Barrow-in-Furness Campus

Barrow-in-Furness Campus

Opening 2025

University of Cumbria Barrow

Barrow-in-Furness is home to a nationally significant advanced manufacturing cluster, with our partner, BAE Systems, at its heart. Our new campus is located within the Barrow Learning Quarter.

Our innovative courses will allow for a joined-up approach between industry and education, bringing the leading-edge skills required to design, build and deliver complex manufacturing and computer science products. Studying at our Barrow campus will open up exciting opportunities for you to undertake placements and gain work experience with global companies.

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Degrees available at our Barrow Campus

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The BEng (Hons) Advanced Manufacturing degree is a new and modern course that blends the technical focus of engineering with environmental awareness, management principles and advanced computing skills. You will learn how to develop engineering solutions to manufacturing problems using new technologies through innovation and creativity.

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BEng (Hons) Advanced Manufacturing

Three Reasons Why We Love #brilliantbarrow

Our Degrees ensure that you will be in a fantastic learning environment gaining knowledge and skills from professionals and fellow students.


Shared workspaces – As part of the Barrow Learning Quarter, you will have access to modern learning facilities, flexible study spaces, excellent library resources, great social and meeting places, and much more.

Free-time - With the Lake District National Park on your doorstep, you really are spoilt for choice. Outside of your classes, you can embrace the glorious surroundings and enjoy the many outdoor activities available in the local area. If you enjoy nights out, dine at one of the many local independent restaurants serving delicious food and sample the range of bespoke beers and gin produced in the region.

Explore Barrow - Immerse yourself in #BRILLIANTBARROW's culture by exploring the remains of Furness Abbey or diving into history at the Dock Museum. Just a stone's throw away you will discover Piel Island, a 50-acre island situated at the tip of the Furness Peninsula. You can even do a spot of seal spotting off Walney Island!



As part of our new course portfolio, the University of Cumbria is partnering with BAE Systems to offer the BAE Systems Scholarship, a fantastic opportunity for UK undergraduate students studying a qualifying course.

A non-repayable bursary paid directly into students’ bank accounts, scholarship recipients will receive a total of £5,000 across their three years of study. Recipients will also be awarded a 12-week paid placement with BAE Systems and a guaranteed interview upon completion of their degree, providing a snapshot into what a career at the company is really like.

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Engineer from Barrow

As a Barrow resident, a role in advanced manufacturing – whether as an engineer, computer scientist or business manager – is a great career choice.

If you're a resident of Barrow, you can benefit from the thriving advanced manufacturing industry in the area. With firms like BAE Systems being a major employer, employing 29% of the town's population, there are ample opportunities to work on the design and construction of Royal Navy submarines. The University of Cumbria is committed to improving the well-being, health, and prosperity of the area by developing a strategic approach to up-skilling. This will help create the right conditions for businesses and their local supply chains to thrive and attract investment.

Where to find our Barrow-in-Furness campus

University of Cumbria,
LA14 2PJ