About Solent University

The Institute is proud to partner with Solent University on all of our qualifications. This external accreditation means that graduates recieve a dual award and both professional and academic recogition for their work. While studying students have access to Solent's library, support and student resources. 

About Solent University

Solent is based in Southampton and has a population of around 11,000 staff and students. The University prides itself on creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. 

Solent currently holds three Gold ratings in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which is awarded by the Office for Students (OfS). This award recognises that Solent's student experience and student outcomes are typically outstanding. They are 1 of only 15 Higher Education institutions to be awarded this level. 

Solent offers over 200 qualifications ranging from HND to PhD, in subjects as diverse as maritime education and training, fashion and design, business, media and television, music, IT and technology. Every year Solent is also joined by around 10,000 additional students on short professional courses.

Solent focuses on the practical side of higher education – providing students with the connections, experience and confidence to turn their newfound knowledge into a career with real, meaningful impact. 

Solent has been a university since July 2005, but has a long and complex educational history. Incorporated as an independent higher education institution in 1989, the University's origins can be traced back to a private School of Art founded in 1855. Mergers between Southampton College of Art, the College of Technology and the College of Nautical Studies at Warsash laid the foundations for what is now Solent University.

Learn more about our Qualifications

The Level 4 Foundation Diploma

The Foundation Diploma is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required of an internal communication professional at the start of their career. The programme is underpinned by robust academic principles and supports critical thinking and reflective practice.

The Level 6 Advanced Diploma

Designed for those with practical experience who have mastered the basics of internal communication, and are working in - or towards - a management role. Advanced Diploma students define and achieve their own professional development objectives, extend their industry knowledge, and develop critical evaluation skills.

Masters in Internal Communication Management

Designed for experienced practitioners, Masters students can expect to gain a deep understanding of theory and translate this into high-impact strategic internal communication that is underpinned by best practice, enabling them to operate at the most senior levels.