Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University



 Anglia Ruskin University is one of the top 350 institutions in the world (Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2019), and welcomes students from over 185 countries. The University has campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford.  ARU achieved an overall satisfaction score of 84% in the National Student Survey 2018. The

University has impressive state-of-the-art facilities and has invested £100 million over the past years. It houses one of only nine optometry schools in the UK, and has its own public art gallery - The Ruskin Gallery. Facilities also include a new Science Centre, a Law School Law Clinic, mock law courts, computer gaming suites and 24/7 libraries complete with books and online learning resources.

Postgraduate programmes
Anglia Ruskin has taught programmes and research opportunities in many areas, animal and environmental sciences, art and design, building and construction, business and finance, computing and digital technology, engineering and manufacturing, language, literature and media, law, crime and social studies, medical and health professions, music and performing arts, nursing and midwifery, psychology, sciences, social care and education and social sciences.

We offer the following types of Masters award:
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Law (LLM)
Master of Science (MSc)
Master of Surgery (MCh)
We offer a number of Distance learning courses for those who

The University’s academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 12 areas classed as generating world-leading research.

Postgraduate open events
Tuition from over 700 leading experts ensures current knowledge. We make it work for you with over 150 full-time courses. Our courses are designed to support your success.

We have two main campuses with both close links to London and International / European airports:
Cambridge – 50 minutes to Central London
Chelmsford – 30 minutes to Central London

Student facilities

  • Anglia Ruskin given award for its top facilities.
  • University is praised by judges for its 'excellent' learning environment.
  • Anglia Ruskin University has won a prestigious higher education award for the quality and good value of its learning facilities, based on student surveys. Anglia Ruskin won the Datapoint Merit category at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management.

Awards (THELMAS)
Each year, we deliver a wide range of educational and commercial projects. Students, businesses, and partners benefit from our outstanding facilities: we’ve invested £100 million in the past five years and plan to invest a further £91 million over the next five years.

High-quality study facilities includes state of the art lecture theatres, a mock law court, forensic science labs,  a scene of crime unit, mock hospital wards, a simulation suite & engineering studios and a TV studio.

The new £20million School of Medicine which opened in September 2018 at the Chelmsford campus and is Essex’s first medical school.

Our new Science Centre, opened January 2018. Based at our Cambridge campus, our £45 million investment will offer students and researchers in psychology, animal biology, and biomedical science and forensics the most up-to-date facilities in which to develop their STEMM careers.

The university library & open access computer area, cafés and roof terraces, The Mumford Theatre and Ruskin Gallery.

Drawing together our teaching, research and innovation activities, we support the delivery of MedTech sector-related initiatives such as the MedTech Campus in which the delivery of three Essex-based science parks will take place, boosting both the economic advancement of the region and the sector as a whole.

International Student Support
Our award winning Student Services Team and student ambassadors will help and support you through your studies and beyond.  We provide help and advice for all aspects of your university life so that you can make the most of your time with us. You'll find support for money matters, study advice, personal support, help meeting people, and providing opportunities to make yourself more employable for your future. 91.2% of International students stated they were happy with life at Anglia Ruskin University*.

*International Student Barometer, Autumn 2017

Scholarships & funding
International Merit Scholarship

Students will automatically be considered for these scholarships. Students should be applying for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree to obtain these. These award students with £2,000 or £1,000 towards their total course fee.

International Alumni Scholarship
Students will automatically be considered for this scholarship of £3,000 if they have successfully completed an Anglia Ruskin University degree and are applying for either a full-time taught masters course, a full-time research degree or the Legal Practice course.

International Early Payment Discount
Students who pay tuition fees early can take advantage of the £1,000 early payment discount. They will automatically be considered for this discount. It is available to first-year undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, who are studying full-time.

MBA scholarships
For the one-year MBA, the University offers a £4,000 scholarship to all successful international applicants. For the two-year MBA with one-year industry work placement, students are offered a £2,000 scholarship.

English language requirements
The standard entry criteria for postgraduate courses is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

We also accept…

  • ETS TOEFL iBT with 88 overall and a minimum of 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking.
  • Pearson PTE with 61 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components.

Our Postgraduate programmes commence in January, May and September.

International student life at ARU

Cambridge virtual open day

Chelmsford virtual open day


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Anglia Ruskin University
Bishop Hall Lane
T: +44 (0)1245 493131

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