Integrated Foundation Year

Gain the confidence and skills to succeed in gaining your degree and future career

The integrated foundation year gives you extra time to adjust to university-level study before you start your undergraduate degree.

An integrated foundation year degree is an undergraduate degree with an additional foundation year attached. It's designed for students who may not have the necessary grades for an honours degree programme or students who are returning to study later in life and need support getting back into the swing of it.

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Close community

Learn in an environment with like-minded people, discovering more about your chosen subject

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Firm foundation

Build up your academic skills before you start the full degree, giving you the confidence and skills to succeed

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Extra support

A dedicated team will provide guidance and help through your transition into university

Book a 1-2-1 to discuss your options

book some time to call one of our expert team who will guide you through the process and help you decide whether a an intergrated foundation year is right for you

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Carlisle - Brampton Road

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Lancaster Campus

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

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CANCELLED - Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Musical: Based on George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s 1934 play of the same name, Merrily We Roll Along follows the successful career of Broadway composer turned Hollywood producer Franklin Shepard backward in time.

CANCELLED - I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change by Jimmy Roberts - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Thu 2 Apr 2020

Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.

CANCELLED - The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer Adapted by Mike Poulton - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Thu 21 May 2020

We explore Chaucer's famous tales of medieval misadventures in the classic The Canterbury Tales.

Undergraduate Open Day - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Fri 5 Jun 2020

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 Day - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Fri 5 Jun 2020

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.

Top 3 Places to Eat, Drink and Visit Near our Campuses

Posted: 14 Aug 2019

You’re considering moving to one of our campuses and you’re faced with the burning question, what will I do when I’m not in lectures? To help you figure that out we have compiled our top 3 places to eat, drink and visit when living in Lancaster, Carlisle or Ambleside.

Accepting your Clearing Place

Posted: 10 May 2019

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?

Student and Parent Concerns – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: 10 May 2019

The student support team at University of Cumbria come across a wide range of similar questions and concerns every year – from potential students and their parents or guardians.

5 ways to make the most of your Applicant Visit Day

Posted: 18 Apr 2019

Coming to university is a big decision, so it's important to make sure you've got all your questions covered, that's why an applicant visit day can be really useful.

How to Choose a University

Posted: 21 Mar 2019

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