Welcome to the University of Buckingham!
Buckingham & USA
Our American students have always been an important part of our student community at the University of Buckingham. Our educational structure has always been highly valued because of its high standards and advantages that it provides to them. Our 2-year undergraduate degree, for example, fast tracks our American students into the professional world in half the time that it would normally take their peers to step into it in their home country.
Our first American student joined us in 1977 and we have since had over 500 students from across America studying a very wide range of academic disciplines including Law, Business, Psychology and Journalism.
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.
Foundation pathways provide a bridge between school study in your home country and undergraduate study at a UK university. These pathways lead 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. Applicants from the US must have obtained a High School Graduation Diploma (HSGD) and at least two Advanced Placement tests (AP) with scores of 3 or above.
If you are considering enrolling as a full time undergraduate student at the University of Buckingham you need to have a HSGD with a GPA 3.0 plus one of:
- A score of 1100+ on the SAT (out of 1600)
- Advanced Placement tests (APT) three subjects with a score of 4 or 5
- ACTs with a minimum of 26 plus three SATS with minimum scores of 600 in each
- One year US university with a GPA 3.0
Combinations of any of the above are also acceptable. 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 offered telephone or Skype interviews.
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 3.0 (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: 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.
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 American students
Kevin Campoy (Communication, Media and Journalism)
After being educated from an early age in the USA I wanted to experience something new and studying in England seemed the perfect option. Buckingham’s 2 year degree program means that I can complete an honours degree but not spend too much time away from home
Your International Officer
The International Office is always here to help applicants from overseas. So do not hesitate to call or email your country’s international officer. Also, check the visits diary to see to see if there are any trips coming up. It is possible that we are visiting your country 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 the International Officer for your region below: