40 points minimum from either 6-unit or 3-unit awards
or BTEC/Edexcel Advanced GNVQ
or National Certificate Diploma in a Building/Construction related discipline
or relevant Access course
or other qualifications which are considered to be equivalent of the above.
Applications are welcomed from students who do have the academic qualifications listed above but may be admitted on the basis of relevant experience rather than standard qualifications.
English language requirements
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:
IELTS minimum 6.0 (5.5 in writing)
TOEF IBT 80 (19 in writing)
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 56 (51 in writing)
Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.
The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme and an international foundation programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.
Note to all international students requiring a visa:
All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office.
We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
If you do not have these qualifications or are unsure of your eligibility please contact the University using the contact details found at the top of this page.