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Integrated Foundation Year

Gain the confidence and skills to succeed in gaining your degree and future career

The integrated foundation year gives you extra time to adjust to university-level study before you start your undergraduate degree.

An integrated foundation year degree is an undergraduate degree with an additional foundation year attached. It's designed for students who may not have the necessary grades for an honours degree programme or students who are returning to study later in life and need support getting back into the swing of it.

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Close community

Learn in an environment with like-minded people, discovering more about your chosen subject

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Firm foundation

Build up your academic skills before you start the full degree, giving you the confidence and skills to succeed

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Extra support

A dedicated team will provide guidance and help through your transition into university

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Carlisle - Brampton Road


Lancaster Campus

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

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Campus Tour - Lancaster

Tue 28 Jan 2020

An opportunity to visit our Lancaster campus.

Campus Tour - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Fri 31 Jan 2020

An opportunity to visit our Fusehill Street Campus.

Open Event (2020 entry enquirers only) - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Thu 6 Feb 2020

It’s not too late to apply to us for 2020 entry, our expert teams of support and academic staff are on hand to give you a bespoke and personal visit experience that will arm you with everything you need to know about starting a course in September 2020.

Campus Tour - Lancaster

Tue 11 Feb 2020

An opportunity to visit our Lancaster campus.

Growing Up Neglected: Using the story of Harry Potter to explore the impacts of neglect - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Tue 25 Feb 2020

In this masterclass you’ll explore the concepts of neglect and abuse and engage in critical discussion on how the neglect of older children may go unseen.

Top 3 Places to Eat, Drink and Visit Near our Campuses

Posted: 14 Aug 2019

You’re considering moving to one of our campuses and you’re faced with the burning question, what will I do when I’m not in lectures? To help you figure that out we have compiled our top 3 places to eat, drink and visit when living in Lancaster, Carlisle or Ambleside.

Accepting your Clearing Place

Posted: 10 May 2019

So you’ve got your exam results, called our Clearing call centre and got an offer for your dream course. Now what should you do?

Student and Parent Concerns – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: 10 May 2019

The student support team at University of Cumbria come across a wide range of similar questions and concerns every year – from potential students and their parents or guardians.

5 ways to make the most of your Applicant Visit Day

Posted: 18 Apr 2019

Coming to university is a big decision, so it's important to make sure you've got all your questions covered, that's why an applicant visit day can be really useful.

How to Choose a University

Posted: 21 Mar 2019

Amy here, a 1st year Outdoor Leadership student. In relation to choosing a university I can only draw from personal and peer experiences, therefore I will probably be a little biased towards my own (brilliant) course. Nevertheless, I will endeavour to impart practical, honest and mostly relevant advice that will help you compare universities and courses.

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