• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Arguably one of the most exciting parts of the industry you can work in, this field offers opportunities to develop, install and maintain equipment used in live television and film. Graduates from the Media Engineering (Hons) programme at Solent University have been working in the background of the most popular content viewed in the UK for 25 years, and you could be joining them.
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You will study the fundamental principles behind the latest media and broadcast technologies, with an emphasis on how these relate to current working technologies. You will be supported to develop the skills to become those installing, operating and maintaining the latest TV studios, outside broadcast vehicles and cinemas after graduation.

Throughout the Media Engineering (Hons) programme at Solent University you will have access to a range of state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your practical skills, these include our Dolby Atmos Cinema, and our full HD outside broadcasting vehicle. Solent University are one of a few institutions to own an HD outside broadcast vehicle which allows students to hone their craft at a variety of high profile events across the academic year. 

This regularly includes live broadcast transmission for BBC Children in Need, multi-camera stage feeds at Glastonbury Festival, Hampshire FA Cup Final and a variety of political, sports and music events around the South coast.

Career Opportunities

Solent’s media technology courses have an excellent graduate employment rate, with a number of companies regularly recruiting directly from us.

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Broadcast video or audio engineer
  • Post-production engineer
  • Transmission engineer
  • Integration engineer
  • Digital cinema development engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Hardware/software engineer
  • Systems developer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Audio Production
  • Introduction to Acoustics
  • Engineering Principles
  • Electronic Fundamentals
  • Video Production
  • Computing and Networking

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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General Requirements

  • A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DM or equivalent qualification, or a combination of qualifications which comply with the minimum entry requirement of 96 UCAS points.
  • Direct entry into year two or three may be considered for this course.


  • Approx. Cost £170
  • Undergraduate 80 (min. 19 in each component)

 Pearson Versant;

  • Approx. Cost £40-50
  • Undergraduate 56 (51 in each component)

   IELTS Indicator

  • Approx. Cost $145
  • Undergraduate 6.0 (5.5 in each component)


  •  Approx. Cost $49/£40
  • Undergraduate Overall 100

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13260 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Southampton

  • 697 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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