Southampton Solent University has pledged that it will support armed service leavers and members of the wider armed forces community - particularly as they seek to resettle into civilian life and retrain for a new career.
Solent University is dedicated to the pursuit of excellent university education that enables learners from all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders, while also promoting economic and social prosperity for the communities we serve.
As a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, the University is committed to delivering education to military personnel in a fair and supportive manner.
The University has been successfully and consistently delivering a programme of learning to those within the military for the last 10 years, through a blended learning mode of delivery.
Students have ranged from Corporals to Lt Colonel and particularly from AGC (SPS). Many have undertaken this path of study to enhance their personal and professional development within their armed forces career (eg LE commissioning), and also to gain recognised academic qualifications for the transition to civilian life.
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If you are currently serving in the armed forces or have left within the last five years, you may be able to partially fund your course through the Enhanced Learning Credits scheme.
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Southampton Solent University has pledged that to support armed service leavers and members of the wider armed forces community.
Our blended learning model has been successfully run as four face to face contact weekends (Friday – Sunday) per year, with group and individual learning activities taking place in between the campus sessions using our online learning facilities. These activities could include the use of forums, blogs, peer review and directed reading. These directed off campus activities encourage continued engagement with study.
Assessments can be tailored to benefit you. We're aware that students may well be deployed during study - the course team provide opportunities to submit assessments online or Skype to submit presentation assessments. The learning experience may be further enhanced by a guest speaker programme and skills enhancement sessions.
If you have any questions, please contact Andrëa Faustino, course leader, who will be more than happy to answer any concerns or questions.
The courses below can be tailored specifically to the needs of military personnel. Our courses are structured to ensure students with varying duty commitments are able to pace themselves, within a reasonable timeframe, to progress from one year to the next. Study can be undertaken at the pace of individual students, although they must be aware that they will have a set time limit in which to complete their studies.
This top-up degree is designed for a wide range of individuals who wish to gain an academic understanding of professional development through project-based change and development.
Students without one of the qualifications indicated on the entry profile may be considered on the basis of previously achieved certificated learning, experiential learning and/or work-related experience (eg SSGT/SNCO).
The MSc degree provides a stepping point from the BA (Hons) Business (Professional Development) degree. It is also possible to gain admission on to the MSc having done other qualifications.
Students without one of the qualifications indicated on the entry profile may be considered on the basis of previously achieved certificated learning, experiential learning and/or work-related experience.