London South Bank University is one of London's largest and oldest universities

Since 1892, we've been providing vocationally-relevant, accredited and professionally recognised education.

We're a cosmopolitan university with over 18,000 students drawn from over 130 countries. We've been awarded Silver for teaching excellence under the Government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018) and Times Higher Education's Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2016.

Mission and vision

Our mission is to be recognised as an enterprising civic university that addresses real-world challenges.

By 2020, we want to be London’s top modern university and our Corporate Strategy 2015–2020 (PDF File 749 KB) sets out how we’ll achieve this vision:

Student success

We want to be recognised for providing a personalised and practical education that will set graduates up for a successful career and prepare them to hit the ground running.

Real world impact

Our teaching is accredited, applied and professional, while our research creates new knowledge with practical applications, helping to find solutions to global issues.

Access to opportunity

We've built strong links with local and international partners, creating new global opportunities while engaging with our communities and widening participation.

Strategic enablers

We make sure we have the right facilities, systems and people to deliver our strategy.

Our values are EPIIC

Our staff and students embody and embrace our values of:

We follow a range of initiatives to achieve and maintain these values:

Equality and diversity: Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy (PDF File 251 KB) sets out our aims to ensure that everyone who studies and works here does so free of discrimination.

Customer service: We work in partnership with the Institute of Customer Service to improve our services to customers.

Health and wellbeing: We’ve been acknowledged for our work to make LSBU a safe place for all and developing a culture of wellbeing.

Armed forces: We’ve been recognised for supporting the needs of the military community.

Teaching excellence

Our teaching excellence has been recognised by the Government

We've been awarded a silver rating for teaching excellence under the Government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

We're really proud to have been recognised for our focus on personalised learning, with an emphasis on how we support graduates into employment.

In particular, the TEF panel highlighted our:

  • excellent student outcomes
  • excellent teaching and personalised learning
  • courses that are designed to give students skills and knowledge valued by employers

Vice-Chancellor Professor David Phoenix said: "This award demonstrates the significant progress LSBU has made over the last few years in improving the experience we provide for our students."

As well as our silver TEF rating, we're in The Guardian's top 100 universities, two international university league tables, and we've been named The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 University of the Year for Graduate Employment and Times Higher Education's Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2016.

Our facilities

Over the past five years, we've invested over £60m in modern teaching facilities that support and develop our students throughout their studies.

Our world-class facilities are here to support your professional and personal development. From our extensive libraries to state of the art multi-million-pound film studios, we make sure you have access to industry-standard equipment that will enrich your learning experience.

In the community

From helping young people develop their skills, to providing businesses and communities with advice and guidance, supporting our local community is at the heart of what we do.

Our family

We've established a family of like-minded education providers providing better access to both further and higher education

For 125 years we've provided professional and technical education for the people and businesses of south London. However, education today is more complex than ever before and this mission can no longer be best achieved by one organisation alone.

So we've established a new family of like-minded specialist education providers, offering learners the opportunity to transfer between technical, vocational and academic pathways and creating clear progression routes into and through the middle tier of highly skilled technical and professional roles.

The LSBU family consists of South Bank University Academy of Engineering, South Bank University Engineering UTC, LSBU and South Bank University Enterprises Ltd.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:


London South Bank University

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The engineers that made the world

From the rebuilding of inner cities to remarkable constructions like the Channel tunnel, the world is full of building and infrastructure projects that couldn’t happen without civil engineers. This course has been developed with input from our Industrial Advisory Panel to give a practical design-orientated course which will equip you with the skills and qualifications you need to join the construction industry.

If you intend to do a part-time degree at LSBU, we advise taking the HNC route, as it is closely integrated into our degree programmes. Year 2 of the HNC is also designed for graduates from other fields, now working in civil engineering.

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Develop competence and integrity

The RIBA Professional Practice Part 3 course is the final part of an architectural student’s professional training and the culmination of a minimum of seven years’ academic study and professional experience.

The course builds on the professional experience and knowledge students have gained over this period, and is intended to assist them to acquire the appropriate skills, awareness and abilities to demonstrate professional competence and integrity.

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Build your future

Have you just finished your A-levels? Or are you an electrician, plumber, HVAC technician or in facilities management? If you look after Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) systems and want to develop your skills, this HND course is for you.

Alongside M&E systems, we’ll cover energy conservation and environmental impact. In line with modern engineering practice, you’ll also develop your management and communication skills, helping you to realize your full career potential.

Why study HND Building Services Engineering at LSBU? Heritage: we have been running courses for the Building Services Engineering industry since 1947. Professional accreditation: part accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute. Future proof: Major projects in London and the raised focus on the environment and sustainability are resulting in an increased demand for those graduating from this course. Study modes to suit you: study full-time or part-time one day a week. Our specialist staff are experts, with a great deal to share. We have one of the best laboratory–workshop complexes in London. 1st for graduate prospects amongst London competitors in Building (Sunday Times 2019). Ranked 2nd amongst London competitors for overall satisfaction in Building courses (National Student Survey 2018). Accreditations Key course information - ordered by mode Mode Duration Start Date Location Full-time 2 years September Southwark Campus Part-time 3 years September Southwark Campus Modules ... [-]
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BTEC Higher National Diploma in electrical engineering, enabling you to become rapidly established in your chosen field. ... [+]

Engineered success

BTEC HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering offer a broad base of core modules with the opportunity to select some modules in your second year. This will enable you to become rapidly established in your chosen field. You'll gain a lot of experience in using industry standard equipment and simulation packages.

The course starts with learning to design, construct and test many standard digital and analog circuits. Coverage then progresses to the design of multistage and programmable circuits for use in larger system applications, where computer and microprocessor interfacing becomes more important.

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Postgraduate Diploma

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