Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

  • michaelthorneThroughout its 150-year history, Anglia Ruskin University has offered undergraduate and postgraduate education characterised by breadth and flexibility as well as academic excellence.

    Its excellent staff have gained for it a significant reputation equal to the best in the world in many areas. It is my intention that together we shall achieve international recognition as a model new university, innovative, distinctive and excelling at what we do.

  • Anglia Ruskin University was awarded university status in 1992. Today, with a student population of 31,000, we are one of the largest universities in the East of England, and a large provider of part-time education. Our students are on courses leading to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as to a range of professional qualifications. In addition to being one of the most significant suppliers of nurses and teachers to the professions, we offer an ever expanding range of contemporary courses designed to meet the needs of the individual and the requirements of a knowledge-based economy. Our main campuses at Cambridge and Chelmsford attract students not only from the East of England but in increasing numbers from mainland Europe and from further afield. In addition, our University has an extensive network of contacts with institutions throughout the world, delivering courses in countries as far removed as Malaysia and Trinidad.

    Anglia Ruskin University is one of the largest universities in the United Kingdom, and one of the largest providers of face-to-face part-time training in the UK.

    • Ranked in the Top 3rd of UK institutions for Computer Science/IT, Business, Engineering, Law, Life Sciences and Psychology, amongst others
    • Ranked 77 by the Guardian University Guide 2013
    • An upward ranking from 121 to 86 by The Times Higher Education for research
    • Industry-focused programmes give ARU a 91% graduate employment rate 6 months after graduation, second only to Cambridge University (92%) in the region
    • Currently a top popular UK university, admitting record numbers of students
    • ARU conducts quality research for which it is rated “world leading” in 8 areas including Medicine and the Allied Health Professions
    • Currently working with leading organisations including Barclays, Harrods, the Royal Air Force (RAF), Specsavers, UPS, Vision Express and Volvo

    For more information on Anglia Ruskin University, visit: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/


  • In 1858, John Ruskin officially opened a School of Art in Sidney Street, Cambridge by delivering the inaugural address. The institution grew to become the modern Anglia Ruskin University. Nearly 155 years later, the School of Art still forms part of our University, now much expanded beyond its original confines with another major campus in Chelmsford and a number of developing partnerships with colleges throughout the eastern region and the world.

    John Ruskin (1819-1900) was, without question, the leading art critic of the 19th century. But he was far more than that. He was passionately concerned with social reform, as well as the relationship between human beings and society, nature, architecture, craftsmanship and ideas. In a very real sense, Ruskin’s ideas continue to shape our society, providing the social philosophical underpinnings for such features as free schools, free hospitals, a minimum wage and care for the elderly. One of Ruskin’s best known works ‘Unto This Last’ (1860-62) has been described as a book which changed history, inspiring the minds of politicians, philosophers and authors, including such luminaries as Gandhi, Tolstoy, Proust and Oscar Wilde.

    Since its foundation our University has grown to become the institution it is today, educating around 30,000 students in the UK and abroad; delivering courses that provide relevant word-based skills; developing state-of-the-art teaching and learning environments; and embarking on world-leading research.

  • Anglia Ruskin is one of the largest Universities in the East of England and has campuses in 3 of the region’s cities. We are based on two main Campuses: Cambridge, and Chelmsford in mid-Essex. We also have dedicated health care sites at Fulbourn, on the outskirts of Cambridge, and in Peterborough. Each of our campuses has a different feel, and different course focuses.

    Cambridge Campus

    Cambridge Campus

    Chelmsford Campus

    Chelmsford Campus

    Fulbourn Campus

    Fulbourn Campus

    Peterborough Campus

    Peterborough Campus


  • Business Programmes
    Programme Name Duration of Study
    Bachelor of Science (Hons) Accounting and Finance 3 years
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Management 3 years
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Marketing 3 years
    Engineering Programmes
    Programme Name Duration of Study
    Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Electronics 2 years or more can be completed locally
    Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechanical Engineering 2 years or more can be completed locally
    Information Technology Programmes
    Programme Name Duration of Study
    Bachelor of Science (Hons) Computer Science 3 years or more can be completed locally
    Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Information Systems 3 years or more can be completed locally
    Master Programme
    Programme Name Duration of Study
    Master of Business Administration (MBA) 1½ years