What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
ABB to BBB
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers75%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£12,444
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Buckingham University is unique in being the only private university in the UK with a Royal Charter. It is also unusual in offering two year degrees with several entry points in the year. The two year degrees are equivalent to three year degrees elsewhere because teaching takes place over the summer (July-September). From its foundation in the 1970s the university placed emphasis on small group teaching and a high level of interaction between lecturers and students, and this in large part explains its excellent results in the National Student Survey and in graduate employment rankings. The university has also been cutting edge in its research and this informs its teaching. Academics in Economics and Political Science led the way in the revival of classical economics and Margaret Thatcher, who opened the university, was also its Chancellor in the 1990s. The academic staff are drawn from across the political spectrum but are united by a commitment to opening up new fields of enquiry. And the relatively small size of the university means you will very quickly get to know your fellow students as well as your teachers.
Modules: econometrics; economics of the labour market; economics of the MENA region; European industrial revolutions; health economics and policy; history of economic thought; industrial organisation and strategy; international economics; intervention, free trade and protection; introduction to business; introduction to management; legal economics 1; legal economics 2; macroeconomic policy; macroeconomic theory; mathematics for economists; microeconomic policy; microeconomic theory; money, banking and financial markets; policy issues in less developed economies; principles of macroeconomics; principles of microeconomics; public sector economics; quantitative methods 1; quantitative methods 2; regulation and privatisation; statistics for business and economics; the economics of Europe; welfare economics.
Buckingham is unique. It is the only independent university in the UK with a Royal Charter, and probably the smallest with around 2,000 students. Honours degrees are achieved in two intensive years of study. We keep class sizes small, with a student:academic staff ratio of 10.5:1 and the Oxbridge style tutorial groups are often personalised and always exhilarating.
How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2|
|Lectures / seminars||27%||30%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area
What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.
UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
What are graduates doing after six months?
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?