with social work practitioners, service users and carers, ensuring you are up-to-date with the latest developments.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Preparation for Practice; Issues in Communication; Sociology, Society and Social Work 1; Sociology, Society and Social Work 2; Human Growth Through the Lifecourse; Introduction to Law. Year two: Forming Partnerships and Working with Others; Social Work Methods and Interventions; Developing Legal Perspectives; Developing Competence in Practice. 194

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Year three: Extending Professional Competence in Practice; Research and Social Work; Risk, Responsibility and Resolution; one option, from: Social Work with Adults; Social Work with Children and Families.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code L501

Entry level Assessment: Essays, presentations, case studies, projects and portfolios. Key career skills: Communication, management, leadership, teamwork and presentation skills. Projects/work experience: You will complete two significant periods of work experience in either local authorities or voluntary, private and independent organisations. We have partnership arrangements for practice learning placements with four local authorities, as well as many other social care organisations.

• 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • DBS criminal records and health checks. • UK applicants will be invited to attend an interview. • The professional body (HCPC) requires that all those entering training are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry to training. • General entry information, see page 12.

Why Solent is special • Accredited by the professional body that approves social work qualifications. • Recognised qualification for practice throughout Europe, Canada, Australia and the USA. • Emphasis on applied (scenariobased) and practical learning. • Strong partnerships with local employers. • Weekly guest lectures from practitioners and service users.

In my view “I love the support that you get from all the tutors and staff of the university.” Juanita, student, BA (Hons) Social Work

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professional social work therapeutic practice youth offending work health and education.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888


During study Sonya, student, BA (Hons) Social Work “I chose to study at Southampton Solent because the university is right in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city. “The course had been rated highly in comparison to those offered by other universities, and I found the interview process to be far friendlier and relaxed than others that I had been to. The tutors were approachable and enthusiastic, which made me feel really positive about accepting my place here. “I have thoroughly enjoyed the last two years; I have had two placements within the mental health field, which at first I felt apprehensive about because I had no experience

at all, but now I can’t think of another area of social work that I would like to work in more. Through my placements I have met some amazing and inspiring people, and working with service users and other professionals has been an invaluable learning experience. “My time on campus has also been positive; we have had the opportunity to interact with guest speakers and professionals which has contributed to our learning. I’ve also had time to settle into student life and get to know my peers, who are now some of my best friends. “I would recommend the social work course at Southampton Solent University as it has made me view society from a range of perspectives, and it has given me some invaluable and positive experiences. Although it is often very challenging, I have realised how rewarding it is to help vulnerable people live their lives as happily and as independently as they can.”

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Software Engineering BSc (Hons) Develop your programming, mobile and web development skills on this industry-focused software engineering degree. Placement year and flexible learning versions are available. Course overview You will study the planning and management of software development processes, focusing on analysis and requirement specification, and learn how to deliver robust products on time and on brief. You will develop a strong awareness of best practice, with the option of a placement year to gain industry experience. A range of options and an individual software engineering project in the third year will help you tailor your studies to your career interests.

Industry focus The course maintains links with employers and industry through placements and live briefs embedded within the curriculum. British Computer Society (BCS) meetings are regularly hosted at the university, and you will be encouraged to attend and build up your professional connections. Our Solent Creatives agency also gives you a chance to gain experience on real-life projects.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Programming and Problem-Solving; Object-Oriented Programming; Introduction to Databases; Internet Technology; Information Technology Platforms; Mathematical Structures in Computing; Introduction to Professional Practice. Year two: Object-Oriented Design and Development; Graduate and Professional Development; Enterprise Data Development; Developing for the Internet; Engineering Software Systems; option: Mobile Application Development; Curriculum Plus. 196

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Year three: Project (double unit); Software Systems Development; Process Analysis and Requirements Engineering; two options from: Web Application Development; Enterprise Data Modelling; Engineering Mobile Applications; Curriculum Plus.

Course length and UCAS code

Assessment: This course is assessed using software development projects, online tests, time-constrained assignments, presentations, seminars, reports and a final-year project.

Entry level

3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn 4 years with WkPl 5 years with WkPl + Fdn

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Projects/work experience: Students undertaking the optional work placement variant of the course will find a suitable work placement between years two and three.

• 200 points (excluding General Studies and Key Skills), with at least one A-level at grade D or above in a numerate or technological discipline, or equivalent. • Direct entry to year two may be offered to holders of an HND or HNC in an appropriate subject. • Alternative entry is available through the Technology or International Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

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• Up-to-date computing labs. • Usability laboratory available for research. • Covers the principal requirements for the Oracle Database and Java Certified Associate certification schemes.

Computer programming forms a large part of this course. Those more interested in using IT as a development tool should consider the business IT or IT management courses.

Key career skills: Project management, communication, evaluation and problem-solving skills.

Career Coach In my view “I really liked the amount of handson work we did on the course; there was just the right balance of theory/practical. I'm confident that I now have the comprehensive skills required to be a software engineer.” Sarah Cotton, graduate, e-Learning Systems Developer at Southampton City College

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software engineering project management web development IT support database management network management.

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Sound Engineering BSc (Hons) This innovative course provides advanced practical, theoretical and technical skills in sound engineering across a broad range of media, from broadcast and film to radio, music and more. Course overview This exciting course focuses on the technology and engineering of sound production, recording and reproduction, from the traditional media of film and television to mobile streaming technologies or the virtual worlds of multi-player web-based games. You will study the practical, theoretical and technical aspects of the discipline, focusing on audio production, audio technology and electro-acoustic systems. You will learn about systems design and audio formats, cover acoustics, audio electronics, digital audio and computing for audio apps, and discover production techniques for recording in the studio, on location and for the moving image. You will complement your audio training with hands-on experience and broader skills in computing, software and applied electronics.

Industry focus Solent’s close ties to the industry provide various opportunities, including the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Audio Studio Recording; Video Production; Media Electronics; Digital Principles; Physics of Light and Sound; Audio and Video Technology. Year two: Sound Design; Electronic Applications; Media Computing; Media Formats; Audio Systems; Graduate Development. Year three: Technology Project; Audio Post-Production; Transmission and Networking Technologies; Audio Systems Design; two options, from: Outside Broadcasting;

Communication Signal Processing; Production Project; Film and Video Technology; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: The course is assessed through a combination of written assignments, presentations, production portfolios and short tests. Key career skills: Event management, teamwork, group leadership, IT, project management, problem-solving, working to deadlines, networking, project planning and budgeting. Projects/work experience: Opportunities for work experience include placements with industry partners such as Dolby, Techex and Ericsson Television, as well as the chance to work alongside industry experts like the BBC, local radio companies and several music festivals.

Why Solent is special • Extensive work experience opportunities at world-leading events, both in the UK and abroad. • Close cross-disciplinary ties ensure familiarity with all aspects of the broadcast media industry. • A blend of units in which you can pick your preferred options. • The opportunity to study for the Institute of Acoustics (IoA) Diploma.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level • 200 points, with at least one A-level at grade C or above in a numerate, science or technology discipline, or equivalent. • Applicants who hold a BTEC/Edexcel HND or HNC in a relevant subject are encouraged to apply. • Alternative entry to this course is available via the Technology Foundation Year or International Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • sound engineering • acoustic consultancy • audio systems design and planning engineering • live event audio planning and operations • audio transmission and relay • sound installation and design for cinema/theatre • audio post-production and mastering.

Find out more In my view “The people are friendly, and the university staff are so helpful – even if they’re busy, they’ll make time for you.” Bernadett, student, BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering

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Sound for Film, Television and Games BSc (Hons) Develop specialised audio engineering knowledge with a focus on cinema, TV and games, and put your skills into practice with extensive hands-on experience in the industry.

Course overview This degree prepares you for technical and operational roles in sound for cinema, television and broadcast, computer or video games, or the facilities industry. You will explore the synergy between the soundtrack and the moving image, and study the technology and theory that drive audio in film, TV and video games. On the production side you will study sound production for various media, including recording on location and in the studio, and explore both music for the moving image and the video workflow. Engineering units will examine systems design and configuration, infrastructure in broadcast and cinema facilities, and developments in sound for video games, such as 3D sound and the development and implementation of the audio engine.

Industry focus The course has strong links to industry, providing guest lectures and input into the course itself, as well as work experience opportunities.

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Technology; Media Electronics; Digital Principles; Physics of Light and Sound. Year two: Sound Design; PostProduction Techniques; Electronic Applications; Media Computing; Media Formats; Graduate Development. Year three: Technology Project; Audio Post-Production; Broadcast and Cinema Sound; Sound for Video and Computer Games; two options, from: Production Project; Film and Video Technology; Outside Broadcasting; Transmission and Networking Technologies; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: Written assignments, presentations, production portfolios and short tests. Key career skills: Teamwork, group leadership, IT, project management, problem–solving, working to deadlines, networking, project planning and budgeting. Projects/work experience: Students work alongside industry professionals on events such as the Glastonbury and Truckfest music festivals, as well as university events such as the fashion show and sports matches.

