Postgraduate study

Explore horizons you never thought possible

Postgraduate study gives you the opportunity to specialise in the field you are passionate about and advance your knowledge to the highest level.

Whether you're a new graduate at the start of your career or returning to study, the knowledge and experience you’ll gain during your postgraduate degree will enhance your career prospects and help you stand out from the crowd.

If you're unsure about getting back into academia, you can take advantage of our free online support package which is renowned for helping our students start their course with confidence.

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Exceptionally located campuses

  • Brampton Road campus
  • Fusehill Street campus
  • Ambleside students hiking
  • Lancaster campus

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World-leading Researchers

Affordable on-campus accommodation

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Postgraduate Open Day - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Wed 3 Apr 2019

Experience living and learning on a super-friendly campus with talented creatives - An awesome place to find your calling and kick-start your creative career. Tackle a design brief, have a go at a life drawing or enjoy a live performance.

Postgraduate Open Evening - London

Wed 3 Apr 2019

Come along to our Open Evening to explore our campus, meet our staff and find out more about coming to the University of Cumbria.

Postgraduate Open Evening - London

Wed 5 Jun 2019

There are many fantastic reasons to embark on one of our postgraduate courses, whether it’s to give yourself that extra advantage when applying for jobs, progress your current career or even if you just love your chosen subject and want to explore it further.

Postgraduate Open Day - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Sat 8 Jun 2019

There are many fantastic reasons to embark on one of our postgraduate courses, whether it’s to give yourself that extra advantage when applying for jobs, progress your current career or even if you just love your chosen subject and want to explore it further.

Postgraduate Open Day - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Sat 22 Jun 2019

There are many fantastic reasons to embark on one of our postgraduate courses, whether it’s to give yourself that extra advantage when applying for jobs, progress your current career or even if you just love your chosen subject and want to explore it further.

Is it really possible to juggle work, family and study while at university?

Posted: 28 Jan 2019

Here are our top tips for juggling commitments in all the different aspects of your life as you embark on your university studies.

How to make a career change

Posted: 7 Jan 2019

So there’s something that you’re really passionate about and feel drawn towards turning into a career. A career change can be really tough and pretty daunting, however making that bold decision to take your life in a new direction in your 30’s, 40’s or even 50’s can be much easier than you think.

How to write a good nursing personal statement for University

Posted: 31 Dec 2018

Write a brilliant personal statement to support your nursing application for University.

Accepting your Clearing Place

Posted: 23 Aug 2018

So you’ve got your exam results, called our Clearing call centre and got an offer for your dream course. Now what should you do?