Anglia Ruskin University


In 1858, John Ruskin opened a School of Art in Sidney Street, Cambridge, laying the foundation for the institution which grew to become the modern Anglia Ruskin University. Today, Anglia Ruskin University is one of the largest Universities in the East of England with a student population of 31,000.

Almost 20% of full time students are international from nearly 100 different countries.

Anglia Ruskin is committed to offering the best possible support to our international students, and is ranked in the Top 3 in the UK for our Welcome, Arrival and Orientation Programme for new international students. The University won the Best University Student Services Award in the 2012 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

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Academic specialism

Our degree courses are designed to be not only vocational and relevant to the needs of industry and the professions, but also engaging and stimulating with the emphasis on the acquisition of practical skills. We have more than 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as PhD to choose from.

All applicable courses benefit from outstanding staff and facilities, which have ensured a success rate of 90% of our graduates finding employment or continuing education within 6 months of graduation.

Nine of our subjects - Allied Health Professions (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiography); Applied Social Work; English; Music; Nursing and Midwifery; Philosophy; Psychology; Teacher Training; Theology and Religious Studies, were rated 'Excellent' by the Sunday Times University Guide.

Our Lord Ashcroft International Business School has developed a course with Barclays Bank Plc. The Department of Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing has a long-established relationship with some of the UK's largest retail opticians, including Specsavers, Boots and Vision Express. And finally our Biomedical Science and Applied Biomedical Science courses are both accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

As well as the traditional three year undergraduate Bachelors degree, we also offer a 2 Years ‘fast-track’ BA (Hons) International Business Strategy.

Our Sociology and Philosophy was ranked 16th and 8th in the UK respectively. Anglia Law School is now in the Top 50% of all the Law Schools throughout the UK.


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Our main campuses are located in Cambridge and Chelmsford, both within an hour from Central London by train. Cambridge is only an hour from London, by train, and can be reached via the M11.

Chelmsford offers quick access to London, only 30 minutes by train, and good road connections to the whole of the UK.

Both cities were rated in the top ten best places to live in the UK. Anglia Ruskin’s campuses are right in the centre of both cities, with state-of-the-art learning and recreational facilities available for all students.