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Anglia Ruskin University

United Kingdom


Placing within the top 350 institutions in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021), the multicultural Anglia Ruskin University is home to students from more than 185 countries. The university has two main campus locations in Cambridge and Chelmsford.

Anglia Ruskin has recently invested GBP 100 million into its facilities. It houses one of only nine optometry schools in England and has its own public art gallery – the Ruskin Gallery. It also has a new Science Centre, a Law School Clinic, mock law courts, computer gaming suites and libraries which are open 24/7 complete with books and online learning resources.

The university excels in providing support in a variety of different areas. This includes disability support for those who have mental health conditions, medical conditions, learning difficulties and more. Other support ranges from a counselling service to the friendly International Centre that is dedicated to helping international students.

Students can also take advantage of the invaluable careers services when studying at Anglia Ruskin. The Employability Service provides plenty of help, from assistance with composing CVs to interview preparation. One-to-one sessions are available with advisors, and there are many useful resources that can be found online.

Whilst students are at Anglia Ruskin, they can enjoy one (or more) of the many social clubs or societies in their spare time. Through these groups they can make new friends, learn a new skill and add something unique to their CV. Clubs and societies range from dance class to an alternative music society.

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What's new

What's new

Anglia Ruskin given award for its top facilities

The university has been praised by judges for its excellent learning environment. As a result of student surveys, Anglia Ruskin has won a reputable award for its high-quality learning facilities.

Times Higher Education's data team said Anglia Ruskin was seen as a standout example of a UK university that had excellent learning facilities and demonstrated a strategic use of resources for improvements.

The award was given based on analysis of data collected from a European student survey carried out by THE as part of its World University Rankings.

Roderick Watkins appointed Anglia Ruskin Vice-Chancellor

Professor Roderick Watkins was recently appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin having been closely involved in developing the university's ten-year strategy.

One of his key tasks as Vice-Chancellor will be to progress the university's education strategy, which has a clear ambition to foster social mobility – ensuring that an individual's future must not be defined by their postcode, family income or school, but by their potential. Professor Watkins said:

I am absolutely delighted. Anglia Ruskin is a truly outstanding community of staff, students and partners, with an uncommon sense of purpose and ambition. We have the ability to be a powerful force for change and social good right across the East of England. It's a great privilege to help shape and focus that energy for the future.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Students are at the heart of the university and Anglia Ruskin delivers an outstanding educational experience. It ranked within the top 250 of the Times Higher Education University Teaching Rankings Europe (2018). The university stood out in the following areas: quality learning facilities, access to learning materials, support for critical thinking, and making it easy to contact lecturers and faculties.

It has also received a TEF Silver award, which reflects the high quality of teaching delivered by its talented staff. The TEF Silver award means that Anglia Ruskin consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education. The university enjoys very high levels of student satisfaction and most of its students achieve excellent outcomes.

The university combines the best of face-to-face and digital learning in all its courses, increases work-based opportunities, and offers activities that enhance academic success and employability.

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Department structure

Department structure

Study options are offered across a number of faculties and schools:

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

A hub of creative and cultural innovation, this faculty's research was deemed as world-leading in six areas in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Its engagement with arts and culture enriches lives and contributes to the UK's creative economy, worth GBP 17.3 billion, and its students are amongst the most satisfied in the country.

Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

The faculty is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England. Having educated nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years, its courses have been designed with the students' careers in mind. Its students learn authentically through the use of state-of-the-art facilities that mirror real-life clinical situations, UK hospital wards and an Early Childhood classroom. The Medicine School is also within this faculty, our Chelmsford campus is home to the first medical school in the county of Essex.

Faculty of Business and Law

The school offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate business and law courses using advanced learning technologies to ensure students receive a dynamic educational experience. Ranking in the top ten for student satisfaction with teaching (Guardian University Guide, 2017), its courses help students develop, challenge the ordinary and be innovative, giving them the confidence to achieve their ambitions and prepare for their career.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

The faculty combines the theory and practical skills students need for a rewarding career. Here, students will learn in the latest laboratories, or on field trips and work placements with leading organisations.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

Both undergraduate and postgraduate students will need to satisfy the minimum qualifications and meet the course-specific and country-specific academic requirements for admission to Anglia Ruskin University.

English language requirements

For undergraduate admission, students will need to satisfy one (or equivalent) of the following:

  • An IELTS score of 6.0 with no band below 5.5
  • An ETS TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall, with at least 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking
  • A Pearson PTE score of 57 overall, with at least 51 in all components.

For postgraduate admission, students will usually need to satisfy one (or equivalent) of the following:

  • An IELTS score of 6.5 with no band lower than 5.5, or equivalent
  • An ETS TOEFL iBT score of 88 overall, with at least 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking
  • A Pearson PTE score of 61 overall, with at least 51 in all components.

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At Anglia Ruskin University, students can take advantage of the recent and future investment across the campuses. More than GBP 100 million has already been put into place to improve the university's facilities.

Facilities include the Anglia Law School Clinic, a Science Centre, medical science SuperLabs, paramedic skills labs, TV studios, engineering labs, and much more. There is also a library and IT facilities offering countless learning resources.

Construction is well underway in Chelmsford and when completed, the new building will house specialist simulation rooms and an anatomy suite.

On the Cambridge campus, students will find the renowned Ruskin Gallery, which stages a programme of free exhibitions throughout the year. A stone's throw from the gallery is the Mumford Theatre, which plays host to a fantastic array of shows from comedy and lunchtime music concerts, to drama and pantomime.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

There are several scholarships aimed to benefit international students at Anglia Ruskin University. This includes, but is not limited to:

International Excellence Scholarship – undergraduate and postgraduate

International students must apply for this scholarship worth GBP 4,000. Students must be able to demonstrate exceptional academic and extra-curricular achievement.

International Merit Scholarships – undergraduate and postgraduate

Eligible students will receive an award of GBP 1,000 –2,000 to help them with their tuition fees. Students are not required to apply for the award as they will be automatically considered on admission.

International Early Payment Discount – undergraduate and postgraduate

Eligible students who pay their tuition fees early will receive a GBP 400–1,000 early payment discount. Students are not required to apply for the discount as they will be automatically considered on admission.

International Alumni Scholarships – postgraduate

Eligible students will receive an award of GBP 3,000 if they have previously completed a degree at Anglia Ruskin University, and are applying for either a full-time taught master's degree, a full-time research degree or a Legal Practice programme.

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International students

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International Students at ARU
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Lord Ashcroft Building Chelmsford Campus
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Cambridge Cambridgeshire East Road
Chelmsford Essex Bishop Hall Lane
Anglia Ruskin University is an innovative global university with students from various countries. The university mission is to transform lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. ARU is determined to achieve goals and continually strive to enhance for the benefit of all and greatly values working collaboratively, supporting each other and helping everyone to achieve their potential.

Students can choose from a wide range of degree in vast areas of subjects. With tuition from leading experts, the courses are designed to support student success. An established Language Centre can help students to fine-tune their English language skills, prepare for the IELTS exam, gain English language teaching qualifications, and study for occupational language tests. Anglia Ruskin offers courses in computing and technology, engineering, law, business, economics, life sciences, arts and education and more.

The university has three modern campuses in three of the UK's most vibrant cities namely Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough, with all of them being just 45 minutes away from London and offering everything for the perfect student experience. Anglia Ruskin University

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Rated4/5based on1 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Anglia Ruskin University - by, 2020-01-29
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