The University of Buckingham
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- The University of Buckingham opened in 1976 and celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2016.
- It is the only independent university in the UK with a Royal Charter.
- Two-year degrees in Business, Humanities, Law and Science, all eligible for student loans.
- Distinctive range of taught postgraduate and research degrees.
- The School of Education offers an independent PGCE with or without QTS and a Master's in Education.
- The Medical School opened in 2015 in partnership with Milton Keynes University Hospital. A 4.5 year MB ChB medicine programme is available to UK and International Students
- The university has 2,500 students from the UK and 80 other countries.
Location and Transport
- The main campus is in a beautiful and safe rural setting close to Stowe, Silverstone, Waddesdon and Bicester Village.
- London campus in Gower Street for London programmes.
- School of Education based at Whittlebury Hall, near Towcester.
- Excellent bus links to the cities of Oxford, Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Northampton.
- Fast train links to London from Milton Keynes and Bicester North railway stations.
- Close to the M1 and M40 motorways.
- Average of 320 A level points (BBB–ABB at A level).
- International qualifications accepted.
- Medical School entry grades are normally AAB or higher.
- Lower entry grades onto 3-year programmes in Business, Humanities, Law and Science that have an initial Foundation year.
- Please consult the university's website for subject-specific entry requirements.
The 2,245 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 51%
- Postgraduate 49%
Mode of study
- Full Time 94%
- Part Time 6%
- UK 61%
- EU 6%
- Other 33%
- Male 52%
- Female 48%
- The traditional Buckingham undergraduate degree is two years.
- Start dates in January, July and September.
- Degrees may be single honours, joint honours, combined honours or major/minor.
- Some subjects offer a three-year option.
- Students who do not quite meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor's degree may enrol on a Bachelor's programme that includes a year's study at foundation level.
- Students have voted the university top of the National Student Survey almost every year since 2006.
- 94% satisfaction rate with the quality of teaching, tutor support and personal development.
- Programmes in Applied Computing, Law and Psychology are accredited by the relevant professional body.
- Significant research grants have been secured for diabetes, obesity and cancer, and research in applied computing, education policy, and law.
- The university is currently negotiating and planning for entry into the Research Excellence Framework.
- Further development in medical research once the centre in Milton Keynes University Hospital is open.
- Outstanding graduate prospects.
- Leading the National Student Survey since 2006.
- Staff:student ratio of 1:11.3.
- Undergraduate degrees completed in two years.
- Dynamic and International student body.
- The university offers a high degree of personal attention to its students, both academic and personal, reflected in more contact hours and small group tutorials.
- Wireless access in all halls of residence and across the rest of the campus.
- Newly refurbished refectory and fitness suite. Students' Union and libraries.
- Dance Studio.
- Music Room.
- Prayer Room.
- Common rooms for relaxation.
- The university has a Disability Officer based in the Student Welfare Department.
- The needs of students with a disability are assessed at the admissions stage to ensure that the university is able to support their needs.
- Special arrangements are put in place to support students with examinations and other forms of assessment.
- Visit our website for information about disability services at the University of Buckingham, or telephone +44 (0)1280 820200, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students' Union Executive serves a six-month term of office with elections held in March and August.
- Affiliated to the Students' Union are a wide range of societies, including the Law Society, Amnesty International Society, Caribbean Society, Nigerian Society, Christian Union, Islamic Society, plus many more cultural societies.
- The union organizes weekly events such as quizzes, live music nights and themed parties.
- Annually they host the Graduation Ball, Rag Week and the annual Duck Race.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- The university employs students in the library, student bar and Students Union on a part time basis. These opportunities are advertised to students as and when they become available.
- Part-time work is be available in the local towns, including the large Bicester Village shopping mall.
- The university has strong links with local recruitment agencies who regularly visit campus and will assist students in finding part-time work.
- The university has a central Careers Service offering students from all schools of study a drop in service for information, advice and guidance.
- Students can book one-to-one sessions with an adviser at the main office and also in careers offices on our other campuses.
- A programme of workshops aimed at enhancing the students’ employability are arranged complementing the soft skills gained during their studies.
Recent/Prospective New Builds
The university has renovated its Chandos Road facility to include the new Medical School, and upgraded its main teaching facilities.
Currently refurbishing property on the Hunter Street site to accommodate the Humanities Research Institute.
Signature building under construction for Buckingham undergraduate and postgraduate medical students at Milton Keynes University Hospital.
- Robin Totterman, PEL here in 1984 – owner of Inspecs, a spectacle design and manufacturing business.
- Arjun Oberoi, Econs 1991 – runs Oberoi Hotel Group in India with his uncle and cousin.
- Marc Gene, Econs 1995 – F1 Test driver for Ferrari, winner of the 24 Hour Le Mans in 2009.
- Patrick Coote, Euro Bus Management 1995 – Marketing Manager, Fraser Super Yachts, Monaco.
- Alex Jovy, English and Euro Law with French 1995 – film director, Oscar nominated short film in Cannes 1998.
- Mark Lancaster (Business Studies 1992) – MP for MK NE.
- Chris de Lapuente, Econs 1983 – adventurer, Global President and CEO of Sephora (part of LVMH group).
- Sara Sutcliffe (nee Friend), Eng and Euro Law with French 1993 – British Olympic Association, Director of Legal & HR.
- Keva Bain, Law 1993 – Office of the Attorney General, Bahamas.
- Frederick Mitchell – Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bahamas.
- Leo Mills – former Secretary to the Cabinet of Bermuda.
- Bob Tavener – CEO, Twinings.
- Mark Allen – CEO, DairyCrest.
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