The University of Buckingham (UB) was founded as the University College at Buckingham (UCB) in 1973, admitting its first students in 1976. It was granted university status by royal charter in 1983.
Buckingham’s finances operate entirely on student fees and endowments; it does not receive direct state funding and has formal charity status as a not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education. Buckingham offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees through its Schools (or faculties) of study.
Buckingham is closely linked to Margaret Thatcher, who as Education Secretary oversaw the creation of the university college; and as Prime Minister was instrumental in elevating it to university status in 1983. This act created the first private university in the UK since the establishment of the University Grants Committee in 1919. When she retired from politics in 1992, Margaret Thatcher became the university’s second Chancellor, a post she held until 1998.
Buckingham pioneered the two-year degree, abolishing the traditional long summer vacation and saving students valuable time and money. While the University was innovative in some respects, it was traditional in others: for example, the small-group academic tutorial system allows students to receive more individual attention than at many other universities.
Global College Malta offers courses awarded by the University of Buckingham. Students from Malta and abroad can choose to enrol on one of our management undergraduate or postgraduate courses. Students will attend lectures in Malta, Smart City and achieve a British degree having successfully completed their course.
The courses that are currently being offered are the BSc (Hons.) in Accounting and Finance, BSc (Hons.) Business Management, MBA and MSc Strategic Marketing and Customer Experience Management.
Global College Malta and the University of Buckingham have been working together since September 2020. Through this association Global College Malta is sure to provide today’s professionals and upcoming leaders with a quality education that is the hallmark of British academia.
The courses that we offer are catered for working professionals, so with that in mind, all courses are offered in the evening and delivered by industry professionals in the field of marketing, business and accountancy. The courses are all validated and accredited by the MFHEA ( Malta Further and Higher Education Authority).
One of the most prominent unique selling points of these courses are their duration. Bachelor’s degrees with honours can be completed in just 3 years, which distinguishes these courses from others in Malta. The Masters courses on the other hand can be completed in eighteen months, ideal for those professionals that are seeking to further their education whilst working. University of Buckingham students who have successfully completed their courses have gone on to further study at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, such as Harvard (USA) and Oxford (UK).
Global College Malta aims to cater for students who have a busy lifestyle and require a smooth academic journey. To this end, the college employs a full time Academic Administration Executive, who supports students during their studies and liaises with the University of Buckingham on a daily basis; bridging the gap between the University, the lecturers, and the students enrolled on these courses.
Global College Malta, with the University of Buckingham, will provide students with a British standard of education in Malta.
The University of Buckingham has been awarded Gold in the first-ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rankings. The University achieved a remarkable result with “double positive” ratings in all six categories. The majority of universities, over two-thirds achieved only silver or bronze.