About

The University of Cumbria is a good investment of your time and skills, as we focus on preparing you for your career. With close links to local Law Firms, Police Forces and Youth Centres, NHS Trusts, Schools and Colleges and Practicing Artists (plus many more) the knowledge you gain on your course is geared towards getting you a job as soon as you graduate! That's why 97% of our graduates enter employment within 6 months of graduating. Talk to us today to begin your journey with us.

We offer exciting research-informed academic studies, professionally focused courses and technical skills so you can achieve your future career ambitions. We enrich our students so that they can realise their potential and achieve life-changing outcomes.

The History of the University of Cumbria

Though the current university was established in 2007, our history goes all the way back to 1882. We were formed by the merger of St Martin’s College, the Cumbria Institute of the Arts and the University of Central Lancashire’s Cumbria sites, giving us a firm foundation in providing excellent academic opportunities for our students.

Our History
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Our Strategic Plan

Our three-year strategic plan builds on the achievements of the last decade to position us as a thriving, lead player in delivering professional higher-level learning to meet the demands of an ever evolving workforce and emerging markets.

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Our Development

At the University of Cumbria we are busy building your new world! We want to create a real sense of place and are constantly investing in your future by developing our campuses to enhance the environment in which you will live, work, study and ultimately achieve.

Significant investment has introduced some exciting new facilities across a number of our campuses.

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