Canada

Welcome to the University of Buckingham / Bienvenue à l’Université de Buckingham!

Buckingham and Canada

We have always had a close relationship with our Canadian students, and we especially value the historical links between Britain and Canada.   These make the transition from the Canadian educational system to the British one easier for our students. Our Canadian students come from provinces across Canada and their programmes of study are spread among our many schools.

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 requirements

Foundation
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.

Undergraduate

If you are considering enrolling as a full-time student on the LLB course at the University of Buckingham as a graduate of a Canadian University, in order to be able to cope with the intense nature of the course of study, we would expect you to have obtained at least an overall CGPA of B- (or your University’s grade equivalent). No other requirements have to be met. The Law Admissions tutor retains a discretion to admit graduates who have not fully met that requirement.

If you are applying direct from High School, the minimum entry requirements are as follows:

Alberta

  • General High School Diploma
  • 65% in 5 grade 12 courses

British Columbia

  • Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma
  • Minimum five B Grades

Manitoba

  • High School Graduation Diploma
  • Five Credits at 300 in four subjects with a minimum 65%

Ontario

  • OSSD Diploma with an 80% average in six grade 12 U/M courses

Saskatchewan

  • Completion of Grade 12 Standing/Division IV Standing (Secondary School Diploma)
  • Average 65% in five relevant subject areas

Other

  • GCE A-levels: Grade B or better in 3 main subjects depending on programme
  • IB score of between 29 and 34 (depending on the degree subject)

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.

Postgraduate
In order to study at postgraduate level (Master’s degree), you will generally need to have attained:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised higher education institution with a minimum GPA of 3.2 (or the level of which 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 (or the level of which will differ for each school of study).

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.

Agents

We work closely with counsellors and overseas representatives who can advise you on how to apply for your degree as well as in completing your visa application.

You are not obliged to make an application through an agent but we strongly recommend that you consult with them if you require a visa counselling service. The International Office may be able to assist you with your application and let you know what documentation you need to prepare but are unable to offer advice on visas.

Our Canadian students

Stephanie Korour (LLB)

The staff are down to earth, very friendly and welcoming which makes the transition to this university more pleasant.  Small tutorial class sizes are an advantage also, given the quaint location of the university it is an ideal environment to study.

Our Canadian Alumni

Liam Connelly (LLM International and Commercial Law, 1998)

My time at Buckingham was very enjoyable. I had the river Ouse as my back yard. Having been living and working as an articling law student in the concrete and big towers of downtown Calgary Alberta, I found it a welcome relief.

When I arrived in Buckingham I found the professors and staff wonderful to work with. They were pleased I had been doing some of my dissertation research already. The small classes allowed for good social interaction, which I would later learn as a professor is at the heart of true academic exchange and learning.

That wonderful experience has moulded my view of university teaching such that I, in my teaching career, have worked in the same way with my students.

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.  Your International Officer is:

To see information on fees and scholarships, follow the links.