What is an Integrated Foundation Year Degree?
We all face times in our lives where we have to make challenging, sometimes life-altering decisions. You might be choosing or switching careers, don't know which degree is right for you, or don't have the right qualifications to get to the next level. A Foundation Year Degree offers the perfect stepping stone to achieving your dream.
After the past few years, making these big decisions may seem even more difficult than ever, but in truth there has never been a better time to make a change by studying for a degree.
In September 2022 use your time to study and lay the foundation for your dream career. Explore what's possible with our selection of courses available this September.
Why Choose Cumbria
Our aim is to help you reach your full potential. We don’t just prepare you for the real world. It is the real world. We are amongst the best in the UK and top in the North West for employment or further education after graduating (HESA 2020).
You'll be taught by industry-leading experts who are passionate about their field, backed by a network of community partnerships including hospitals, schools, trusts, and local projects so that you can find the right path for you.
We offer the resources of a large university, but in an intimate, highly personalised setting to help you become your best self and achieve more.
Institute of Business Industry and Leadership
Institute of Science and Environment
Institute of Arts
What Cumbria Students Have to Say
I was keen to get through it and prove that I could study law, so I powered through the year and passed it with flying colours.
Matt Wardle, LLB (Hons) Law
Matt went straight from school to working in a bar wanting to study law. His understanding was that without GCSE's and A-Levels he couldn't, but at the University of Cumbria, his dream became a reality.