Academic Institutes

Academic Institutes

Academic Institutes at Cumbria

We have five academic institutes, each with its own specialist focus, that offer a range of flexible, multidisciplinary courses. Our institutes are spread across our seven campuses in the North West and London. This is to benefit student learning and development as we work with local partners and communities in each unique location.

Led by industry experts who draw on a wealth of experience in real-world working environments, committed to helping you achieve your dreams whatever they may be. Become a change-maker, a leader, an adventurer, and much more at the University of Cumbria.

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Institute of Health

The Home of Change Makers

Based across our Lancaster, Carlisle, and London campuses, this is the place to learn the skills that enable you to make a difference in the lives of others. Be taught by experts, develop your practical skills in realistic facilities, and get 1:1 support whilst you study.

Kick start your future career in health, social care, psychology, or sport and discover everything you’re capable of.

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Institute of Education, Arts and Society

The Home of Difference Makers and Creatives

Whether your passion lies in education, teaching, or the creative arts, the Institute of Education, Arts & Society is your gateway to a world of exciting possibilities. We offer a wide range of courses that provide the springboard needed to launch a fascinating and rewarding career. You’ll be taught by academics with real-world experience in outstanding facilities. Through immersive learning experiences, such as placements, live briefs, projects, or similar, you'll gain practical, hands-on experience that equips you with industry-ready skills. And no matter which campus you study from, rest assured that you will to be surrounded by a friendly, vibrant, and supportive community. Go ahead and take the first step towards your future and explore our range of courses.

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Business, Industry and Leadership

The Home of Leaders

We work with some of the top businesses and organisations across the UK including Rolls Royce, The BBC, The NHS, BAE, Sellafield, The National Trust, Cumbria Tourism, Cumbria Constabulary and the Northern Powerhouse. Our academic team consists of former managing directors, high ranking officers, practising solicitors and research-active criminologists, with a wealth of knowledge earned in their field practice.

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Institute of Science and Environment

The Home of Discovery

Based across our Carlisle and Ambleside campuses, our courses are designed for students who want to engage their curiosity within the world around them and use science to improve the lives of people, our planet, and the species we share it with. 

Our unique locations in and around the Lake District National Parks makes our university the perfect place to experience nature and make real-world discoveries. Our state-of-the-art facilities coupled with our expert academic team ensure that you gain the experience and support you need to kick start your dream career.  

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