QA Higher Education works in partnership with Solent University to deliver a range of programmes for foundation to undergraduate level.
The International Foundation Programme pathway programmes are designed to help International students improve their academic and English language skills before undertaking undergraduate degree studies with Solent University.
Launched in 2019, we also work with Solent University to deliver a range of undergraduate degrees at central locations in London, Birmingham and Manchester. These programmes include evening and weekend teaching options too, enabling students to study alongside existing commitments.
The programmes are validated by Solent University and taught by QA Higher Education staff.
Of Solent graduates are in work/further study after graduating (DLHE, 2016/17)
Levels taught here: Undergraduate
Address: St James' House, 10 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TF
The building is located between the hustle and bustle of London’s financial district and the buzz of the West End. It’s close to many cafes, bars and restaurants that are always popular with our students.
Within the building, the library offers a quiet, reflective area for study. The student area provides a social space. With free WiFi and comfy sofas it is the perfect place for students to unwind.
Just down the road at 7-15 Rosebery Avenue is our Student Hub. Split across 2 floors, it has been decked out with the 21st century learner in mind, equipped with modern technology and furnishings to give students a relaxed and informal space to study and socialise in. It also includes:
Address: 5th Floor, Centre City, 5-7 Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4UA
This location benefits from being right in the heart of Birmingham, a stone’s throw away from Birmingham New Street train station and the Bullring, one of the largest shopping centres in the UK.
Within this intimate learning environment, students can easily focus on work with the resources available to them. We offer a quiet learning space in our library complete with a suite of computers to give students the tools to catch up on coursework. Between lectures, students are able to take advantage of the social spaces on offer and relax with friends inside the building, or heading out in to the city centre and its wealth of attractions.
Levels taught here: Undergraduate
Address: Saint James Buildings, 61 – 95 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6FQ
Positioned just minutes away from Manchester’s Oxford Road Station, our Manchester Centre is embedded within the city’s thriving community. Such a central location provides students with an excellent opportunity to take advantage of one of the country’s fast growing business communities. Classes take place in one of QA’s refurbished spaces to offer a state-of-the-art learning environment with modern facilities.
The Centre is conveniently located near many key transport links that assist students with getting to and from the campus. The city’s excellent tram and bus network run close to the building as well as Manchester Piccadilly station, offering train services across the UK.
The city is a hive of activity and there is something to suit everyone. From theatres, art galleries and museums, to restaurants and coffee shops, Manchester is an exciting place to study.
Solent University Main Campus
Levels taught here: Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programmes
Address: Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YN
Situated right in the centre of the busy city of Southampton, Solent University’s main campus is ideally located for students.
This vibrant and modern city has a rich maritime heritage and offers all the charm and excitement of a bustling waterfront city with much for students to explore. Of course, being in the city centre means that many amenities are just a few minutes’ walk from the lecture room, but as well as exploring Southampton and the south coast, students can take some time to discover what’s available on campus, from the student-run cinema and fitness facilities, to the campus cafes and Students’ Union.
These International Foundation Programmes are specifically designed to help students develop the academic and language skills required for successful progression on to their chosen undergraduate degree with the university. Students study a mix of language, and subject specific modules as they are introduced to life at a UK university, and learn in fully embedded campus facilities.
Whilst we have temporarily closed our buildings following the UK Government’s implementation of social distancing and travel restrictions as part of the response to Covid-19, we’ve not let that stop us delivering teaching and support to our students.