Why Solent is special • Extensive programme of real-world work experience. • Close ties to the industry, providing course input and work placement opportunities. • Industry contacts ensure up-to-date, industry-led teaching. • Cross-disciplinary links with computer courses provide the opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of the industry and develop your network of contacts.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level • 200 points, with at least one A-level at grade C, or equivalent, in a numerate, science or technology discipline. • All applicants will be required to attend an interview at the university. • Applicants who hold a BTEC/ Edexcel HND or HNC in a relevant subject are encouraged to apply. • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Technology Foundation Year or International Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • sound engineer • sound/foley recordist • audio post-production and mastering for TV and film • film sound consultant • television audio engineer • games and sound designer • audio transmission and relay.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355


Special Effects BA (Hons) This highly creative degree provides an opportunity to develop specialist skills in either animatronics or visual effects production, focusing your studies to match your career interests.

Course overview This dynamic and industry-focused course will prepare you for work within the special effects sector of the film, television and leisure industries. Uniquely in the UK, the course offers a choice between animatronics and visual effects pathways within the same degree structure – so if you would prefer not to specialise too early, you can take a ‘mix and match’ approach to your option units in the second year. The multidisciplinary nature of the course will give you a broadly applicable range of skills and knowledge, ensuring you are up-todate with the special effects industry’s generic tools, principles and production processes. You will also be able to focus your assignments across a wide range of applications in film, television, museums and art galleries, theatre and live performance.

Industry focus Close links with industry inlude Neal Scanlon Studios, Cinesite, Double Negative, Competent Crew FX, Dr Frames FX, Artem, Pew36, BBC Special Effects, Creature Shop, Shepperton Studios, Pinewood Studios, LCI and the Movieum of London.

Examples of key subject areas

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Year one: Character Design for SFX; SFX Props and Model-Making; Life Drawing; Computer Modelling; History of Special Effects; options, from: Introduction to Animatronics; Stop-Motion. Year two: Digital Character; Analysing Special Effects Film and TV; options, from: Computer-Aided Design; Digital Animation; Prosthetics and Make-Up Effects; Visual Effects Cinematography; Animatronics Design; Video Technologies. Year three: Special Effects Pre-Production; Special Effects Professional Practice and Management; Dissertation; Special Effects Major Project; options, from: Digital Portfolio; Freelancing at Solent Creatives.

3 years

Assessment: Coursework, portfolios and presentations. There are no formal exams.

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Entry level • 260 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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Key career skills: Research, computer modelling, animation, project management, visual communication, problem-solving and presentation.

animation and VFX studios animatronics prosthetics/model-making film and TV companies robotics signal writers programming.

Find out more Projects/work experience: You will be encouraged to undertake work experience, drawing on the course team’s strong ties to the industry in order to find a suitable placement.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Why Solent is special • Flexible course structure. • Specialised facilities, including a stop-motion studio equipped with high-definition cameras, green/blue screen facilities, and the latest post-production software. • Lecturers with many years of real-world industry experience. • Visits to special effects companies, museums and Disneyland Paris.

In my view “I came to Solent to study special effects, knowing nothing about this subject, and already I am producing fully functional animatronics! The teaching style and academics are fantastic.” Sam, student, BA (Hons) Special Effects

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Sport and Physical Education BA (Hons) Combining theory and hands-on practice in sport and physical education, this exciting degree course provides the perfect springboard to a variety of careers, including PE teaching.

Course overview Comprising central strands in coaching and PE, this practical degree builds your theoretical skills and provides a wide variety of opportunities to put that theory into practice. On the coaching strand you will work towards awards from national governing bodies, and undertake a wide variety of work experience opportunities. On the PE strand you will build a firm base of PE-specific pedagogy, and develop your understanding through school experiences, putting you in a strong position to undertake a PGCE or apply for School Direct.

Year two: Coaching Children and Young Performers; Physical Education in Practice; Skill Acquisition in Children; Psychology for Sport; Research Methods for Sport; option, from: Sociology of Sport; Event Organisation; Sport Coaching and Development; Diet and Nutrition. Year three: Coaching in School; Applied Physical Education; Dissertation or Project; two or three options, from: Applied Sports Psychology; Contemporary Sports Issues; Globalisation of Sport; Coaching and Community Development; Sociology of Extreme and Lifestyle Sports; Evaluating Events Organisation; Sport Tourism; Physical Literacy; Sport Nutrition and Performance. Assessment: Primarily through coursework and practical assessments. Key career skills: Communication, research and problem-solving, along with key industry skills and qualifications in coaching, teaching and working with young people.

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The course has been designed following close consultation with representatives from both the sports industry and teaching sector, ensuring it remains relevant in contemporary sport and PE.

Projects/work experience: You will undertake placements in schools each year of the course, and also have the opportunity to undertake coaching placements with sports clubs or afterschool activities.

Examples of key subject areas

Why Solent is special

Year one: Principles of Coaching; Foundation of Physical Education; Introduction to Child Development; Introduction to Physical Education in Practice; Sport and Society; Introduction to Research and Study Skills.

• Taught by top-quality academic staff with relevant experience. • Opportunities for school placements, work experience and volunteering.

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Course length 3 years

UCAS code 3TTA

Entry level • 240 UCAS points from at least two completed A-levels or equivalent. • GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above. • All students will be required to undertake a criminal convictions check through the Disclosure and Barring Service. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • • • •

community sports coaching PE teaching school sports coaching talent identification.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “I like the fact that there are lots of sports and activities – there’s always something to do.” Domitille, student


Sport and Tourism Foundation Year Build a solid academic grounding and specialised knowledge on this one-year foundation course, and prepare yourself for degree-level study in sport, tourism and event management. Course overview

Course length

This one-year course provides a solid foundation for students who require a period of study to increase, update or broaden their knowledge and skills before progressing to year one of a degree programme. During the foundation year you will develop a broad basis of knowledge and professional skills in the context of sport and tourism, along with the essential academic skills that you will need for an extended course of degree-level study. You will also be able to specialise through project choices and optional units, choosing to study options in either sport or tourism. These units give you a solid introductory grounding in your area’s theory, and also provide opportunities for you to take national governing body training courses in your chosen field.

1 year as part of a 4-year programme

Examples of key subject areas The Leisure Environment; Leisure Project; Study Skills; Working with People; Introduction to Marketing; option: Introduction to Sport and Fitness; Tourism in the Contemporary World. Assessment: A combination of continuous assessment, written reports, presentations and examinations, to prepare students for the range of assessment methods on an undergraduate degree. Key career skills: Throughout the course, you will develop communication, presentation, numeracy, IT, problem-solving and people skills, important for your chosen degree pathway and for your future career.

Course title and UCAS code Adventure and Extreme Sports Management, BA (Hons) Cruise Industry Management, BA (Hons) Events Management, BA (Hons) Fitness Management and Personal Training, BA (Hons) Football Studies, BA (Hons) Football Studies and Business, BA (Hons) International Tourism Management, BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Development, BA (Hons) Sports Studies, BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Business, BA (Hons) Tourism Management, BA (Hons) Young People and Physical Activity, BSc (Hons)

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Entry level • 80 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • We will consider mature students who have not recently undertaken a formal course of study at A-level, or equivalent, but can demonstrate relevant work or voluntary experience, indicating their ability to complete the course successfully. • We will also consider overseas applicants in an equivalent situation to UK students as outlined above, and who have been taught in English or have IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

Why Solent is special • Proactive learning and expert academic support. • Dynamic and supportive environment to prepare you for your chosen degree course. • Completion of the foundation year provides access to Solent’s wide range of specialist sport or tourism courses.

In my view “I like that I am learning about different topics like tourism, marketing and fitness. Also the support given is really good.” Karishma, student, Sport and Tourism Foundation Year

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Sport Coaching BSc (Hons) Build your coaching skills and sport science training with this practical degree, and get hands-on experience coaching in schools, the local community and high-performance environments.

Course overview Highly rated for sport science, Solent will teach you all about the science and art of maximising human sports performance. You will develop your understanding and ability to successfully coach individual athletes and teams, and discover how sport science can enhance the coaching process. You will be able to specialise through optional units and have the chance to gain a range of national governing body (NGB) coaching qualifications. Throughout your degree you will be mentored by industry professionals, and benefit from access to the university’s state-of-the-art facilities and sport science laboratories.

Industry focus We have excellent links with schools, clubs, and local and national sports organisations, which provide relevant part-time work, internships and mentoring opportunities. You will also receive regular guest lectures.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Principles of Coaching; Exercise Physiology; Sports Psychology; Biomechanics; Fitness for Sport; Industry Practice and Research.

