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Avoid it. Go somewhere else, used to be access to the placements this university had for nursing where unique, now multiple universities have them so go to them instead.

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By member1136332
On 2nd March 19

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The Hub #1
New Kent Road #2
David Bomberg House #3
Dante Road #4
McLaren House #5
Portchester House #6
Chapter South Bank #7
iQ Bankside #8

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Most helpful review

Avoid it. Go somewhere else, used to be access to the placements this university had for nursing where unique, now multiple universities have them so go to them instead.

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By member1136332
On 2nd March 19

Applying to London South Bank University

Entry Requirements:

128-143 UCAS Points

Average range for London South Bank University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates:
Offers:
10,130
÷  
Applications:
16,770
=
Offer rate:
60.41%
Acceptances:
2,295
÷  
Applicants:
16,140
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Acceptance rate:
14.22%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 25th January 2018. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.

London South Bank University Reputation

London South Bank University is located in Central London, Newington. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 17,130 students are enrolled at London South Bank University:

- 15,530 of these students come from the UK
- 570 come from other EU countries
- And 1,030 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2017/18)

The graduate outcomes for London South Bank University show that six months after leaving university, 96% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving London South Bank University, is £24,000 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)

Updated: 23rd September 2019


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Hi. I have a 2.74 GPA. Do i have a chance for applying Marketing MsC at London south bank university?
By member1336286 On 26th February 19
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i want study my masters in business administration ,are they offering any placements after the course
By member1135300 On 14th December 18
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My daughter is starting a Business Management degree here in September. Is this university one of the best for business management
By member1333388 On 9th August 18
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 17th September 19

Waste of time. Tutors more interested in getting your money and then focussing on thier own time especially in Media and Design faculty. Dont risk putting your future in the hands of these uncaring, immoral and unprofessional people.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd August 19

Hi There, I'm the dude from Germany who studied for more thsen 10years at this university. Great teachers, toilets are modern and clean. Good coffee. Highly recomanded +++++ ;-) Application can de done over phone. Best you dont show up to class. This university is ++++++

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 26th July 19

Don't go there if you want to do your Architect part 2.The teachers not organised they never teach anything about design, expect tech teacher, the studio teacher they will seat there all year in the seat to have a coffee, chat and to kill your confidence nothing else. I don't know why they get paid? or charge the courses 900.250 and do nothing. I'm very disappointed

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 5th July 19

Take no admissions. Specially if u r Indian ...very bad

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 2nd May 19

This university is a scam !!!!!!!!, they show no support to thier students , if your going through depression they use that as your weakness to try and take money from you , the staffs there are rude

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 19th March 19

International student - MSc in Construction Project Management. LSBU have a centrally located campus. Their applications process (when I applied) was good and fairly quick. The enrolment process was badly managed, badly communicated and incredibly frustrating. The facilities are terrible, classrooms poorly heated and awful. Assuming you can find one, the bathrooms are badly maintained and dirty. The wayfinding and pathways to get around the campus are convoluted, impractical, frustrating and difficult. The library is dreadful. Poor DDA, poor facilities (those unclean toilets again), awful student study spaces, ill-equipped print rooms and too few catalogues. The library website is even worse, clearly designed by people who have never heard the phrase 'user experience'. The teaching staff are not particularly driven, nor is my cohort. Assessment seems arbitrary and slap dash. Strap in for a frustrating ride.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 2nd March 19

Avoid it. Go somewhere else, used to be access to the placements this university had for nursing where unique, now multiple universities have them so go to them instead.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 19th January 19

I don't know where to begin with this Uni, I studied Business for two years with them as a part time student. The only good thing about this Uni is the location. The staff are disorganised, the toilets are never clean, and there IT infrastructure and support is a joke! Although I met a couple of nice teachers along the way, this Uni is so badly organised that it really should not offer part time study. I wouldn't recommend this Uni to my worst enemy. There are other Unis that offer way better services for less money!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th November 18

As with everything, there's ups and downs. The uni is quite good for subjects like engineering, health and social care/ nursing etc. but may be lacking in some other areas. They have great emphasis on practicals, we did engineering labs almost every week, and most lecturers have worked in industry. The careers advice is good, they have a 'job shop' and business/ entrpreneurs hub' which helps student startups with office space and mentoring.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th August 18

Renovation works underway, library is good

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd August 18

Some of the facilities are good, could be more social stuff

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd July 18

I did my first degree in Engineering and few years later I returned to do a masters degree. The quality of education is great, the facilities are well maintained and lecturers are helpful. It’s true that the majority of lecturers are foreign but I must admit they are bright scientists from advanced industrial countries such as China, Japan, Iran, Russia and Malaysia. Some were from Cambridge University. Degrees are as good as you invest in them, so the tutors give students the opportunity to learn to pass and also learn to excell hence minimum expectations are always clear and it’s up to the student to exceed expectations. I graduated with First Class and got a higher merit for my masters. I excelled in the industry being equipped with everything they taught me. Couple of years later, I was granted a full scholarship for PhD in a top university after competing with 3000 students. London Southbank gives you freedom to evolve based on your capacity, time and effort.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st June 17

Centrally located in London, but other than that it's not a great university. I'm sure it's good for subjects like Nursing which it ranks highly, but on the more academic subjects you are let down by the calibre of students (no discipline or drive) and a 'do the minimum' type attitude that comes from staff and students. You are not set up to succeed.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th February 17

Don't apply here unless you like being disappointed

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 10th January 17

I was very excited to go to Uni as a mature student, I attended Digital Film and Video, BA. Now called Film Practice. I was very disappointed with this course. I found LSBU to be badly organised. In 3 years I Iearned very little at Uni. Some tutors were very unhelpful, I learned more from other students, including editing than I learned from the tutors. Many students said they had learned more at college. They arranged collaborations with other Uni's and Depts which they did not oversee, leading to very stressful situations. Boasted of connections with The London Studios but no evidence of it ever seen. Industry speakers promised but only a couple came in at the end, after class complained. They did supply some internship opportunities after graduation but overall I would not recommend LSBU.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 15th December 16

Has the feel that they tried to make it modern but still feels very outdated, Over 10+ people I know have already dropped out from their course, if you check the stats then you know not to come to this uni, not even a uni feeling more like a relaxed college.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th August 16

Loved my three years here, campus is really central you couldn't be more in the middle of everything. The halls are amazingly priced for London rental and the transport links are amazing buses to all over, every few minutes and there are Northern and Bakerloo line stations all over the area. The SU are great and there's always events going on in the SU bar, and there's a good number of coffee /food stops all over campus. The only negatives from my experience were (1) the organisation of course works, deadlines and feedback - but theses are a subject or lecturer based issues. And (2) the societies; there's a great number of sports available and there's the gs like LGBT, subject and political/religious groups but we didn't seem to have any 'fun/silly' societies like Real Ale, Harry Potter or Gaming; so the societies available might not appeal to everyone but you are in London so chances are there's something outside of the Uni for you.

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