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. Successful completion of the International foundation year will provide a pathway to the degree International Tourism Management. Enter the exciting world of international tourism with this specialised management degree from Southampton Solent University. You’ll learn the skills, qualities and knowledge required by employers to help you develop a successful career in a growing global industry. The experienced course team recognise the importance of helping to build the skills, qualities and knowledge to enable graduates to make an immediate impact on employers and develop a successful career. To reinforce this, industry professionals have provided valuable input into the course to ensure that the theory and practice taught help develop key employment skills. Previous students have had the opportunity to either study abroad at one of our partner institutions and experience a different culture, or undertake a work placement, exposing them to the industry and gaining valuable work experience. Students have also previously benefitted from guest lectures delivered by travel and tourism industry professionals, providing up-to-date and first-hand knowledge of the industry. Southampton’s location on the south coast means that students can take advantage of the University’s links with Carnival UK, Southampton International Airport and international tourist attractions such as Beaulieu National Motor Museum in the New Forest National Park. These links also have also provided past students with a variety of case study material in the sector.