Anglia Ruskin University

Our 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, shortened to ARU, and it’s still at the heart of our modern-day campus in Cambridge.

Over the years, a number of colleges and institutes have become part of ARU. They include the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology (CCAT) and the Essex Institute of Higher Education (formerly the Chelmer Institute – itself formed from the Mid-Essex Technical College and the Brentwood College of Education). At first, these colleges combined to become Anglia Polytechnic, and then Anglia Polytechnic University in 1992.

Our early expertise in the arts and education has broadened, and today we offer courses in computing and technology, engineering, law, business, economics, life sciences and more.

We’ve been a leader in the field of health and social care since 1992, when nursing training was transferred from local health authorities to ARU. As well as our three highly regarded nursing courses, we train midwives, paramedics, operating department practitioners and social workers.

Of course, the arts and education are still important to us. We train early years professionals on our Chelmsford campus, and at our partner college in Peterborough. Our MA Children’s Book Illustrationis a world-renowned course that builds on the long tradition of Cambridge School of Art. We’ve embraced 21st-century variations on our more traditional arts courses, too – including computer games art and music technology.

Our vision consists on transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research.

We are determined to achieve our goals and continually strive to enhance our University for the benefit of all.


Programs

Bachelor's degree
Architecture Delivery method Length Location
Architecture On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Architecture (with Placement year) On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Construction
Architectural Technology On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Architectural Technology (with Placement year) On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Building Surveying On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Building Surveying (with Placement year) On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Construction Management On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Construction Management (with Placement year) On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Business
Business and Events Management On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Business and Events Management with Foundation Year On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Business and Healthcare Management On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Business and Healthcare Management with Foundation Year On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Business and Hospitality Management On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Business and Hospitality Management with Foundation Year On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Business and Tourism On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Business and Tourism with Foundation Year On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Business Administration
Business Administration (Top Up) On campus 1 year Cambridge (England)
Business Management
Business and Human Resource Management On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Business Management and Leadership On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Human Resources
Business and Human Resource Management (with Placement Year) On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Business and Human Resource Management with Foundation Year On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
International Business
International Business (Top-up) On campus 1 year Cambridge (England)
International Business Management On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
International Business Management (Accelerated) On campus 2 years Cambridge (England)
International Business Management (with Placement Year) On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
International Business Management with Foundation Year On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Marketing
Business and Marketing On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Business and Marketing with Foundation Year On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Marketing On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Marketing (with Placement) On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Design
Interior Design
Interior Design On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Media Design
Computer Games Art On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Computer Gaming Technology On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Computer Gaming Technology (with Foundation Year) On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Computer Gaming Technology (with Placement year) On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Graphic Design On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Economics & Finance
Accounting
Accounting and Finance On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Accounting and Finance (with Placement Year) On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)
Economics
Economics On campus 3 years Cambridge (England)
Economics (with Placement Year) On campus 4 years Cambridge (England)

Campuses

As well as Cambridge, we have campuses in Chelmsford, London and Peterborough, where our newest campus, ARU Peterborough, a brand new university for the city, will open its doors in September 2022. 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. Our campus at Guild House, Peterborough opened in 2011 as a dedicated health, social care and education site where we train many of our region’s nurses and social workers, and these courses will continue to run alongside a number of new courses at ARU Peterborough.

Accommodation

We want you to be happy in every aspect of your life at university, and that includes finding a home which is friendly, comfortable and safe.

Our university accommodation offers a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and shelves as a minimum.

ARU is home to students from all over the UK and the world, so you’ll live with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our accommodation is interfaith, mixed gender and culturally diverse.

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