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Buckingham & France

Our French 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 traditional British educational structure has always been highly valued.

Our French students study a very wide range of academic disciplines across our many schools at Buckingham, including Business Management, Media and Communication, Law and Politics.

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

Entry 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). Check our English language requirements.

Foundation
Foundation programmes provides 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
In order to study at undergraduate level (Bachelor’s degree), you will normally need to have attained one of the following:

  • Baccalauréat Général or with European mention, Baccalauréat avec Option Internationale (OIB), Baccalauréat Technologique (in a related subject area). Minimum overall grade of 12.
  • IB between 31 and 34 (depending on the degree subject).
  • A-level: BBB.

If you have achieved slightly less than this, you may be eligible to join our International Foundation Programme.

See also: Undergraduate language requirements

NB: The grades quoted above give an indication of a typical offer; at the Admissions Tutor’s discretion, alternative qualifications or grading 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 Licence/Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised higher education institution, equivalent to a British Bachelor’s (Honours) degree, with an overall average grade of 12
  • Master one with an overall average grade of 11
  • Diplôme from an École Supérieure de Commerce / Gestion / Politique

See also: Postgraduate language requirements

NB: The grades quoted above give an indication of a typical offer; at the Admissions Tutor’s discretion, alternative qualifications or grading 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 French students

Mikael Laporte (Communication, Media and Journalism)

Buckingham is a very nice place to live in and study at.  I chose to study in England specifically because I wanted to improve my language skills.  I haven’t yet decided where I want to work after my studies, but the University of Buckingham has provided me with plenty of options and skills to take wherever I choose to pursue my professional career.

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: