IT'S TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Welcome to the home of health, social care, sport and psychology. This is the place you will be taught by experts, develop your skills in outstanding realistic facilities and get the 1:1 support needed so you can make a difference in the lives of others. Whether you're just starting your learning journey or looking for a higher level of study to improve your skills and qualifications, we're here to help you discover everything you're capable of.
Explore our subjects
Being a midwife is a rewarding and exciting profession. With our courses, you'll be able to confidently take the next step in your career, whether you're just starting out or taking it to the next level.
Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and taught by highly experienced midwives, our courses will equip you with the skills and experience you need to become a successful midwife.Midwifery Courses
Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), our courses deliver the high standard of education and training you need to prepare for a successful career in nursing.
You'll be taught by expert lecturers who have professional experience they bring into their teaching. These lecturers will also provide you with support and guidance so you can successfully complete your degree.Nursing Courses
Our Social Work, Youth work, Young people's wellbeing and Health and Social care programmes are suitable for those already working in, or who wish to work in, a wide range of health and social care settings.
You'll develop your skills with the support of expert subject lecturers alongside work and placement experience to boost your employability prospects and confidence when you graduate.Explore these courses
If you have an enquiring mind and enjoy investigating and debating ideas? On our courses, you'll explore the student experience across a vast range of contexts and lifespans and how you can make a difference in the lives of others.
All of our courses are BPS (The British Psychological Society) accreditation and after completing our Counselling and Psychotherapy course you'll be eligible to apply for membership of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).Psychology Courses
Our Medical Sciences department has a national and international reputation for medical imaging and specialist research. Your learning will be enhanced using real digital imaging equipment and clinical skills labs to develop your practical skills.
You'll benefit from the close relationships we hold with NHS and private health care partners, allowing you to boost your skills during placements learning from professionals and developing your networks within trusts.Medical Sciences Courses
We're one of the biggest providers of paramedic professionals in the North West, our expert team of lecturers are committed to providing the best possible grounding to start or further your paramedic career.
We've invested in brand new paramedic teaching facilities to enhance your learning experience allowing you to develop your skills and confidence so you graduate a competent and confident paramedic.Paramedic courses
Our Sport, Coaching and Physical Education and Sport Rehabilitation courses offer two routes into a career in Sport. These courses have a strong career focus, friendly learning environments, the opportunity to complete work-based experience and outstanding student support.
Both our courses are accredited by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) and Sport Rehabilitation is also accredited by BASRat (British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers).Sport Degrees
Our Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy courses offer you a chance to make a difference in the lives of others in a specialist area. Develop your practical skills and communication skills using our realistic facilities including a physiotherapy suite, mock wards, creative spaces and a realistic home space.
Our lecturers are experts in their fields and have a wealth of professional experience they will share through their teaching. Research is being completed in specialist areas within the departments that will inform your learning.Rehabilitation courses
What Our Students Think
Advocating for and supporting women through one of the most important milestones in their lives is such an honour. I love being part of the pregnancy journey, alongside women and their families, being able to make a positive impact as a student midwife.
Abbie Stainton, Midwifery
Winner of the North Cumbria Integrated Care Thank You 2020 Student Award, midwifery student Abbie found her experience on placement during the Covid-19 pandemic invaluable.
There is a strong sense of mutual respect between students and lecturers, and it is not uncommon for collaboration on a piece of research. I feel part of the team, I feel I’m encouraged to be me, to share my thoughts and I feel I am really thriving in this environment.)">
Felicity Grigg, Psychology
Felicity chose to study Psychology as a mature student, completing a degree has always been an ambition of hers and she's now completing that.
For anyone thinking of coming to the University of Cumbria, I couldn’t recommend the university any more highly. If you’re thinking of returning to education and you're unsure then a foundation degree is certainly something to consider to gain all those vital skills needed for higher education study
Ben Hargreaves, Sport Rehabilitation (Integrated Foundation Year)
Ben spent nearly 15 years out of education before deciding he wanted a change in his career.
Alternative levels of study
We offer a range of postgraduate courses from training for a specific field of health to delving further into your field of interest with a masters course. Find out more on our postgraduate page.
We offer a range of CPD courses to support professional development. A selection can be completed flexibly, online so you can balance your healthcare training with a busy work and home life.