• Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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    270
  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.07 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.19 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.09 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    61.2 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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    17.5
  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    1,209
  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    927
  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    55.5 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    77.1 / 100.0

Bucks New University dates back to 1893. It was awarded full university status in 2007. Situated in High Wycombe, approximately half-way between London and Oxford, and the second largest town in Buckinghamshire. Bucks is home to a variety of industry-specific courses and has invested heavily in its facilities to provide students with the best education.

Entry Requirements

  • Most courses require 80–96 or 96–112 UCAS points. Entry requirements for each course can vary.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Teaching Methods

  • The university has developed a large number of courses through its industry contacts, so that students are well prepared for the world of work when they graduate.
  • The university, as an award-granting body under the Royal Charter, has taken steps to assure the quality of its programmes leading to its qualifications.
  • Courses are overseen by staff with a high level of expertise gained through their research activity, connections with industry, or professional experience.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Part-time options are available for some courses.

Student Services and Facilities

  • Extensively-equipped Learning Resource Centres at High Wycombe and Uxbridge campuses.
  • Around 650 student workstations for general use (PCs and Macs).
  • Industry-standard video and audio production suites, CAD/CAM facilities, crafts workshops, and skills laboratories.
  • Support service helps students with queries about their education at Bucks, or with financial matters; and there is a confidential counselling service.

Disability Services

  • The Disability Service is able to offer a wide range of continuing advice and support to those with dyslexia, medical conditions, mental health difficulties or other disabilities.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Students' Union

  • Bucks Students' Union is very active and plays an important aspect of life at the university. Clubs, societies, bars and bands are all part and parcel of the student experience, but the union also acts as a key representation body.
  • A diverse range of activities are offered all year, from museum trips to pot holing – all free to students and accessible to all. The union won the Best Bar None Gold Award for one of the best student venues in the UK.
  • Each year, Bucks Students’ Union aims to empower students to champion green and sustainability on campus and in 2016 achieved silver accreditation in the NUS Green Impact Report.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • With its 3 campuses based in large towns, there is a variety of part-time employment opportunities right on the doorstep. 
  • The university also offers opportunities for employment, be it in Student Union cafés, as a Student Ambassador, or through the Bucks Temp's scheme which notified students about job opportunities within the university.

Careers Guidance

  • The university’s goal is to develop students who are enterprising, employable, and who can lead. To enable that, there is support to build students’ independence as learners, their discipline expertise, their professionalism, their awareness of themselves and others, and their confidence and efficacy.
  • A dedicated team of careers and employment specialists work in partnership with academic colleagues, employers and the Students' Union to prepare students for the world of work and guide their career management.
  • The university provides opportunities for employability, enterprise and leadership development in a range of extra-curricular activities, along with work-related learning within the academic courses. The university uses the Higher Education Academy’s Framework for Employability (HEAR) to help students build and evidence their work-ready skills.

Student Mix

8,580 students in 2015–16:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 89%
  • Postgraduate 11%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 73%
  • Part Time 27%

Where students come from

  • UK 91%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 2%

Student gender

  • Male 41%
  • Female 59%

History

  • Bucks was awarded full university status in 2007 and is celebrating 125 years of learning.
  • A campus consolidation programme completed in 2009 brought the majority of the university’s provision to the High Wycombe Campus. Uxbridge campus is home to a range of nursing and health care courses, and the University Campus Aylesbury Vale offers a blend of courses geared towards careers and professional programmes.

Notable Alumni

  • Noel Fielding and Dave Brown – comedians, artists and stars of The Mighty Boosh.
  • Boo Ritson – artist.
  • Naomi Riches – Paralympic bronze medallist.
  • Mark Hamilton –  Managing Director of G4S Events.
  • Tony Ball – founder of Show and Event Security.
  • Christopher Wells – Digital Marketing Specialist, Mirage Digital.
  • Jenni Champion – Decca Records.

Further Details

Address Buckinghamshire New University
Queen Alexandra Road
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP11 2JZ
UCAS Code B94