University profile

University of Buckingham

2018/19 edition

About University of Buckingham

Close to London and Oxford, The University of Buckingham offers postgraduate courses in Medicine, Psychology, Law, Business, Computing, Education and Humanities. The University was established via a Royal Charter and places students at the heart of the learning experience. With Oxbridge-style tutorials, we keep class sizes small to ensure every student can thrive here. Buckingham is ranked 1st in England for Student Satisfaction (The Complete University Guide) and 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK (The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017).

The University of Buckingham is home not only to some of the most well-known research-active academics in their fields, but also to numerous keen research students reading for postgraduate degrees in their specialist areas.

From molecular and genetic research into diabetes, to the psychological importance of music and the effects of government proposals on state and independent education, research underpins the lives of many of our academics here at the University. We have specialist research groups set up in different fields, as well as independent research published by solo academics following their own interests.

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Postgraduate study at Buckingham

As an internationally renowned institution, the University of Buckingham offers a broad range of taught and research programmes.

  • accounting and finance
  • archaeology
  • architectural studies
  • biography
  • business and management studies
  • computer sciences and IT
  • diplomacy
  • economics
  • entrepreneurship
  • history
  • history of art
  • humanities
  • intelligence
  • international studies and relations
  • languages
  • law and legal studies
  • linguistics
  • literature and creative writing
  • marketing and advertising studies
  • mathematics
  • media studies and publishing
  • medicine and surgery
  • philosophy
  • psychology
  • security
  • sport
  • teacher training and education

Future career prospects

Our close ties with industry and an on-site Careers and Employability Hub provide personal support, practical training and relevant advice to improve your job prospects and career development.

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Our postgraduate programmes are taught in either our main campus in Buckingham or London campus on Gower Street.

Our main campus is close to Buckingham’s town centre, which holds weekly street markets selling everything from fresh food to antiques. Buckingham has plenty of bars, restaurants, shops and pubs for students to enjoy in their spare time, while larger towns and cities including Milton Keynes, Oxford and London are within easy reach.

Our London campus is exclusive to Humanities Research Institute (HRI) students within easy access to Euston train station.


First-Class Scholarship is available to home and international students holding a first-class bachelor’s honours degree that is recognised to UK standard. Please get in touch for more information and eligibility.

Our academic departments offer subject-specific scholarships. Please visit our website to find out more.

How to apply

The quickest and easiest away to apply for postgraduate study at the University of Buckingham is through our online application portal on the course page. The online service allows you to complete your application form and attach electronic copies of your academic transcripts, certificates and other supporting information.

Our helpful admissions team is here to help you throughout the application process so please do not hesitate to get in touch with them if you need any help with completing your application or have a question about the progress of your application. You can contact them via email or call +44 (0)1280 820313.

Contact details

+44 (0) 1280 820313
Hunter Street
MK18 1EG
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