The University of Cumbria is a young and ambitious university that provides outstanding prospects for employability, along with a unique and varied student experience.
Established in 2007, but with a history of teaching and learning that stretches back over 150 years, the university is set across campuses in Ambleside, Carlisle and Lancaster in the North-West of England, with additional sites in Barrow, London and Workington.
Award-winning student support, friendly campuses and high levels of student satisfaction make the University of Cumbria a great place to start your future.
Our students love the warm Northern welcome, supportive staff and close-knit campus communities at the University of Cumbria.
The wide scope of study covered means that topics which I had no interest in prior to university have been opened to me. And the Lake District is one of most beautiful parts of the country; seeing the rolling hills from your doorstep never gets old.
Jack Ball, Conservation Biology BSc (Hons)
I loved the fact that the campuses are so small and compact...you really get the opportunity to achieve your maximum potential and make some really close friends.
Emma Kirby, Primary Education BA (Hons)
The friendly and compact campus communities foster supportive learning environments and great facilities for a full and fulfilling student life. In addition to the sports areas, amenities and the cultural life of the local cities and towns, the University of Cumbria offers a distinctive and original student experience in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.
The lively and dedicated Students’ Union runs plenty of clubs, groups and societies you can get involved with alongside your work, and the University boasts an award-winning Student Services team to guide and support you through your studies.
Depending on your chosen course, students study either at one of the vibrant and distinctive North-West campuses in Ambleside, Carlisle or Lancaster, or at one of the additional sites in Barrow, Workington or London.
With the Lake District National Park, picturesque coastlines and excellent transport links on the doorstep in Cumbria, the campuses offer a memorable, distinctive and original student experience.
For more information on all our locations, see our website.
Come and see for yourself what makes the University of Cumbria such a special place to study, and your passport to an exciting future.
Our open days offer you the chance to discover more about the University of Cumbria; learn more about our courses, tour the campuses, and speak to staff and current students.
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The University of Cumbria prides itself on the employability of its graduates, with an impressive 93% in work or further study within six months of graduation.
Many of the academic staff can draw on personal, practical experience of work in the area they are teaching, and will offer attentive and empathetic guidance to help you reach your career goals.
With a strong emphasis on vocational study and extensive range of careers support services, placement opportunities and links to local industry, Cumbria offers outstanding prospects for securing a great career.
The university has safe and secure halls of residence at its Ambleside, Carlisle and Lancaster campuses, offering a range of rooms and catering packages depending on your requirements and budget. Living costs are relatively affordable in the North-West, and there is good provision of local private rented accommodation for living off campus, as most students do after the first year.
We also lease and advertise local houses owned by landlords accredited by the council, which are regularly inspected to ensure they meet safety regulations.
You can find more information on accommodation at the University of Cumbria here.
Fees & Funding
Undergraduate tuition fees for UK/EU students on full-time honours degree programmes are £9,000 a year.
For the variety of other programmes and courses offered at Cumbria, you can find details of fees and funding streams on the University’s website.
Get in touch
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