Mauritius

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Buckingham & Mauritius

Mauritian students have always been an important part of our student community, benefiting from an easy transition from the Mauritian educational system to the British one with which it has many common elements.

Our first Mauritian student graduated in 1979 and our alumni network on the island has since grown to include highly-valued professionals who have earned their degrees in all the different schools at the University.

We very much value this relationship, and continuously make every effort to build upon it!

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

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). As proof of English Language proficiency you would need Mauritian GCE O Level: C or better in English, or other English language 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 Undergraduate student at the University of Buckingham you need to have either of the following:

  • Cambridge Higher School Certificate / 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, 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).

As proof of English Language proficiency you would need one of the following:

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 Mauritian students

Manin Utchanah (LLB)

“The education system in Mauritius is very similar to that of the UK. Therefore the transfer from being educated there to Buckingham was very easy.  Mauritius also doesn’t have many universities so going abroad was always my plan.  The Law School at Buckingham is highly regarded and I can also complete my degree in 2 years, rather than 3.”

Our Mauritian alumni

Rajiv Gujadhur (LLB 2001)

“The University of Buckingham was a life changing experience in more ways than one. Over and above the excellent academic grounding, the university and its people more importantly made me believe in my potential, as a person and as a professional to be. I treasure those moments to this day and want to thank them for it.”

Our alumni work in a range of diverse sectors in well-known companies such as:

  • Basset Chambers
  • KING FAT Chambers
  • Attorney General’s Office
  • MC Law Offices
  • BLC Chambers
  • Beresford Trust & Corporate Services Limited
  • Mauritius Commercial Bank
  • Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation
  • Air Mauritius Ltd

and many more.

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. If you have any queries, please, do not hesitate to contact your International Officer:

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