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London South Bank University

Country

London, UK

Overall Ranking

1255 in Webomatrics - World

Fees

Varies

Overview

  • Located in the London City Centre in Southwark on the south bank of the Thames, London South Bank University is a public university. The university laid its foundation in 1892 and was shortly called LSBU. It has seven schools and 15 research centers, and 36 research groups. 
  • London South Bank University offers various UG, PG, and apprenticeship degrees. The programs are divided into 172 undergraduate courses, 96 master's courses, 31 research and doctorate degrees, 46 continuing professional education, 22 short courses, and five foundation programs. Some programs include BA, BSc, BEng, LLB, MEng, MA, MSc, MRes, Ph.D., etc. Some popular systems are engineering, accounting and science, game design and development, MBA, law, computer science, and health. 
  • The London South Bank Students' Union organizes around 85 student clubs and societies and 11 sports clubs for students. In addition, the university provides various internships, placements, and work experience for students. The Employability Service helps students find jobs, develop ideas to crack interviews, and more. 
  • They also offer the students on-campus residences (a 10-minute walk) with four residence halls. The city's cost of living is approximately 8,199.92 GBP. The university has excellent infrastructure and facilities like skill laboratories, workshops, a media center, a theater, a library, and a learning resources center. 
  • The typical fee structure at this university is between 14,470 GBP to 15,860 GBP, depending upon the course. The university provides scholarships and discounts like the National Scholarships Fee, discounts for alums, and a 5% discount for early payment of tuition fees.
About the University

Year of establishment

1892

University Website Link

https://www.lsbu.ac.uk/

Also Known as

LSBU

Total Students

18000

Total International Students

2000

International Students Website

https://www.lsbu.ac.uk/international

London South Bank University Ranking

Ranking Provider
Rank

Webomatrics - World

1255

Webomatrics - National

90

Times Higher Education

801

Popular Courses Offered

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons)Product Design

Duration

36 months

Tutiton Fees

1,117,500

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

Duration

36 months

Tutiton Fees

1,117,500

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Marketing with Digital

Duration

36 months

Tutiton Fees

1,117,500

Eligibility

Foundation entry:

  • 50–55% on average for Indian Standard XII
  • Certificate from the International Baccalaureate

 

Undergraduate admission:

 

  • A minimum average of 55-65% or higher for Indian Standard XII (depending on exam board and LSBU course applied for)
  • 3 GCE A-Level passes (required grades dependant on LSBU course applied for)
  • 24 points are required for the International Baccalaureate diploma.
  • Minimum of 55 to 60% or above for an approved UK Foundation programme
  • Diploma from an accredited polytechnic or college (2 - 3 years duration) at least 58%


Please be aware that some LSBU courses call for specific Standard XII/A Level/IB/etc. units/subjects. For specifics, refer to the entry requirements for each course.

 

Entry for postgraduates:

 

  • 53–55% or higher in a prominent Indian university's honours programme
  • 55% or higher for an honours degree from an accredited Indian university
  • Equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree with second class honours or higher is an honours degree from an accredited international university


Please be aware that some LSBU programmes call for specified units or subjects to be completed for the first degree. A few LSBU courses also demand pertinent professional experience. For specifics, refer to the entry requirements for each course.

 

English Proficiency Requirements:

 

 

Test

Undergraduate Requirements

Postgraduate Requirements

Duolingo English Test

110

120

TOEFL (Home edition)

80

90

IELTS (indicator)

6.0

6.5

PTE

52

60

LanguageCert Online Exam

B2 Communicator: High pass or above

B2 Communicator: High pass or above

 

 

Admission Process

Undergraduate Programmes

 

International undergraduate applicants can submit their applications directly to the institution via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) site or the institution's online application system.

 

Graduate Programmes

 

International PG applicants must only submit their applications through the university's portal. Click the link below to open the site and start the application process.

 

Step 1: Create an account, if you are a first-time user.

Step 2: Enter your ID and password to log in. Select your programme and course of study.

Step 3: Complete each section as indicated below.

 

Students will get an email after submitting their application to indicate that it was successfully received and is being reviewed by the international admissions team.

 

For application, documents are required.

 

International students must submit academic transcripts in English. If not, a professional individual or organisation should translate these documents. At the time of application, test results reports and English language competence scores are also necessary. Additional course-specific paperwork that is needed is:

 

  • Recommendation letters (LORs)
  • Resume
  • Purpose Statement (SOP)
  • UC essay
  • Samples from a portfolio, a written sample, etc.
  • A statement or proposal of research
  • Photo in passport size
  • Financial records

 

Accommodation

On-Campus Accommodation

 

  • Four resident halls at London South Bank University provide students with a secure and welcoming atmosphere
  • Even the most remote hall is within a ten-minute walk from the Souhwark campus
  • Each bedroom has its own hand basin, and flats share communal kitchen/dining spaces and shower/bathing facilities
  • Cleaning supplies, such as a vacuum cleaner, are given

 

On-campus housing can be found here.

 

Off-Campus Accommodation

 

  • The typical monthly rent is between GBP 500 and GBP 700
  • Studio flats, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments, and shared apartments are also available
  • All basic services like electricity, central heating, and unrestricted internet access are included in the fee for the student homes
  • A laundry facility is also accessible on-site

 

Off-campus housing link

Placements

Some businesses that have recently engaged former students from London South Bank University include Universal Studios, Mobix International, Channel 4, the BFI, BBC, Endemol, Buena Vista, and Tiger Aspect. Graduates can access a customised CV, interview training, internships, cover letters, and online resources for a job or career advancement through the LSBU Career Hub. The most popular degree programmes at London South Bank University's average salary are given below:

 

Programs

Average Salaries in GBP

Masters in Finance

80,000

Masters of Arts

45,000

Masters in Science

50,000

Masters (Others)

40,000

Masters in Management

39,000

 

Leap Scholar Verdict

Advantages

London South Bank University ranks 87th in the ‘University League Table’ by The Complete University Guide.

It offers on-campus accommodation.

More than 18,000 students, including 2,000 international students, make up the entire student strength.

The course fees are quite affordable.

It has a graduate employability rate of 82%.

Get all your Questions Answered

Where is London South Bank University located?

London South Bank University is located in London, UK

How much does it cost to study in London South Bank University?

The average first year cost to study in London South Bank University is INR 1808616

What is the acceptance rate for London South Bank University?

London South Bank University has an acceptance rate of 12.5%

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