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Postgraduate and part-time applications

The current employment environment places increasing demands on individuals to maintain and update their skills and knowledge to stay ahead in the workplace. Our postgraduate, short courses and part-time options can help you and your organisation to achieve success, now and in the future.

We offer a wide range of study options at a campus near you including courses with distance learning options, part-time and full-time study.

Making an application

Applying for our postgraduate and  part-time courses couldn't be simpler.

All our course pages (for non -UCAS or GTTR courses) have an Apply Now button for online application. For some courses you can choose a start date and location and then you'll be asked to complete an online application form.

Depending on the course you apply for the the application forms may ask you for information about previous qualifications, residence status and nationality, previous relevant employment (particularly for healthcare related courses) as well as general personal details. If you have been a student with us before and still have your student id, please have that ready. 

Throughout the application process we keep in touch with you by email so you'll need to give us an address which you use regularly.

International applicants

Students from outside the UK and EU should check our international applications pages.

PGCE courses

Students wanting to make an application for PGCE teaching courses should refer to our information for QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) courses.

Accepting your place

A formal offer of a place will be posted out to you. We will need you to accept the place and the offer letter will tell you how.

Studying with the University of Cumbria

Most university programmes utilise Blackboard: a web-based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). If you have been out of study for some time, or have any concerns regarding using IT, please contact the Admissions teams below to discuss study skills courses and support for learning.


Course enquiry centre

Telephone: 0845 606 1144

Email: enquirycentre@Cumbria.ac.uk