Welcome to the University of Buckingham
Buckingham and the Bahamas
Our Bahamian students have always been an important part of our student community at the University of Buckingham. Our vibrant international student community is seen as a handy springboard to broaden horizons while our archetypal British educational structure has always been highly valued.
Our Bahamian students study a very wide range of academic disciplines across our many schools at Buckingham, including Global Affairs, Law and Business Management.
These pages were created to provide you with essential information about joining the University of Buckingham and about the student experience here.
Studying at Buckingham
Our undergraduate degrees provide the unique options and combinations that will enable you to select a degree programme to suit your needs and future aspirations.
Visit our Course Finder to see a complete list of the programmes available to you. If you still have questions or doubts about what you would like to study or are undecided about what degree programme is best for you please contact us, we can help.
Entry requirement guidelines
English language requirements
It is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve the minimum requirements in all 4 components (listening, reading, speaking and writing).
Foundation programmes provide a bridge between school study in your home country and undergraduate study at a UK university. Choose this course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling with a good school leaving qualification. This programme leads to undergraduate programmes in the Schools of Business, Sciences or Humanities. All the courses are taught by subject specialist staff at Buckingham, so you will be part of university life from your first day.
If you are considering enrolling as a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Buckingham you need to have achieved the following:
- BGCSEs: an average grade of B depending on programme.
- GCE A levels: an average grade of B depending on programme.
- IB score of between 29 and 34 (depending on the degree subject)
- An Associate Degree
NB: The grades quoted above give an indication of a typical offer; at the Admissions Tutor’s discretion, alternative qualifications or gradings may be considered. All applications will be considered individually and work experience and other interdisciplinary achievements are taken into consideration when deciding upon all applications. Applicants may also be invited to interview.
In order to study at postgraduate level (Master’s degree), you will generally need to have attained:
- Bachelor’s degree from a recognised higher education institution with a minimum GPA of 3.2 (the level will differ for each school of study).
- A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised higher education institution, equivalent to a British Bachelor’s (Honours) degree, with a minimum of a 2:2 (the level will differ for each school of study).
NB: These grades quoted above give an indication of a typical offer; at the Admissions Tutor’s discretion, alternative qualifications or gradings may be considered. All applications will be considered individually and work experience and other interdisciplinary achievements are taken into consideration when deciding upon all applications. Applicants may also be invited to interview.
Our Bahamian students
Anjozel Rahming (LLB)
The University of Buckingham was a great option for me as I wanted to study at an internationally recognised university that has great prospects for academic learning.
A few of my friends from the Bahamas who had attended the University of Buckingham returned home with excellent grades and better job prospects. This in turn really persuaded me to apply to study there.
Your International Officer
The International Office is always here to help applicants from overseas. Check the visits diary to see to see if there are any trips coming up. It is possible that we are visiting the Bahamas in the next few months. If you have any questions, or would like to speak to a member of staff at the University of Buckingham, please find contact details of your International Officer below: