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UK: Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough

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About 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. 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. Anglia Ruskin University is an innovative global university. 39,400 students from 177 countries gain qualifications with us in four continents. Each year, we also help some 2,000 businesses to grow quicker and partner with organisations to deliver a spectrum of educational and commercial projects

?Why choose Anglia Ruskin

Anglia Ruskin is an innovative global university with students from 185 countries coming to study with us. It has once again been named as one of the top 350 institutions in the world in The Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2018

Each year, the university delivers a wide range of educational and commercial projects. Students, businesses, and partners benefit from its outstanding facilities


It has been named one of the top 350 institutions in the world, and joint 39th in the UK, in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2018, following similar success in 2017

It is ranked in the top 20 universities for teaching excellence in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2017, with six subjects in the top 10 UK higher education institutions for teaching excellence: Philosophy, Sport Science, Criminology, Sociology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Business Studies

University impact

The university  academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s higher education funding bodies, with 12 areas classed as generating world-leading research. The university delivers impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a difference, from saving lives to conserving water

There are five Faculties of study at Anglia Ruskin University:

Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Faculty of Medical Science

Faculty of Science & Technology