How to apply
Follow this simple guide for postgraduate how to apply advice for all taught and research degrees
Home and EU students should apply for our full-time and part-time postgraduate taught courses in the UK using the online system provided by the UK Postgraduate Application and Statistical Service (UKPASS) via UCAS Postgraduate. You can apply for up to 10 courses – create your application in your own time and complete unfinished sections when you're ready. Use their Track service to follow your applications as they progress through the system and receive any offer replies online. Apply through UKPASS.
If you need further information or would like help with your application you should call our Course Enquiries team (freephone) on 0800 923 88 88.
International postgraduate students
If you are an overseas student (non-EU) you can complete the LSBU Online Application Form on the International How to apply page.
If you have any further questions regarding the application process or questions regarding courses please contact our International Enquiries Manager via email email@example.com or phone +44 (0)20 7815 6189.
If your course is not listed on the LSBU Online Application Form you can submit an application via UKPASS.
Exceptions to applying via UKPASS and the LSBU Online Application Form
Some professional qualifications have specific application forms you will need to complete rather than going through UKPASS or the LSBU Online Application Form. As these courses qualify students to practice in the UK, applicants from outside the EU who require a permit to work in the UK would not normally be considered to apply. Contact our Course Enquiries team on (free phone) 0800 923 8888 for further details.
MSc/PgDip Social Work
Applications are made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Students from EU countries can apply for assistance with Tuition Fees but will not be eligible for a bursary. Students from outside the EU will not receive any assistance with funding or a bursary.
Courses in our School of Health and Social Care
PgDip Legal Studies
Applications for full-time study on this course should be made through the Central Applications Board.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Applications for full-time and part-time PGCE courses are made through the UCAS Teacher Training scheme. Students from other EU countries are able to receive the same assistance with Tuition Fees as Home students – see the Teacher Training Agency for more information. Students from outside the EU will not receive any assistance with funding or a bursary.
Read full details on how to apply for a Research Degree at LSBU.
Continuing Professional and Personal Development (CPPD)
Search our online CPPD prospectus for your programme, module or study day and follow the online application instructions that come with guidance notes. If you are being sponsored by your NHS Trust, you must discuss your application with your line manager before applying, as your manager will authorise it online through your application.
All applicants must also return a completed Equal Opportunities form (DOC File 326 KB) with your application. If the course you're applying for needs one or more references complete a downloaded Reference Request for Study Form 12/13 (DOC File 342 KB) and our Information for Referees (DOC File 330 KB).
ONCAMPUS London South Bank programmes
Please contact our partner institution ONCAMPUS for International Undergraduate Foundation Programme, International Year One, English Language Preparation Programme and International - Master's Foundation programme.
Additional information from some applicants
Our Additional Information Form must be completed if the course you are applying for requires:
- details of professional qualifications gained
- details of qualifications you may be studying for currently
- an extended personal statement of 1,000 words rather than 200 words
The form should be returned together with the appropriate application form. Download our Additional Information Form 12/13 (DOC File 423 KB).
Employer Sponsored Study
The process of applying for an apprenticeship depends on whether you have an employer to sponsor (and support) you. Our how to apply information explains this in more detail. Please check you meet the eligibility requirements and that you have an employer to support you.
Disability and dyslexia support
You should disclose a disability, dyslexia, medical or mental health condition on your application form and will then receive a questionnaire from our Disability and Dyslexia Support (DDS) team. They want to know how your disability affects your ability to study and what reasonable adjustments, such as extra time or enlarged text, you need to support your studies.
If you did not disclose a disability at the time of applying and want to do so now, contact Disability and Dyslexia Support on 020 7815 6405.
For applicants with disabilities, additional government funding is available through the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA).
Looked After Young People and Care Leavers
If you are a Looked After Young Person or a Care Leaver applying to London South Bank University or wondering what your next step could be then we can help.
To find out what support we offer, please contact:
Student Life Centre
Tel: +44 (0)20 7815 6454
Widening Participation and Outreach Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7815 6136
Loans for postgraduate study
If you are starting a postgraduate course, studying for a Masters-level qualification either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a £10,609 postgraduate study loan.
You can check whether your particular course qualifies at our postgraduate fees and funding section.
You can also check your personal eligibility at Gov.uk.
Doctoral student loans are being introduced in the UK in 2018. These loans will only be available to new students starting their PhD in the 2018/19 academic year. You may be able to borrow up to £25,000 to help pay university fees, living costs and other expenses. You can also check your personal eligibility at Gov.uk.
Visit find a PhD for a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions.
Graduate Loyalty Scheme
Eligible LSBU undergraduates and alumni are encouraged to apply for postgraduate study with us at a discounted tuition rate. The application process is quick and easy - it only takes thirty seconds. Find out more about the Graduate Loyalty Scheme.
University policies, regulations and procedures
In order to keep you fully informed, it is important that you are aware of the University policies, regulations and procedures that apply to you. The latest versions of these documents can be found on our website. It is your responsibility to read these and make yourself aware of any updates.
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