London South Bank University

London South Bank University 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA, UK


University Information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with a can do, go do attitude, welcoming over 15,000 students from 130+ countries and a global alumni network of over 80,000.

LSBU has served south London and beyond for over 125 years with a consistent commitment to providing high-quality education to all. The university has strong links with employers and courses are applied, accredited and offer placement opportunities.

The university is made up of seven schools offering both research and taught postgraduate courses:

  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Arts and Creative Industries
  • School of The Built Environment and Architecture
  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering
  • Institute of Health and Social Care
  • School of Law and Social Sciences

You can find out more about LSBUs seven schools here.

Student Support

LSBU gives you the support and flexibility you need to succeed. Studying must be a part of real life – you may need to earn some extra income, or having some trouble settling into your first year. The Student Life Centre is there to make your experience as easy as possible. Many factors can have an impact on students’ success, which is why we do everything we can to make sure you get the support you need.

Learning Support

  • The Skills for Learning Centre offers students a range of interactive workshops, one-to-one tutorials and drop-in sessions delivered by experienced learning developers.
  • The Academic Practice and English Language team provide guidance to maximise your reading, writing and thinking and the Maths and Stats team deliver tailored support to refresh and improve your numerical, mathematical or statistical knowledge.
  • In addition, we provide specialist study materials through our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Moodle site.
  • Libraries on our Southwark and Havering campuses provide LSBU students with access to a wide range of books, journal articles and other specialist materials they will need to complete their studies.
  • E-resources – including over 18,000 full-text journals – can be accessed off-campus 24 hours a day. A team of experienced, professional staff is on hand to give expert support and provide training.


LSBU’s excellent transport links mean they are minutes’ walk to the Underground and a short bus ride from some of the best places in the city, including Covent Garden, Tate Modern and the British Film Institute. Not only that, but we are minutes away from some of the most exciting cultural centres in the city like the South Bank, Borough Market and Bermondsey Street.

LSBU’s Southwark campus is in Elephant & Castle, without a doubt one of the most up-and coming areas in London; there’s so much to see and do within a short walk of the campus. Being here means you’ll have sights, attractions and nightlife on your doorstep

Taught Masters Courses

LSBU has the highest possible rating for the quality of their education, from the independent Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Courses are accredited or developed in association with leading professional bodies.

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Teaching at LSBU is in line with the latest industry changes and trends, taught by staff involved in their professions who act as consultants for external enterprises.

Many employers, including top Fortune 500 companies, send their people to study with LSBU, so postgraduate students can build strong professional networks. Many courses include work placements and Course Directors also regularly invite outside experts to give guest lectures.


Student success is clear with LSBU ranking in the top ten universities in the UK for highest graduate salaries*. In 2019 LSBU was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment for an unprecedented second year in a row* .  The university was awarded silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.

* Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 & 2019.

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