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Year two: Coaching Children and Young Performers; Research Methods for Sports and Exercise; Fitness Testing and Training; Applied Techniques in Sports Psychology; Applied Principles of Biomechanics; option, from: Sports Massage; Strength and Conditioning; Performance Analysis; Diet and Nutrition; Work-Based Learning. Year three: High-Performance Coaching; Project; three options, from: Sport Psychology; Physiology; Biomechanics; Sport Science Support; Physical Education; Sport Nutrition and Performance; Performance Analysis. Assessment: Written coursework, case studies, presentations, projects, practical sessions, and in-class and online tests.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with IFdn 4 years with WkPl

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Entry level • 280 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Mathematics, English and Science GCSE at grade C or above. • Desirable: A-level PE and/or a science. • All successful applicants will need to undertake a criminal record check, processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Key career skills: Throughout the course you will develop presentation, project management, communication and research skills, as well as IT and numeracy. Projects/work experience: The course team will work with you to organise coaching and teaching opportunities. The course also gives you the chance to work alongside a high-performance coach in your chosen sport throughout the third year.

• community sports coaching • high-performance sports coaching • talent identification and development coaching • teaching • fitness coaching.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

Why Solent is special • In the National Student Survey’s top three UK health, exercise and sport science courses for overall student satisfaction for three years running. • The chance to work towards a free NGB award each year. • Entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

In my view “There are lots of opportunities, and good support for learning – and the staff are so friendly and helpful.” Rupert, student, BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching


During study Jemma Cooper, student, BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching

“I couldn’t ask for more out of the BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching at Solent. I transferred in my second year from a different university, so I was worried what it was going to be like. However, the opportunities and support I have been offered here are endless. “I am currently working with an internationally renowned sailor designing a mental skills intervention. I’ve also been offered opportunities to take up placements at schools, Southampton FC and training as a diving coach, supporting and developing elite athletes at Southampton Diving Academy. Community coaching in schools and clubs is a great part of the course; the relationship

Sport coaching at Solent is a great course and covers all elements of sport. If I could choose it again, I would.

between the university, local schools and elite clubs is very strong, so advancing your coaching skills is easy. “The support given to us by our lecturers is amazing; they offer us a great deal of contact time in terms of one-on-one tutorials. The units are well structured and challenging, but the lectures and seminars are detailed, which allows a great deal of knowledge about all aspects of sport to be gained. The staff on the course are passionate about the subject area and want all students to gain a good degree. They communicate with us well and push to get the best out of us. “University can be stressful at times, but having the support and opportunities given to us by our lecturers allows us to succeed. Sport coaching at Solent is a great course and covers all elements of sport. If I could choose it again, I would.”


Sport Coaching and Development BA (Hons) Learn to deliver sports and development expertise to communities and schools on this innovative degree, providing practical coaching experience and a strong social grounding. Course overview This course delivers the knowledge and skills you need for a career in sport and leisure, as well as broader skills that are transferable to professions such as teaching. You will build up a strong grounding in coaching theory, sociology, management, policy studies and the development of sport. You will learn about societal, service and operational issues, preparing you for a strategic role in the future development of UK sport. You will also have diverse opportunities to coach and volunteer – including leading your own community coaching project through the coaching innovation programme (CIP), and a chance to qualify for a place in Solent’s High Performance Academy for elite athletes.

Children and Young Performers; option, for example: Events Organisation; Diet and Nutrition. Year three: Dissertation or Research Project; Coaching and Community Development; Strategic Sport Development; option, for example: High-Performance Coaching; Contemporary Sports Issues. Assessment: The course is assessed using written examinations, seminar presentations, coursework and a dissertation. Key career skills: Research, project management, teamwork, timemanagement and presentation skills. Projects/work experience: Students are encouraged to gain extensive work experience through volunteering or work placements.

Industry focus The course team has an excellent relationship with the key providers of sport coaching and development in the Southampton and wider Hampshire region, providing you with extensive opportunities to gain experience in community and school sports. You will also receive regular guest lectures from professional coaches.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Research and Study Skills; Sport and Society; Principles of Coaching; Introduction to Sport Management; Coaching and Volunteering for Sport Development; Principles of Sport Development. Year two: Policy and Practices of Sport Development; Sport Coaching and Development; Sociology of Sport; Research Methods for Sport; Coaching 204

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Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn

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Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • All successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check, processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • • • • •

sport development teaching sports coaching sports administration sports centre management.

Find out more Why Solent is special • Access to the CIP, a professional community coaching initiative. • Excellent sport coaching and development programmes in the local community, providing work placement opportunities. • A nationally recognised sportrelated research programme.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “You get a lot of hands-on practical experience on the course which increases every year. Working with kids in the community is enjoyable – it can be fun to see them learn new things. “I love being at Solent. Everyone is really friendly and always willing to help. You get to meet a lot of different people.” Basia, student, BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Development


Sport Journalism BA (Hons) Build the skills, knowledge and practical journalism experience to help turn your passion for sport into a great career, on this innovative and exciting sport journalism degree.

Course overview From day one you will work like a professional journalist in our state-ofthe-art media academy newsroom, sourcing, gathering and producing material, working across the full range of sports media platforms. You will produce text, video and audio content to industry standard using our cutting-edge, multi-platform website to publish work online on a daily basis. You will also explore specialist fields, hearing from leading industry guest speakers.

Industry focus As part of your studies you will complete a minimum of 120 hours’ work placement in industry, drawing on the course team’s contacts to gain valuable positions. We also offer a regular programme of guest speakers from industry.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Sport Policy in the Twentieth Century; Sports Studio Radio Skills; Writing Sports Stories; Sport, Society and the Sporting Media; Sports Studio TV Skills; Sports News and Reporting. Year two: Ethics and Law for the Sports Journalist; Multi-Platform Sports Journalism; Writing Sports

Features; Web Production for Sports Journalists; Sporting Culture and Mega-Events; options, including: Photography Practice; Persuasion and Propaganda; Making Magazines; Global Affairs; Presenting Skills; Sports Journalism; Web Layout and Design; The Sporting Image. Year three: Sports Journalism Multimedia Project; Dissertation/ Major Project; The Sports Journalist’s Toolbox; Life as a Freelance Sports Journalist; options, including: Fashion and Editorial Styling; Digital Photography; Reporting Politics; Advancing Technology; Key Characters in Journalism; Journalism in Film; Travel Journalism. Assessment: Essays, group projects and presentations, workshops, assignments, audio and video production projects and written examinations. Key career skills: Creative thinking, writing, production skills, presentation, teamwork and working to deadlines.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with IFdn

P590 P5QH

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points to come from A-levels or equivalent. • Applicants may be telephoned by a member of the academic team to discuss their application. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • news reporter • radio and broadcast news reporter or editor • feature writer • PR and communications.

Find out more Projects/work experience: You will be able to undertake work placements at a wide variety of print and broadcast media organisations.

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Why Solent is special • Study trips to international locations. • Solent is an exam centre for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). • Access to a weekly programme of key industry speakers. • National centre of excellence in media education, accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.

In my view “Solent is very sociable – there’s always something new, the possibilities are endless, and the course is fantastic. I love sport, so what else do I need?” Ashley, student, BA (Hons) Sport Journalism

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Sports Studies BA (Hons) Mix sport theory, professional skills training and hands-on experience on this intensely practical sports studies degree, and tailor your studies to suit your own career interests. Course overview If you are considering a career in sports coaching, development, research or administration, or in PE teaching, this practical degree provides all the training and hands-on experience you will need. Combining practical coaching with social sciences, including sociology and psychology, you will gain professional skills and put your learning into practice on sports work and volunteer placements. You will also have access to a full range of modern sports facilities, including our bespoke sports psychology laboratory and ‘outstanding’ OFSTED-rated watersports centre. You will have the chance to qualify for one of the high-performance sports awards offered by Sport Solent, the university’s sport and recreation providers, as well as national governing body and industry awards.

Contemporary Sports Issues; Globalisation and Sport; option, for example: Physical Education; Sports Conditioning. Assessment: You will be assessed through essays, written examinations, seminar presentations, written reports, in-class tests, case studies and a dissertation or project. Key career skills: You will develop your skills in presentation, problemsolving, communication, IT and numeracy, as well as timemanagement and teamwork skills. Projects/work experience: Students are encouraged to gain work experience through volunteering or work placements with local sports clubs, fitness clubs, sports centres and summer camps, and with local primary and secondary schools.

Why Solent is special Industry focus We have excellent links with local and national sports organisations and clubs who contribute to our courses and provide part-time work and internship opportunities, and assist with the delivery of the course.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Research and Study Skills; Sport and Society; Principles of Coaching; Social Psychology of Sport; Fitness for Sport; Principles of Sport Development. Year two: Sport Policy; Coaching for Sport; Sociology of Sport; Research Methods for Sport; Psychology for Sport; option, for example: Diet and Nutrition. Year three: Dissertation/Project; 206

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• Real-world work placement opportunities and valuable experiences. • Home to the Lawrie McMenemy Centre for Football Research, one of the country’s leading research and consultancy centres. • Nationally recognised sport-related research programme.

