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

Book a 1-2-1 to discuss your options

book some time to call one of our expert team who will guide you through the process and help you decide whether a an intergrated foundation year is right for you

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Carlisle - Brampton Road

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Lancaster Campus

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

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CANCELLED - The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer Adapted by Mike Poulton - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Thu 21 May 2020

We explore Chaucer's famous tales of medieval misadventures in the classic The Canterbury Tales.

Postgraduate Open Day - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Sat 15 Aug 2020

Experience living and learning on a super-friendly campus with talented creatives - An awesome place to find your calling and kick-start your creative career. Tackle a design brief, have a go at a life drawing or enjoy a live performance.

PGCE Open Day - Lancaster

Sat 15 Aug 2020

There are many fantastic reasons to embark on one of our postgraduate courses, whether it’s to give yourself that extra advantage when applying for jobs, progress your current career or even if you just love your chosen subject and want to explore it further.

Undergraduate Open Day - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Sat 15 Aug 2020

Experience living and learning on a super-friendly campus with talented creatives - An awesome place to find your calling and kick-start your creative career. Tackle a design brief, have a go at a life drawing or enjoy a live performance.

Postgraduate Open Day - Ambleside

Sat 15 Aug 2020

There are many fantastic reasons to embark on one of our postgraduate courses, whether it’s to give yourself that extra advantage when applying for jobs, progress your current career or even if you just love your chosen subject and want to explore it further.

Celebrating British Springtime and Easter

Posted: 9 Apr 2020

Spring-time greetings from the University of Cumbria! It’s April and Spring is all around us: we have moved our clocks forward into British Summertime (BST), the days are getting longer, lambs, rabbits and chicks are being born, flowers are starting to bloom and we are approaching Easter.

Student study guide: Finding a happy balance during the lockdown

Posted: 31 Mar 2020

We have gathered tips and advice from lecturers and students across all our Institutes to help you stay positive and productive during the lockdown.

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.

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