The University of Buckingham


The University of Buckingham (UB) is the only independent university in the United Kingdom with a royal charter. The university has around 2,000 students from more than 90 countries worldwide. It offers its students a small rural campus located in one of the most attractive stretches of the Great Ouse river, which makes UB a truly magnificent place to live and study.


The mission of the university is to provide a holistic support to its students, both academic and personal, delivered through small-group teaching and supportive academic staff.


The University of Buckingham provides traditional three-year degrees within two-year study programmes. It offers degrees in Business, Computing, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology (language minors are available in some subjects). Each school offers Oxford and Cambridge (Oxbridge) combined teaching style, covering research, coursework and exam assessment. As a part of university activities, students can go for part-time work in the university or in the local town.

The University specialises 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 quality of the two-year degree structure is reflected in the employability of our students – Buckingham has the best employment records with 98.1% of graduates being employed or in further study within six months of leaving us, beating Oxford and Cambridge.

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