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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. ARU has grown exponentially since then, 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: to 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, as well as 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 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.”
Prospective students should ensure that they meet the stated entry requirements for their chosen programme before applying to avoid disappointment. The university assesses students on a variety of criteria, and works to encourage a diverse range of students to achieve their academic potential. Students can book an open day to visit the university and discuss the admissions criteria for their particular department or course.
Students applying for the MA in Intercultural Communication, for example, will need to have an undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject area. Applicants for the MSc in Forensic Science are expected to have an undergraduate honours degree at 2:2 level, in a relevant subject area.
Students applying to the MBA in Business Administration are typically expected to have an undergraduate degree at 2:2 level, in addition to significant experience in a relevant area – such as leadership or management.
Applicants for the PhD in Film and Television Production should have a master’s level degree in a relevant discipline. Students who wish to apply for the MPhil version of the degree, with potential to progress to a PhD, should have a relevant bachelor’s level degree at 2:1 level or above.
Entry requirements will vary between courses and can change over time, so checking the university website before applying is recommended.