The University of Buckingham is unique. It is the only independent university in the UK with a Royal Charter. Honours degrees are achieved in two intensive years of study. We keep class sizes small, with a student:academic:staff ratio of 10:1 and Oxbridge-style tutorial groups that are personalised and stimulating for learners. Founded in 1976, the University of Buckingham received its Royal Charter in 1983 and is the only private not-for-profit university in the UK with degree awarding powers derived from a Royal Charter. The University will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016 and, to this day, it has proudly maintained its independence. Buckingham is flourishing: it has almost 2,500 students, over 300 staff and an annual turnover of approximately £25 million.
In 2014, it was 25th out of more than 120 universities in The Guardian University Guide and 41st in The Times Good University Guide. In addition to the league tables, the University achieves top ratings for Student Satisfaction and Graduate Prospects. It came top in the UK National Student Survey (NSS) between 2006 and 2012 for student satisfaction and was placed 4th in the 2014 survey.
The School of Science & Medicine comprises the Schools of Medicine and the Departments of Applied Computing, Psychology and Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease. Following the enormous success of Buckingham’s postgraduate medical doctorate programme, a specialised undergraduate medical school is currently accepting applications for their 4.5 year MBChB. Successful students who complete the Medipathways BSc. (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences (2-year or 3-year) and achieve at least a 2.1 are guaranteed an interview for this medical degree.
For more information about the medical school, please visit their website on: www.buckingham.ac.uk