At the University of Cumbria, we are committed to providing a first-class education and an outstanding student experience in a flexible and supportive learning environment. We are proud of our extensive portfolio of high-quality courses in education, health, and wellbeing, arts, business, and science. As well as academic excellence, we offer a cost-effective option for further study with our range of bursaries and scholarships, as well as a low cost of living in and around our campuses and sites.

We have 5 main campuses and two additional sites around the country. Our campuses are at Carlisle (based on Fusehill Street and Brampton Road), Lancaster, Ambleside, and London, and our sites are at Energus, Workington and Furness College, and Barrow-in-Furness.

We officially became the University of Cumbria in 2007, but we have a long and prestigious history of delivering first-class higher education in and around Cumbria. The university was formed by a merging of our legacy institutions: Cumbria Institute of the Arts, St Martins College, and former UCLan sites in Cumbria.

We offer excellent quality courses which we carefully design to make sure that they are focused on employability, as well as an extra added value such as placements to enrich the learning experience. Our small class sizes mean that students get the access to support that they require and can build strong relationships with tutors allowing them to get the most out of their time at university.

Our experience in producing professional graduates, in demand from employers means that we are the perfect university for students who want to make sure their degree will get them into the career of their choice.

The University of Cumbria was formed in 2007 through the merger of St Martin's College, the Cumbria Institute of the Arts, and the University of Central Lancashire's Cumbria sites. This new university operates out of multiple campuses located in Cumbria and North Lancashire. The university is steeped in history, dating back to 1822, when the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts was established. Since then, the university has grown and expanded, offering a wide range of degree programs and continuing professional development courses, and has also expanded geographically and academically, offering courses in health, teaching, arts, humanities, and business.

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