Practicality and employability are at the forefront of what we do. Our students learn to solve real-life problems by integrating fundamental knowledge with the practical and social dimensions of science and engineering. They experience their subjects first hand through up-to-the-minute course content supported by our state-of-the-art facilities. We give students the opportunity to carry out their own independent research, either linked to our internationally-recognised research groups or through working in industrial placements or with external professional agencies such as the Forensic Science Service. We ensure our students are equipped with today's practical knowledge to prepare them for the world of work.
Our students benefit from a wide range of industry-standard workshops and laboratories.
Teaching and research are carried out across the following fields:
Students benefit from the range of facilities and the flexible study pathways we provide. We are very proud of the level of academic and personal support we offer our students: we take the time so they reap the rewards.
Through our industry and professional links we ensure our courses are current and have a real impact on our student's future employability. We run field trips and bring practitioners to speak at many of our lectures so students receive industry input first hand.
- Micah Carr-Hill, food science graduate
I've always been passionate about food. One day I picked up a book on food science and was gripped. I started looking at jobs in product development and realised I'd need a qualification.
LSBU was the obvious choice. I wanted to stay in London and the course met my needs exactly. When I graduated chocolatiers Green & Black's offered me a job that really reflects my passions.
We have invested heavily in new equipment so that our mix of multi-purpose and specialist laboratories offers students the space and latest equipment for biological, environmental, and forensic science analysis and research. Chemical and petroleum engineering is supported by dedicated laboratories and equipment, and industry funding supports specialist fire and explosions facilities.
Based at the University the London Food Centre is a great location for learning all aspects of nutrition. New pilot plant facilities are used for developing and optimising new process technologies and our product development kitchen features regularly in our knowledge transfer activities with industry.
For our sports students we offer a well established Human Performance Centre and over the past 3 years have assisted both elite/Olympic level and developing athletes.
Our full-time undergraduate students can apply for scholarships funded jointly by Sir John Cass's Foundation and the Lord Mayor's Office in the City of London. They are offered to our Food and Bioscience, Forensic Science and Sport Science students starting a course at LSBU in September 2012. The awards are valued at £7,000 a year.
Find out more about the Sir John Cass's Foundation Lord Mayor's Scholarship Programme.