Introducing the Cumbria Experience – becoming part of the University of Cumbria means taking the next step towards the career of your choice. We provide a first-class education - we specialise in education, nursing, health professions, science, sport, business, creative and performing arts and the humanities. An outstanding student experience is delivered  in a flexible and supportive learning environment. It is our mission to provide you with the skills and tools you need to succeed in a challenging and evolving world, both now and in the future.

Choose a leading university - we are outperforming or equal in the sector for teaching and learning, student support, personal development and assessment and feedback according to the National Student Survey 2014.


All our qualifications offered at the University of Cumbria are rigorously quality assessed to ensure that we are offering you a programme designed to give you the skills, knowledge and experiences to prepare you for the world of work. We have uncompromising academic standards, and have been awarded the highest level of approval for the quality of our awards from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. What this means is that you can be confident that our degrees are of the highest calibre. We live by the highest academic standards and your degree is regarded as a mark of quality by prospective employers. For more information on our outstanding quality awards please visit our website.


Receive the best in student support from academic skills, to career planning and your wellbeing. That's why we were rated best uni for support services in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2014. More here.

We make it our business to ensure the right support services are in place to enable you get the most out of your studying. We have great library services which include thousands of books, eBooks, journals and search tools such as Quest. Library resources are available online 24/7 from a location of your choice. They include 14,000 eBooks that allow you to search within text and make online notes and create favourites. Quest is an easy-to-use yet powerful discovery service that searches the university’s journal collections, bibliographic databases and library catalogue from one search box. Searching across forty plus databases, it is a sophisticated yet easy way to find the material you require.


We make sure that you have the right academic skills to prosper. There is lots of online advice or you can contact one of our team of advisers for personal help. They can offer advice with:

  • academic writing from first-year to postgraduate level
  • essay structure and organisation
  • critical thinking, reading and writing
  • referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • writing a literature review
  • dissertation writing
  • exam revision and preparation
  • presentation structure and delivery
  • We can also help with digital skills to help you make the best use of your time: introducing the university network, Blackboard (a powerful online learning tool) and email accounts; Microsoft Office applications; using interactive whiteboards
  • We also want you to make the most of the library so we also offer the following information skills: introducing library services; using the library catalogue; identifying different kinds of information; planning a search strategy; learning about search tips; searching e-Books; searching e-Journals; critically evaluating journal articles for your assignment; critically analysing websites for quality and how to reference.



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studied Business Administration (Robert Kennedy College) MBA at University of Cumbria and says:

Great experience and well balanced courses and tuition. Exceptional support...

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studied Physical education at University of Cumbria and says:

I have submitted a formal complaint about the course. Poor quality of lectu...

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Rank 95th

*Source: Times Good University Guide 2015

Student stats

Source: HESA, 2013 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)
  • 66 : 34Full time: Part time
  • 99 : 1UK: International
  • 73 : 27Undergraduate : Postgraduate
  • 46 : 54School Leavers : Mature students
  • 7,695Total undergraduate students

Graduate prospects

Source: DLHE, 2014 (note: only applies to first year full time students)
  • 91% % in job or further study