• ONCAMPUS London South Bank

    London South Bank University is one of the UK's leading modern universities, located within minutes of the centre of London

  • Central London Location

    A 15-minute walk from the River Thames, LSBU enjoys a truly central location in the capital with all of its departments based on their compact city-centre campus

  • Top 20 UK university for graduate starting salaries

    No.1 in the UK for graduate starting salaries among the modern universities

  • Worldwide accreditation and recognition

    Rated the highest possible for education quality in the latest Quality Assurance Agency assessment

  • Third in London for overall student satisfaction

    English language support and one-to-one private tutoring can be arranged for international students.

  • Outstanding student support and facilities

    including a new Student Life Centre for non-academic student support services, the Student Union and much more.

  • Brand new Enterprise Centre

    connecting with businesses to share expertise, and offer guest lectures from industry-leading professionals.

  • Internships & Graduate placements

    with market leaders such as Goldman Sachs, KPMG and Ogilvy.

  • The best preparation for a future career

    95% of LSBU graduates are employed with six months of completion of graduation


Foundation Courses for London South Bank University

At ONCAMPUS London South Bank you will prepare yourself to progress to your chosen undergraduate or Master's degree at London South Bank University.

This diagram provides a summary of the requirements for our foundation programmes at ONCAMPUS LSB:

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Undergraduate:

Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP)

This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to London South Bank University. You will study your Foundation programme at our Centre located at the heart of the London South Bank University campus.

The 4-term extended UFP is available to start in June or September.


This programme gives guaranteed progression* to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees or the International Year One in Business, Management & Accounting.

Who is this programme designed for?
This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at London South Bank University. All students who successfully complete the UFP are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at London South Bank University. The UFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK.

How long will I study for?
This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks and one reading week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?
This programme includes English and three academic subject modules. English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately if you need additional support to develop your English language.
There are four academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study. The pathways are: Business, Engineering and Life Sciences and Art and Design.

The options available for your chosen pathway at ONCAMPUS London South Bank are shown below:

Business, Economics, Finance and Management
• Economics and Finance
• Business Behaviours
• Skills for Business

Click to download the Business, Economics, Finance and Management programme guide

Engineering and Sciences
• Pure Mathematics
• Physical Sciences
• Skills for Science

Click to download the Engineering and Sciences programme guide

Art and Design (No portfolio required)
• Design Portfolio
• Art and Design
• Skills for Art and Design

Click to download the Art and Design programme guide


How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed at regular intervals throughout the programme to ensure you are making the progress required to successfully complete the programme. Full assessment of the programme will take place in the final term. Assessment methodologies are aligned to those that will be experienced in the University environment, and include project work, essays, presentations and unseen examination.

* Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria.

Programme details:

Course length: 3 terms
Minimum age: 17+
Hours per week: up to 25


Dates Standard Per term Standard Annually (3 terms) Lab based Per term Lab based Annually (3 terms) Progressing to undergraduate degree starting in
25 September 2017 – 10 June 2018 £4,300 £12,900 £4,665 £13,995 Sept 2018
08 January 2018 – 17 August 2018 £4,300 £12,900 £4,665 £13,995 Sept 2018

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit.


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International Year One (IY1)

This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance, BA (Hons) Business Management with an option to specialise in 11 subject areas and BSc (Hons) Economics with an option to specialise in 13 at London South Bank University.

You will study your Foundation programme at our Centre located at the heart of the London South Bank University campus.


Who is this programme designed for?
This programme is designed for international students who do not quite have the academic grades and/or English level to start the first year of an undergraduate degree at London South Bank University, but have a stronger profile than a UFP student.

All students who successfully complete the IY1 are guaranteed progression to Year 2 of a business-related undergraduate degree at London South Bank University. This programme is set at level 4, and is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate business degree in the UK.

How long will I study for?
Your application will be assessed and you may be offered a 3 or 4 term programme depending on your English level and academic background. The duration of the programme is one academic year (nine or twelve months). The year is divided into three or four terms of seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week, and an examination week. You will undertake up to 28 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?
This programme includes core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules vary depending on your chosen progression degree.

BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance 
BA (Hons) Business Management​ (specialise in 11 areas)

• Business Environment
• Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
• Organisations and Behaviour
• Marketing Principles
• Business Decision Making
• Financial Accounting and Reporting
• Business Skills for Proposals and Pitches
• Study and Communication Skills for Business
Plus English for Academic Purposes

BSc (Hons) Economics (specialise in 13 areas)
• Business Environment
• Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
• Organisations and Behaviour
• Marketing Principles
• Business Decision Making
• Financial Accounting and Reporting
• Introduction to Microeconomics
Plus English for Academic Purposes

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by a variety of methods during your time with us: the intention is that you have a chance to experience the full range of assessment methods that you might experience at university when you start the second year of your chosen degree. Assessments will normally include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments, oral examination, and
unseen written examinations.

* Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria

Programme details:

Course length: 3 or 4 terms
Minimum age: 17
Hours per week: up to 28


No. of terms Dates Per term Annually (3 terms) Progressing to undergraduate degree starting in
3 25 September 2017 – 11 June 2018 £4,300 £12,900 Sept 2018
4 25 September 2017 – 17 August 2018 £4,300 £17,200 Sept 2018
3 08 January 2018 – 17 August 2018 £4,300 £12,900 Sept 2018

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit.


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Postgraduate:

Master's Foundation Programme (MFP)

The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees at London South Bank University. You will study your Foundation programme at our Centre located at the heart of the London South Bank University campus.

The 4-term extended MFP is available to start in September.


Who is this programme designed for?
This programme is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study in the UK. The Master’s Foundation will allow you
to improve your English while learning the study skills and research methods that you will need during your Master’s degree studies. Depending on the length of the programme you study, you may also study academic modules relating to your chosen progression route.

How long will I study for?
Each term is divided into seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week and an assessment week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?

2 terms
If you study this programme, you will study two compulsory units of research project, personal and professional development, plus English language. You will also choose an additional academic subject unit, depending on your intended progression degree.

3 terms
If you study this programme, you will study two compulsory units of a research project, personal and professional development, plus English language. You will also choose two additional academic subject units, depending on your intended progression degree.

Academic subject units are arranged by pathway, and include:

Business, Economics, Management and Finance

  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Marketing Principles
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Business Strategy

Engineering (3 terms only)

  • Analytical methods for Engineers
  • Mechanical principles

Modules are subject to availability and you will be guided onto the best combination of academic modules for your intended degree when you arrive at ONCAMPUS London South Bank.

How will I be assessed?
Each module will have an assessment schedule, which will be completed by the end of the appropriate term, and will include formative and summative assignments and other assessment tasks.

Assessments will be designed to demonstrate learning across the individual modules of the programme and to allow you to experience a wide range of the assessment methods used in UK postgraduate programmes.Assessments will normally include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments, oral examination and unseen written examinations.

*Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria

Programme details:

Course length: 2 or 3 terms
Minimum age: 21+
Hours per week: up to 25


No. of terms Programme dates Tuition fees per programme Progressing to Master's degree starting in
2 27 March 2017 – 18 August 2017 £8,500 Sept 2017
3 25 September 2017 – 10 June 2018 £12,900 Sept 2018
3 08 January 2018 – 17 August 2018 £12,900 Sept 2018
2 08 January 2018 – 10 June 2018 £8,600 Sept 2018
2 26 March 2018 – 17 August 2018 £8,600 Sept 2018

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit.


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