London South Bank University

London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of London's largest and oldest universities. Since 1892 we have been providing students with relevant, accredited and professionally recognised education. We're a cosmopolitan university with over 18,000 students drawn from over 130 countries.

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Established as the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892, the original aim of London South Bank University (LSBU) was 'to promote the industrial skill, general knowledge, health and well-being of young men and women', which remains remarkably similar today.


Study at this top 10 London university for graduate starting salaries - Sunday Times Guide 2015.

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that equip you with the skills for future career success. Our courses are accredited by or developed in partnership with the leading professional bodies.


As well as addressing the challenging issues faced by society today, our applied research seeks to provide solutions to the business world and beyond.

We feel justifiably proud of our researchers' achievements as well as their success in attracting external financial support for their research ideas. Each of our Schools is involved in a wide range of research projects, many involving collaborations with business.


Whether you'll work while you study or are thinking ahead to when you graduate, London South Bank University's (LSBU) Employability Service offers advice on how to shape your career. This complete service provides free professional information, advice and guidance while you study at LSBU and for up to two years after you graduate.

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University Ranking

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Student services

Student Advice is a free, confidential service for all students that offers:

  • advice and guidance on finances and money management
  • help with any personal, emotional or academic issue

Housing services

Our range of student residences provide a safe and convenient home-from-home

London South Bank University (LSBU) has four halls of residence, giving students a safe and comfortable base. The furthest away from our Southwark campus is a 10-minute walk away from all its amenities, leaving students always feeling close to home.

Library services

The Perry Library, at Southwark, holds over 300,000 print books, hundreds of study spaces and over 90 open access PCs. We subscribe to 150 online databases providing access – both on and off campus – to over 18,000 journals, plus e-books, TV and radio programmes, and a wide range of other specialist data to assist research and study.

ICT services

The Learning Resources Centre on the Southwark campus holds over 400 open access PCs plus 10 Apple Macs. A wide range of software is provided, including specialist subject-specific packages.

Student Life

Campus life

Our main campus, in the heart of London, is at the centre of everything

Few city centre campuses in London are as compact as ours in the Elephant and Castle.

Sitting on the border of the city's Zones 1 and 2 for public transport, we're minutes from the entertainment buzz of bars, restaurants and clubs, plus many of the city's world-renowned galleries, theatres, museums and attractions.

Sports facilities

Whether it's a feature of your studies or for keeping fit, our Academy of Sport brings together educational opportunities, vocational placements and quality services. It combines academic and non-academic functionalities through taught courses, research units, sports science support services, sport development and facility staff.

Student clubs

Our active Students' Union manages clubs, societies, events and a range of support services.


London South Bank University received the highest possible rating for the quality of our education from the independent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

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