Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University is an innovative global university. 39,400 students from 177 countries gain qualifications with us in four continents. Each year, we also help some 2,000 businesses to grow quicker and partner with organisations to deliver a spectrum of educational and commercial projects.



Anglia Ruskin’s story starts in 1858, when the art critic, patron and philanthropist John Ruskin opened Cambridge School of Art. The art school grew to become Anglia Ruskin University, and it’s still at the heart of our modern-day campus in Cambridge.


  • Foundations Degrees
  • Part-Time Courses
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate


We have world leading and award winning research that is making an impact across the world. Our 6 Research Institutes are staffed with experts who are tackling pressing issues and improving all our lives.

We've invested £122 million in state of the art facilities, with more on the way.

Research across the university

  • Arts, Law and Social Sciences
  • Health, Social Care and Education
  • Medical Science
  • Science and Technology
  • Lord Ashcroft International Business School


Your future career prospects are important, and we're here to help you prepare for the world of work.

Our Employability Service offers careers advice and organises events including employment workshops and company visits. Meanwhile, our Employment Bureau can help you find part-time work that fits around your studies.

Distance Learning Courses

Medicine & Health (14)
Business & Management (12)
Arts, Design & Architecture (11)
Humanities (8)
Social Sciences (3)
Education & Training (2)
Law (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)


Student services

Our resource will give you information about what courses are available to applicants from the European Union.

Find out more details about our entry requirements and information specific to your country. Get updates on events being held in your country to answer any questions you may have.

Housing services

If you're joining us as a first year undergraduate, you'll be able to choose from a range of halls and houses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough. After your first year at Anglia Ruskin, you'll probably be looking to rent with friends. Either way, our Residential Service Team can help you find the perfect place to live.

Library services

We've made sure that our campus libraries are packed full of the equipment and resources you need.

Our friendly and expert ARU library staff are always on hand to offer guidance and support. We have a team of subject librarians who not only provide a comprehensive programme of study and information skills training, they also work closely with our tutors and tailor services to meet your needs.

ICT services

During semesters, our campus libraries in Cambridge and Chelmsford stay open 24 hours, four days per week, and in each library you’ll find a significant collection of course-relevant materials. There are plenty of study spaces, including group work zones, silent study areas, multimedia playback, networked PCs, wireless connectivity, and standard IT applications.

Medical services

During the semester a Medical Centre with an NHS GP surgery is available for all our students at both campuses.

Student Life

Campus life

Four main campuses

As well as Cambridge, we have campuses in Chelmsford, London and Peterborough. Our Chelmsford campus was originally in the city centre but moved to a new, purpose-built site in 1992. Today, you’ll find our striking, modern buildings nestled by the river in the city’s University and Innovation Quarter. Meanwhile, our campus at Guild House, Peterborough opened in 2011. It’s a dedicated healthcare site where we train many of our region’s nurses and healthcare professionals.

Sports facilities

Whether you have aspirations of making the next Olympics, representing our university in an existing sport, trying a new sport or taking part in more relaxed fitness activities, Anglia Ruskin University has something for you - all you need to do is come along and give something a try!

Student clubs

An independent charity that supports students through university. You will become a part of this union as soon as you will become Anglia Ruskin student.

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom