What will I learn?

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.The world needs to be studied from different perspectives: political, economic, historical and legal. This course does just that. It enables you to understand the interconnectedness of everything. A graduate in International Studies will have a sophisticated grasp of our shared world and the flexibility to find solutions. This is an asset prized by major employers.A key feature of the global economy is the rapid adoption of new technology. Technology has proved to be an agent which encourages cooperation across national boundaries. Technological developments in transport, telecommunications and computing have encouraged economic changes such as the decline in barriers to trade, the internationalisation of financial markets, the rise of global companies, and a massive increase in the volume of international trade in goods and services. These trends have been accompanied by political developments such as the rise of regional trading groupings of countries, international efforts to agree about common legal and technical rules to govern business dealings, arguments about ‘tax competition’ between countries, as well as increasing concern about the environmental consequences associated with world economic development. Enormous social tensions arise as these international forces come into conflict with long-established ways of doing things in every country. Political and social systems are in a continuous process of adjustment to an increasingly open world.The International Studies course at Buckingham gives you an opportunity to learn about these fundamental problems. With students coming to Buckingham from over 80 countries, it is an ideal environment to learn about matters of international concern and to discuss them with people from differing cultural backgrounds.This is the 2-year or 2-year (+ 1 term) format of the BA degree. You get the same number of teaching weeks as the 3-year degree but complete the syllabus in a shorter time by working an extra summer term. This is for those who want to complete more quickly, and so begin their career, or progress earlier to further training or a higher degree. For the traditional 3-year format of this BA, with summer break, see BA International Studies 3 Years | September.

Which department am I in?

International Studies

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£20,160.00 (US$ 27,449) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

Main Site

Hunter Street,

Buckingham,

Buckinghamshire,

MK18 1EG, England

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£20,232.00 (US$ 27,547) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 January 2023

Venue

Main Site

Hunter Street,

Buckingham,

Buckinghamshire,

MK18 1EG, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a HSGD with a GPA 3.0 plus one of: A score of 1100+ on the SAT (out of 1600); Advanced Placement tests (APT) three subjects with a score of 4 or 5; ACTs with a minimum of 26 plus three SATS with minimum scores of 600 in each; One year US university with a GPA 3.0; Combinations of any of the above are also acceptable. Students with foundation Programme will be considered. All students will be considered individually and work experience and other interdisciplinary achievements are taken into consideration. IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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