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How many private universities are there in the UK?

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09/20/2010

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Answer: There is only one accredited (ie chartered to award degrees) private university in the UK - Buckingham University; not to be confused with Buckingham New University which is "public".

Additionally, there are some private American universities (eg Richmond) which have dual UK/ US accreditation, plus a few accredited private professional schools such as the BPP Law & Business Schools, & Kaplan Law School. It is possible that in the near future the BPP "franchise" will be extended to allow it to establish & run a number of private universities in the UK.

There are a number of extremely dubious private "medical schools" operating out of the UK: they're a joke, & their "qualifications" are not recognised by the UK General Medical Council: caveat emptor!