About University of Cumbria

by / Friday, 05 December 2014 / Published in University Of Cumbria

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About University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria is one of Britain’s newest universities, but have a history of educating professionals going back over 150 years. University of Cumbria were formed in 2007 from Cumbria Institute of the Arts, St Martin’s College and the Cumbrian campus of UCLan. With academic strengths in education, healthcare, sports, visual and performing arts, humanities, social science, law and criminology, science, outdoors, forestry and land studies will have a great course to start a career.

University of Cumbria campuses are in Carlisle, Lancaster and Ambleside. These are lively, safe, student-friendly cities with a lower than average cost of living. Transport links are excellent. University of Cumbria are on the West Coast mainline rail network and close to the M6 motorway. Carlisle to Lancaster is approximately one hour in a car or train. Lancaster to Manchester is just 55 mins on half hourly rail service.

The campuses are compact and situated within walking distance of the city centres. The great outdoors is on our doorstep from city centre parks to National Parks and the university’s clubs and societies will help you to take advantage of all that our spectacular surroundings have to offer.


University has three campuses and three sites in the North West of England, plus a campus in London.

Carlisle and Lancaster are busy thriving cities in the northwest of England. Castles, museums, boutique shops, restaurants and coffee shops are short walk from our campuses. Local nightlife buzzes with live music, nightclubs, theatre and film events.

Within ten minutes drive from our campuses you be on your way to National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rivers, coast and mountains which surround these cities. Our Ambleside campus is the Lake District National Park, beside Lake Windermere.

Transport is easy with major road, rail and air networks easily accessible.

Mojor Subjects:

  • Business School
  • Conservation
  • Creative Arts
  • Education
  • Forestry and Outdoor
  • Health and Social Care
  • Humanities
  • Law and Social Science
  • Performance
  • Policing
  • Science and Engineering
  • Sport

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