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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Carlisle - Fusehill Street

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Take More Space - Dance Workshop - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Sat 15 Jun 2019

Candoco, the leading dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, brings together unique voices with a shared vision as three female artists come together to make, play and share!

Campus Tour - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Wed 19 Jun 2019

An opportunity to visit our Brampton Road campus.

Life in the undergrowth – Biodiversity in your back yard - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Tue 25 Jun 2019

One of the most important skills that a good zoologist can develop is the ability to identify the weird and wonderful animals that we have on this planet. We'll show you how in this exciting masterclass.

Mud Monsters: A playful approach to working with children and families - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Wed 26 Jun 2019

In this masterclass you'll explore the concepts of playfulness and enchantment with the aim of understanding why this is important within working with children and families.

Postgraduate Open Day - Ambleside

Sat 29 Jun 2019

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.

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.

Is it really possible to juggle work, family and study while at university?

Posted: 28 Jan 2019

Here are our top tips for juggling commitments in all the different aspects of your life as you embark on your university studies.