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University of Buckingham

About University of Buckingham

The University of Buckingham is a private university which was established in 1973 and is amongst the oldest private universities in the country. It was given the status of a university in 1983 by Royal Charter. Also, the university is a member of the Independent Universities Group. When the university began to offer traditional degrees, it decided to expand its faculty and increase faculty members as the number of enrolments were increasing rapidly. In 2015, the university opened the School of Medicine and began offering an undergraduate degree programme in the same year. The medical school is known as the University of Buckingham Medicine School and it is associated with the Milton Keynes University Hospital and Milton Keynes NHS Trust.

The campus of the university comprises of some central buildings, namely Yeomanry House, Anthony De Rothchild Building, Humanities library, fitness centre, Student's Union Office, the Georgian house for accommodation, and the Department of Politics and Economics. Moreover, the largest lecture theatre, Ian Fairburn is also located within the campus. Another building nearby the theatre has a research wing and the teacher training faculty. This building is known as the Department of Education. It is nearby restaurants, cafes, departmental stores and many chemist shops for student's convenience. The campus has a peaceful learning environment. The residential buildings are well-maintained and include dining areas as well as Internet accessibility.

Why The University of Buckingham?

  • It is the only independent university in the UK with a Royal Charter, and probably the smallest with around 2,000 students (approx 1,300 on campus)
  • Buckingham is proud to have been leading the National Student Survey (NSS) in student satisfaction since 2006
  • The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) ranked Buckingham top for job prospects with 96.9% (July 2013)
  • University has joined the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in 2001

University of Buckingham Rankings

  • #115 University Ranking (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021

University of Buckingham Course Rankings

Business Courses

  • #79 Business & Management Studies (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #69 Accounting & Finance Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #10 Accounting & Finance Rankings - The Guardian 2020
  • #100 Business, Management & Marketing - The Guardian 2021

Computers Courses

  • #82 Computer Science - The Complete University Guide 2020

The University of Buckingham Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
MBA (1 Courses) 1 year GBP 15860
Science (6 Courses) 2 Year - 3 Year GBP 17160 - GBP 40320
Arts (2 Courses) 2 year GBP 17160 - GBP 40320
Law (1 Courses) 2 year GBP 40320
Management (5 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 14140 - GBP 40320

The University of Buckingham Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Management IELTS , PTE
Science IELTS , PTE

University of Buckingham English Proficiency

International applicants need to show proof of English Proficiency to seek admissions in the university as well as to obtain a student visa to study in the UK. The university accepts the scores of TOEFL, IELTS, CPE and PTE as proof of English proficiency. The required minimum score to be eligible to seek admissions for undergraduate and postgraduate levels at University of Buckingham is mentioned-below:

English Proficiency Test Score Undergraduate Levels Graduate Levels
IELTS 6.5 (average )
6.0 (in each component)
6.5 (average)
6.0 (in each component)
TOEFL iBT 87 87
TOEFL PBT 580 580
Cambridge Certificate of English Proficiency (CPE) 176-184 (175 in each component) Not Accepted
Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) 59-65 (with 4 minimum components scores of 59) 59-65 ( with 4 minimum scores of 59)

University of Buckingham Bursaries and Scholarships

  • High achiever scholarships: an automatic scholarship worth £2,000 per annum is available to undergraduate UK/EU students (excluding Medicine) achieving AAB or above (or equivalent) in their A Levels. The scholarship will be reviewed after the preliminary and subsequent examinations and will continue if the student's average mark is in the upper second or first class.
  • Five counties scholarships: worth £2,000 per annum, this is available to undergraduate students (excluding foundation) from the following counties: Buckinghamshire (including Milton Keynes); Bedfordshire; Northamptonshire; Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire. Students are not eligible for this award if they hold another scholarship from the university.
  • Home students in receipt of a maintenance loan of £5,000 or more per annum will receive an automatic bursary of £1,100 per annum.
  • Further funded scholarships and bursaries are awarded annually across all schools of study, and represent a partial remission from tuition fees. Awards range from £500–2,500.


University of Buckingham Highlights

Type of University Private
Year of Establishment as College 1973
Year of Establishment as University 1983
Campus Setting Urban
Total Enrollment 3,070
Total Undergraduate Enrollment 1,525
Total Graduate Enrollment 1,545
Student:Academic Staff Ratio 10:4:1
Location Buckingham, England

University of Buckingham Cost of Attendance

The various costs which are covered by students while studying at University of Buckingham are mentioned-below:

Undergraduate Tuition Fee  Cost (in USD)
September 2020 Start (8-term Business Degree) £34,800
September 2020 Start (9-term degree) £35,600
January 2021 Start £35,600

The tuition and fee for individual postgraduate degrees varies from program to program. Students can check the tuition and fee for each program by visiting the individual program page. The living expenses for international students are mentioned below:

Living Expense Cost per Year
Accomodation (including utilities) £5,000 – £7,500
Food £1,200
Clothing £400
Laundry £200
Telephone £400
Entertainment, bar, etc £1,000
UK Travel £250
Books £250


Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of Buckingham Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 27,349


£ 19,863

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 11,050

Campus accommodation

£ 6,906

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.