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Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University is a public university with campuses spread across Buckinghamshire in Aylesbury Vale, High Wycombe, Missenden Abbey and Uxbridge. Buckinghamshire New University dates back to 1891, when it was part of the School of Sciences and Art. It was not until 1999 that it was granted University College Status and was named the Buckinghamshire Chiltern University College. In 2007 it was re-named Buckinghamshire New University, as it is known today. The University has over 8,000 students across its campuses.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Buckinghamshire New University.

  • Rankings

    The 2023 National Student Survey (NSS), undertaken by final-year UK students, has been published today (10 August) and Buckinghamshire New University’s (BNU) performance continues to be consistently sector-leading.  In fact, BNU is now the No 1 ranked University across Greater London and the South-East and 4th in the UK for overall student positivity1 and ranks as No 1 University in the UK for Assessment and Feedback for full-time, first degree students.

  • Employability

    93% of graduates from Buckinghamshire New University are in employment or further education 6 months after graduating.

  • Fees

    For UK students, the fees are £9,250 and this covers a full-years tuition. For international students the fees start at £13,750 and may increases depending on the course specifications.

  • Bursaries

    Find the full range of scholarships and bursaries here.


The university guarantees accommodation to all first-year students starting in September. Although the university cannot guarantee accommodation to those starting in January, there is still accommodation available. The university offers accommodation across its sites in High Wycombe, and Uxbridge. Prices depend on the accommodation type and contract length. Students can find out more about accommodation here.

Students' Union

Buck’s Students’ Union is at the heart of student life, the aim of the union is to present the student voice and support all students throughout their time at university. The Students’ Union hosts an array of sports and societies and all students are encouraged to join.

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Famous for

Buckinghamshire New University is one of a handful of universities that offers a degree in policing. This degree operates in partnership with territorial police service Thames Valley Police.


Medical terminology is the standardised language used in healthcare, and this is something that students can find challenging to master. Exploratory research indicates that the current provisions to support this learning are outdated. To address this problem, researchers from Buckinghamshire New University (BNU) collaborated to develop an innovative language application tool called MediLingo. The research-based project supports healthcare students’ mastery of medical vocabulary in an engaging, self-directed way, meeting personal learning needs in bite-sized lessons that accommodate busy lifestyles. The Medical Terminology study, now well into its third year at BNU, was supported by the Impact Centre for Advancement of Learning in 2023.

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