Part-time study

Further your career, change direction or return to work through part-time study

LSBU has a range of part-time undergraduate courses to suit you and there are some major benefits to studying part-time.

No upfront fees

Home and EU part-time students don't have to pay tuition fees upfront at the beginning of each year providing their part-time loan is in place from Student Finance England at their online enrolment. Provided it's your first degree, new part-time students can access government-subsidised tuition fee loans if they complete at least 25% of the full-time course load in each year and meet set eligibility criteria.

If your loan is not in place you will need to pay at least the initial down payment when you enrol online. This will amount to 50% of your yearly tuition fees and will allow you to complete your enrolment. Find out more about tuition fees on our undergraduate fees and funding page.

Maintenance loans

Since 1 August 2018, students enrolling on a part-time course of study have been able to apply for a maintenance loan. How much you get depends on:

  • Where you live while studying
  • Your household income
  • Your course intensity

The loan is paid direct to your bank account two weeks after the start of each term. You have to pay back the loan. You can apply for a maintenance loan as a distance learning student if you can't attend your course in person because of a disability. See the website for details of financial help for part-time students.

Flexible study options

We offer a range of professionally-focused courses, developed especially to be studied part-time. Study methods include block release, weekend and evening classes and online learning. In all cases, you'll be studying with other part-time students for either a reduced or full degree award.

If you're looking to take a little longer over your studies then we create an individual study plan that specifies which units you complete each year.

Select part-time courses in our Course Finder.

Tuition fees

Home or EU students studying a part-time undergraduate first degree for the first time may be eligible for a non income-assessed tuition fee loan. You must be studying at an intensity of 25% of the full-time equivalent per year, taking no more than four times the time it would take to complete the course studied full time, up to a maximum of 16 years.

The fees for the 2020/21 academic year have now been set and can be found in the course information given in our Course Finder.

Read more in our undergraduate fees and funding web section and also see the website for details of financial help for part-time students.

Student employability

All of our courses are accredited or developed alongside leading industry professional bodies. LSBU is the No. 1 London Modern university for graduate prospects (Sunday Times League Table 2018) and all our courses are taught by staff connected to relevant professions and underpinned by practical research.

Search our Course Finder for accreditation and employability information.

Well located

If you're fitting your part-time study around work and family you'll find our central London campus very easy to get to. If you're thinking of studying part-time with our Faculty of Health and Social Care based at our Havering campus you'll be right next door to our partner Trust hospitals where you take your placements. Read more on our Location page and consult our maps and travel information.

Employer sponsored study

If you're an employer interested in a programme of professional development for your staff, LSBU's employer-sponsored study makes this easier, with attractive payment plans and the opportunity for tailored courses that directly meet your needs.