The University of Buckingham is the only independent university in the UK with a Royal Charter, and probably the smallest with around 2,700 students. Honours degrees are achieved in two intensive years of study. We keep class sizes small, with a student:academic staff ratio of 10.4:1 and the Oxbridge style tutorial groups are often personalised and always exhilarating. The real basis of the University of Buckingham’s success has been its staff and, above all, students. Those who will graduate this year follow in a distinguished line and they and their successors will carry the reputation of the University to even greater heights.

The University of Buckingham offers London-based research Master’s degrees in a number of humanities subjects as part of the Humanities Research Institute. These give students the opportunity to develop their research skills and interests, supervised by expert scholars, and be part of their growing academic community.


Why the University of Buckingham – London Campus

Unique Masters Programs: Seminars are held in London and delivered by renowned experts. Students have the opportunity to explore a diverse range of topics and opportunities. Students undertaking these programmes will have the opportunity to take part in study trips to Paris, Florence and various British country houses.

Facilities: London-based students, will have 24 hour access to the Gower Street office, including library resources and computers, as well as full student access to the Buckingham campus.

Culture: Each student mixes with over 100 other 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. 

Values: From the start, Buckingham was different. The founders of the University were driven by a desire to cultivate an institution that was rigorously independent in its thinking; while this ethos remains, it has been supplemented by an emphasis on developing and delivering academic provision that is distinctive and distinguished and a student experience that is supported and strengthened by positive psychology (the Positive University).

Small Group Teaching: Small group teaching is a hallmark of our University. We believe that when you are stretching your learning boundaries, you’ll find it helpful to have regular and meaningful interaction with the academics who are leading your studies. The University prides itself on being a small and friendly environment to study, live and work, and with around 2,700 students (approx 1,600 on campus) – you won’t get lost in a lecture class of 300 students, nor will you be 50th in line for borrowing a particular book from the library.