Bucks New University


In 1989, the College became one of the UK’s new independent Higher Education Corporations. At this time the College made a strategic commitment to become a polytechnic institute by 1992, en route to attaining university status. In 1992 it became a College of Brunel University.
In March 1999, Buckinghamshire College was awarded University College status by the Government, in recognition of its high standards of teaching, training and research, and became Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (BCUC). The university college had its own degree awarding powers and became the principal provider of higher education in the region.
In June 2007, the institution was informed that it had met all the necessary criteria for the award of university title, and would become the new university in Buckinghamshire subject to Privy Council approval of a new name.
The new name, Buckinghamshire New University, was approved in October 2007. The approval of the name means that the institution is now officially a university, and marked a significant new chapter in the history of the University.

Why choose Bucks New University?

On Monday 9 March 2015, the University had its Tier 4 licence and HTS temporarily suspended. According to the UKVI we have exceeded the limit on the number of visa refusals we are permitted by 1.16%, which equates to 3 students.

International tuition fees
 Course type   2012-13  2013-14   2014-15  2015-16
 Full-time Undergraduate (BA/BSc (Hons),
LLB (Hons), BEng, FDA, FDSC)
 £8,900  £9,200  £9,500  £9,500
 Full-time Postgraduate courses (MA/MSc,
MEng, LLM) Excluding MA
Advertising, MBA
 £9,100  £9,100  £9,400  £9,400
 Full-time International MBA 180 credits  £10,300  £10,300  £10,600 £10,600
 Full-time International MBA 120 credits  £6,800  £7,000  £7,200  £7,200
 Full-time International MBA 60 credits  x  x  £3,600  £3,600
 Full-time Postgraduate Diploma Business Management  £6,800 £7,000  £7,200  £7,200
 Full-time MA Advertising  £11,800 £11,800  £11,800  £11,800
 Full-time Foundation Studies Art and Design  £6,300  £6,300  £6,300  £6,300
 Full-time International Foundation
  £7,500  £7,800  £8,000  £8,000
 BSc (Hons) Nursing & Healthcare  £5,150  £5,300  £5,450  x
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 Full-time International Research Degree  x  x  £9,950  x
  Part-time International Research Degree  x  x  £4,975  x
 Part-time distance learning, MSc Organisational Resilience  x  x  £8,350  tbc
 Part-time distance learning, BA (Hons) Security and Consultancy  x  x  £4,200  tbc
 Part-time online Executive MBA  x  x  £8,800  tbc
Entry Requirements

Our entry requirements vary for each course; you can find entry criteria by searching for your course of interest in our course finder.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Academic criteria
As a guide the academic entry requirement for undergraduate courses includes the achievement of the equivalent of a minimum of 2 UK A-level qualifications as confirmed with comparison information on UK NARIC. Some courses will require additional criteria including interviews, portfolios, Criminal Record Bureau checks etc – you will be able to find this information on our course information online.

International Students

New International Students

We always look forward to welcoming new students at Bucks and we know coming to a new country can be stressful, so we have created some information in this section to help in your preparation for departure, travel and arrival in the UK.

We have included information on what to bring in your hand luggage, suitcase, travel options when you arrive here and key information you will need to carry with you for your arrival at the University for enrolment.


The university has invested heavily in its centralisation with the consolidation of its previously divided Wellesbourne and Chalfont campuses into a renovated and expanded High Wycombe campus. With the completion of the state-of-the-art Gateway building Bucks can now boast a modern integrated learning resources centre, music recording studios, video production suites and a fitness centre. The building itself won a RIBA award in 2010. A new site in Uxbridge, west London, has also been established providing cutting edge theatres enabling nursing students to take a much more hands on approach to their education.
Alongside this a major internal restructure has taken place to improve how effectively degree courses are delivered, with the merge of six faculties into two, the Faculty of Design, Media and Management and The Faculty of Society and Health. The University has also embraced its corporate social responsibility with a huge emphasis on green initiatives, such as an increased use of public transport between campuses, and a greater presence in the local community.


The history of Buckinghamshire New University has been documented in a book by Muriel Pilkington, Past, Present and Future, published in 2010. Muriel is an honorary graduate of the University and served as a Council (governing body) member between 1994 and 2006.

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