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London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of the city’s largest and oldest universities. Our courses benefit from innovative research, employer enhanced course content and our city-centre location.

Explore our courses starting in September 2018 and visit us on one of our Open Days or Evenings for more information.

All of our courses are accredited by or developed alongside leading professional bodies. See our courses for accreditations
LSBU has been awarded Silver for teaching excellence under the Government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
We are located on a single campus in the heart of the city, with good connections for bus, train or underground
We offer a range of flexible study options. 60% of our postgraduate courses are offered part time
We are the Times Higher Education's Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2016. The accolade celebrates the entrepreneurial support offered by LSBU to students, graduates, staff and the local community

Enhancing quality research

We are an active research university across our seven Schools, with outcomes and practices underpinning our teaching and strongly enhancing our student experience. We are number 2 amongst London Moderns for Research Intensity (CUG 2017). Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) the University emerged as one of the top three modern universities in London after 73% of its research was given the two highest ratings (4* and 3*) for 'impact' - an assessment of the reach and significance a research project has achieved.

MBA student, Asim Shaikh, was working as an eCommerce coordinator for The White Company when he started at LSBU. He found the course structure meant he was able to fit in study around work. With classes in the evenings and a focus on independent study, the course helps working students fit everything in.

Find many more postgraduate student stories in our Case Study finder.

The University offers

  • Flexible payment options: either pay in full or in instalments
  • LSBU Graduate Loyalty Scheme: if you achieve a 2:1 or First as an undergraduate at LSBU we offer 25% off your LSBU postgraduate tuition fees if you continue directly on to a taught postgraduate qualification in the same year you graduate. Come to us within five years of graduation and there's a 10% tuition fee discount.
  • Postgraduate scholarships: postgraduate students joining LSBU can apply for: the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship programme, with varying fee discount packages and cash awards; subject-level; and sports scholarships
  • Priority for University accommodation is given to postgraduate students attending the University for the first time and who live furthest away from our London campus
  • LSBU JobShop can help you find full-time/part-time and graduate jobs that are exclusive to LSBU

Financial support

As well as the above opportunities, there are also Government financial initiatives available. If you are starting a Masters-level qualification either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a £10,000 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

Additionally, there are opportunities for Career Development Loans and childcare benefits.

Tailormade advice for postgraduate study

Book your time with one of our specialist Postgraduate Advisors on a one to one Advice Session where they’ll advise you on postgraduate degrees at LSBU that match your interests and experience. When you're ready to apply join one of our Postgraduate Application Sessions where we take small groups of up to four people through the application process. Visit What’s On for other postgraduate events.

Sports facilities and fitness culture

The Academy of Sport at LSBU is home to exercise classes and sports clubs with an array of opportunities for all students. Its excellence has been recognised nationally - the Academy scored 84.5% in the UKCSI Business Benchmark Survey for its high levels of customer satisfaction.

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