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Study Abroad and Exchanges

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Duration: One or two semesters
Delivery: Classroom

About this course

Spend one or two semesters in Southampton, on the UK’s south coast, to further your education and immerse yourself in British culture. Enjoy an academically diverse and enriching experience while earning credit towards your degree.

You will have the opportunity to select from a wide range of subjects. Our career-focused courses are aimed at enabling you to learn relevant workplace skills.

Find out what Mollie and Dean had to say about their experiences at Solent University and studying in the UK from Canada.

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Who this programme is for

This programme is for any student who has at least one year of university study in their home country and who is looking to broaden their international experience by studying abroad.

Exchange students: You may be studying with one of our partners. We will contact you with information regarding the modules and application process once you have been nominated by your university. There will be no tuition fee. Find out more.

'Free-movers': You are an international student and have organised your study abroad experience independently, without being a part of any exchange programme. You will need to apply directly to us and there will be tuition fees.

Solent students: If you are enrolled at Solent University and would like to study, work, or volunteer abroad, you'll find information on our funded opportunities abroad page on SOL.

Why choose this course?

What will I learn?

Study Abroad students are able to choose from a number of classes and will integrate our level 5 (second year) groups.

  • Business
  • Illustration
  • Computing, networking and cyber security
  • Fashion buying and merchandising
  • Fashion management with marketing
  • Music business
  • Maritime business
  • Media production
  • Film visual effects
  • Graphic design
  • Football studies
  • Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Sports management
  • Law
  • Yacht design

See the list of modules for each course. Please note: Not all modules are guaranteed to run each year.

For more information, please contact international.mobility@solent.ac.uk.

What does this course lead to?

An international experience is incredibly valuable to your personal and professional development. Spending time studying in another country is a great way to develop independence, confidence, cultural awareness and a chance to develop a social and professional network.

If you complete one year of study successfully, you would also be able to progress to the final year of the course and complete your bachelor's degree at Solent University.

How you'll learn and be assessed

You will learn by:

  • Directed learning
  • Collaborative learning
  • Guided learning

You may be assessed by a combination of:

  • Individual and group projects
  • Essays
  • Assignments
  • Coursework
  • Portfolios

Solent’s curriculum framework builds on our unique, creative and applied approach to teaching. The transformation of students’ lives is at the heart of our mission as a university, and our curriculum – informed by the latest theory – reflects this shared educational vision.

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Tuition fees

The fees may vary depending on what type of student you are. Please see below for further information.

Exchange students

You pay tuition fees to your own institution.

Free movers

The 2023/24 fees are:

Full year: £10,400
One semester: £5,200

Solent students

You pay fees to Solent University and there are no fees to the host institution.

Extra course costs

Optional costs

There may be opportunities for students to participate in social activities and trips to local tourist attractions.

Fees for social and cultural activities are not included in the tuition fee.

Bursaries, scholarships and financial support

There are no additional bursaries or financial support specifically for the Study Abroad and Exchange programme.

If you have any questions or would like general information about the Study Abroad and Exchange programme, you can chat to a member of our friendly team.

Key entry requirements

This short course is only for international students coming to the UK.

Applicants must have completed at least one year of higher education and meet the English language requirements for the level at which they wish to study (undergraduate or postgraduate as applicable).

Visa advice

Students coming for one semester will need a Standard Visitor Visa.

Students coming for two semesters will need to apply for a Student Visa.

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