In my view “There is a lot of variety on this course, with the opportunity to study other areas within it. I’ve had a lot of fun with people that have similar interests.” Daniel, student, BA (Hons) Sports Studies

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • All successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • • • • • •

sport development teaching sports coaching sports administration sports centre management activity instructor.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888


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Sports Studies and Business BA (Hons)

Adventure and Extreme Sports Management Applied Sport Science Fitness and Personal Training

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Develop your sports expertise and experience alongside valuable business skills and knowledge on this exciting, innovative course, giving you excellent prospects for a career in the sports industry. Course overview This course provides the skills and experience you will need to pursue a career in the business of running a sports club or associated organisation. You will study marketing, human resource management, law and finance alongside sport development, administration, coaching, fitness training and research. You will have access to a huge range of modern sports facilities, including our bespoke sports psychology laboratory and ‘outstanding’ OFSTED-rated watersports centre. As well as gaining professional skills and experience in coaching and fitness, you will also have the chance to qualify for one of the highperformance sports awards offered by Sport Solent, the university’s sport and recreation provider.

Industry focus We have excellent links with both local and national sports organisations and clubs. These contribute to our courses and provide relevant part-time work opportunities.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Research and Study Skills; Leisure Marketing; Finance for Sport; Organisational Behaviour in the Sport Industry; Sport and Society; Principles of Coaching. Year two: Service Operations Management; Research Methods for Sport; Economics of Sport; Sociology of Sport; Sport Policy; option, for example: Sport and the Law. Year three: Dissertation/Project; Strategy for Business; Globalisation and Sport; option, for example: Contemporary Sports Issues; Sports Tourism; Small Business Enterprise.

Assessment: We use a variety of assessment methods including written assignments, practical simulations, in-course tests, case studies, reflective portfolios, group work, reports, presentations and exams.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

N2N1 C6NA C6ND

Entry level Key career skills: Creative thinking, formal and informal presentation skills, project management, visual communication, evaluation, problemsolving and self-reflection. Projects/work experience: Students are encouraged to gain extensive work experience through volunteering or work placements.

• 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • All successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service. • General entry information, see page 12.

Why Solent is special • The chance to gain a wide range of national governing body (NGB) and industry-related qualifications alongside your degree. • Access to a wide range of modern sporting facilities, including our full-size 3G multi-purpose, all-weather sports pitch and floodlit football stadium. • Excellent links with local and national sports organisations, offering additional work experience.

Career Coach • • • • • •

sport development sports coaching sports management sports administration sports centre management sports marketing.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “This course is fun and exciting, and the lectures are great.” Matthew, student, BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Business

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Technology Foundation Year Build a solid foundation for an exciting technology career with this one-year course, providing the knowledge and academic skills you need for a broad range of technology-based degrees. Course overview

Course length

If you have non-standard qualifications or are unable to meet the admissions requirements on your chosen technology course, this one-year foundation course provides the technical grounding and academic skills you need. From engineering or construction to computing and entertainment technology, the foundation year provides a practical and group-based approach to learning, forming a firm basis for a range of degree courses or work in the industry. Registering for a specific degree course at the start of your foundation year, you will build a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of your subject. You will also have the chance to work on a project related to your chosen degree, and the flexibility to transfer later in your studies if another career path appeals.

1 year as part of a 4-year programme

Course title and UCAS code Architectural Technology, BA (Hons) Audio Technology, BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology, BSc (Hons)* Computer Games (Indie), BSc (Hons)* Computer Games (Software Development), BSc (Hons)* Computer Networks and Web Design, BSc (Hons)* Computer Systems and Networks, BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons)* Construction Management, BSc (Hons) Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons) Engineering Design and Manufacture, BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management, BSc (Hons)* Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Media Technology, BSc (Hons) Music Studio Technology, BSc (Hons) Network Security Management, BSc (Hons) Software Engineering, BSc (Hons)* Sound Engineering, BSc (Hons) Sound for Film, Television and Games, BSc (Hons) Yacht Design and Production, BEng (Hons)

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Entry level Industry focus Solent has strong ties to a wide variety of industries, and throughout your degree you will have extensive opportunities for building professional connections and getting hands-on experience in the workplace.

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• Normal requirements are 40 points from one pass in a 6-unit award or two passes in a 3-unit award, plus four GCSE passes (normally including Mathematics and English Language) and achievements in Key Skills (where taken). • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered – contact the faculty office for further information. • General entry information, see page 12. * These courses are available with a work placement variant. For more information, see the relevant course page.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

Why Solent is special • Broad range of technology-related undergraduate degree courses. • Strong ties with industry.

• Practical and group-based learning approach. • Access to a range of specialised technology workshops.


Television and Video Production BA (Hons) Delivering real-world project experience and work placement opportunities, this degree gives you all the skills and knowledge you will need for a career in the television and video industry. Course overview This Skillset-accredited degree delivers the skills you will need to produce TV and video programmes. You will learn how to manage and organise production teams, and understand the legal and ethical frameworks in which producers work. After studying the core foundation units, you will tailor your studies to your own interests through specialist units. There will also be opportunities to develop your programme ideas and get first-hand experience of the challenges involved in commissioning. The course has a strong emphasis on real-world practice and you will learn alongside experienced professionals.

Industry focus The course team has strong ties with industry, and you will have support in finding industry-based placements on external projects for a variety of clients. The School of Media benefits from a large range of guest speakers and visiting fellows.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Writing for the Screen; Intro to Post-Production: Editing; i.media; Research for Television; Intro to Studio; Intro to Single Camera. Year two: Documentary Production; Television Business and Practice; Interactive Production; Fiction Production; options, including: The Art Department; Cinematography; Beyond Television; Studio Series Production; Shooting Music; Post-Production 1; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Model Your Business; Curriculum Plus; Studio Production. Year three: Final Major Project; TV Futures; Working in the Creative

Industries; options, including: Experimental Media; Sound Design; Motion Graphics; Studio Series Development and Production; Post-Production 2.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with IFdn

P390 PP34

Entry level Assessment: Assessment is primarily coursework-based, with a mixture of production work, written essays and presentations. Key career skills: Creative thinking, presentation, project management, visual communication, evaluation and problem-solving. Projects/work experience: All students on this degree will need to complete at least 120 hours of work experience during the course, and opportunities to carry this out are embedded in the curriculum.

• 240 UCAS tariff points to come from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants will be invited to attend an interview. • Applicants from outside the UK will be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Why Solent is special • Three fully equipped high-definition television studios, one with seating for an audience of up to 200. • State-of-the-art media academy. • Opportunity to gain real work experience with Solent Productions and Solent Creatives.

Career Coach • • • • • • •

camera operation sound recording vision mixing floor management TV editing and research production management online content creation.

Find out more In my view “I have met some very talented and skilled people while studying here, which has led to many exciting and challenging filming projects which have developed me as a person. Lecturers and technicians are easily approachable if I ever have a question or need help and support.” Tom, student, BA (Hons) Television and Video Production

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Television Post-Production BA (Hons) Study the increasingly important area of post-production and work with contacts in the industry, gaining the practical experience you will need. Course overview On this degree you will acquire the specialist skills needed for a creative post-production career. After studying foundation units in year one you will specialise in postproduction, studying advanced editing techniques, with the option to explore areas such as motion graphics and post-production sound. You will have access to the latest digital editing facilities across the university. Our edit suites are linked to a central server, allowing students access to their edits in any suite at any time. Our students also have the opportunity to join Solent Productions, the university’s own video production company. You will have the opportunity to work on corporate, promotional and training programmes, along with an outside broadcast shoot at the Glastonbury festival.

Year three: Final Major Project; Post-Production 2; TV Futures; Working in the Creative Industries; options, including: Sound Design; Motion Graphics; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice.

You will be working on real projects, with real clients and to real deadlines. The School of Media also benefits from a large range of guest speakers and visiting fellows.

3 years

UCAS code P318

Entry level Assessment: Assessment is entirely coursework-based, with production work, written essays and presentations. Key career skills: Creative thinking, presentation, project management, visual communication, evaluation and problem-solving. Projects/work experience: All students will need to complete at least 120 hours of work experience during the course, and you will be expected to spend time on industrybased placements. You will also have the opportunity to work on external projects for a variety of clients.

• 240 UCAS tariff points to come from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants will be invited to attend an interview. • Applicants resident outside the UK will be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach Why Solent is special

Industry focus

Course length

• Three fully equipped high-definition television studios, one with seating for an audience of up to 200. • State-of-the-art media academy. • Opportunity to gain real work experience with Solent Productions and Solent Creatives.

• • • • • • • •

video editing assistant editing motion graphics design sound recording vision mixing research production management online content production.

