Integrated Foundation Year

Gain the confidence and skills to succeed in gaining your degree and future career

The integrated foundation year gives you extra time to adjust to university-level study before you start your undergraduate degree.

An integrated foundation year degree is an undergraduate degree with an additional foundation year attached. It's designed for students who may not have the necessary grades for an honours degree programme or students who are returning to study later in life and need support getting back into the swing of it.

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Close community

Learn in an environment with like-minded people, discovering more about your chosen subject

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Firm foundation

Build up your academic skills before you start the full degree, giving you the confidence and skills to succeed

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Extra support

A dedicated team will provide guidance and help through your transition into university

Book a 1-2-1 to discuss your options

book some time to call one of our expert team who will guide you through the process and help you decide whether a an intergrated foundation year is right for you

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Carlisle - Brampton Road


Lancaster Campus

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

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Masterclass: Studio image capture - Digital and analogue methods - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Mon 24 Feb 2020

The masterclass provides a chance to experience two contrary methods of photographic image making. Using studio lighting designs we explore the use of traditional large format cameras alongside high end digital cameras.

Masterclass: Group Leading - Lancaster

Wed 26 Feb 2020

The design and narrative of this masterclass will give essential skills for leading groups for a variety of age groups, including adults.

Wind in the Willows by Michael Spencer - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Wed 26 Feb 2020

Michael Spencer’s “The Wind in the Willows” is based on the novel by Kenneth Graham which follows the adventures of the anthropomorphic animals Mole, Rat, Badger, Toad, and their friends.

Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Wed 26 Feb 2020

A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women's suffrage.

Masterclass: Figure Life-Drawing - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Mon 2 Mar 2020

An introduction to the materials and techniques of figure life-drawing.

Top 3 Places to Eat, Drink and Visit Near our Campuses

Posted: 14 Aug 2019

You’re considering moving to one of our campuses and you’re faced with the burning question, what will I do when I’m not in lectures? To help you figure that out we have compiled our top 3 places to eat, drink and visit when living in Lancaster, Carlisle or Ambleside.

Accepting your Clearing Place

Posted: 10 May 2019

So you’ve got your exam results, called our Clearing call centre and got an offer for your dream course. Now what should you do?

Student and Parent Concerns – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: 10 May 2019

The student support team at University of Cumbria come across a wide range of similar questions and concerns every year – from potential students and their parents or guardians.

5 ways to make the most of your Applicant Visit Day

Posted: 18 Apr 2019

Coming to university is a big decision, so it's important to make sure you've got all your questions covered, that's why an applicant visit day can be really useful.

How to Choose a University

Posted: 21 Mar 2019

Amy here, a 1st year Outdoor Leadership student. In relation to choosing a university I can only draw from personal and peer experiences, therefore I will probably be a little biased towards my own (brilliant) course. Nevertheless, I will endeavour to impart practical, honest and mostly relevant advice that will help you compare universities and courses.

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