Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a public university located in eastern Anglia, UK. It originates from Cambridge School of Art, founded in 1858 by William John Beamont. In 1992, it became a university and was renamed in 2005, after John Ruskin.
It is a career-focused university with on-campus employment services that run a curriculum notice and interview workshops along with company visits and sector-based events.
Students from more than 185 countries are greeted by Anglia Ruskin University. There are worldwide 39,400 students and campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough and London.
It shares with universities from all over the world such as Berlin, budget, Trinidad, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur, and the West Angling College in King's Lynn, Wisbech and Cambridge.
There's more than 500 courses to choose from at ARU. The Cambridge campus of Anglia Ruskin has only one of nine optometry schools in the UK, and it has its own optometry clinic.
In the latest Framework for Research Excellence, Anglia Ruskin was regarded as having the world's leading research in the following areas and subjects:
Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory
Business and Management Studies
Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
English Language and Literature
Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology
Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts
Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Social Work and Social Policy
In Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough and London, ARU has four main modern campuses, located less than an hour from London. It also has numerous partners and institutions throughout the UK and worldwide. Peterborough, specialized in healthcare and social services, is the smallest campus.
Facilities in Campus
professional equipment loan facilities,
theatre and art gallery
mock law court,
public law clinic, f
orensic science labs,
industry-standard labs for gaming, music, sports etc
Cambridge is located just 50 miles (80 km) north of London, central to the rest of East Anglia. The town is surrounded by heritage villages, towns and ancient monuments (such as Ely, Peterborough and Grantchester) on all sides, all within easy journey
In the beautiful landscape of Essex, just a 35minute train drive from London, Chelmsford is a very busy, welcoming town along the banks of the river. A plethora of bars and restaurants, great shopping and a lively event calendar make Chelmsford a popular destination for students.
Both Cambridge and Chelmsford have recently been ranked in the UK's top ten best places to live.
Peterborough is a small, attractive town with excellent connections to the surrounding capital and countryside. There are plenty of independent bars and cafés for students to spend time with friends around.
London, with its countless artworks, music, sports, restaurants and nightlife, is aptly called the most diverse city in the world. London offers a unique multicultural experience and is one of the most popular student destinations in the world with a total students population of about 380.000 from over 100 countries.
ARU provides residence halls and homes on and off campus within 2 km of Cambridge campus.
A number of halls and group houses and YMCA housing can be found in Cambridge.
Across the Chelmsford campus there is also a student community. Students can switch between en-suite bathrooms, shared bathrooms or living rooms. Each space is self catering.
Students may apply to stay in nearby homes and apartments in Peterborough.
The Times Higher Education Awards 2014 was awarded to Entrepreneurial University of the Year.
Won the Duke of York Award at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2016 for University Entrepreneurship.
The Times Higher Education World Colleges 2020 rankings Anglia Ruskin ranks among the 300 world's best universities and 41st in UK.
ARU has been awarded a Silver Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Student Teacher Ratio
Faculty of Business and Law,
Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences,
Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
Faculty of Science & Engineering
Study Options Available
Architecture, construction and surveying
Art & design
Business, marketing and finance
Computer science and digital technology
Crime and investigation
English studies and writing
Film and media
Health and medical sciences
History, philosophy and social studies
Music and performing arts
Nursing and midwifery
Why Anglia Ruskin University
Consistent in Ranking : The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 named one of the top 350 institutions worldwide for the fourth consecutive year.
Teaching Excellence : In The Times and The Sunday Times Good University guide 2017, ranked in the top 20 universities for teaching excellence,
University Entrepreneurship Award :Won the Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship.
Global Recoginition: The only UK university to be named a global 'rising star'.
How to Reach? Or Travel
The nearest airports to all of the main Anglia Ruskin sites are Cambridge and London Stansted while the university's regular railway services connect the rest of the UK.
Main campus of Anglia Ruskin is 10 minutes 'walk from downtown Cambridge. Cambridge is a small town with most amenities and good bus services, accessible by foot or bicycle. The city is easily accessible by train and takes approximately one hour to London. The airport is 30 minutes from London Stansted International Airport by train.
The campus in Chelmsford is only a 35-minute train journey from London and 40 km from the main campus in Cambridge.
The Guild House campus in Peterborough is situated across the river from the city center with all of its attractions and transportation connections. Leeds are 1.5 hours away by train, while London King's Cross is a 50-minute train journey away.
London Campus is located in the heart of central London at 19 Charterhouse Street, EC1N. The proximity of both Chancery Lane (Central Line) and Farringdon (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan Underground and First Capital Connect rail services) stations makes ARU London very easy to reach.
Syd Barrett and David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
Michael Ashcroft, Baron Ashcroft (Investor, billionaire and former vice chairman of the Conservative party)
Shoo Rayner (author and illustrator)
Patrick Le Quément (former chief designer, Renault)
English Language Requirements :
IELTS – 6.0 or equivalent with No band less than 5.5
TOEFL – 80 overall and a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
PTE – 57 overall with a minimum of 51 in all components.
IELTS – 6.5 or equivalent with No band less than 5.5
TOEFL – 88 overall and a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
PTE – 61 overall with a minimum of 51 in all components.
The Entry Requirements may Defer for few Programs.
Average Tuition Fee Per Year
Costs per year
Overall cost of living
Please note that fees will vary.
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