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Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University
Faculty of Media, Arts and Society

About the Programmes


Courses for careers, Learning for life.

To be an accessible and creative university committed to learning and knowledge transfer, working in partnership for the success of students, staff and the wider community.

Southampton Solent University’s courses are designed to meet the needs of today’s economy and the requirements of employers, employment and career-minded students.

Faculty of Media, Arts and Society
The School of Media
The School of Writing and Communications
The School of Human Sciences
The School of Visual and Interactive Arts

Southampton Business School
The School of Business Analysis
The School of Law, Management and Education
The School of Leisure, Marketing and Languages

Faculty of Technology
The School of Computing and Communications
The School of Design
The School of Engineering, Construction and Maritime

In all three faculties there are strong links with industry groups and employers, who participate in course development and accreditation. A variety of courses are accredited by professional bodies. The focus is on relevance and preparing students for modern professional practice. An emphasis on employability is reflected in the above average graduate employment rates.


About Southampton Solent University


Southampton Solent University is one of Britain’s newest and most dynamic universities. Although our name is new, we’re already well known for the way we link together student learning and service to business and the community. In this way we give you the best learning experience and best start to your future career that we can.

We are a lively, modern university with an extensive portfolio of courses in business, technology, maritime, media, arts and society. We educate for careers and for life, offering career-relevant teaching to rigorous academic standards and placing you at the centre of the learning experience.

The university is based in Southampton’s city center with six purpose-built student Halls of Residence within walking distance. Warsash Maritime Centre – the world-famous maritime education and training centre – is located ten miles away at the entrance to the River Hamble on Southampton Water.

We pride ourselves on our reputation for friendliness, accessibility and student support. We welcome students from all backgrounds and from all over the world. Whatever the course, whatever the level, and whatever your needs, we can help you to become part of the Solent success story.

Address Information

Address Southampton Solent University
East Park Terrace, Southampton
SO14 0RB, England
Tel. No. +44 (0) 23 8031 9129
Fax No. +44 (0) 23 8031 9412
E-mail address international@solent.ac.uk
Postgraduate & Undergraduate courses Faculty of Media, Arts and Society
Courses for 2007 entry are listed by category area.

Advertising/Communications

BA (Hons) Advertising – 3 years
BA (Hons) Integrated Promotional Media (Level 3 Top-up) – 1 year
BA (Hons) Media Communication – 3 years
BA (Hons) Public Relations and Communication – 3 years
BA (Hons) Promotional Media (Consumer Spaces) - 3 years
BA (Hons) Promotional Media (Creative Industries) - 3 years
HND Advertising and Media Communication – 2 years

Animation

BA (Hons) Animation - 3 years

Criminology

BA (Hons) Criminology - 3 years

Fashion

BA (Hons) Fashion - 3 years
BA (Hons) Fashion with Photography - 3 years

Film and Television Studies

MA Film – 12 months
BA (Hons) Film Studies - 3 years
BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies - 3 years
BA (Hons) Television and Video Production - 3 years

Interactive Arts

MA Interactive Production – 12 months
BA (Hons) Computer & Video Games - 3 years
BA (Hons) Interactive Media (Entertainment) - 3 years
BA (Hons) Interactive Media (Production) - 3 years

Journalism and Media Writing

MA Media – 12 months
MA Media Writing – 12 months
BA (Hons) Journalism - 3 years
BA (Hons) Online Journalism - 3 years
BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing - 3 years
BA (Hons) Media Writing - 3 years
BA (Hons) Screenwriting - 3 years
BA (Hons) Writing Popular Fiction - 3 years
BA (Hons) Writing Fashion and Culture - 3 years

Media Production

BA (Hons) Creative Radio – 3 years

Media Studies

BA (Hons) Media Culture and Production – 3 years

Music and Music Technology

BA (Hons) Digital Music - 3 years
BA (Hons) Popular Music Radio - 3 years
BA (Hons) Popular Music Studies - 3 years
BA (Hons) Popular Music Promotion - 3 years
BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance - 3 years
BA (Hons) Popular Music and Record Production – 3 years
BA (Hons) Urban and Electronic Music - 3 years

