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Making an Impact Since 2007

In Cumbria, Lancashire, and Beyond

The University of Cumbria was established in 2007 to catalyse individual and regional prosperity across Cumbria and Lancashire.

Building upon 150 years of higher education, our reputation for research excellence and innovation is growing: both of which combine to deliver real world benefits for local, national, and international communities, practitioners, and industries. Our research doesn't just impact the wider world, it improves the education of our students through our range of research-connected programmes.

Explore our research themes below and meet the centres and networks committed to transforming lives.

The ‘Innovation Conversation’ is the University of Cumbria’s first podcast series featuring conversations with some of the institution’s leading lights in research and innovation talking passionately about their expertise and motivations. Seven podcasts are available to stream initially via the University of Cumbria’s Spotify channel. Subjects range from the enormous impact insects have on the world to sustainable development lessons from Africa. A taster of the series can be heard here.

Our Research Themes

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Centre for Research in Health & Society

As part of the Institute of Health at Cumbria, the Centre for Research in Health & Society (CRiHS) spearehead research into health and wellbeing.

They contribute to the positive transformation of health and social outcomes by driving excellence in research, evaluation, scholarship, and practice.

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Health & Wellbeing
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Research Impact

The University of Cumbria is committed to creating knowledge that can be applied directly into industry for economic benefit, with practitioners for improvement of key services, and with diverse communities, individuals, and other socio-cultural groups to change lives.

Explore our case studies of research impact.

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Contact Our Team

Got a question about research, news, or events?

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Postgraduate Research Degrees

Looking to take part in world changing research? Realise your ambition with a postgraduate research degree from the University of Cumbria. Whether you're looking to achieve a PhD, MRes degree, Doctorate, or DBA, make a contribution to your field with our world-class support and supervision. 

Join the Graduate School and receive support every step of the way, from informal inquiries to the completion of your degree and beyond.

Meet the Graduate School