University of Buckingham

The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From the outset its primary aim has been to focus on the teaching of students, at a time when government has decided that research should be a university’s primary goal (though of course Buckingham has significant and growing research strengths too).

Buckingham is a thriving and challenging academic community, dedicated to excellence. However it remains a university on a human scale: with just under a thousand students on campus it is a place where nobody is lost in the crowd and friendships are quickly made. It has one of the best student to staff ratios in the world and its professors and lecturers are as involved with students as is humanly possible. Thus it is not surprising that it heads the league tables of student satisfaction.

The value of a University of Buckingham degree is acknowledged throughout the world: look at the achievements of our alumni on pages 18-19. Although the University is independent, it voluntarily undergoes inspection by the QAA - the body which monitors standards in all UK universities.

At Buckingham it is possible for you to complete a normal three-year honours degree in two years. This is not a soft option and there are no short cuts; it should not be confused with a two-year foundation degree or a two-year honours degree where each summer you undertake distance learning or independent reading. Here you simply forego the conventional long summer vacation and are taught on campus for four terms rather than three each year. Although all students pay fees, your saving on living expenses makes a Buckingham degree remarkably cost-effective - and you will be able to start earning a year before your counterparts in other universities.

You may prefer to work at a more leisurely pace or incorporate a period of work experience in your studies. Most of the programmes offered at the University of Buckingham are flexible enough to allow this.


Education programs - University of Buckingham

Education programs Location
Accounting and Finance MSc Buckingham
Accounting and Financial Management BSc (Econ) (Hons) Buckingham
Advanced English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Buckingham
Applied Computing MSc Buckingham
BA (Hons) English Studies Buckingham
BA (Hons) English Studies for Teaching Buckingham
BA (Hons) History with English Literature Buckingham
BA (Hons) Journalism with International Studies Buckingham
BA (Hons) Politics, Economics and Law Buckingham
BSc (Hons) Business and Management with Information Systems Buckingham
BSc (Hons) Marketing with Psychology Buckingham
Business and Management BSc (Hons) Buckingham
Business Economics BSc (Hons) Buckingham
Business Enterprise BSc Buckingham
Clinical MD in General Internal Medicine MD Buckingham
Communication and Media Studies BA Buckingham
Computer Science Buckingham
Computing BS (Hons) Buckingham
Economics BSc (Econ) (Hons) Buckingham
Economics, Business and Law BSc Buckingham
Economics with History BSc Buckingham
Economics with Information Systems BSc Buckingham
Economics with Politics BSc Buckingham
English Literature BA (Hons) Buckingham
Foundation English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Buckingham
Global Affairs MA Buckingham
History with Journalism BA Buckingham
Innovative Computing MSc Buckingham
International Financial Services MSc Buckingham
International Studies BA (Hons) Buckingham
Journalism with Communication Studies BA Buckingham
Law LLB (Hons) Buckingham
Law LLM (Hons) Buckingham
LLB (Hons) Law with Business Finance Buckingham
LLB (Hons) Law with Economics Buckingham
LLB (Hons) Law with Management Studies Buckingham
LLB (Hons) Law with Politics Buckingham
LLM International and Commercial Law Buckingham
MA English Literature by Research Buckingham
MA in Biography London
MA Military History London
MA Modern War Studies London
MA Security and Intelligence Studies Buckingham
Marketing with Media Communications BSc (Hons) Buckingham
MBChB Buckingham
MPhil Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases Buckingham
MPhil Economics and International Studies Buckingham
MSc Bioinformatics Buckingham
MSc Psychology Buckingham
Psychology BS (Hons) Buckingham
Psychology with Information Systems BSc Buckingham
Service Management MSc Buckingham
The MBA Buckingham

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University of Buckingham



Hunter Street
MK18 1EG Buckingham
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Reviews by students

          (5)
Chinelo Mgbeadichie   |   5/13/2016
I loved it here, the student focused approach is beautiful. The environment is conducive for learning, the Lecturers, Senior Lectures, Professors and members of staff generally are a rare breed. To crown it, when you make it here you are a star anywhere.
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Dr Frank Lefley   |   3/6/2016
I completed the M Phil program in Accounting in 1997 and the foundation obtained at Buckingham set me on an academic career from which I have never looked back.
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ashraf   |   2/4/2015
Had the tuition fees been less and more job opportunities been available, I could have recommend it for an average level applicant like me. -Ashraf