University profile

Buckinghamshire New University

2022/23 edition

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About Buckinghamshire New University

Whether you wish to progress and develop within your current field of work or take your career in a whole new direction, Buckinghamshire New University can help you achieve your ambitions.

With a rich 130-year history, Buckinghamshire New University offers high quality, employment-focused degree programmes, designed to develop your knowledge and skills, boost your CV and enhance your career prospects.

BNU is proud to make a difference because of the education it delivers, its research, and the positive impact it makes to the environment and the local communities.

Each course is developed with strong industry input; offering you experience-enhancing opportunities on top of first-class teaching. By involving staff from our industry partners, we can also make sure you develop the wide range of skills that you need to succeed in the workplace.

We are also proud to be ranked in the UK’s top 10 for our postgraduate students being in, or about to start, employment or further study, demonstrating the excellent quality and value of our postgraduate courses. (HESA 2021)

Our courses

If you are looking to take the next step in your career, either because you want to build your skills and progress in your chosen field, or switch to a new profession altogether, postgraduate or professional study can help you achieve your goals.

We have a range of programmes for you to choose from in the following subject areas:

Our diverse range of skills-based and employment-focused programmes provides the perfect blend of professional, practical and academic teaching.

Lecturers are experts in their chosen field, with plenty of real-world experience to draw on to help you succeed.

Our links with industry, associations and governing bodies will enhance the way in which you gain knowledge and engage in activities at the University. Industry connections, accreditations, placements, promotion of entrepreneurship and visiting guest speakers will help you to stand out in the jobs market.

You can fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments, with some courses offered online or on both a full and part-time basis.

For more information on the schools and courses offered at BNU, visit our website.

Facilities and support arrangements

BNU has invested £100 million in facilities to help students have industry-standard equipment and the software required.

Our High Wycombe Campus has leading-edge facilities, including psychology labs, aviation simulation facilities, and our Human Performance, Exercise and Wellbeing Centre.

The University’s Gateway Gym at the High Wycombe Campus is a state-of-the-art facility with equipment to suit every exercisers' needs. Whether you're completely new to exercise or an experienced athlete, the facilities and dedicated team will always make you feel welcome, and you will also benefit from a discounted student rate.

Our Uxbridge Campus is home to our nursing and healthcare practice courses. On this campus, you will have access to specialist clinical skills room and simulation manikins, allowing you to practice a broad spectrum of technical skills in a supportive environment.

You can also benefit from a range of nursing simulation facilities at our Aylesbury Campus, set up to mirror real wards and with realistic manikins programmed to act like humans. There is also an innovative digital hub and Cyber Resilience Centre.

Our base at Pinewood Studios helps give you the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge you need for your future, all whilst studying right in the heart of the famous creative hub.

For general study, the libraries are often open 24 hours a day. You’ll also benefit from Blackboard, a virtual learning environment that allows you to customise your approach to studying.

We also have lots of support services available to you, so no matter what your question or problem, we can point you in the direction of someone who can help.

For general advice the Student Centre, at the High Wycombe and Uxbridge Campuses, is the one-stop-shop to access information, advice and guidance. The Students’ Union Advice Centre also provides independent and confidential guidance on a range of topics, including course-related concerns, financial issues, housing, relationships, health and personal information.

As well as this we can also help with your more specific needs. Our Multi-faith Chaplaincy provides a confidential listening ear to all. We also offer a Disability Service which provides specialist one-to-one support for all disabilities. You’ll also find help in the Learning and Academic Development Advice Centre, with one-to-one tutorials for students who are keen to improve their academic abilities.

Fees, funding and costs

There are several ways you can fund your studies, including sponsorship and student loans. You may be able to use ELCAS credits for some of our courses. We also have scholarships and bursaries to help support our students.

For the latest fees and funding information, visit our website.


Our campuses are ideally connected with great transport links and close to Central London. The major London airports, such as Heathrow Airport, are also nearby.

Our main campus is right in the middle of High Wycombe – a lively town offering everything you need and a short walk away from the train and bus stations. High Wycombe is just a 30-minute train journey to the central London, as well as a short ride to Oxford and Birmingham. The town itself is surrounded by relaxing countryside and interesting history.

Aylesbury is a small and friendly town, mixing modern shopping centres with a traditional high street, packed with independent shops and a weekly Foodie Friday food market in the Market Square.

Our Uxbridge Campus is located in West London, close to the Metropolitan and Piccadilly tube lines so you can be in central London in no time, but Uxbridge also gives you the best of local culture and community.

We also have a range of courses who split their time between our High Wycombe Campus and our teaching base at the renowned Pinewood Studios.

Wherever your course lands you, you’ll find welcoming, safe communities, great facilities and supportive staff.


At BNU, we have a range of accommodation options to suit your budget and your lifestyle. Our Halls of Residence is walking distance to the High Wycombe Campus, shops, supermarkets and the town centre, making it easy (and cheap) to get around.

For more information, including costs, visit our website.


To find out more about our career-focused postgraduate programmes, talk to our specialist staff, and meet current students, come along to our next Postgraduate Open Evening; full details on our website.

How to apply

For more information about postgraduate study at Bucks New University and how we can help you achieve your career goals, come along to our postgraduate open evening, call 0330 123 2023, email us or visit our website.

Contact details

0330 123 2023
High Wycombe Campus
Queen Alexandra Road
High Wycombe
HP11 2JZ
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