The University of Buckingham is the only degree-awarding independent university in the United Kingdom. The university has the highest ranking in the UK for student satisfaction. Its highest-rated departments are English, Business, and Law (see below).
The main campuses are in Buckingham. The upper campus covers Law and Science. The river-side campus covers Humanities, Business, Social Sciences, Biomedical science, and Education. Teaching also takes place in London, in Grosvenor Place, at the home of one of the partner institutions: the European School of Economics.
Some reasosn to choose Buckingham University are:
They are the top UK university for student satisfaction for the fourth year in a row.
One gains a traditional 3-year degree in just 2 years
Buckingham's honours degrees only take two years to complete so you can take a year out and still graduate with your peers. Students gain their degrees in just two years because they work intensively and efficiently with very short vacations. There's no cutting of corners and no 'distance learning'. You can start your degree in September, January or July.
There is guaranteed student accommodation in the first year
All students at Buckingham are guaranteed a room in student accommodation during their first year of study, provided that they complete and return their accommodation contract in advance. The attractive, quiet, safe campus provides the perfect place to study.
A student will leave Buckingham with much more than just a honours degree. The life skills one learns here will stand in good stead for life in the workplace. They have a high graduate employment rate with many of their graduates going on to work in high profile positions at top companies or studying for higher degrees at world-renowned universities.
Buckingham's student to staff ratio puts them among the top UK universities. They have one member of staff for every 7.8 students, whereas the UK university average is one member of staff to every 17.6 students. This ensures you get more personal attention and make faster progress - high teaching quality and a genuinely friendly atmosphere go hand in hand.
Buckingham is truly a global community with students of all cultures and ages.
They spend more per student on information technology (IT) than most universities in the UK; only four others spend more.
Their personal and attentive service at Buckingham is perfect for students who need a little extra help. A high and continuous level of care and support is maintained from both an academic and a pastoral point of view.
Their academic staff are not just figureheads as in some institutions. They all teach their subject through lectures and tutorials and they are available to speak individually to students on a regular basis.
Buckingham remains unique because, unlike other UK universities, they do not receive direct subsidy from the Government and so they can focus on the student rather than worrying about regulatory interference.