University of Buckingham
University of Buckingham

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University of Buckingham Ranking

43

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University of Buckingham Location

London

University of Buckingham

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University Ranking

43

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London

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Key Information
Location Buckingham, England
Established 1983
Percent International Students 48.4%
Famous For Two-year degrees, Medicine, Psychology, Law, Business, Computing, Education and Humanities
International Fees £17,160-36,200
Key Information
Location Buckingham, England
Established 1983
Percent International Students 48.4%
Famous For Two-year degrees, Medicine, Psychology, Law, Business, Computing, Education and Humanities
International Fees £17,160-36,200

Overview

Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham is ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK*. Close to London and Oxford, Buckingham offer courses in Medicine, Psychology, Law, Business, Computing, Education and Humanities.

The University was established via a Royal Charter and places students at the heart of the learning experience. With Oxbridge-style tutorials, class sizes are kept small to ensure every student can thrive. Buckingham is also ranked 1st in England for Student Satisfaction by The Complete University Guide.

1 + 2 Foundation and Undergraduate Degree Pathway

The University of Buckingham offers a unique ‘1+2’ option (a foundation programme and undergraduate degree with honours in just three years).  This is made possible due to Buckingham’s innovative term structure, but does not lead to an increased workload for its students on a day-to-day basis.

The Foundation year can be taken on-campus in Buckingham, or in Central London or Oxford via the University’s partnership with the Oxford House College Group.

Pathway degrees available include:

  • LLB Law
  • BA (Hons) Communication, Media and Journalism
  • BA (Hons) (Econ) Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Business Enterprise
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management
  • BSc (Hons) Computing

Services for International Students

The University of Buckingham provides several courses and classes to help students adjust to life in England. In addition, an English Language Centre is available for further tuition in academic, business and written English. With more than half of its students hailing from overseas, Buckingham has a proven track record of meeting the requirements of its international students.

Applications to the university can be made, free of charge, online through its website for all levels of study.

Ranking

  • 43rd in the Times University Guide 2019

Buckingham’s students have long been praising the small class sizes and level of academic support offered by tutors. Other notable achievements in league tables include:

  • Graduate employment - Ranked 1st out of 159 universities (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2015)
  • Satisfied with course - Ranked 1st for English out of 105 universities (The Guardian University Guide 2015)
  • Business, Management and Marketing - Ranked 18th out of 113 universities (The Guardian University Guide 2015)
  • Accounting and Finance - Ranked 12th out of 96 universities (The Guardian University Guide 2015)
  • Courses and lectures - Ranked 17th out of 113 universities (‘WhatUni’ Student Choice Awards 2015)

Accommodation

The University of Buckingham guarantees accommodation for the first year of study. There are two main campus sites, all within easy walking distance of the main University buildings. They consist of fully furnished, modern, purpose-built halls with kitchen & bathroom facilities. Private accommodation in the town of Buckingham and surrounding villages is available, and the University’s Accommodation Office can provide assistance to students who opt to live off-campus.

Location

Buckingham is in the heart of South-East England, a market town 50 miles from London and 20 miles from Oxford. It is proximate to a number of major international airports and local transport links are strong. It has grown rapidly over the past 40 years.

Cities such as Oxford and Milton Keynes are a 30 minute drive away. Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Bicester Village Shopping Outlet and Towcester Racecourse are all within a short drive of Buckingham.

The Foundation year can be taken on-campus in Buckingham, or in Central London or Oxford via the University’s partnership with the Oxford House College Group.

*Teaching Excellence Framework: The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017.

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