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Anglia Ruskin University 

Anglia Ruskin University is one of the largest modern universities in the east of England, with four faculties and seven research institutes based in the main campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford.

ARU is an ambitious and global university, with a total of 18,000 students from 185 countries and regions around the world studying with us. From 2016 to 2020 has also seen Anglia Ruskin University listed in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Rankings – being named as one of the top 350 institutions in the world and top 40 in the UK.

We are academically ambitious and pride ourselves on being as enterprising as we are innovative and nurture those qualities in our students. We are passionate about transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research.

GREAT Scholarships 2021

Anglia Ruskin University has four postgraduate scholarships available for the 2021-22 academic year for students from China (two), Egypt (one), Indonesia (one), Kenya (one), Malaysia (one) and Mexico (one). 

The deadline to apply for students from China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Mexico is 25 June 2021. Applications from students from Egypt and Kenya have now closed. 

For eligible subjects, please visit the university website.  

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Anglia Ruskin University 

Key subject showcase

Art & Design and Creative Industries

  • Our Design & Craft courses ranked 7th in the UK for overall satisfaction, and 3rd in the UK for satisfaction with teaching (The Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • We have a 160-year tradition of drawing and inspiring creativity 
  • A range of postgraudate coureses in art and design, illustration, TV and film production, computer gaming design, creative writing and music
  • All of our industry-standard facilities are open for training to all our students - no matter which course you choose to study.
  • Live and work in Cambridge, one of the UK’s top creative hotspots, home to a vibrant and welcoming student communities, and voted by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the UK in 2019


  • We are one of the largest business schools in the East of England
  • We offer a range of 2-year Masters programmes including MBA with 9-month placement opportunities
  • Many of our business courses are accredited by international professional bodies
  • Our Hospitality and Tourism courses ranked 5th in the UK for overall satisfaction (The Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • Our research in busiess areas has real social impact and is produced by experts who are committed to creating innovative and world-class research

Education and TESOL

  • Our courses in Eduation is ranked Top 1 in the UK in 2021 Guardian University League Table
  • We offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD research courses in the field of education, specialising in early childhood, primary education, special education needs and education leadership
  • Our courses have a practice focus offering links with industry and professional recognition
  • Taught and supervised by academic staff with strong research experiences
  • Our MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL will improve your theoretical understanding of language learning and help you to develop your teaching skills

Computing Science and Artificial Intelligence

  • Study and live in Cambridge, one of the UK’s top science hubs. From networking and cyber security to computer science and artificial intelligence, we’re passionate about developing ambition and careers.
  • Our courses are up to date with industry links to ensure we develop the skills and knowledge of our students with emerging and important technologies
  • We've been a Cisco Regional Academy since 1999 and successfully taught over 100 instructors and over 1,000 students
  • Supported by Intel’s AI Academy through their online and data processing resources, our AI courses enable students to learn the skills applied to AI-enabled business strategies and marketing, management of database records, e-business technologies, IT system development and design, and IT project management. 

Further information about Anglia Ruskin University

  • We are ranked in the top 350 universities worldwide and the 38th in the UK in 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • We are the 5th place in all maintream UK universities in the ‘Career after 15 months’ category for graduate employment in the Graudate Outcomes Survey by HESA in June 2020
  • Our courses in Education and Sports Science are rated Top 1 in the UK by 2021 Guardian University League Table
  • Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 12 areas classed as generating world-leading research
  • We have invested £122 million in our campuses over the last five years. Students, businesses and partners benefit from our outstanding facilities
  • We provide free in-sessional study skills and English courses for all our international students