Returning to Study
How hard is returning to study after a break?
Not as hard as you might think! Students returning to study after a break often find their life experiences help them to organise, prioritise, draw on past experience and to express themselves better than ever. There will be many more on your course in a similar position to you.
What has Southampton Solent University got to offer me?
Continued investment and development at Southampton Solent University means that you can benefit from:
Excellent teaching facilities and lecture theatres
Improved catering facilities
Spacious and well-equipped library with added investment in new books
Latest computing and software facilities including extensive IT centres
Easy access to the city centre and public transport
Above all though, it is our commitment to helping students to achieve success that makes us stand out. Our teaching staff understand the needs of part-time students, and their academic achievements are supported by professional experience.
How will I learn?
You will learn by experiencing a range of learning activities. Typically these include group work, tutorials, project work (often work-based) and formal lectures. Assessment may be by coursework, examination or, more typically, a combination of the two.
How long does it take?
Courses vary from one year to six years depending on the course chosen and your entry level. Professional qualifications (or stages of them) generally last one year, whereas an Higher National Certificate can be completed in two years and a degree usually takes four and a half years.
Will I fit in?
With approximately 2,000 part-time students and a total student cohort of around 16,000, the University enjoys a diverse and rich mix of people. Many of these will have aspirations and situations similar to yours.