Solent University Pathway offers pathway programmes delivered as part of a partnership between Solent University and QA.

  • Awarded silver rating by Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Curriculums created in collaboration with industry employers
  • Partnered with institutions and organisations worldwide
  • Home to students from over 100 different countries

As told by the university


Solent University has a rich history of 160 years and its strengths in maritime, the creative industries and sports are recognised globally. It ensures that its students leave their courses ready to exceed the employers’ expectations. It makes sure that its graduates are equipped with the hands-on skills and workplace confidence they will need to succeed.

Employability sits at the heart of everything the university does. Its curriculums are created in collaboration with industry employers and guarantee that the skills and knowledge which students gain will have genuine market value. Its teaching teams extend this value, injecting their first-hand experience into every aspect of the students’ degree.

If students are looking to study at Solent University and need to build on their existing qualifications to meet the entry requirements, its pathway programmes are designed to do just that.

These programmes are fully embedded so that they will be studying their course on-campus in Southampton, with access to all of the university’s facilities that they can expect for their undergraduate or postgraduate studies at Solent.

The programmes are delivered as part of a partnership between Solent University and QA Higher Education. The programmes are validated by the university and delivered by QA Higher Education staff.

Solent University is partnered with institutions and organisations from all over the world. It is home to students from over 100 different countries who have all chosen to study in the UK.

Students will have access to extra support, if they require some help at any point during their studies. And this is not just limited to academic support. Whether they want help setting up their own business or are worried about their finances or simply want help with looking for part-time work, the university’s support services will extend the support required.

Students who choose to leave their country of origin and study abroad at a UK university may need support while adjusting to their new home. The international advice team helps these students settle in the UK. The team can provide information, advice and guidance on issues including visas and immigration, life in the UK and employment.

The university also has a team of international alumni ambassadors who can answer any questions they have about being international students at Solent.

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