If you have a curiosity about the natural world and a drive to improve lives, a career in science could be the ideal future for you. Our developing portfolio of courses is continuously growing to meet the demand for skilled STEM graduates in Cumbria and more widely across the UK.

What Science courses do we offer?

The university continues to invest heavily in developing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the current demand.

Our current science programmes include specialisms in:

We also offer a number of Conservation and Science based programmes including:

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Why study Science at the University of Cumbria?

Investment and Facilities

As a student on one of our science programmes you will have access to some of the newest teaching facilities at the university and indeed, in the local area. In 2014-15 the university invested £1.2m to develop a new teaching programme in STEM subjects. This investment also included providing a new, high-quality teaching laboratory at our Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle.

Since then, the university has continued to invest, with an overall total of £3.5m in state-of-the-art labs to respond to a national shortage of science graduates. The second phase of the laboratories is set to be complete for September 2016.


The increased need for biosciences graduates in Cumbria with the development of the new Glaxo Smith Kline biopharmaceutical facility at Ulverston, and an increase in demand from Sellafield for scientists, means that the university is working in close collaboration with local partners to develop more graduate opportunities for our science students.