Anglia Ruskin University ARU

Anglia Ruskin University ARU Bishop Hall Ln, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ, UK

University Information

ARU gives you the opportunity to take the next step on your academic journey – explore who you are, go further and increase your prospects with one a Masters degree. Benefit from our gold standard teaching (TEF, 2023) and expert tuition, tailored to your success. Whether you want to excel in your current industry, retrain in a new area or advance your knowledge, our postgraduate courses are here to support you.

We’re extremely proud to be shortlisted for the prestigious University of The Year at the Times Higher Education (THE) 2023 awards. Our commitment to exceptional academics and groundbreaking research has not only brought us to this esteemed nomination but has also positioned us amongst the top top 40 UK universities in THE World University Rankings.

With more than 100 postgraduate degrees and most of those offering part-time study and distance learning pathways, we’re perfectly positioned to make postgraduate study work for you. Explore our diverse range of subject areas and ARU campuses.
Our newest addition, ARU Peterborough, has achieved incredible milestones since welcoming students in September 2022. The campus was awarded University of the Year in the 2023 Social Mobility Awards, showcasing its dedication to fostering excellence in learning and growth. Purpose-built from the ground up for Peterborough and the surrounding region, ARU Peterborough boasts industry-standard facilities to support your studies, all housed inside a brand-new building.

Our experience in distance learning has proven popular: more than 4,000 students in 96 countries have studied online with ARU.

We’re also committed to continuing professional development, aimed at working professionals wishing to refresh or enhance their knowledge. We deliver a variety of short courses, workshops and standalone modules, offered on campus or by distance learning. We tailor our courses to your needs.

Ask any group of postgraduate students about their reasons for taking a Masters degree and the chances are you’ll get a number of responses.

Discover just some of the benefits of studying with us. We want you to have a happy, successful time here at ARU.

No matter what your question or issue is there is always someone who can help.

We have the latest information about postgraduate and doctoral loans for Masters and research students, our scholarships and other sources of funding. We understand budgets can be challenging. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans—making it easier for you to handle tuition costs.

Research Community

ARU has a vibrant, ambitious and growing research community. With 9 world-leading areas of research, we’re making a positive difference – tackling global issues from climate change to mental health.

By choosing to join a research programme with us, you’ll benefit from dedicated workspaces, high quality facilities, and support from our experienced and research-active supervisors.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a Doctor or Master of Philosophy (PhD/MPhil), an MD (Res), a PhD by Published Work or a Professional Doctorate.

Employability & Development

As an ARU student you will have access to a full suite of employability services.

This includes dedicated placement teams for relevant Masters degrees and start-up support for students who wish to be their own boss. Our Cambridge & Chelmsford campuses also host an on-campus recruitment agency to help you network, continue to build your CV and find paid work, whether it’s part-time, flexible employment while you study, or that perfect next career step after you’ve graduated.

Explore everything ARU has to offer at one of our Postgraduate Open Days.


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