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 Carlisle, United Kingdom

Helping over 45,000 students to make their impact on the world

University of Cumbria

Postgraduate teaching informed by industry insights and research-active academics

Undertake a Postgraduate course at the University of Cumbria to boost your career prospects and specialist skills within your chosen field. Learn from expert academics who will help you excel in your career and boost your employability.

Based in some of the North West’s most beautiful and historic locations, the University of Cumbria is a vibrant and inspiring place to study.

Tailor your postgraduate degree to suit your lifestyle by choosing your preferred start date, study preferences, and location.

The University of Cumbria’s postgraduate courses are based at either Lancaster, London, Ambleside or Carlisle, with some courses available to study entirely online.

Courses and Qualifications

The University is made up of four academic institutes:

  • Business, Industry and Leadership
  • Education, Arts and Society
  • Health
  • Science and Environment

There are four different varieties of postgraduate degrees available:

  • Masters (MA, MSc or MBA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)
  • Postgraduate Certificate (PgC)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Each course is designed to develop your knowledge whilst maximising your employability.

Helping over 45,000 students to make their impact on the world

Job Prospects

Embarking on postgraduate study is a life-changing investment in yourself and your future.

Through course design and a committed Careers and Employability Service, the University will help you impress future employers.


The University provides two forms of accommodation: halls of residence and university-managed houses.

Halls of residence are conveniently located, well equipped and maintained. There are over 1,000 rooms available with a range of en-suite and shared facilities and cost, on average, £10 per night.


To accommodate the University’s many subjects, their campuses boast a large range of facilities; some are subject specific while others are more general. The facilities are modern and provide everything you need to explore your subject through practice based and applied research methods.

Helping over 45,000 students to make their impact on the world


With a friendly atmosphere and beautiful scenery, the location of each campus offers an exciting variety of things to do. Be part of a supportive community – get access to wellbeing services, professional learning opportunities and cost of living support.

Home to two campuses, Brampton Road and Fusehill Street, Carlisle is a lively city that blends a dynamic range of amenities with a long and cultural heritage. With many bars, restaurants, shops and clubs, the city is a fun place to call home.

Lancaster is a vibrant location that has so much to see and do. With many places to eat, drink, meet friends and relax, the city provides an endless amount of activities.

Combining charming teashops, places to eat, an independent cinema and a number of bars, Ambleside is located at the heart of the Lake District National Park, making it a great place to live and study.

The University also offers a selection of postgraduate courses from its London campus, which is just a 10-minute walk from the inspirational Canary Wharf.

Helping over 45,000 students to make their impact on the world

Business & Management (5) Psychology (31) Politics & Government (30) Nursing & Health (27) Finance (14) Engineering (12) Medicine (26) Environmental Sciences (13) Social Work (32) Education (11) Sociology (33) Law (22) Geography (17) Creative Arts & Design (9) Agriculture (1) Communication & Media Studies (7) Biological Sciences (4) Computer Science (8) Mathematics (25) Anthropology (2) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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