While the latest incarnation of this institution of higher learning changed its name to Buckinghamshire New University in 2007, the legacy of the school dates back to 1891. It was when what was simply known as the School of Science and Art first opened its doors. Since that time, four other name changes took place until Buckinghamshire was announced.
During its time as the Wycombe Technical Institute after the conclusion of World War I, the education involved dealt with furniture making and cabinetry. The main reason for that specific focus was to provide an avenue for returning soldiers to obtain work.
A 1975 merger with an art and technology school in High Wycombe helped expand the curriculum. A final push in evolving from a university college into a full-fledged university took eight years before it was completed in 2007.
Besides the namesake location, other campuses can be found in Uxbridge, West London and High Wycombe. The school offers unique programs that focus on such things as pilot training and music management. However, the school does also offer standard educational options.