The University of Buckingham is a privately funded independent university.
This invariably means that the extra costs hit the student, as the phrase goes, ‘you get what you pay for’, and Buckingham certainly has a lot to offer the prospective student. Students attending Buckingham complete the traditional 3 year degree in two years, with semesters structured to run throughout the summer, for those eager to get into the world of work, this is an attractive option and does not impact on the final quality and status of your education.
Students have a large work load due to the shorter course, but there is plenty of help on offer with one of the highest student to tutor ratios in the country. The uni has a highly respected Law school, and alumni can be found across multinational companies and even in some governments.
Buckingham itself is a sleepy market town, close to Milton Keynes and Oxford. There is a student bar with entertainment facilities and various bars in town, but there is little else on offer. However, with such demanding academic schedules students at Buckingham don’t seem to mind.
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- The University of Buckingham
Over 60% of students at Buckingham come from foreign lands
Buckingham's historic Street Market has been in the town for over 600 years and dates from the Charters granted by Queen Mary in 1554
In the 7th century, Buckingham, literally 'meadow of Bucca's people'