London South Bank University was founded in 1892 as the Borough Polytechnic Institute. It has since undergone several name changes, becoming the Polytechnic of the South Bank in 1970, South Bank Polytechnic in 1987, South Bank University in 1992 and London South Bank University in 2003. The university has also merged with a number of other educational institutions, as per followed: the Brixton School of Building (founded in 1904), the City of Westminster College (founded in 1918), the National College of Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering (founded in 1947), the Central Catering College at Waterloo and South West London College in 1991, Redwood College of Health Studies and Great Ormond Street School of Nursing in 1995.
Currently, Lambeth College is intending to merge with the University.
LOCATION: Southwark, London, England, United Kingdom
London South Bank University works in partnership with institutions in the UK, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia, most notably Beijing Institute of Technology, Hunan University, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, Northwestern Polytechnical University, and China’s the National Academy of Education Administration.
ACHIEVEMENTS & RANKINGS:
- Named the Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards in November 2016
- Ranked the university 92 out of 121 British institutions by The Guardian‘s 2018 league table of teaching excellence
The Guardian rated LBSU joint 13th for law students.
- Awarded a “Silver” ranking in the inaugural 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework
SUBJECTS AVAILABLE TO STUDY:
Accounting, Finance, Economics & HR
Architecture & Construction
MBA, Business Management & Marketing
Engineering – Civil, Electrical, Mechanical
Media & Culture
Sociology & Social Studies
The International Merit Scholarship offers students pursuing taught programmes with outstanding academic profiles a fee reduction of up to £4,000.
New students who do not meet the academic criteria for The International Merit Scholarship will be eligible for a £1,580 International Scholarship.
As part of our commitment to supporting our students’ future career success we offer postgraduate Tuition Fee discounts for LSBU graduates progressing directly onto a postgraduate course and eligible alumni.
LSBU is offering scholarships in the form of a 25% fee reduction to ONCAMPUS London South Bank students progressing to university degree programmes. For those who meet the criteria there will be a 25% discount for each full academic year of study. ONCAMPUS London South Bank students who do not meet the criteria will be eligible for the International Scholarships on progression to an LSBU degree programme.