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In my view “It was as if the professors really cared about all of us. You could tell that they did this from the heart – to get us out there and help us to create stronger CVs.” Maj Hartmann, graduate

www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536


Television Studio Production BA (Hons) With industry-standard equipment and an experienced staff team, this Skillset-accredited degree delivers the skills and knowledge you will need to start a career in the television industry. Course overview This degree will equip you with a solid foundation in all the core areas of production before you specialise in multi-camera studio projects in various programme areas. Opportunities to participate in outside broadcast projects will help develop your technical abilities and creative preferences. Our extensive range of facilities includes three high-definition multi-camera studios, the latest location equipment and a range of digital editing facilities. You will work alongside experienced professionals in the television industry, as well as working in teams to create a wide range of programmes. Along with addressing key theoretical aspects of the historical context of television, you will learn to develop programme ideas which include interactive and multi-platform applications.

Industry focus The course team has strong ties with industry, including ongoing collaborations with football clubs and music festivals such as Glastonbury. The School of Media also benefits from a large range of guest speakers, including Anne V Coates (Oscarwinning editor), Paul Franklin (Oscar-winner for visual effects for Inception), Brian Tufano (cinematographer on Trainspotting, Quadrophenia and Billy Elliot) and Sir Alan Parker (director of Fame, Evita, Bugsy Malone, The Commitments and Mississippi Burning).

Examples of key subject areas

Studio; Intro to Single Camera. Year two: Documentary Production; Television Business and Practice; Interactive Production; Fiction Production; Studio Production; options. Year three: Final Major Project; Studio Series Development/ Production; TV Futures; Working in the Creative Industries; options, including: Experimental Media; Freelancing at Solent Creatives; Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice. Assessment: Assessment is entirely coursework-based, with a mixture of production work, written essays and presentations. Key career skills: Creative thinking, presentation, project management, visual communication, problemsolving and working to deadlines. Projects/work experience: You will need to complete at least 120 hours of work experience during the course, and you will also be able to work with the university’s in-house company, Solent Productions, which offers placements and opportunities on projects including music festivals, corporate and promotional work.

Course length 3 years

UCAS code P311

Entry level • 240 UCAS tariff points to come from A-levels or equivalent. • UK applicants will be invited to attend an interview. • Applicants from outside the UK will be interviewed by Skype or telephone. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • • • • • • • •

camera operation sound recording vision mixing floor management editing research production management online content production.

Why Solent is special • The course is Skillset-approved and officially recognised as a national centre of excellence in media education. • Three fully equipped high-definition television studios, and excellent facilities in our state-of-the-art media academy. • Three full high-definition OB units.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Year one: Writing for the Screen; Intro to Post-Production: Editing; i.media; Research for Television; Intro to www.solent.ac.uk/courses

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Tourism Management BA (Hons) Build an exciting career in the dynamic, fast-growing tourism sector on this innovative degree, combining tourism, management theory and practical hands-on experience. Course overview This course aims to develop transferable and practical skills and help you become a focused, independent learner with the qualities, skills and knowledge needed in this exciting industry. You will study tourism as well as related disciplines such as business and management, and learn to apply management theory to the industry. You will develop practical hands-on experience through industry placements and work-based study, and build up connections in tourism through networking events and Solent’s strong ties to the industry.

Industry focus Work experience enhances your prospects and enables you to establish important contacts in the tourism industry. We also invite guest speakers to the university to talk about their experience. Course tutors are also actively involved in networking with industry representatives and research.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Tourism; World Tourism Perspectives; Tourism Field Studies; Leisure Marketing; Financial Planning and Reporting; Introduction to Organisational Behaviour in Leisure Services; Academic and Employability Skills. Year two: The Management of Visitor Attractions; Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Development; Changing Tourism Environments; Work-Based Professional Studies; Research Methods for the Leisure Services Industries; option, for example: Event Organisation. 212

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Year three: Contemporary Issues in Tourism; Natural and Cultural Heritage Tourism Management; Dissertation, or Literature-Based Research and an option (International Marketing for Travel and Tourism, or Strategy for Business); option, for example: Tourism and the Media. Assessment: Assessment includes essays, written examinations, seminar presentations, written reports, case studies, group work, work placement, reflective journal, posters and a dissertation or a literature-based research paper. Key career skills: Organisation, communication, problem-solving, presentation, leadership, management, teamwork and IT skills. Projects/work experience: During the first year you will prepare for a six-week (minimum) work placement, which takes place between the first and second years.

Why Solent is special • Strong ties to the tourism industry. • Direct access to the largest cruise port in northern Europe. • Programme of guest speakers from the industry.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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Entry level • 240 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • • • • • • • •

tourism marketing local authority tourism visitor management tour operators travel agents education hospitality marketing.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

In my view “The university is modern and new, with many resources and help available at all times. The teaching methods and content are also brilliant.” Shamiso, student, BA (Hons) Tourism Management


Top-up

Visual Arts BA (Hons)

Expand your knowledge of artistic production, improve your practical and creative skills and enhance your career with this innovative one-year honours degree. The course has strong contacts in industry and academia, and has links with high-profile practitioners.

Course length 1 year

UCAS code Examples of key subject areas

W102

Visual Communication Research Project; Negotiated Study; Final Major Project.

Entry level

Assessment: You will be assessed through portfolio and project work.

Course overview Develop your existing skills into a full honours degree on this innovative course, exploring the art of illustration and visual communication in both children’s and adult narrative, together with editorial and journalistic illustration. In our specialised studios you will experiment with a wide variety of media, from intaglio and silkscreen print-making to photography, digital imaging, drawing and painting, building your professional portfolio and underpinning your developing personal style with a strong awareness of industry techniques. Units in professional practice and career development provide valuable practical skills, while projects and case studies will give you experience working to briefs – delivering a firm grasp of the professional skills needed to succeed in the visual arts industry.

Key career skills: You will develop skills in presentation, communication, project management and problemsolving. Projects/work experience: You will be able to gain work experience through competitions from organisations such as the RSA and D&AD, as well as on live briefs from real-world clients.

Why Solent is special • Study trips provide a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the international design industry. • You will be encouraged to enter major competitions such as the D&AD Awards and the Association of Illustrators Awards. • The course team is made up of professional and ex-professional visual artists, with strong ties to the industry.

• Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree. • UK applicants will be asked to attend a portfolio viewing. • Applicants resident outside the UK will be asked to send an electronic portfolio. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • • • • • • • •

graphic design advertising publishing animation studio management art direction design group practice freelance work for books, television and online.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536

Industry focus You will be involved in a variety of live briefs, competitions, commissions, community participation events and other projects with outside agencies. You will have opportunities to exhibit your work externally, as well as at the end-of-year degree show exhibition. www.solent.ac.uk/courses

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Web Design and Development BSc (Hons) Combine the aesthetics of modern design with technical knowledge on this exciting course, and develop the skills and experience you will need to build a career in web design and development.

Course overview Studying the aesthetics of web design alongside the underlying technical programming knowledge, you will use our extensive laboratory facilities to work on key areas of web development and digital creativity, and enhance your creative design skills. Much of the course is practical, giving your study of the web and its enabling technologies a grounding in real-world experience. Optional units, including animation for the web and web usability, offer flexibility, while the work placement variant of the course allows you to obtain extensive real-world experience, usually in a paid job.

Industry focus Regular input from industry speakers gives you insight into the latest developments in web technology and professional practice. We encourage and support students to gain industry experience. Our Solent Creatives agency also gives you a chance to gain experience on real-life projects.

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Exploring Design; Introduction to Professional Practice. Year two: Website Design; Developing for the Internet; Interactive Design; Digital Marketing; Human-Digital Interaction Design; Graduate and Professional Development. Year three: Project; Web Design for Industry; Web Application Development; two options from: Animation for the Web; HumanComputer Interaction; Computer Law and Intellectual Property; Curriculum Plus. Assessment: The course is assessed using a combination of group and individual coursework, theoretical and practical assignments, project work, live design briefs, case studies and some formal examinations. Key career skills: Throughout the course you will develop sought-after teamwork, project-management, communication, evaluation and problem-solving skills.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with WkPl

I120 I121

Entry level • 200 points (excluding General Studies and Key Skills), with at least one A-level at grade D or above in a design discipline. • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • web design • web development • graphic design for the web.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355

Projects/work experience: Students undertaking the work placement variant of the course will find a suitable position between years two and three.

Why Solent is special • Innovative blend of creative and technical skills and specialised knowledge designed to meet the needs of industry. • Close collaboration with Solent Creatives – Solent’s design agency. • The latest industry-standard software and computer systems. • Specialist usability lab to support student learning. • Industry guest speakers enhance the course experience.

In my view “Solent University provides a stimulating experience. Combined with the challenges of learning and applying new software and technologies with academic rigour, this has become an important step in my personal and professional development.” Jon Mackintosh, graduate


Writing Fashion and Culture BA (Hons) This exciting course will give you the journalistic expertise, extensive fashion knowledge and analytical and critical skills needed to work in the fashion industry, magazine journalism or PR.

