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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.
Engage in discussions about digital currencies, global trade issues and surging financial asset markets as you start your journey to becoming part of the next generation of economists.
Discover international studies
Expand your understanding of intercultural, social and political issues, engage with the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world and prepare for success in global organisations and government agencies.
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.
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
The best part about my Economics degree at Buckingham were the tutorials. Every week I got to sit down and discuss the course in detail and economics issues in general. Few universities offer that kind of experience.
I loved my studies at Buckingham. I was always interested in international relations, but I never thought that studying it here would be such a rewarding experience. The teaching staff were excellent.
The two-year degree gives you an edge against the competition, as the extra year saved allows you to build up work experience.
I would highly recommend the Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy MA programme at BUCSIS for three main reasons: content and assignments, support and guidance from teaching staff, and fellow students on the programme. There was always a great variety of topics to discuss and examine and always something new and interesting to discover.
The department staff were excellent at explaining difficult concepts and always made time outside of lectures to give extra help. The degree was enjoyable throughout and staff knew what they were taking about.
Studying Economics at Buckingham has provided me with the opportunity to expand and develop my knowledge in a personal and friendly environment. Small lectures and tutorial classes gave me the confidence to openly discuss my views in a diverse and welcoming setting.
Studying across disciplines has provided me with a strong knowledge of each subject as well as an understanding of the interface between them. As a student that transferred from a larger university, I really appreciate the level of individual support that Buckingham provides.
The campus is set in one of the most idyllic locations I have ever seen, which makes it perfect for studying and exploring. The professors here know you by name and are always happy to arrange some one-to-one time to go over any concepts you.
The lectures and tutorials are extremely insightful and have hugely built my knowledge of economics. The lecturers and students in the department are all very passionate about the subject, sparking great debates in tutorials.