Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has a proud history dating back to 1858, when philanthropist John Ruskin opened the first campus as what was then the Cambridge School of Art. Since then ARU has grown exponentially, with four campuses in the East Anglia region. These are in:
Now students can study a range of subjects at ARU at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with flexible part-time and distance learning options available. In fact, out of over 100 master’s degrees at the university, 85 are offered part-time.
ARU gives students the opportunity to take the next step on their academic journey - explore who they are, go further and amplify their prospects with a master’s degree. With tuition from leading experts, ARU’s postgraduate degree courses are designed to support every student’s success and ultimately help them become an expert in their own right.
The university also boasts many practically led degree courses: degree apprenticeships allow students to grow their career as they study, and the purpose-built Peterborough campus is England’s biggest nursing provider.
With 12 areas of ARU’s research deemed world leading by the Research Excellence Framework, great career development, specialist support for alumni and modern, purpose-built campuses with specialist facilities, Anglia Ruskin University is a great place to pursue postgraduate research studies, including MPhils and PhDs.
ARU is also proud to be named among the top 40 UK universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
ARU students on Postgraduate Search say:
“I have grown immensely as a researcher…I feel confident and equipped to succeed.”
“I think ARU is ambitious and forward thinking.”
“It was a great experience. I have been able to balance my professional life and academic life.”
Students will find around 4,000 postgraduate students across ARU’s campuses who make up roughly 20% of the overall student body.
ARU is well-positioned to provide postgraduate students with an excellent education, offering part time and distance learning courses alongside full time master’s degrees, MPhils, PhDs and MD (Res) degrees.
Postgraduate students will be supported throughout their studies by expert tutors, and have access to top-flight facilities at all campuses.
The university also has a commitment to continuing professional development – a wide range of short courses in numerous fields aimed at working professionals wishing to refresh or enhance their knowledge. At ARU, education is a lifelong pursuit, and everyone is welcome to come and learn in their own way.