Course overview This degree uniquely combines magazine journalism with fashion, photography and fashion-based cultural theory. You will develop the journalistic expertise and the critical and analytical skills needed in magazine journalism and the fashion industry, and learn the practical aspects of writing for magazines and other media, together with critical perspectives of fashion and culture. You will gain the skills to produce good copy, written accurately and to deadline, and have extensive opportunities to work in the industry or practise your craft through live briefs and hands-on exercises. The course also offers experience of fashion styling, promotion, photography and magazine production, while production skills such as sub-editing will help you forge a career in the magazine industry.

Examples of key subject areas

Course length

Year one: Back To Fashion Future; The Style Guide; The Fashion Writer; The Fashion Muse; The Fashion Mix; Design Theory and Practice. Year two: Fashion Ethics; What’s the Story?; Magazine Photography; Fashion Bricolage; Developing the Brand; options, including: The Body, the Magazine and Difference; Fashion and Visual Merchandising; Work Placement; Lifestyle Journalism; Model Your Business. Year three: Publishing the Package; Crimes of Fashion; Fashion Analytics; The Fashion Freelancer; Dissertation/ Major Project; options, including: Fashion and Editorial Styling; Digital Photography; Writing Criticism.

3 years

Assessment: Formal academic essays and exams, together with portfolios of photographic and design work, presentations and professional pitches.

• • • • •

The course team has close ties with the industry, giving you an opportunity to build your own professional contacts.

P509

Entry level • 240 tariff points from A-levels or equivalent. • Direct entry into the second or third years may be considered for this course. • Applicants over the age of 21 may be considered based on relevant experience, without having the required tariff points. • General entry information, see page 12.

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Key career skills: Design, writing, styling, presentation, online editing, sub-editing, teamwork, creative thinking and analytical skills. Projects/work experience: The course has a strong emphasis on practical work experience; previous placements have included Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Dazed and Confused, Sublime and Ralph Lauren.

Why Solent is special Industry focus

UCAS code

• A unique blend of theory and practice. • The course is run by industry practitioners and leading academics. • Optional study trips to Paris, New York and Tokyo. • Opportunity to build a portfolio of industry-relevant work through our Solent Creatives media agency.

print and online journalism fashion PR and promotion magazine production styling photography.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3536 Image: Emily Atkinson, year two

In my view “We are constantly encouraged to do as much work experience as possible and build up a contacts list. I currently write for online magazines, which is a great form of practical work experience.” Bethan, student, BA (Hons) Writing Fashion and Culture

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Yacht Design and Production BEng (Hons) Launch a great career designing and producing the next generation of yachts, boats and commercial craft with Solent’s internationally respected maritime engineering team. Course overview With strong ties to the global industry and race-winning designers among its graduates, this modern course delivers the professional skills and technical knowledge you will need to launch a great career. You will study the engineering science underlying great design, along with the fundamental principles of naval architecture and construction methods. The course has a strong practical emphasis, focusing on practical examples and design applications. You will also study planning and management processes for effective production of racing sailing yachts, RIBs, motor yachts, cruising yachts, patrol boats and commercial craft.

Industry focus The course’s international reputation for yacht and small craft design is founded on many years of excellence and the highly qualified course team’s strong links to industry and ongoing design work. You will benefit from a programme of RINA Southern Joint Branch lectures, as well as guest speakers from industry companies. You will also be encouraged to attend local boat shows and yard visits.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Computer-Aided Design; Naval Architecture; Marine Materials; Marine Production; Marine Structures; Marine Systems. Year two: Computer-Aided Modelling; Performance Prediction and Analysis; Sailing Yacht Design; Motor Boat Design; option, from: Marine Systems Technology; Curriculum Plus. Year three: Computer-Aided Yacht 216

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Engineering; Structural Design for Production; Project; options, from: Advanced Performance Prediction; Marine Production Management; Marine Industry Work-Based Learning.

Course length and UCAS code

Assessment: Most units are assessed by coursework, portfolios or timed assignments.

Entry level

Key career skills: Creative-thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, projectmanagement and production skills are developed throughout the course, particularly in the case study and small group workshops. Projects/work experience: There is an optional work-based learning unit in the final year. The course team has close links with larger employers (such as Sunseeker) who frequently offer summer work experience positions.

Why Solent is special • A unique course delivered in a prime industry location. • Strong links to the yacht industry. • Full industry-standard CAD and drawing office. • Fully equipped specialist composite workshop. • Emphasis on practical design and production. • Opportunities to join Solent's champion sailing team.

In my view “It was a unique experience. I am very grateful to this course for giving me such a passion in life.” Guillaume Verdier, graduate, Naval Architect

3 years 4 years with Fdn 4 years with IFdn

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• 240 points from three A-levels, including a numeracy-based A-level; qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered. • Entry to year two may be offered to applicants holding an HND in an appropriate subject. • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Technology Foundation Year or International Foundation Year. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • yacht design • positions in naval architects’ offices • technical management of new construction • design and production engineering • project management • marine equipment design and manufacture.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3355


Young People and Physical Activity BSc (Hons) This specialised sport science course delivers the knowledge and practical skills you need for a rewarding career helping young people improve their lifestyle and develop their potential.

Course overview Part of Solent’s highly rated sport science course offering, this innovative degree covers the science that underpins the health, exercise and physical activity behaviour of children and young people. You will learn how to design and deliver exercise and activity programmes to improve young people’s health, fitness and general wellbeing. You will also have the chance to gain industry-recognised qualifications and entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

Industry focus Solent and the course team have excellent links with local and national organisations and clubs, giving you plentiful opportunities for relevant part-time work and internships. Our industry partners also contribute to the content and delivery of the programme.

Examples of key subject areas Year one: Introduction to Child Development; Obesity and Weight Management; Physical Activity for Young People 1; Introduction to Exercise Psychology; Principles of Coaching; Introduction to Research and Study Skills.

Year two: Diet and Nutrition for Young People; Physical Activity for Young People 2; Learning to Move; Physical Activity and Public Health Intervention; Research Methods for Sport and Exercise; option, for example: Sports Massage; Sports Coaching and Development; Coaching Children and Young Performers. Year three: Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes; Physical Literacy; Research Project (either a major or minor project); option, for example: Coaching and Community Development; Physical Education. Assessment: The course is assessed through written assignments, practical simulations, in-course tests, case studies, reflective portfolios, group work, presentations and some exams. Key career skills: You will develop skills in creative thinking, formal and informal presentation, project management, visual communication, problem-solving and self-reflection. Projects/work experience: You will have opportunities to undertake a variety of work placements or a period of community volunteering.

Why Solent is special • Solent is highly rated for sport science. • Gain a wide range of national governing body (NGB) and industry-related qualifications alongside your degree. • State-of-the-art sport and exercise science laboratories.

Course length and UCAS code 3 years 4 years with Fdn

C620 C621

Entry level • 280 points from a minimum of two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications. • Mathematics and English at GCSE grade C or above are essential, whilst GCSE Science is desirable. • Desirable: A-level Physical Education or Human Biology, or equivalent. • All successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service. • General entry information, see page 12.

Career Coach • • • • •

health co-ordinator lifestyle co-ordinator fitness advisor personal trainer local authority sports development roles • PE teacher • school sport co-ordinator • specialist instructor.

Find out more www.solent.ac.uk for detailed course information Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3888

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THE HIGH PERFORMANCE ACADEMY

Indulge your passion for sport while advancing in your academic career The Sport Solent High Performance Academy supports high-level sporting students who want to balance their university studies with their sporting careers. Eligible students must have outstanding ability in a Sport England-recognised sport. You will already be competing on an international/national stage or show strong evidence of your potential. The programme provides financial support and one-to-one mentoring. Each student receives a benefits package worth up to £2,500 each academic year. To find out more about the High Performance Academy, including the different levels of support, benefits, eligible sports and how to apply, go to www.solent.ac.uk/sport You can download an application form from the Solent website or contact the High Performance Manager. Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3277 Email: high.performance@solent.ac.uk

I cannot speak more highly of the High Performance Academy. Without their help I wouldn’t be able to balance my academic studies with my training. I get support from my strength and conditioning coach, my mentor and with transport to and from Basingstoke Ice Rink.

Tameron, student, BA (Hons) Sports Studies, pairs figure skater, member of the International Development Squad for Skate Team GB


HOW TO

APPLY Full-time courses If you are applying for the full-time undergraduate courses listed in this prospectus, you should apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Nearly all schools and colleges in the UK offer their students the facility of applying electronically through the UCAS website; you should also use it if you are applying independently in the UK and from overseas. The ‘apply’ function and course information can be found on the UCAS website: www.ucas.com Some Warsash Maritime Academy courses have different entry requirements. Please see the relevant course pages for further information.

When to apply Your application should reach UCAS by 15 January 2015 if you want to start a course in autumn 2015. Early application is advised for the most popular subject areas, although applications may be accepted throughout the year. The university will accept standard applications up to 30 June 2015, after which time applications are diverted through the UCAS Clearing system. If you have missed the deadline, please email ask@solent.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)23 8201 3039.

