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London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with over 15,000 students, from over 130 countries – and a global alumni network of over 80,000. LSBU is one of London’s oldest universities; since 1892 the University has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit.

The University has strong links with business and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into courses and help students to form useful career connections and experience.

Work placements and experience feature on many LSBU courses, and many courses are accredited by or produced with industry.  

The University is made up of seven schools offering both research and taught postgraduate courses:

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About the London South Bank University

London South Bank University is one of London's largest and oldest universities. LSBU was established in 1892 and has nearly 5,000 postgraduate students on campus enrolled on a variety of programmes in its four faculties. The city-centre location, doctoral research opportunities and world-class facilities make LSBU a great place to study.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

61% Part Time
39% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

12,745 Undergraduate
5,095 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018


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Postgraduate open day

Come to our next Open Day and find out why we have been voted University of the Year for Graduate Employment for an unprecedented second year in a row. We have events both on our main Southwark campus, and specialised nursing events in Havering.

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