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Is Buckingham right for you?
Home of the two-year degree
You can get your undergraduate degree in two years instead of the usual three! We pioneered the accelerated degree, and have been offering two-year degrees for over 40 years. So you know you’ll get the full degree experience, just faster.
Benefits of studying a two-year degree:
- Complete your degree and start work or further study a year earlier
- Save one year of living expenses
You can start your degree in September or January – most universities only offer September entry.
Top for teaching quality
Our student-to-staff ratio and traditional Oxbridge-style interactive teaching in groups of six to eight means that teachers will get to know you as an individual. You won’t get lost in a lecture of 300 students, or be 50th in line for borrowing a book from the library.
Ranked first in the UK for our teaching quality by TEF, our high quality small group teaching is a hallmark of the University of Buckingham. You’ll have regular access to the academic experts in your field which isn’t always available at larger universities.
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go to uni at first – I knew I didn’t want to move away from home just yet and wanted to go somewhere local. Buckingham was so nice and small, and when I came to the open day it was one of those things that just felt right. It only took two weeks from applying to starting my course!
I'm from Vietnam originally and studied A-levels in the UK. When I didn't get my first choice I was looking for strong accounting degrees. Buckingham's two-year course really hooked me in as I could do everything faster, and do an MA in the same amount of time.
Looking back I have no idea why I didn’t apply to Buckingham originally! My teaching experience here has been brilliant – it’s the best I’ve ever had throughout my whole education. You really get to know the teachers on a one-to-one level, you build up a connection and they really know what works for you. I tell my friends about my time here and they don’t have that at all.
How much does it cost?
Save money on your studies
Our fee structure is different from that of most other UK universities. Therefore, you can make a saving on your living expenses, and enter graduate employment or further study a year earlier than if you studied elsewhere. UK and EU students also qualify for Student Loans for living expenses in the same way as other UK universities.
What scholarships and bursaries are available?
We would like to encourage students from all backgrounds to come to Buckingham. We offer various scholarships and bursaries, which for undergraduates include:
- Five Counties Scholarship £2,000 per year if you live locally
- High Achiever Scholarship £2,000 per year if you get AAB or equivalent results
- The Buckingham Bursary £1,100 per year depending on household income
We also offer postgraduate and school specific scholarships. Please visit the scholarships page for more information.
Can I apply to live on campus?
Where will I live?
We have seven accommodation options on our Hunter Street Campus, five different accommodation options on our Verney Park Campus and two accommodation options at Moreton Road .
How do I apply?
Applying for accommodation at Buckingham is quick and easy. Simply select your top four places you would like to stay in.
Do I need to confirm my clearing offer?
Once you have decided to join the University of Buckingham you will need to confirm your offer to study with us in September 2018. Here's how:
- If you apply direct - you will need to contact us and return your acceptance statement.
- If you apply through UCAS - you will need to log onto the track portal and confirm “Buckingham” as your clearing choice.
Already applied for Student Finance? (UK Student)
Once you have confirmed your place to study with us you will need to let Student Finance know of any updated course details, including new place of study.
Not applied for Student Finance yet? (UK Student)
If you’ve confirmed your place to study with us but have not made an application to Student Finance you will need to apply right away.
What if I am an EU student?
EU students who have lived in the UK/EU for three years before their course start date can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan. To apply as an EU student, you will need to fill out the appropriate student finance form.
How do I get a visa to study in the UK?
Once you have confirmed your place to study with us we will send you a written offer which will detail the next steps to take.Once you have completed these steps, a confirmation acceptance to study letter (CAS letter) will be sent to you.
For more information, see the Student Visa page.