Our story starts in 1858, when the art critic, patron and philanthropist John Ruskin opened Cambridge School of Art. The art school grew to become Anglia Ruskin University, shortened to ARU, and it’s still at the heart of our modern-day campus in Cambridge.

Anglia Ruskin University is an innovative global university with students from 185 countries coming to study with us. We’ve once again been named as one of the top 350 institutions in the world in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 – and one of the top 40 universities in the UK.

Why Choose Anglia Ruskin?

  • Ambition
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Impact
  • Enterprise
  • Enthusiasm


Anglia Ruskin University has campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough in the East of England. The Cambridge campus is located in the city centre, close to all the major tourist attractions. Chelmsford is located in Essex, about 30 minutes from London by train. Peterborough is located in Cambridgeshire, about an hour from London by train.


Anglia Ruskin University offers a variety of courses that can be taken online or in person. The courses are designed to give students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen field. Whether you’re looking to get a degree, learn a new trade, or simply expand your knowledge, Anglia Ruskin University has a course for you.

Some of the top courses offered here include Anatomy & Physiology, Forensic Science and Optometry. Click below to discover the wide range of courses that Anglia Ruskin University offer.