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Study at the Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University began as the Cambridge School of Art founded by William Beaumont. It was then merged with the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology and the Essex Institute of Higher Education and was renamed Anglia Polytechnic. It was then given university status in 1992 and renamed Anglia Ruskin University in 2005.

Quick Summary

  • Established: 1992
  • Students: 18,932 (2018/19)
  • Intl. Student Ratio: 33%
  • Location: East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Campus: Four (Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough, London)
  • TEF Ranking: Silver
  • THE Ranking: 41st in the UK (301- 350 in the World)

University Details

Subjects Offered

The Anglia Ruskin University covers a broad range of subjects at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. Find out more about what they offer and why it’s great to study at the Anglia Ruskin University.

  • Animal sciences
  • Architecture, construction and surveying
  • Art and design
  • Business, marketing and finance
  • Computer games
  • Computer science and digital technology
  • Crime and investigation
  • Education
  • Engineering 
  • English studies and writing
  • Health and medical sciences
  • History, philosophy and social studies
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Optometry
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Sport
  • Theatre and music
  • Film and media

University Ranking (Worldwide)

According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, The Anglia Ruskin University is ranking at 301-350 in the world.

  • Overall: n/a
  • Teaching: 17.8
  • Research: 15.4
  • Citations: 100.0
  • Industry Income: 34.1
  • International Outlook: 87.6

University Campuses

The university has campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough, university centres in Kings Lynn and Peterborough and partnerships with universities from the around the world including Berlin, Budapest, Trinidad, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus has only one of nine optometry schools in the UK and has its own optometry clinic.

The university also has its own public art gallery, the Ruskin Gallery. Exhibitions include historic and modern art and works from staff and students too.

  • Cambridge
  • Chelmsford
  • Peterborough
  • London