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Return To Study Programme

Unlock your future with the University of Cumbria

Are you thinking of returning to study after a break from education?

Not sure if university is for you, or worried you don’t have the skills or qualifications you need to study at degree level?

Our Return to Study programme is a free, four-week course that will help you make the transition to university and kickstart your dream career in occupational therapy, social work, and nursing (adult, mental health, or learning disabilities).

Don’t worry if you’re not sure whether you want to go to university or don’t meet all the entry requirements – this programme is all about exploring your options for further study and finding the best entry route to meet your needs. Our friendly tutors will be there to support you every step of the way.

Please note: this programme is only open to UK residents who are aged 21+ on or before 1 September 2024, and not currently studying at level 3 (for example, A-level study or equivalent).


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Session Dates and Times

Please note: the following session dates and times are provisional. You will receive the final schedule once this has been finalised.  

  • 28 May 2024: 17:30-20:00 
  • 30 May 2024: 17:30-19:45
  • 4 June 2024: 17:30-20:20
  • 6 June 2024: 17:30-19:30
  • 11 June 2024: 17:30-19:30 
  • 13 June 2024: 17:30-19:30 
  • 18 June 2024: 17:30-20:00
  • 20 June 2024: 17:30-19:30
Course Location

Lancaster or Carlisle (Fusehill Street Campus)

Tuition Fees


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Get a taste of university life

with an immersive introduction to life and study at the University of Cumbria

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Build your academic skills

to feel more confident in your application and transition to university after your break from education

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Get a head start

in gaining a place on your chosen degree course

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Meet other students

who could be studying the same course as you from September 2024

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Boost your university application

with specialist support and guidance

Entry requirements

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