The University of Buckingham is unique. Founded in 1976 by Oxford academics, it is the only independent, not-for-profit university in the UK to have a Royal Charter, and this year it has been awarded 1st in the UK for Teaching Quality, Student Experience and Student-Staff Ratio by The Times and Sunday Times ‘Good University Guide 2017’.
Buckingham is a small university with around 2,000 students and a staff:student ratio of just 1:10.5, meaning that it operates on a personal scale. Tutorial classes are never more than eight people, offering a very supportive learning environment where no-one gets lost in the crowd. Our small size also gives our students the opportunity to really get to know their peers, and at Buckingham friendships are easily made. These are undoubtedly some of the reasons we are consistently top for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.
The University specializes in two-year undergraduate degrees, allowing students to complete their studies one year earlier than elsewhere. There are three entry points per year for undergraduate degrees: September, January and July, offering ultimate flexibility to students.
The University of Buckingham is located amidst beautiful countryside in the town of Buckingham and is ranked the safest campus in the UK. The town has many shops, pubs and restaurants to offer, and the cities of Oxford, Cambridge, Milton Keynes and London are all located within one hour of travel.
On campus we have students from over 90 different nationalities, making the experience at Buckingham truly unique – students can make friends and study alongside people from all over the world.Read more
One of the only independent universities in the UK
Staff: student ratio of 1: 9.8
Small class sizes with only 8 in a tutorial and an average of 80 to 120 in a lecture
Safest campus in the UK
Consistently leading the National Student Survey for student satisfaction
Accommodation guaranteed for first-year students
Free additional language courses in English (EFL), Spanish and French
90 nationalities represented