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University of Buckingham

International Studies

UCAS Code: L900
BA (Hons) 2 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Others in social studies
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% employed or in further study
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level


Scottish Highers

Scottish Advanced Highers

BTEC Diploma

BTEC Certificate

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points
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If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


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
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

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 come 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: Africa and the dominions; appeasement and war; business ethics; comparative politics: Iran and Russia (3-year degree only); comparative revolutions: Britain, France and Russia (3-year degree only); competing approaches to political analysis; conservative intellectual tradition in America; European industrial revolutions; freedom; government and politics of China; government and politics of the UK and the US; international economics; international environmental politics; international law; international relations: theories and concepts; intervention, free trade and protection; introduction to political thought; liberalism and nationalism; policy issues in less developed economies; political communication; politics of Latin America; politics of the middle east; principles of macroeconomics; principles of microeconomics; regulation and privatisation; rivalries and alliances 1879-1914; service management; social theory and social welfare; the bipolar world 1945-1975; the economics of Europe; the European union in the international system; the new international society 1975-2005; the rise of the dictators; theories of empire and India.

University of Buckingham

Green Campus

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement

Year 1


Year 2

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

Year 1


Year 2

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

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

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?

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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This section covers a range of subjects that are often very different, so if you have a particular course in mind, the data here might not fully reflect the possible outcomes from your particular choice. Graduates from these subjects tend to do similar sorts of things to graduates from other social studies courses, so welfare and community roles are common, as are education, whilst graduates also often go into marketing and HR jobs, and employment rates are good in general – but talk to course tutors and attend open days and try to get stats for the course you’re interested in.
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