Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

About Anglia Ruskin University

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
  • History
  • Law
  • 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

  • Cambridge Campus
  • 24/7 Libraries
  • TV studio
  • editing suites 
  • 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

Chelmsford Campus

  • Mock hospital wards, specialist simulation theatre 
  • Super-labs for those studying healthcare 
  • Mock law court 
  • Clinic 
  • Specialist spaces for 3D printing,
  •  Architectural technology design,
  •  Engineering and building surveying. 


  • specialist health library
  • superb modern skills lab 


  • Five storey building dedicated for teaching
  • Computer labs
  • Library
  • student common room and cafeteria.

Location Specialities 

  • 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.
  • Teaching Quality
  • ARU has been awarded a Silver Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Student Teacher Ratio


Academic Divisions

  • 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 

  • Animal Sciences
  • Architecture, construction and surveying
  • Art & design
  • Business, marketing and finance
  • Computer games
  • Computer science and digital technology
  • Crime and investigation
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English studies and writing
  • Film and media
  • Health and medical sciences
  • History, philosophy and social studies
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Music and performing arts
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Optometry
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Sport

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.

Famous Aluminis

  • 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

£ 12,200
£ 13,000

Costs per year

Overall cost of living
£ 11,500
Campus accommodation
£ 3,750
Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

Courses offered

Average Cost Per Year

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

Undergraduate : £ 12,200

Postgraduate : £ 13,000

Costs per year

Overall cost of living : £ 11,500

Campus accommodation : £ 3,750

* Please note that fees may vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

English score required

Minimum IELTS Score

IELTS Undergraduate : 6.0

IELTS Postgraduate : 6.5

Minimum TOEFL Score

TOEFL Undergraduate : 80

TOEFL Postgraduate : 88

Minimum PTE Score

PTE Undergraduate : 57

PTE Postgraduate : 61

* Please note that minimum score required for English language may vary from course to couse.Always check exact requirement for the programme.

University Contact Details


Cambridge Campus, East Rd, Cambridge, CB1 1PT, UK



+44 (0)1245 683680

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