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Get ahead, fast-track your studies with our unique two-year degrees.

How does a two-year degree work?

Our two-year degrees are offered across most subject areas and are available on either a September or January intake.

We created our accelerated two-year degrees by adding an extra term each summer, so you receive the same, high standard teaching and qualification, just in less time.

Our teaching year is broken down into four bite-size terms, giving you plenty of time to get to grips with each module. This means you can graduate faster with a full honours degree than if studying a traditional three-year degree without your workload getting any bigger. Most assessments still take place during the academic term rather than the holidays, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to relax, including over the Christmas holiday!

You could even choose to continue onto a master’s programme with us, finishing both an undergraduate and a master’s degree in only three years.

Choosing a two-year degree has been one of the smartest decisions I have made. It has brought out my confidence, challenged me to achieve to the best of my ability, and really developed my critical thinking. I’ve also saved a big chunk of money.

Samantha Carmichael

Communication, Media and Journalism student

Benefits of a two-year degree

Fast-track your studies

Graduate with an accelerated Bachelor’s degree in two years, or continue and complete a Master’s in three years.

Save time and cost

Get into the job market and start earning one year earlier. Saving on tuition and living costs.

Catch up & thrive

Whether you’ve taken a gap year or want a fresh start, a two-year degree and optional January start will keep you on track with your peers.

Will a two-year degree save me money?

Yes! Although our annual fee is higher than other universities, you will save a whole year of tuition fees and living costs, and start earning earlier.

Two-year degrees at Buckingham are a great cost effective option. When living costs are included, our students pay about 20% less than they would on a three-year course at a university charging £9,250 per annum for tuition.

What loans are available?

Undergraduate UK students are eligible for the same support from Student Finance England as those at other universities, including:

1) An annual repayable Tuition Fee Loan of £6,165 paid direct to the University. If you are eligible for this loan, it will be paid termly.

2) An annual repayable Maintenance Loan to help with your living costs of up to £8,700 (up to £9,916 for students entitled to benefits), paid in instalments directly to you after registration.

Find out which grants and loans you could be entitled to.

I chose the two-year degree as I liked the fact that I would get into work a year before my friends. Although accelerated, I’ve found the workload completely manageable and enjoyable. Unlike some friends who have complained about having extensive and counterproductive free time and holiday elsewhere, I prefer the structure of the two-year degree which gives you more than enough holiday, without the stress of exams looming for when you return.

Georgina Crump

Business and Management student

Why choose Buckingham

A personal experience

Small group teaching is a hallmark of our University. We pride ourselves on being a small and friendly environment to study, live and work.
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Flexible start dates

Start your fast-track Bachelor's degree in either September or January. Apply through UCAS, or directly on our course pages at any time.
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