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Courses that start in January are perfect for students who need additional time to complete their applications, arrange funding or prepare for the start of term. With a wide range of foundation, postgraduate and professional courses starting here at Southampton Solent University this January, there's never been a better time to restart your academic career.

Follow the links below to find out more about the programmes on offer. If you have any questions or require more information, please contact or call 023 8201 3000.

Foundation years

Foundation years are a stepping stone into full-time undergraduate study. This extra year will help you to build on your academic skills and attain the subject specific knowledge required to start an undergraduate degree.

Business Foundation Year

The Business Foundation Year will help develop your business skills, preparing you for one of the following degrees:

January 2017 - Business Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance
  • BA (Hons) Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • BA (Hons) Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Marketing with Advertising Management
  • BSc (Hons) Business Economics

Law and Criminology Foundation Year

The Law and Criminology Foundation Year will teach you the essential skills for Solent's LLB or criminology degrees:

  • BA (Hons) Criminal Investigation and Psychology
  • BA (Hons) Criminology
  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology
  • LLB (Hons)

International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year will help improve your English skills, ready for one of the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance
  • BA (Hons) Adventure and Outdoor Management
  • BA (Hons) Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Fitness Management and Personal Training
  • BA (Hons) Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Marketing with Advertising Management
  • BA (Hons) Sports Studies
  • BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Business
  • BA (Hons) Tourism Management
  • BEng (Hons) Acoustics
  • BEng (Hons) Audio and Acoustic Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Business Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Web Design
  • BSc (Hons) Computing
  • BSc (Hons) Engineering Design and Manufacture
Study a maritime foundation degree at Warsash Maritime Academy

Warsash Maritime Academy

Enhance your career prospects in the maritime industry and prepare for a career at sea with a foundation degree at Warsash Maritime Academy.

Contact or call 023 8201 5015 with any enquiries:

FdEng Marine Engineering

FdSc Marine Operations

Postgraduate and professional courses

Improve your career prospects by starting a postgraduate or professional course this January. Solent offers a variety of courses for you to study either full-time, part-time or online. Apply directly to us and, if you’re a Solent alumni, you could be eligible for a discount of up to 50%.


Certificate in Professional Sport Management and Administration (Football)

Certificate of Competence in Building Acoustics Measurement (IOA)

Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement (IOA)

January 2017 - International Foundation Year

CIM Foundation Certificate in Marketing 

CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing

CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing

CIPD Intermediate Diploma Human Resource 

Cisco Certified Network Associate

Cisco Certified Network Professional

CMI Level 5 in Management and Leadership 

MA Visual Communication (online provision) 

PgD Personnel and Development 

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