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Solent University– official University partner of Southampton FC

BSc (Hons) Sport Management

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Study at Solent University

Everything Solent University does is focused on student-student learning, student life and graduate careers. The university provides the skills, knowledge, and practical experience a student will need, as well as all the things employers are looking for. So, when students at Solent University graduates, they already feel like a professional.

Read more general info on Solent below but to get more details on whether Solent is a good fit for you, fill out the form at the bottom of this page and one of our advisors will be in touch to help you decide if Solent is your next dream school!

State-of-the-art facilities

Over the last few years Solent has made a £100m investment in the campus, introducing state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning. Their award-winning teaching and learning building, the Spark, is a centrepiece of the campus – and everything about it is centred around you and your learning. Opened in 2019, the state-of-the-art £28m sports complex offers sport and physical activity facilities for all students and staff at Solent – and superb teaching spaces for sports-focused students. 

Lively student community

Solent's lively student community is home to over 100 different nationalities giving the campus and classrooms a diverse, multicultural feel. You’ll be making friends, having fun and experiencing life as part of Southampton’s 30,000-strong student community. Southampton is a city with something for everyone. Beautiful city centre parks, an electric night-time economy and a thriving arts and music scene all meet to offer residents something truly unique. There’s plenty going on on campus as well. The Students’ Union is complemented by fitness facilities, a student-run cinema and a range of other leisure venues. 

Sport Management

Looking to further your career in the sport management industry? Solent offers an innovative management-based course maximising career potential across the scope of this dynamic, fast paced and growing sport industry. Students study a combination of management topics including marketing, business start-up, human resource management and operations as well as event organisation, sports policy and sociology modules to develop a thorough and critical understanding of sport industry issues and theory. There is also the option to specialise in two additional sport management pathways, outdoor adventure studies and football business. With employability at its core, you’ll be able to develop practical and professional skills through a variety of placement options from a four-week work placement unit to a sandwich year-long placement.

Solent Business School

Studying business at Solent means more than just learning the theory - you'll put your knowledge into practice through a wide range of real-world live briefs and our extensive business partnerships. Solent's contemporary, authentic and relevant courses are recognised by leading business, accountancy and management professional bodies. Housed within the famous Spark building in the centre of Southampton, Solent Business School delivers a flexible approach, supporting students to pursue specialist knowledge and leave with a powerful, transferable skill set – putting you in control of your future and able to adapt to a rapidly changing world. Studying at Solent opens up career options in a wide and fascinating range of industries and is a gateway to working across the globe.


Psychology is a popular subject because it has relevance to so many areas of everyday life. It is of interest to anyone who wants to understand what causes certain elements of human behaviour and how knowledge of that behaviour can be applied. As a psychology student, you will explore how people act and interact, both as individuals and in groups, while analysing the thoughts and feelings that underlie specific behaviours. You will explore key areas of psychological study including education, crime, sport and exercise, social behaviours, therapy and counselling as well as carry out intensive study of scientific approaches to psychology. These topics, which include research methods, problem solving and manipulation of data, provide useful tools for careers in healthcare, law enforcement, finance, research and IT. 

Cyber Security Management

Want to protect the world from hackers, viruses and cyber-attacks? This practical degree course enables you develop the in-demand skills to kick start a fantastic career in cyber security – one of IT’s most hotly debated sectors. In partnership with CISCO Networking Academy and EC-Council, the course explores a range of professional topics all with your future career in mind. You will learn cutting-edge technologies, processes, strategies, policies, and industry-standards to protect network systems and data from cyber-attacks at both individual and enterprise level. During your studies you will also have the chance to gain professional qualifications alongside your degree including; CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA-Security, CISCO CyberOps, and CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) equipping you with the right set of practical and technical skills that are highly valued by the industry.

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