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University of Cumbria

4.5 out of 5 (21 ratings / 19 reviews) Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
Launched ten years ago as the University of Cumbria, we are founded on the experience and tradition of well over 150 years of higher education. We are a growing, multi-campus university home to over 10,000 students that aims to provide you with skills to set you apart in the jobs market.

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (3)
Journalism & Media (1)



The University of Cumbria was formed in 2007 by the merger of St Martin’s College, Cumbria Institute of the Arts and University of Central Lancashire’s Cumbria sites, operating from campuses spread across Cumbria and North Lancashire. We may be a relatively new university, but we are steeped in history dating right the way back to 1882.


  • Undergraduate courses
  • Postgraduate courses
  • CPD and short courses


Our Research Centres

  • Centre for Regional Economic Development
  • Centre for Wildlife Conservation
  • Health and Social Care Evaluations
  • Institute for Leadership and Sustainability


We have a range of support on offer through the Careers and Employability Service, including one to one support, targeted workshops in lectures, work related events or the Career Ahead Award and business engagement and entrepreneurial activity.

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Student services

International Student Support:

Pre-Arrival Support:

  • Information for your visa application and UK immigration
  • Guidance about living in the UK, culture and local area information
  • Preparing to study at a UK university – access to free online pre-entry Head Start course designed to help you develop your academic skills

On-Course Support:

  • Access to all university student services including money advice, counselling, disability, careers and study support
  • Access to English for Academic Purposes advice and guidance
  • Opportunities for organised visits to local places of interest such as the Lake District and Manchester Christmas markets

Housing services

Our accommodation services are dedicated to managing university accommodation, both on and off campus. As well as our student residences, the team can also help with student housing in Lancaster, Carlisle and Ambleside.

Library services

The main library is located on the top floor of the Skiddaw building at Fusehill. Its holdings focus on health, education and the social sciences and include a law library and a large teaching practice collection.

ICT services

It’s normal for people these days to have a laptop, smartphone, tablet or other personal computing device, and so it’s natural that students would want to use these on campus. To support this need, we provide wireless coverage for more than 70% of the estate and have recently installed higher capacity wireless to allow greater connectivity in high demand areas.

Medical services

Counselling and Therapy

Counselling and therapy can give you time to explore what is going on in your life in a safe setting. You will be listened to, respected and not judged.

Our Psychological Wellbeing Service incorporates Counselling, Therapy and Mental Health mentoring, and students at the University of Cumbria access this specialist level of support.

Student Life

Campus life

Our Lancaster campus is set in beautiful parkland just a short walk from the city centre, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

On-site facilities include a sports complex with floodlit artificial turf pitch, Martineau's cafe, Snack Zone and The View restaurant, a chapel, well-stocked library, halls of residence and students' union.

Sports facilities

At UoC Active the health of our students is very important to us. We have two outstanding sports complexes at Carlisle and Lancaster. We have also partnered with Salt Ayre Sports Centre and Better Leisure to bring you unrivaled access to facilities across Lancaster, Carlisle and West Cumbria through our UoC Sport Card packages.

Student Reviews

Education is the key...
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Some of the lecturer are very supportive

Energy and Sustainability online MSc program at Robert Kennedy College, what an awesome experience.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

So far, I have only completed the induction course to my program (Energy and Sustainability) but the course content has left a huge impression of how to learn, what environment or method of learning suits me most, and what aspects of my strengths I should focus on. I look forward to completing the course and moving to the next level of my professional career.

University of Cumbria overall review
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It has an excellent student care platform

Lancaster, England, United Kingdom

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