Applicants with specific learning difficulties, medical conditions, mental health conditions, physical or sensory impairments or on the autistic spectrum You are strongly advised to declare any specific learning difficulties, medical conditions, mental health conditions, physical or sensory impairments or autistic spectrum conditions and to clearly state any anticipated support needs. The university is unable to provide appropriate support if a full declaration is not made at the time of application.

found at www.solent.ac.uk. If you feel you are eligible, you should enter the word ‘COMPACT’ in the CHOICES section of the UCAS Apply website.

Clearing A university helpline will be available to you from the beginning of July. Please visit the university website at www.solent.ac.uk for further information.

Studying abroad The university welcomes applications from exchange or fee-paying study abroad students who would like to study with us for a term or a year. Further information is available at: www.solent.ac.uk/international/ exchange/study-abroad.aspx or by email: international.exchanges@solent.ac.uk We can only consider students on an exchange basis if they are from universities with which there is a bilateral agreement in place. Where this is not the case, our Study Abroad programme allows students to study with us on a fee-paying basis for a semester or an academic year. To apply, you must have completed at least one year of study in higher education, provide a transcript of your studies to date and fulfil the university’s English language requirements. You may also be able to study or undertake a work placement abroad. If you arrange an exchange to a European country, you may be eligible for support from the European Commission Erasmus programme. Please visit www.britishcouncil.org/erasmus.htm for the most up-todate information. For full information on study abroad opportunities, go to www.solent.ac.uk/international or contact the academic partnerships office: Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3529 Email: international.exchanges@solent.ac.uk

Enrolment Completing the UCAS application process The UCAS code for Southampton Solent University is S30 and the institution code name is SOLNT. The university is keen to encourage applications from students who may not normally consider going to university, or who, through no fault of their own, may not achieve their full potential at further education level. As a result, the university operates compact agreements with local colleges, which are given special consideration. There are eligibility criteria attached to this – further details can be

For 2015 UCAS applicants, we will check your A-levels and BTEC/QCF qualifications through the UCAS system. For deferred-entry UCAS applicants and all other UK qualifications, you will need to send us original copies of your qualifications prior to enrolment. For non-UK students, you need to send us photocopies of your qualifications but must bring your original certificates for checking when you arrive at the university. If you live outside Europe you will also need to organise a Tier 4 General Student visa before coming to study in the UK. www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS You will be required to abide by the university’s regulations, policies and procedures. These documents, together with other information made available to you at the time of an admission offer being made, will comprise the primary terms of the contract between you and the university. In accepting such an offer, you will be signifying your consent to these terms. The university reserves the right to take disciplinary action where regulations are broken, and in extreme cases this could lead to expulsion from the university. As a student, you will have access to a wealth of information describing the teaching, examination and assessment arrangements, services and facilities which are available to you, via the university website. You may wish to start by looking at the Southampton Solent Charter which sets out our institutional values and our wish to ensure that the university remains a supportive community to all: www.solent.ac.uk/about-us www.solent.ac.uk/terms-and-conditions Our offer letter will outline the key issues that you need to be aware of prior to joining the university and will direct you to our ‘HelloUni’ website, which is dedicated to providing you with a range of information that may be helpful in advance of arrival, including the formal policies and procedures that are relevant to all students. You will also be given a copy of the student handbook when you enrol at the university.

No smoking policy The university operates a no smoking policy. Staff, students and visitors may not smoke in the buildings and grounds, except in certain designated external areas.

No drugs policy The university is committed to preventing drug and solvent abuse amongst its staff and students, and to maintaining a safe and efficient educational environment. No illegal drugs or associated equipment may be brought onto any university premises, including the Students’ Union and residences. The police will be informed in cases of illegal drug use, and disciplinary procedures will be applied to any student involved, which may result in expulsion from the university.

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Consumption of alcohol With the exception of the residences, the consumption of alcohol at the university is only permitted in licensed areas, other than for special occasions when the prior permission of a member of the university’s senior management team must be obtained.

Disclaimer Every effort is made to ensure that the information given in this prospectus is correct at the time of publication and that the course information accurately describes the courses offered by the university. However, from time to time details change; you should contact the university to verify information, especially if you wish to place particular reliance upon it. If you are particularly concerned about the detailed elements of a course, you should contact the university to check the course content prior to acceptance of an offer of a place. We will take all reasonable steps to provide educational services and to minimise any disruption to those services. However, we reserve the right to postpone, relocate, restructure, withdraw or cancel any teaching sessions or examinations, any course or particular options, modules, units or specialisms within a course due to the occurrence of any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control (including, but not limited to, industrial action, whether by university staff or others, a shortage of staff, unavailability of facilities or insufficient student numbers).


A-Z

INDEX A Accountancy and Finance Accountancy and Finance (Top-up) Adventure and Extreme Sports Management Advertising Advertising and Public Relations (Top-up) Animation Applied Sport Science Architectural Technology Art Enterprise Audio Technology

D 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 52 53 54

B Business Administration (Top-up) Business and Management (HND) Business and Marketing (HND) Business Economics Business Foundation Year Business Information Technology Business Management

55 56 57 58 60 61 62

C Computer and Video Games Computer Games (Indie) Computer Games (Software Development) Computer Generated Imagery Computer Networks and Web Design Computer Systems and Networks Computing Construction Management Criminal Investigation with Psychology Criminology Criminology and Psychology Criminology with Applied Social Science Criminology with Politics Cruise Industry Management

64 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 76 77 78 79

Digital Animation Digital Culture and Communication Digital Marketing Digital Music

80 81 82 83

E Electronic Engineering Engineering Design and Manufacture English English and Advertising English and Film English and Magazine Journalism English and Media English and Public Relations English and Screenwriting Events Management

84 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94

F Fashion Fashion (Top-up) Fashion Buying and Merchandising Fashion Graphics Fashion Journalism Fashion Management with Marketing Fashion Management with Marketing (Top-up) Fashion Photography Fashion Photography (Top-up) Fashion Promotion and Communication Fashion Styling Fashion Styling and Make-Up for Media (Top-up) Fashion with Public Relations Fashion Writing (Top-up) Film Film and Television (Top-up) Film and Television Studies Film Production Fine Art

96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 106 107 108 110 111 112 113 114 115 116

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INDEX F (CONTINUED) Fitness and Personal Training Fitness Management and Personal Training Football Studies Football Studies and Business

L 117 118 120 122

123 124 125 126

H Health, Exercise and Physical Activity Human Resource Management

127 128

I Illustration Information Technology for Business (Top-up) Information Technology Management Interior Design Interior Design (Decoration) International Business Management International Foundation Certificate International Foundation Year International Management (Top-up) International Tourism Management

129 130 131 132 134 135 40 40 136 137

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Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing Make-Up and Hair Design Marine Electrical and Electronic Engineering (FdEng) Marine Engineering (FdEng) Marine Engineering and Management (Top-up) Marine Operations (FdSc) Marine Operations Management (Top-up) Maritime Business Marketing Marketing (Top-up) Marketing with Advertising Management Mechanical Engineering Media, Communication and Culture (Top-up) Media Culture and Production Media Production (Top-up) Media Technology Media Writing (Top-up) Multimedia Journalism Music Promotion Music Studio Technology

144 145 146 147 148 149 150 152 153 154 155 156 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 166

N Network Security Management

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J Journalism Journalism (Top-up)

141 142 143

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G Geography with Environmental Studies Geography with Marine Studies Graphic Design Graphic Design (Top-up)

LLB (Hons) Law Law Foundation Year Live and Studio Sound

Outside Broadcast (Production Operations) 138 140

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INDEX P Performance Photography Photography (Top-up) Photojournalism Popular Music Journalism Popular Music Performance Popular Music Performance (Top-up) Popular Music Production Popular Music Production (Top-up) Product Design Promotional Media (Top-up) Psychology Psychology (Counselling) Psychology (Criminal Behaviour) Psychology (Education) Psychology (Health Psychology) Public Relations and Communication Public Relations with Sport Journalism Publishing

T 169 170 172 173 174 175 176 178 179 180 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190

208 209 210 211 212

V Visual Arts (Top-up)

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W Web Design and Development Writing Fashion and Culture

214 215

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S Screenwriting Shipping and Port Management Social Work Software Engineering Sound Engineering Sound for Film, Television and Games Special Effects Sport and Physical Education Sport and Tourism Foundation Year Sport Coaching Sport Coaching and Development Sport Journalism Sports Studies Sports Studies and Business

Technology Foundation Year Television and Video Production Television Post-Production Television Studio Production Tourism Management

192 193 194 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 204 205 206 207

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SUBJECT GROUP

INDEX ACCOUNTANCY Accountancy and Finance Accountancy and Finance (Top-up) Business Economics

COMPUTER GAMES 44 45 58

BUILT ENVIRONMENT Architectural Technology Construction Management Interior Design Interior Design (Decoration)

