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Studying at London South Bank University is one of the best decisions I have made. The people, the location - everything here is great. A friend and program alum recommended This program to me, and I would definitely recommend it to my friends!

Matt Cassara
Marist College

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Academics: Semester & Academic Year

The semester and academic year curriculum offers courses and internships. Courses are taught at London South Bank University (LSBU). Internships are organized at various companies, NGOs and humanitarian organizations. Students can enroll in a maximum of 16 credits per semester. Most courses and internships are the equivalent of 4 semester credits in the USA.

Courses & Syllabi

Download the Course Offerings file to select your courses. Course descriptions are included in this file.

Note the following:
  • Students must enroll in one of the following courses.
    • London: City of Change is intended for most students (except Fashion and Merchandising majors).
    • Made in London is intended for Fashion and Merchandising students.
    • Produced in London is intended for performing arts (music, drama, theater, etc.) students.
  • TABS at the bottom of the Course Offerings file allow you to switch between the six LSBU schools and departments.
  • Course titles are listed under the UNIT column of the Course Offerings file.
  • Course descriptions are listed under the DESCRIPTION column. You may have to move the lower border of the description cell to view the entire description.
  • The SEMESTER column indicates when courses are offered: 1 means Fall semester; 2 means Spring semester; B means both semesters.
  • Disregard the LEVEL and CREDIT columns as they do not apply to study abroad students.
Syllabi are organized by department within each LSBU school: Arts & Creative Industries (ACI), Applied Science & Psychology (ASP), Built Environment & Architecture (BEA), Business (BUS), Engineering (ENG), School of Health & Social Care (HSC), and Law & Social Sciences (LSS). Click on the department to view courses and syllabi. Syllabi for the most commonly requested courses are linked to course titles. Contact KEI to request syllabi for additional courses.

ACI: Arts & Media
ACI: Culture Writing & Performance
ASP: Applied Science
ASP: Forensics
ASP: Sport Science
ASP: Food & Nutrition
ASP: Psychology
FAS: Fashion Merchandising & Retail
HSC: Chinese Medicine & Health Care
BEA: Built Environment
BUS: Business Studies
BUS: Finance
BUS: Marketing
BUS: Information Systems
EEC: Engineering
EEC: Computer Systems & Informatics
EEA: Electrical & Electronic Engineering
EEA: Mechanical Engineering
EEA: Chemical Engineering
EAC: Petroleum Engineering
EEA: Civil Engineering & Building
EEA: Product Design
LSS: Housing & Planning
LSS: Criminal Justince
LSS: Law
LSS: Social & Policy Studies
LSS: Tourism & Hospitality
LSS: Urban Environment

Internship (FAM_5_LDP)

Internships allow students to learn from practical experience not attainable in a classroom setting. Internships require a commitment of 120 to 200 hours (3 credits). Placement is based on professional interests and availability. Previous placements include Lloyd's TSB, Accenture Plc, Air France, Working Titles Films and BMW. Actual placement may be with a different organization. Positions are available in the following professional fields.

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Law
  • Media
  • Journalism
  • Public Health
  • Education
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • International Relations
  • Social Work
  • Applied Science
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality
  • Environment
  • Sports (science, management)

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Credit & transcripts Credit and transcripts for courses and internships is issued by London South Bank University (accredited in England) and SUNY Old Westbury (accredited in USA).

Academic terminology The curriculum at LSBU is based on the British system. As such, some of the academic terminology is different from that used in the USA. Below are some examples.

SubjectUnits belonging to an academic concentration. (Ex. business)
CourseDegree program. (Ex. BA in business)
FacultyDepartment, school or college. (Ex. faculty of business)

University London South Bank University (LSBU), established in 1892, is the oldest, largest and most diverse university in London. The University is regarded for its academic standards, practical curriculum, research, expert faculty and community outreach. The campus is situated in central London, a short walk from many of London's major landmarks.

Virtual tours The Learning Centre contains a wide array of facilities for staff and students, from free computer access to specialist engineering facilities.
Perry Library provides LSBU students with access to a wide range of books, journal articles and other specialist materials they will need to complete their studies.
The Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation is LSBU's hub of entrepreneurial activity and home to a variety of start-ups and local businesses.
View more virtual tours on the London South Bank University page.