The University of Buckingham is:
- Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).
- We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.
- Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.
- Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.
- As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.
Animal Behaviour, Biological Psychology, Business Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognition, Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology, Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology, Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, Creative Performance and Expertise, Cyberpsychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Individual Differences, Introduction to Psychology 1, Introduction to Psychology 2, Multivariate Statistics, Perception, Project, Research Methods and Statistics 1, Research Methods and Statistics 2, Psychology of Emotion, Social Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology.
The Psychology Department believes in using a number of different teaching methods, with a great emphasis on interaction between students and lecturers / tutors and also on active learning. Our courses consist of some or all of the following: •lectures – the main forum for communicating factual information. Given the small number of students these can easily become interactive, and students are encouraged to ask questions •tutorials – small groups of typically 4 – 6 students discuss specific readings relevant to the lecture course and have the opportunity to ask questions about anything unclear from the lectures •classes / seminars – taught in larger groups, these may include demonstrations, videos, presentations to other students or other class activities •practical classes – psychology involves designing experiments and collecting and interpreting experimental data, and these classes will help students learn the relevant skills •computer classes – the courses on research design and statistics in particular involve the use of computers and programs such as SPSS. Students will have several classes during these courses to help familiarise them with such software •individual research project -this very important part of your degree is carried out in your second year. For more details please see Individual Research Project. •observational methods – use of eg. video footage for developing of critical incident criteria and interaction process analysis (for developmental psychology, personality / social psychology, crime psychology topics).The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. We provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. Our students have formed a number of overseas clubs, and there is a sports and social programme each term to ensure you enjoy your time with us. Our idyllic setting between Oxford and Milton Keynes offers access to a range of cultural and social activities and Bicester Village, the renowned shopping outlet is a short bus ride away. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/
The standard entry requirements for psychology are A-Level ABB-BBC (or equivalent), GCSE: Maths C/4, IELTS 6.5 Applications to Buckingham are individually considered by the Admissions Office and other factors may be taken into account. Applicants with BTEC and similar qualifications are also welcome to apply, including if you have a mix of BTEC and A levels. Equivalent A-level grades are accepted (for example BBD equivalent to BCC). We also accept a wide range of international qualifications including International Baccalaureate. Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in slightly lower A-level grades being required.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Average of 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component)|
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£25704||Whole course|
|Channel Islands||£25704||Whole course|
|Republic of Ireland||£40968||Whole course|
Additional fee information
The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award. All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships
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