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In Partnership with Furness College

We have partnered with Furness College to offer higher education courses to local students. The University Centre at Furness College houses state-of-the-art facilities and is designed to provide a real industry experience, propelling students towards their dream careers. 

As a large industrial town on the coast, Barrow was once home to the largest steelworks in the world and remains an industry powerhouse to this day. Home to BAE systems and a historic shipyard, Barrow is at the heart of submarine production in the UK.

There is plenty to explore in and around the town, including attractions like The Dock Museum, Furness Abbey, and miles of stunning coastline. Head into town to find beloved high street stores and independent coffee shops, perfect for filling up or hanging out between classes. 

*Adult Nursing students will complete placements in the Barrow nursing circuit but will be taught at Lancaster, for more information please visit the adult nursing course page.

Discover the University of Cumbria at Furness College and take the next step towards making your dreams a reality.

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Three Reasons Why We Love Our Barrow Campus

Furness College - Being part of Furness College means that you will be in a fantastic learning environment alongside lots of other students, sharing modern facilities, flexible study spaces, library resources, and much more.

Extra Facilities - Outside of class you will find plenty to do on campus. Dine at the on-site restaurant or get a blow-out at the student beauty salon, part of the college's vocational offering. Want to keep active? Take advantage of the gym and 3G outdoor pitch.

Explore Barrow - Immerse yourself in Barrow'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.


#Brilliant Barrow is an ambitious scheme to transform Barrow for future generations. Backed by the University of Cumbria, the scheme has secured £25 million from the government’s Towns Fund and comprises a series of transformative projects.

One project includes the development of the Barrow Learning Quarter, supporting key sectors like energy and advanced manufacturing to increase economic diversity, opportunities, and creative innovation. This project is designed to ensure the borough thrives as a great place to live, work, and visit.

Where to find our Barrow-in-Furness campus

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