Performing Arts

BA (Hons) Comedy - Writing and Performance - 3 years
BA (Hons) Performance - 3 years

Photography

BA (Hons) Photography - 3 years
BA (Hons) Professional Photography - 3 years

Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology - 3 years

Social Work

BA (Hons) Social Work - 3 years

Television Production

BA (Hons) Television Production - 3 years
BA (Hons) Television Production (Performance) - 3 years
BA (Hons) Television Production (Writing) - 3 years
BA (Hons) Television Production (Online) - 3 years

Visual Arts

BA (Hons) Art, Design and Practices of Display - 3 years
BA (Hons) Art, Design and Cultural History - 3 years
BA (Hons) Art, Design and Business - 3 years
BA (Hons) Fine Art Media - 3 years
BA (Hons) Fine Art - 3 years BA (Hons) Illustration - 3 years
Type & Length of courses Undergraduate Courses
Foundation Programme: 1 year
Foundation Degree: 2 years
Full-time HND: 2 years
Full-time BA/BSc/BEng: 3 or 4 years

Postgraduate Courses
PGDip: 1 year over 2 semesters (full-time)
MA, MSc, MBA: 1 year over 3 or 4 semesters (full-time)
Mphil: 2 years full-time
PhD: 3 years full-time
Date of Commencement International Induction Programme: 19 - 21 September 2007
Enrolment & Induction Session starts: 24 September 2007
Cost/Fees Undergraduate Full-Time Courses -
Fees for the 2007-2008 academic year have not yet been confirmed but are likely to be approximately:

Overseas students-
For English Programmes - £6,100
For all aother courses £7,950

EU students-
£3,070 for all courses except some maritime bachelor degrees,
English Programmes and HNDs/FdAs - £1,995 and
£1,640 for Foundation level 0 courses

Postgraduate Full-Time Courses -
Fees for the 2007-2008 academic year have not yet been confirmed but are likely to be approximately:

Overseas students-
£7,950 for all courses except for;
MBA programme - £8,100 and
Diploma in English for Business and Cross-cultural Communication - £6,100.

EU students-
£2,600 for Technology courses,
£3,100 for MA Media,
£3,200 for Business courses except for
MBA - £7,100 and
Diploma in English for Business and Cross-cultural Communication -£2,100
Accommodation There are six recently built halls of residence. As a guide, the 2006- 2007 prices were between £44.10 and £91.35 per week. Situated within easy walking distance of the main campus and city centre, the Halls offer a high standard of self-catering accommodation, with over 2,000 single study bedrooms including 1,000 rooms providing en-suite facilities. All rooms have cable points for Internet connection. Shared kitchen facilities contain fridge/ freezers, electric hob units, microwave and conventional ovens. Each Hall is provided with a well-equipped laundry and most Halls have a communal television area.

The Accommodation Office also offers assistance for students wishing to live in the private rented sector. Students may choose to live as a lodger in a private house, either with or without meals being provided, or to join other students in renting a house or flat with responsibility for rent, food and all bills.
Class size Each module within a course is divided into Lecture, Seminar and Tutorial. The number of students is up to usually 20 in the seminar and tutorial while the lecture gathers all the students doing the same module.
Student grants/
Financial assistance
Southampton Solent University is pleased to offer some Scholarships to overseas students applying for places on our taught postgraduate courses.
The University also offers a range of bursaries to EU students.
Admission requirements The University welcomes applications from students with an equivalent to the British entry requirements to Higher Education. Mature students can also be admitted on the basis of experience rather than standard qualifications.

Students should be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of competence in both written and spoken English. The normal examinations to demonstrate competence are a GCSE or GCE O Level (Grade C), IELTS 6.00 (6.5 for Postgraduate studies) or a TOEFL score of 550 or more (600 or more for Postgraduate studies).

Students with other forms of English Language qualifications should contact the International Recruitment Office to determine their acceptability.

The University welcomes applications from students with an equivalent to the British entry requirements to Higher Education. Mature students can also be admitted on the basis of experience rather than standard qualifications.
EU/Overseas students UK approximately 13,000
EU approximately 400
Other Overseas between 500-600
Total international students: over 1,000
Contact person for application Kevin McCarthy
International Recruitment Officer


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