Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University










ARU is an innovative global university. Students from 185 countries study with us.

  • Once again we’ve been named one of the top 350 institutions in the world in the Times Higher Educations’ World University Rankings.**
  • We’ve been ranked joint 39th in the UK in the Times Higher Educations’ World University Rankings.**
  • We are the highest ranked post-92 UK university in the Times Higher Educations’ World University Rankings.**
  • We are the only UK university to be named global ‘rising star’.*
  • Anglia Ruskin received the Partner of the Year category at the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) inaugural Higher Education (HE) Awards, February 2018. 

** Times Higher Educations’ World University Rankings 2018

We have two main campuses:

Cambridge – 45 minutes from Central London
Chelmsford – 30 minutes from Central London

Academic strengths
Come to a global university where careers begin.  Students from 185 countries study with us.  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. 

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

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

Student facilities

  • 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 is set to open September 2018 at the Chelmsford campus and will be 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

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