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About us

We are Cumbria. We are passionate about our people, our place, and enriching our world and community. With us, you'll get more than just a degree; you'll get life-changing experiences and amazing memories. 

We are a growing multi-campus university that is home to over 14,000 students. Encompassing Ambleside, Barrow (from 2024/2025), Carlisle, Lancaster and London, our historic campuses are surrounded by natural beauty, vibrant student communities and endless career opportunities. We're also the only UK university with a campus in a World UNESCO Heritage Site!      

It is our mission to provide you with skills you need to pursue your passions, optimise your true potential and go far in your chosen career. To help you achieve this, we offer a wide range of internationally-recognised degrees in health, sports, social work, teaching, business, law, science, conservation, outdoor studies, arts, creativity, tourism, policing, advanced manufacturing engineering, computer science and more.

Top Reasons to Study at University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria is an excellent choice for anyone looking to pursue higher education in the UK. With specialised courses, strong links with employers, dedicated facilities, stunning campus locations, excellent transport links and low cost of living, lecturers with real world experience, a welcoming student community, and support for every student, we're committed to helping you achieve your academic and career goals.

What makes us different

When you choose to study at the University of Cumbria, you’ll be making a considerable investment in your future. We are committed to helping our students learn practical and applied skills for a successful career, ensuring they become independent and self-reliant and have all the tools they need to optimise their earning potential.  

As a close community, our expert academics know and support you for who you are. We take pride in the fact our students feel that they are a name and not just a number; lecturers get to know you and your bespoke needs to ensure you achieve your career ambitions.  

But you don't just have to take our word for it. According to the HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023, we’re the number one university in the North West for recent graduates in employment or further study within 15 months of graduating (97%). What's more, in the Times Impact Rankings 2022, we are placed 2nd in the North West for Quality Education.

I remember my first day coming to the University of Cumbria. I was really nervous about who was going to be in my class and if I was going to enjoy it, but as soon as I sat down, I was instantly greeted by friendly, caring and passionate teachers as well as an extremely supportive class.

Abby - BSc (Hons) Geography Student

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Course locations

Lancaster

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

Main Site

Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HH

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Fusehill Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HH

London - Tower Hamlets

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

Ambleside

Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9BB

Barrow-in-Furness

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