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Home of the two-year degree, The University of Buckingham is ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK*. Close to London and Oxford, we offer 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 also ranked 1st in England for Student Satisfaction (The Complete University Guide).
*Teaching Excellence Framework: The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017
Our staff: student ratio is currently 1:10.4. This ensures that classes and tutorials remain small. Buckingham's Oxbridge-style tutorial classes will rarely have more than 8 students in them, and only a few of our lectures feature more than 30 students. Not only do we not delegate our academic teaching to postgraduate students, but our academic faculty remain on campus throughout the working day, ensuring that students are free to seek academic support outside classroom hours.
The University campus is well known for being one of the most attractive locations in the region. The Great Ouse river, winds through the heart of our campus. Much of our teaching takes place in our restored buildings such as the Franciscan Building, formerly a friary, and, Chandos Road Building, a converted turn-of-the-century milk factory, while students can also enjoy the Hunter Street Library, once military barracks.
Each student mixes with over 90 different nationalities and so being at Buckingham is just like being in a mini global village. These contacts, acquaintances and friendships, carry on long after life at Buckingham is over. Our graduates find jobs all over the world, and the friendships they make here go a long way to broadening their experience and to giving them links that, possibly, no other university can do at such an intense level.
Students are required to live in or around Buckingham during term time and, unlike some universities, we are able to guarantee accommodation for all new students for their first four terms of study (providing you have booked and paid for your accommodation within the required timescale). Our safe and beautiful university is small enough for everything to be within walking distance. Study & lecture rooms, the library, computers, social facilities and accommodation are all just a short walk from each other.
Here at Buckingham Business School, we always put our students first. Our degrees are tailored to give students a global, ‘real world’ perspective and are highly regarded throughout the world. We place a high emphasis on innovation in course design and believe strongly in stimulating an entrepreneurial mindset.
We are constantly striving to provide the best possible education and experience for our students and to give you the best start in your business career. We pride ourselves in the personalised and small group teaching approach so you won’t get lost in a crowd. At the Buckingham Business School, you are a person, not a number.
Like the rest of the University, Buckingham Law School prides itself on two key features, Student Satisfaction and Employability.
Despite the School being under 40 years old, our alumni have already occupied a remarkable range of posts from local solicitors, barristers and business owner/managers to Judges, Attorneys-General, Ministers of Justice and of Human Rights and even a Head of a Civil Service around the world.
Back in 2002 Professor Sir Chris Woodhead and Professor Anthony O’Hear led the first education course to be offered by the School of Education at the University of Buckingham. There were just 12 teachers. In 2014 over 400 trainee teachers are participating in our PGCE courses. We are now the leading provider of teacher training for the independent school sector and, as our reputation grows, we are attracting more teachers from state schools in the UK and schools across the world.
In 2008 the department started a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership created by Peter Ireland, who was for many years Headmaster of the highly successful Nelson Thomlinson School in Cumbria. The MEd attracts nearly one hundred participants each year and is considered as the independent sector’s premier leadership course for aspirant and current school leaders.
In 2013, recognising the fundamental importance of the contribution made by Heads of Department and Subject Co-ordinators, we began the Certificate in Middle Leadership. This course, like the MEd, is focused upon the practical application of educational theory. As one of our inaugural cohorts said, “It is a bespoke course which wrapped itself around me and my professional challenges – it is unique!”
The principles which inform each of these courses are the same and can be read in full at https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Intro-to-School-of-Education.pdf. Essentially, we wish to cut through unnecessary bureaucracy and the rhetoric of educational debate and inspire school teachers and leaders to think about the fundamentals of education, and put them into practice.
The School of Humanities has the largest number of students of all the schools at Buckingham, and spreads across the widest range of subjects: from Economics to English Literature, Military History to Philosophy; Security Studies to Decorative Arts. If you have ever considered studying an intellectually-challenging richly humanistic subject, with small group teaching and tutorials, students from around 90 countries, and flexible study options, then Buckingham may be the perfect choice.