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Dedicated to helping you build the knowledge you need to take the first step in a career you are passionate about.

In such a diverse and uncertain world, you need courses that keep up with the ever-changing economic, social and political phenomena.
At Buckingham, we have risen to this challenge.

Offering programmes at foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level, our degree courses cover distinct and varied areas - from development economics and microeconomic policy to political theory, philosophy and cybersecurity, we’ve got you covered.

Whatever you choose to study, all our students will engross themselves in a wide range of countries, institutions and policy issues, helping you develop an appreciation of the differing perspectives offered by the social sciences.

This international flavour, that runs throughout all our humanities offerings, is supported by specialised research and teaching centres, including the Buckingham Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies; Centre for United Nations Studies; Institute of International Monetary Research; The Vinson Centre; and the Institute of Sports Humanities.

Pursue your passion

Seamlessly progress through our economics and international studies degrees from undergraduate right up to master’s and PhD.

Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS)

A centre of excellence in developing knowledge in the arena of global security, BUCSIS offers students innovative programmes to help build a future in one of the most critical, stimulating and growing areas of policy and employment.

The Centre for United Nations Studies

Run by leading experts in the field, the Centre for UN Studies undertakes vital research into the United Nations in order not only to educate students, but to improve the effectiveness of the UN and global diplomacy more broadly.

Institute of International Monetary Research (IIMR)

The IIMR is an educational charity that aims to highlight and explore the relationship between quantity of money and national income and expenditure. The Institute is heavily involved in teaching our MSc Money Banking and Central Banking.

Scholarships for Economics

A generous endowment from the Nobel Prize-winning economist, Professor Ronald Coase, has enabled us to offer 14 scholarships to study a range of Economics degrees with us in September 2021. Apply now.

Meet our Staff

All our courses are taught by experts in their fields. Find out more about our dedicated and highly-skilled team here.

Postgraduate Study

We offer supervision across a range of areas in economics, politics and international relations, with particular strengths in the banking system and central banking, macro-financial linkages, energy economics, political theory, the United Nations, the EU, and Cuban Studies.

Sixth form outreach

We work hard with local schools, providing guest speakers and workshops for groups of year 11s upwards. If you would like one of our faculty members to visit or provide a virtual talk on an area of economics, politics or international studies, please contact