How to apply

Whether you're a recent graduate, mature learner or an international student, were here make your journey as smooth as possible.

Applying for Taught Masters and Research courses

Applications for Taught Masters or Research courses should be made online through our dedicated application system. Please note some professional qualifications may require alternative application methods, see below for full details.

For more information on our Research degrees, take a look at our Research Degree page.

If you need more information or help with your application, please call our friendly team on 020 7815 7500.

International postgraduate students

If you are an international student (non-EU) please complete the LSBU Online Application Form on the International page here.

If you have any further questions regarding the application process or questions regarding courses please contact our International Enquiries Manager team via email or phone +44 (0)20 7815 6189.

Professional qualification exceptions

Some professional qualifications have alternative application forms you will need to complete rather than going through the LSBU Online Application Form. A full breakdown of these can be found below.

Please note, 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. For further details on this, please contact our Course Enquiries team on 0808 239 1930.

Health and Social Care courses

PgDip Legal Studies

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.

Continuing Professional and Personal Development (CPPD)

Search our online CPPD prospectus for your programme, module or study day and follow the online application instructions. If you're being sponsored by your NHS Trust, make sure you discuss your application with your line manager before applying, as your manager will authorise it online through your application.

You'll also need to 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.

Employer Sponsored Study


Additional information form

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).


Is there any support with funding my postgraduate studies?

For full details about postgraduate funding options, including loans, doctoral loans and our Graduate Loyalty Scheme discount, visit our Fees and Funding page.‎

Can I access additional support for my studies?

Disability and dyslexia support

We encourage you to let us know if you have a disability, dyslexia, medical, or mental health condition when filling out your application form. Once you do, our Disability and Dyslexia Support (DDS) team will send you a friendly questionnaire. This will help us understand how your condition might affect your studies and what kind of helpful adjustments you might need.

If you didn't mention your disability when you applied, but want to do so now, please don't worry. Simply get in touch with our Disability and Dyslexia Support team at 020 7815 6405. We're here to help make your academic journey as smooth as possible.

Remember, if you have a disability, you may be eligible for additional government funding 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 for a postgraduate course or wondering what your next steps could be then we can help. To find out what support we offer, please contact our Student Life Centre on +44 (0)20 7815 6454 or