• Excellent facilities

    Develop your skills in our new specialist laboratories and dedicated forensic crime house.

  • Gain specialist knowledge

    Our courses offer specialisms in a variety of fields, including clinical biochemistry, clinical and environmental microbiology, cellular pathology and more

  • Integrated Foundation Year

    Our integrated foundation year courses can help you develop your academic study skills before you start your degree

If you have a curiosity about the natural world and a drive to improve lives, a career in science could be the ideal future for you. Our developing portfolio of courses is continuously growing to meet the demand for skilled STEM graduates in Cumbria and more widely across the UK.

97% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2017).

Why study Science at the University of Cumbria?

Investment and Facilities

As a student on one of our science programmes you will have access to some of the newest teaching facilities at the university and indeed, in the local area. In 2014-15 the university invested £1.2m to develop a new teaching programme in STEM subjects. This investment also included providing a new, high-quality teaching laboratory at our Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle.

Since then, the university has continued to invest, with an overall total of £3.5m in state-of-the-art labs to respond to a national shortage of science graduates. 


The increased need for biosciences graduates in Cumbria with the development of the new Glaxo Smith Kline biopharmaceutical facility at Ulverston, and an increase in demand from Sellafield for scientists, means that the university is working in close collaboration with local partners to develop more graduate opportunities for our science students.

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