University of Cumbria


  • Location: City

Student life

Your student experience is everything to us. The campuses are in some of the country's top locations – Carlisle, the Lake District, Lancaster and London (next to Canary Wharf). You'll be able to tailor your experiences to where you'll be. We have gyms, cafes, and places to hang out and make friends. The Students' Union is home to dozens of societies that you can get involved in - or you could even start a new one!

We want you to not only have the best time, but feel that you're being supported every step of the way. Coming to university is an exciting time and we understand that you may need some support with academic skills, managing money, health and wellbeing, and so much more. We provide a wide range of support services for our students and are here to offer a friendly ear, training and advice to help you succeed.

A real benefit of Cumbria and Lancashire is the cheaper cost of living, meaning your money goes further. 

What's it like to live in North West?
Check out our region guide

The North West is made up of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Merseyside. Its two biggest cities, Liverpool and Manchester, have a special place in both football and music history. Ever heard of The Beatles or David Beckham?

The region was the heart of the industrial revolution – at one time, Lancashire produced half the world’s cotton. Many architectural reminders of this bygone era remain, like Liverpool’s Royal Albert Docks.

The stunning Lake District – home to England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike – needs no filters, while Blackpool is like a live and kicking seaside postcard.

And in these parts, you have two options when it comes to chips: curry sauce or gravy.

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What's it like to live in Lancaster?
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A cathedral city with royal connections and the Lake District nearby, Lancaster’s arts scene might surprise you.

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Campus and facilities

Carlisle is a vibrant Cumbrian city, with buzzing bars, restaurants, parks, and Instagrammable hidden gems. Located a few minutes walk away from Carlisle Train Station, our campuses are just a short trip away from the stunning English Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most visited natural attractions and biodiverse areas in the UK. 

Lancaster is a city full of history and culture. From the iconic castle and canals to stunning green spaces and outdoor events, all set amongst a backdrop of architectural beauty. With a cosy coffee culture, quirky high street shops, museums, live theatre, and a vibrant nightlife there’s so much to discover.

Ambleside has exciting and unique facilities on campus, including our own bouldering wall, impressive science labs, and an equipment hire department for hiking, mountaineering, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and climbing. The SU bar is the perfect place to meet friends and catch up on Lake District life.

Course locations

London - Tower Hamlets

Foundation Court, 58 East India Dock Road, London, E14 6JE


Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9BB


University of Cumbria at Furness College, Channelside, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 2PJ


Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD

School Direct

University of Cumbria in Lancaster, Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD

Carlisle - Brampton Road

Brampton Road, Carlisle, CA3 9AY

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Fusehill Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HH