International Diploma ProgrammeSouthwark Campus
This course is only open to International students from non-EU countries.
A comprehensive programme equivalent to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree for international students with additional English for Academic Purposes, offering guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of the following degree programmes at London South Bank University:
- BA (Hons) Business Administration
- BA (Hons) Business Studies
The International Diploma Programme will give you a good grounding in your chosen subjects and will allow you to learn the study skills and research methods that you will need during your undergraduate degree studies.
You will study and live on campus, so that you are part of University life from the start. This includes full use of the all the university's academic, social and sporting facilities.
Full time (up to 28 hours per week)
All students study the following academic modules:
- Business Environment
- Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
- Organisations and Behaviour
- Marketing Principles
- Business Decision Making
- Financial Accounting and Reporting
- Business Skills for Proposals and Pitches
- Study and Communication Skills for Business
Plus Academic English to prepare for the LSBU English Language Exam
We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
- An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
- Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
Teaching and learning
From 5.0 IELTS or equivalent
Entry onto the International Diploma Programme is subject to meeting the specified entry requirements.
If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.
How to apply
Instructions for non UK/EU international applicants
To make your application to study at LSBU please complete the online application below. Once this has been received the Admissions team will be back in touch to support you through the remainder of the process. You will need to make sure you have the relevant documents that are listed on the application form which can help to speed up the process.
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Read student profiles to better understand the student experience.
Fees and funding
For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.
Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.
Possible fee changes
The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.
The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.
We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.