Would you like to improve your English language and academic skills before progressing onto a full undergraduate degree programme? This course aims to fully prepare those who speak English as a second language for full-time study on one of Southampton Solent University’s specialist degree programmes. Part of a range of extended degree programmes for students whose first language is not English, this foundation year helps learners to reach a standard broadly equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of IELTS 5.5 in each language skill component) before starting undergraduate studies. Using our multimedia facilities and language centre, students will have the chance to tailor their English language studies to suit the subject they will later study at degree level. Solent University is proud to offer students a supportive learning environment. Face to face academic support is complemented by 24/7 access to our virtual learning environment. Students also benefit from access to our dedicated language centre, which offers a range of interactive resources designed to aid second language study. Thinking of studying for a degree here in the UK? This foundation year will help you transition into academic life as smoothly as possible, improving your language, research and communication skills as you begin to learn about your chosen subject area. Sucessful completion of the International Foundation Year will provide a pathway to Broadcast Systems Engineering. Are you interested in working in the media industry? Are you confident around the latest technology? Southampton Solent University’s broadcast systems engineering programme will help you get up-to-speed with the latest technical standards, developing a comprehensive understanding of broadcasting technology as well as the core computing and electronics skills that underpin it. Prior to studying this degree you will complete a foundation year at Solent. Students studying broadcast systems technology will spend much of their time using our industry standard broadcast and media facilities. These include a HD outside broadcast vehicle, multitrack music recording studios, radio and television production studios, editing suites, video laboratories and a Dolby certified private cinema, featuring Dolby Atmos film playback and mixing environment. Broadcast systems students also use our dedicated electronics lab, where they will test circuits and learn to modify or service broadcasting and production equipment. Students are also encouraged to develop a range of transferable skills throughout their degree. These include group leadership, IT, networking, project management, communication, problem-solving, working to deadlines and project planning.