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Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University is a future-thinking establishment where education meets employability, focusing on degrees that are professional and practical, as well as academic.


Young in outlook but well established in the fields we specialise in; we offer high quality postgraduate and professional courses. Our programmes are developed by our experienced academic staff in close consultation with industry, ensuring that you get the most from your studies.


Postgraduate study

Whether you want to develop the skills you already have in your discipline or study another area of interest, a postgraduate qualification from BNU can help you to succeed on your chosen career path.


We offer a diverse range of specialist postgraduate courses, from part-time to full-time and top-up courses, all designed to develop your knowledge and skills, boost your CV and enhance your career prospects.


Our postgraduate programmes are developed in close consultation with industry, and many are also accredited by leading professional bodies, ensuring you gain the knowledge and expertise employers are looking for. For full course listings visit our website



BNU has world leading and internationally excellent research in a range of disciplines, we ranked 8th for overall satisfaction in a national survey completed by postgraduate research students at 100 UK higher education institutions.


The University has also recently established four Impact Centres to accelerate BNU research: Centre for the Enrichment of Culture and Identity; Centre for Improvement of Health and Wellbeing; Centre for Enhancement of the Environment and Innovation; and Centre for Advancement of Learning. The scholarship and research undertaken by these centres will help the University to tackle society’s biggest challenges and make a difference to people’s lives in our local campus communities.


Postgraduate research degrees, Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), studied at BNU are awarded by Staffordshire University. Students can study full-time or part-time, either by attendance or by distance learning.

For more information about research opportunities at Buckinghamshire New University, visit our website.


At Buckinghamshire New University, we offer a range of bespoke facilities for some of our course areas, such as audio and music, film and TV, human performance and sport, nursing and healthcare.

For general study, we have libraries complete with computer clusters, often open 24 hours. You’ll also benefit from a virtual learning environment that allows you to customise your approach to studying.

Our Gateway Gym is a state-of-the-art facility with equipment to suit every exercisers' needs. Whether you're completely new to exercise or an experienced athlete, our excellent facilities and dedicated team will always make you feel welcome.

But by far the most important feature of our University is not the buildings or the equipment – it’s the people at Buckinghamshire New University who work to ensure that you gain everything you possibly can do from your course.

To learn more about our postgraduate and research degrees you can download our Postgraduate Guide. Or come and see for yourself at our next Open Day.

Bucks New University helps gives our students the skills to succeed, with 93% of Bucks graduates in employment or in further study within six months of graduating (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016-17) and average earnings for Bucks graduates rising to more than £23,000 within six months (DLHE 2016- 2017) of finishing their studies.

Bucks New University has a Silver Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2018, recognising their supportive learning community with small class sizes, highly interactive teaching and focused employment-related studies.

Times Good University Guide 2024 Ranking 127/131
Guardian 2024 Ranking 77/121
Address Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP8 2TZ View on Map
Contact Telephone +44 (0)1494 522141

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