Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University


While our roots date back to 1858, when John Ruskin opened our Cambridge School of Art, we’re more interested in your future. At ARU we’ll help you achieve your ambitions, support you throughout your studies and help prepare you for life after university. You’ve worked hard to get here, and we’ll help you get a good degree and makes friends and networks for life.

Come to global university where careers begin. From day one, we will help you work towards your ambitions, graduating with industry-recognised qualifications valued the world over.

At ARU, you’ll be part of a thriving community of people keen to get on, led by inspiring, award-winning tutors. You’ll also benefit from our strong industry links, including opportunities for mentorships and internships. And if you’ve got a business idea, we’ve got a Start-Up Lab, mentoring programme and other enterprising initiatives to sharpen it. All reasons why we’ve been named the UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards, 2014.

As one of the largest universities in the East of England, you can certainly explore your options. Choose from campuses in two vibrant cities, at Cambridge or Chelmsford. With a proactive Students’ Union, supporting 140 clubs and societies, you’ll feel part of university life as you progress.

ARU is open to international students at highly competitive tuition fee rates.

Why choose ARU?

  • We have been named one of the top 40 institutions in the UK, and one of the top 350 in the world, in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings.
  • Our entrepreneurial excellence was once again nationally recognised when we won the Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2016.
  • We are ranked in the top 20 universities for teaching excellence in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
  • Many of our courses are professionally accredited by chartered institutes and professional bodies.
  • Our British Council accredited Language Services Unit provides pre-sessional and in-sessional support.
  • Purpose built facilities: from forensic laboratories to multimedia and recording studios; art galleries to three university libraries open to you 24 hours during term time. Explore our campuses and facilities from your own home by visiting our Virtual Open day webpage.
  • With five faculties and seven research institutes, we have strengths across many different areas. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 12 areas classed as generating world-leading research.  We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a difference to all our lives, from saving lives to conserving water (REF 2014).

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