Facts and Figures
Formed in 2007 the University of Cumbria’s foundations go back over 100 years to the Charlotte Mason College which trained teachers, and the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts in Carlisle, the forerunner in 1822 of Carlisle Art College.
Around 1180 staff are employed on campuses and sites across Cumbria and in Lancashire and London including campuses and sites at
Click here for a breakdown of our staffing numbers by campus/site; and the ratio of academic to professional services staff.
Over 10500 students study with us each year. For more information on our student population click on the individual links below:
Student numbers by faculty and campus/site
Student numbers by mode of study
(Figures taken from HESA 2011)
Working closely with the National Health Service, we train and develop health workers in fields including paramedic, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy and occupational therapy and radiography.
We are one of the largest providers of both initial teacher training and education CPD in the UK.
Cumbria Institute of the Arts was one of our founding partners and our contemporary offer includes games design, performance and theatre and journalism.
We are the largest provider of outdoor study degrees in the UK.
The environment and nature are important to us so naturally our courses of international renown include conservation, forestry and the outdoors.
The University of Cumbria is justly proud of its record of successful graduate employment. Click here for details.
Research underpins our intellectual and academic life. Current research strengths include health, education, English, forestry, conservation, upland management.
The European Commission, Cumbria Children's Trust and the Leverhulme Trust are amongst the funders who support the university's research.
Enterprise and knowledge transfer meet the needs of local and regional employers. Partners include: