The Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, formed in 2003, is one of four faculties at London South Bank University (LSBU). It's home to over 5000 students and 250 permanent and visiting teaching, research, technical and administrative staff. We offer 150 full-time, part-time and distance learning courses, including Foundation Degrees, HNC, undergraduate BA and BSc single and combined degrees, and a variety of postgraduate courses, including diplomas, Masters degrees and doctorates.
Our expertise is spread across our 7 departments:
Our courses are all creative; many are distinctive and some unique. You'll also find that our Education, Housing, Law, Planning and Psychology courses are professionally accredited.
As a Faculty, we seek recognition as the first choice higher education provider of professional opportunities in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for the widest range of students. Our creativity and innovation is enhanced by the extensive academic and professional partnerships we've developed, as well as our research, business and enterprise activity.
- Professor Mike Molan,
There's a great buzz about our Faculty. With so many of our courses connecting directly with the world of work we bring together theory and practice in a stimulating and challenging way. All this helps to make our students become tomorrow's thinkers and doers.
Our academic staff work together as a community of scholars. Collaboratively, they deliver an innovative curriculum that is both cross disciplinary and at the cutting edge of practice. All our staff combine best practice and theory to enhance the professional opportunities we offer our diverse student body. As well as their academic backgrounds, our staff have an impressive range of professional expertise and are engaged in practice and consultancy.
Our students are truly diverse and come to LSBU from across the world, as well as from our local areas. Find out more about our students, their achievements and what they say about studying with us. LSBU is a top ranking university for graduate starting salaries and AHS graduates become: teachers and educationalists, policy analysts and makers, lawyers and criminologists, writers and media practitioners, photographers and film makers, arts and leisure managers, hospitality and tourism managers, psychologists and social researchers, environmentalists as well as planners and urban regenerators. The Faculty is wholly committed to supporting our students' aspirations.
The Faculty is also home to the British Youth Opera and Local Economy Policy Unit (LEPU). Our research has been highly successful. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), we submitted three subject areas, all featuring research that was rated of world-leading quality in terms of originality, significance and rigour. Our Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) and its four research centres, created in 2009, are now driving forwards our research activities and profile.