52 72 132 134

BUSINESS Business Administration (Top-up) Business and Management (HND) Business and Marketing (HND) Business Economics Business Foundation Year Business Information Technology Business Management Football Studies and Business Human Resource Management Information Technology for Business (Top-up) Information Technology Management International Business Management International Management (Top-up) Maritime Business Shipping and Port Management Sports Studies and Business

55 56 57 58 60 61 62 122 128 130 131 135 136 152 193 207

BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Business Information Technology Information Technology for Business (Top-up) Information Technology Management

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61 130 131

Computer and Video Games Computer Games (Indie) Computer Games (Software Development) Digital Animation

64 66 67 80

COMPUTER NETWORKING AND WEB DESIGN Computer Networks and Web Design Computer Systems and Networks Network Security Management Web Design and Development

69 70 167 214

COMPUTING AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING Computing Software Engineering

71 196

ENGINEERING Electronic Engineering Engineering Design and Manufacture Mechanical Engineering Product Design Technology Foundation Year

84 86 156 180 208


SUBJECT GROUP

INDEX ENGLISH English English and Advertising English and Film English and Magazine Journalism English and Media English and Public Relations English and Screenwriting Media Writing (Top-up)

FILM AND TELEVISION 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 162

ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY Audio Technology Live and Studio Sound Media Technology Music Studio Technology Outside Broadcast (Production Operations) Sound Engineering Sound for Film, Television and Games Technology Foundation Year

54 143 161 166 168 197 198 208

FASHION Fashion Fashion (Top-up) Fashion Buying and Merchandising Fashion Graphics Fashion Journalism Fashion Management with Marketing Fashion Management with Marketing (Top-up) Fashion Photography Fashion Photography (Top-up) Fashion Promotion and Communication Fashion Styling Fashion Styling and Make-Up for Media (Top-up) Fashion with Public Relations Fashion Writing (Top-up) Make-Up and Hair Design Writing Fashion and Culture

Digital Animation Film Film and Television (Top-up) Film and Television Studies Film Production Live and Studio Sound Music Studio Technology Outside Broadcast (Production Operations) Screenwriting Sound Engineering Sound for Film, Television and Games Television and Video Production Television Post-Production Television Studio Production

80 112 113 114 115 143 166 168 192 197 198 209 210 211

GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENT Geography with Environmental Studies Geography with Marine Studies

123 124

HEALTH AND FITNESS 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 106 107 108 110 111 145 215

Applied Sport Science Fitness and Personal Training Fitness Management and Personal Training Health, Exercise and Physical Activity Sport and Tourism Foundation Year Sport Coaching Sport Coaching and Development Young People and Physical Activity

50 117 118 127 200 202 204 217

>>> www.solent.ac.uk/courses

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SUBJECT GROUP

INDEX JOURNALISM Journalism Journalism (Top-up) Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing Media Writing (Top-up) Multimedia Journalism Photojournalism Popular Music Journalism Public Relations with Sport Journalism Sport Journalism Writing Fashion and Culture

MARKETING AND PR 138 140 144 162 163 173 174 189 205 215

LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY Criminal Investigation with Psychology Criminology Criminology and Psychology Criminology with Applied Social Science Criminology with Politics LLB (Hons) Law Law Foundation Year Psychology (Criminal Behaviour)

73 74 76 77 78 141 142 185

MARITIME BUSINESS AND SHIPPING Marine Electrical and Electronic Engineering (FdEng) Marine Engineering (FdEng) Marine Engineering and Management (Top-up) Marine Operations (FdSc) Marine Operations Management (Top-up) Maritime Business Shipping and Port Management

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www.solent.ac.uk/courses

146 147 148 149 150 152 193

Advertising Advertising and Public Relations (Top-up) Business and Marketing HND Digital Culture and Communication Digital Marketing Events Management Fashion Promotion and Communication Marketing Marketing (Top-up) Marketing with Advertising Management Media, Communication and Culture (Top-up) Music Promotion Promotional Media (Top-up) Public Relations and Communication Public Relations with Sport Journalism Publishing

47 48 57 81 82 94 106 153 154 155 158 164 182 188 189 190

MEDIA Advertising Media Culture and Production Media Production (Top-up) Media Writing (Top-up) Publishing

47 159 160 162 190

MUSIC Digital Music Live and Studio Sound Music Promotion Music Studio Technology Popular Music Journalism Popular Music Performance Popular Music Performance (Top-up) Popular Music Production Popular Music Production (Top-up) Sound for Film, Television and Games

83 143 164 166 174 175 176 178 179 198


SUBJECT GROUP

INDEX PERFORMANCE Performance Popular Music Performance Popular Music Performance (Top-up)

TOURISM 169 175 176

PHOTOGRAPHY Photography Photography (Top-up) Photojournalism

170 172 173

PSYCHOLOGY Psychology Psychology (Counselling) Psychology (Criminal Behaviour) Psychology (Education) Psychology (Health Psychology)

183 184 185 186 187

SOCIAL WORK Social Work

194

SPORT Adventure and Extreme Sports Management Applied Sport Science Football Studies Football Studies and Business Sport and Physical Education Sport and Tourism Foundation Year Sport Coaching Sport Coaching and Development Sports Studies Sports Studies and Business Young People and Physical Activity

Cruise Industry Management Events Management International Tourism Management Maritime Business Shipping and Port Management Tourism Management

79 94 137 152 193 212

VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN Animation Art Enterprise Computer and Video Games Computer Games (Indie) Computer Generated Imagery Digital Animation Fine Art Graphic Design Graphic Design (Top-up) Illustration Interior Design Interior Design (Decoration) Product Design Special Effects Visual Arts (Top-up) Web Design and Development

49 53 64 66 68 80 116 125 126 129 132 134 180 199 213 214

YACHT DESIGN 46 50 120 122 200 201 202 204 206 207 217

Yacht Design and Production

216

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HOW TO

FIND US By road

By rail

Southampton is just 75 miles from London. From the north, London and the home counties: the M3, M27 and A34 provide fast, direct road links into the heart of the city. From the west: the M4/A34 or the A36 are the major routes from the west country, Bristol and Wales. From the east: Follow the A27/M27 and leave at Junction 8.

From London, take the regular train service (every 30 minutes) from London Waterloo station. The closest train station is Southampton Central.

By coach Greyhound, National Express and Megabus all provide regular services to Southampton.

The postcode for the university is SO14 0YN.

Parking As a city-centre university, there is little parking on campus. The nearest car parks are at Grosvenor Square (SO15 2BE) and Bedford Place (SO15 2DS).

In my view “My course allowed me to go abroad and focus on international aspects of business. My classmates are from all over the world.� Daniel, student, BA (Hons) International Business Management

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Maps (including our accessibility map) can be downloaded from our website at: www.solent.ac.uk/find-us


CONTACTS Student recruitment: +44 (0)23 8201 3039 General contacts Accommodation Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 3461 Email: accommodation@solent.ac.uk www.solent.ac.uk/accommodation

Faculties Faculty of Business, Sport and Enterprise Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 3888 Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk www.solent.ac.uk/fbse

Faculty of the Creative Industries Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 3536 Email: fci.admissions@solent.ac.uk www.solent.ac.uk/fci

Maritime and Technology Faculty International recruitment office Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 3646 Email: international@solent.ac.uk www.solent.ac.uk/international

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 3355 Email: mt.admissions@solent.ac.uk www.solent.ac.uk/martec

Warsash Maritime Academy Sport Solent Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 3277 Email: sport@solent.ac.uk www.solent.ac.uk/sport

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 3000 Email: wma@solent.ac.uk www.warsashacademy.co.uk

Student support Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 3427 Email: students.1st@solent.ac.uk www.solent.ac.uk/support

Student exchange opportunities

VISIT US

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 3529 Email: internationalexchange@solent.ac.uk www.solent.ac.uk/international

See what Southampton Solent University can offer – sign up for one of our open days.

Students’ Union

Saturday 14 June 2014 Saturday 27 September 2014 Saturday 18 October 2014 Saturday 29 November 2014 Saturday 6 December 2014

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 3571 www.solentsu.co.uk

Access Solent Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 3201 Email: study.help@solent.ac.uk

Main switchboard To book your place: Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 3039 Email: ask@solent.ac.uk or visit www.solent.ac.uk/opendays

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 3000

For any other enquiries Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 3039 Email: ask@solent.ac.uk

THANK YOU This prospectus has been produced through the efforts, work and input of staff and students throughout Southampton Solent University. Photography: Dan Wilson and Paul Watts Printers: Belmont Press The information contained in this prospectus is also available at www.solent.ac.uk If you require this publication in a different format, please contact Access Solent to discuss your needs: telephone +44 (0)23 8201 3201 or email study.help@solent.ac.uk Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this prospectus is accurate and up to date. However, because the content was prepared in early 2014, there may be unforeseen circumstances which force change to some of the details printed. © Southampton Solent University. No part of this publication may be copied or reproduced in any way without the permission of the publishers.


SOUTHAMPTON SOLENT UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2015 –16

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