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 Buckingham, United Kingdom

The University of Buckingham

About the 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.

The University has recently been shortlisted for the ‘University of the Year’ award and ranked top ten university in the South East of England in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 which is a tribute to our dynamic leadership and independent stance.

Postgraduate study at Buckingham

We believe in a high-quality education delivered with passion and focus on imparting useful and relevant knowledge.

We offer a wide range of master’s degrees, including MSc, MA, MBA and LLM courses. We also offer a number of other postgraduate taught courses, including short courses, postgraduate certificates, graduate diplomas and courses in Education. Taught courses have a similar amount of contact (teaching) time as an undergraduate degree. They are made up of a range of modules that are delivered through lectures, seminars and tutorials, and will enable you to develop a higher level of expertise.

We also offer a range of research courses, spanning master’s, PhD and professional doctorates. Postgraduate research degrees are based around independent learning, working one-on-one with a supervisor (so have a lot less contact time than taught courses), and are more specialised.

The Good University Guide 2022 ranked us in the top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality. We keep class sizes small, so you won’t get lost in the crowd. You will be assigned a personal tutor to support you every step of the way, and our academic and student support teams will ensure you have the tools to succeed in your studies.

Our dedication to teaching quality and student life has resulted in us being rated highly by our students and in national surveys. We are proud that the Good University Guide 2023 ranked us top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction and The National Student Survey 2023 ranked us 1st for Mental Wellbeing Services and 1st for Freedom of Expression. Nothing is more important to us than happy students.

Who can apply for a postgraduate course at The University of Buckingham?

Our postgraduate courses are open to all graduates with an undergraduate degree or, in some cases, an equivalent level of work experience.

With over 80 postgraduate courses on offer, it’s easy to select a degree that meets your needs.

"Buckingham helped me to achieve my education goal through support, encouragement and inspiration."

– Samantha, Computing student

Employability and Career Progression

We pride ourselves on the fact that all of our degree programmes support students with developing the professional skills they need to progress into employment. Critical thinking, data analysis, report-writing, communication skills and decision making, are all crucial skills for any job role. We support our students to cultivate these transferable skills and be able to apply them to the industry they wish to work in.

Find out more about our Careers and Employability Service.

Fees and Financial Support

Tuition fees cover the cost of studying with us. They vary by course and by whether you are a UK or international student. You can find the individual course fees on our course listings.

Find out about the Postgraduate Master’s Loan.
The University of Buckingham


We offer a number of scholarships to assist postgraduate students with their tuition fees and the cost of studying.

*Discounts do not apply to all postgraduate courses; check eligibility criteria carefully.

“The University of Buckingham saw me deserving of a chance to heal myself and the world just by awarding me a scholarship.”
– Malebogo, currently studying an MA in United Nations Studies

Next Steps

  1. Find your course: explore our programmes
  2. Check the entry requirements: view the entry requirements detailed on the course listing
  3. Discover Buckingham: Join an Open Day, attend a webinar or chat with our students to discover Buckingham for yourself.
  4. Apply online: when you’re ready, you can apply to us directly via our website. Applications are open year-round for our postgraduate programmes, and we offer various start dates throughout the year (deadlines apply for each intake).

Visit our website:, email us:, or call us on 01280 814080

Finance (14) Business & Management (5) Politics & Government (30) Education (11) Philosophy (28) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Economics (10) History & Archaeology (19) Computer Science (8) Medicine (26) Biological Sciences (4) Nursing & Health (27) Law (22) Creative Arts & Design (9) Information Services (20) Psychology (31) Mathematics (25) Communication & Media Studies (7) Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Linguistics & Classics (23) Engineering (12)

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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.

Programme List:
MBA Masters of Business Administration
MSc Finance and Investment
MSc in Accounting and Finance
MSc Lean Leadership
MSc Management in a Digital Service Economy
MSc Strategic Marketing & Customer Experience Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Lean Leadership
Professional Doctorate in Operational Excellence

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How do we assess security threat in the early 21st century? How effective is our intelligence machinery in working to combat the threat, and how should this be balanced with other preventative measures? How do governments balance security and intelligence policy and activity with the successful and legitimate delivery of national security?

These are the questions that BUCSIS explores and debates, drawing on a wealth of academic and policy experience.

BUCSIS offers home and international students an innovative programme in intelligence and security studies, which has a strong practice-oriented content prioritizing the development of strong analytical skills and a knowledge base to international levels of excellence

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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.

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The School of Postgraduate Medicine and Allied Health will be a hub for professional healthcare and medicine courses which will include Podiatric Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, CPD health courses and a range of Postgraduate Medicine programmes which include Masters in Medicine and in Surgery.

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In the current competitive IT job market, in-depth knowledge in specialised areas of computing is increasingly in demand. Our taught Undergraduate and Master’s degree programmes are designed to answer this market need. Our aim is to provide teaching, learning, research and scholarship in the fields of computer science and information systems within a friendly and informal environment. Our professional academic staff are academically and practically well experienced in teaching the concepts of the main aspects of computer science. They work very hard to reflect the new technologies and updates across all taught courses.

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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 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.

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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.

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The School of Psychology at the University of Buckingham is highly research active, and during 2016 we have consolidated our research projects and interests into four main school research hubs:

- Centre for Health and Relationship Research (CHR)
- CREATE (Centre for Research into Expertise Acquisition, Training and Excellence)
- Psychology of Educational Development (PED)
- Cyber and Interpersonal Behaviour Research (CIBR)

In addition, details of individual academic research interests and collaborations can be found by visiting our website.

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