The standard entry requirements for psychology are A-level BBB-BBC, IB:31-32 or equivalent alternative qualification
Applications to Buckingham are individually considered by the Admissions Office and other factors may be taken into account. Applicants with BTEC and similar qualifications are also welcome to apply, including if you have a mix of BTEC and A levels. Equivalent A-level grades are accepted (for example BBD equivalent to BCC). We also accept a wide range of international qualifications including International Baccalaureate.
Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in slightly lower A-level grades being required.
Foundation options are also available. Please contact the Admissions Office. You can call on +44 (0)1280 820227 or get in touch using our contact form for more information.
Applicants must also have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above (or equivalent). If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each component). Pre-sessional and foundation options are also available to support English Language competency and preparation for Higher Education study.
All of our undergraduate programmes operate a flexible entry process, and the Admissions Tutor is happy to consider entrants from all backgrounds with slightly lower qualifications if they are able to demonstrate an alternative eligibility for the course. This may be in the form of relevant work experience, keen aptitude and a passion for the subject, or unlocked potential that you feel can be discovered through your studies at Buckingham. If you are uncertain whether you will be eligible to apply for this course, please contact the Admissions Team.
You may apply either through the national UCAS university admissions system or at any time directly to the University using our own online application form. Our UCAS code is B90.
The University’s two-year degree attracts a wide range of applicants from those who have recently completed A-levels (or equivalent), to more mature students. Age is no barrier to learning and we welcome all applications from suitably qualified students
We are happy to consider all international applications and if you are an international student, you may find it useful to visit our international pages for details of entry requirements from your home country.
The University is a UKVI Student Sponsor.
If English is not your first language, please check our undergraduate English language requirements. If your English levels don’t meet our minimum requirements, you may be interested in applying for our Pre-sessional English Language Foundation Programmes.
Wherever possible, you will be invited to the University to meet the Admissions Tutor for an informal interview, and to have a tour of our campus. If you are an international applicant, it may not be possible for you to visit in person, so if the Admissions Tutor has any queries about your application you may be contacted by Microsoft Teams, email or phone.
Mature Home students (over 21) may be given an offer to study at the University based on their experience, together with any formal qualifications they hold. We also invite mature students to attend a selection “tutorial-style” interview either at the University or via Microsoft Teams or similar. The tutorial-style interview requires candidates to prepare by reading a research paper and then to discuss their findings with the Admissions Tutor. Mature International students will be offered the same opportunities as home students, together with the appropriate English Language assessment, including reading, writing, speaking and listening via Microsoft Teams or similar and email. Such students must demonstrate proficiency at the appropriate level in all four elements of the English Language assessment and must satisfy the Admissions Tutor during the tutorial-style interview of their ability to study on the course for which the offer is being made.
Our Admissions Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Call us on +44 (0)1280 820227 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Contract for prospective students
When you are offered a place at the University you will be notified of the student contract between the University and students on our courses of study. When you accept an offer of a place on the course at the University a legal contract is formed between you and the University on the basis of the student contract in your offer letter. Your offer letter and the student contract contain important information which you should read carefully before accepting an offer. Read the Student Contract