At Cumbria, you are equipped, empowered and inspired to discover great things from the day you arrive. To help you make what may seem impossible possible with everything that is going on in the world, we have introduced the Being Enriched Postgraduate Discount. The discount supports people across the North West whose jobs have been affected by the impact Covid-19 is having on the economy and employers.



The offer is a 20% discount on the full fees for a range of postgraduate courses starting in the 2020/2021 academic year making NOW the best time to invest in further study so you can go far. 


You can study full or part-time at any of our four North West campuses. The discount is open to anyone living in the North West who has been: 

  • Furloughed by their current employer at any point since March 2020;
  • Made redundant by their employer since March 2020; or,
  • Told by their current employer their role is at risk and likely to be made redundant.


If this is you – we’ve got you. We created the Being Enriched Postgraduate Discount to help you take control of your future by offering you a way to make the most of your talent whether you want to study for a new career or boost your knowledge to take a step up. 

Why study for a postgraduate degree?

Enhance your employability 

Masters degrees in the UK are highly regarded by employers 

  • Postgraduate study will allow you to stand out in an increasingly competitive job market 
  • You will be able to show an enhanced degree with further specialist knowledge 
  • You will demonstrate a stronger determination to be an expert in your field 


Increase your earning potential 

Research shows that postgraduate study enhance your employability and increase your earning potential according to the Department for Education. 

The Department for Education reports in the 2018 Graduate Labour Market Statistics found working-age postgraduates had an average salary of £40,000 in 2018, compared with £34,000 for working-age undergraduates (Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2018). 

Career progression and transferable skills 

Increasing your specialist knowledge or reconciling your existing knowledge is a great way to improve your career opportunities. You will stand out as an expert in your field. masters degree also gives you a greater understanding of valued workplace skills. 

Can I get a loan for postgraduate study?

You may be eligible for a government loan of more than £10,000* to help towards the cost of your masters degree. Loans are available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas. 

Find out more about your eligibility for a postgraduate loan.


*A  loan of £11,222 will be available for courses starting in August 2020. Please be aware the loan amount may change annually depending on when you start your programme. 

How can I find out more?

Join us at a virtual open day 

The best way to find out more about life at Cumbria is meet us at one of our virtual open days

Academic and professional support staff from the University will be available to answer your questions and give you advice, guidance and information about our programmes. 


Chat online or call us 

You can use our Live Chat and call our Course Enquiry Centre on 0845 606 1144 where are friendly advisor can talk you through the application process and answer your questions. We can also arrange for you to have a 121 with a member of the academic team from the subject area you are interested, talk to our course enquiry advisors to arrange a session. 


1) The scheme is open to students who:

  1. Have been furloughed by their current employer at any point since March 2020;  
  2. Have been made redundant by their employer since March 2020; or,  
  3. Have been told by their current employer that their role is ‘at risk’ and they are likely to be made redundant 

2) Students must have a local connection to the North West region as follows and meet one of the following:

  1. The main residential address where the student spends most of their time is within the North West region;  
  2. The current place of work is within the North West region; or,  
  3. The most recent place of work, from which the student has been furloughed or made redundant, is within the North West region.

3) For the purposes of eligibility criteria clause 2, the University of Cumbria have defined the North West region as the counties of Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire 

4) Students are required to meet the specific entry criteria for each course. These can be found on the course pages on our website: Find Your Course Here

5) The Government classes all students as ‘Home’, ‘European Union (EU)’ or ‘International’. This status determines which tuition fees you pay and which scholarships you are eligible for. You must be a ‘Home’ or ‘EU’ to be eligible for this discount living or working in North West England. International’ student are not eligible for this discount.

6) Must be a new applicant for a postgraduate degree starting in the academic year 2020/21. 

7) Be self-funded. Not hold sponsorship from an employer or other organisation. 

8) The discount offer is subject to places being available on a course. 


Eligible courses include:  

  1. Any full postgraduate taught Masters programme of study (bearing 180 credits) resulting in the following awards: Master of Art (MA), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Law (LLM) or Master of Business Administration (MBA).  
  2. Any postgraduate taught programme of study resulting in the awarding of a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits).  
  3. Any postgraduate taught programme of study resulting in the awarding of a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits).


  • Applicants must meet all of the eligibility criteria to be considered for the discount. 
  • Applicants must apply for the discount before the course start date. 
  • The discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. 
  • To receive the discount, you must enrol to study in the academic year 2020/21. 
  • The value of each discount is 20% off total fees. 
  • Students who defer their offer of admission will not be eligible and costs will return to full fee.  
  • Students who transfer to another university will no longer be eligible and costs will return to full fee.  
  • Students who withdrawal from the course will no longer be eligible and costs will return to full fee.  
  • Students who move to a course not listed as about of this scheme will no longer be eligible and costs will return to full fee. 
Programme Current Price (Home/EU) Saving (Home/EU)
MA Outdoor and Experiential Learning £5,040 £1,020
MA Global Policing and Criminology £5,040 £1,020
MBA All Programmes (Except Robert Kennedy College) £11,025 £2,205
MSc Coaching & Mentoring £5,040 £1,020
Criminology, Risk and Safeguarding £5,040 £1,020
MSc Finance and Accounting £5,040 £1,020
MSc Industrial Leadership £7,785 £1,557
MSc Industrial Leadership: Engineering £7,785 £1,557
MSc International Management £5,040 £1,020
PGC Coaching and Mentoring £1,680 £336
PGC Organisational Leadership £2,595 £519
PGC Tourism Management £1,680 £336
PGD Industrial Leadership/Engineering £5,190 £1,038
PGD Tourism Management £3,360 £672

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