Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus

Although our roots stretch back to the mid-19th century, we’re far more concerned with what we can do today to help our distance learning students build a more prosperous future. Since our first bricks and mortar institution opened its doors 156 years ago, we’ve witnessed lots of changes, although our commitment to advancing the knowledge and education of students has never wavered.

Short Courses

Medicine & Health (25)
Social Sciences (6)
Education & Training (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Business & Management (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Anglia Ruskin’s 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, and it’s still at the heart of our modern-day campus in Cambridge.


We have world leading and award winning research that is making an impact across the world. Our 6 Research Institutes are staffed with experts who are tackling pressing issues and improving all our lives. We've invested £122 million in state of the art facilities, with more on the way.


Our Employability Service offers careers advice and organises events including employment workshops and company visits. Meanwhile, our Employment Bureau can help you find part-time work that fits around your studies.


Student services

Our Student Services Team will help support you through your studies and beyond. We provide help and advice for all aspects of your university life so that you can make the most of your time with us. In the following pages, you'll find support for money matters, study advice, personal support, help meeting people, making yourself more employable and much more.

Housing services

To make sure our accommodation is of a good standard we're signed up to the Student Accommodation Code, which has been developed by Universities UK and GuildHE. The Code protects your rights to safe, good-quality accommodation. It outlines everything you can expect from your accommodation as well as your responsibilities as a tenant.

Library services

We've a huge online collection of e-journals, e-books and databases, and they’re all available 24/7. During semesters, our campus libraries in Cambridge and Chelmsford stay open 24 hours, four days per week, and in each library you’ll find a significant collection of course-relevant materials. T

ICT services

In late 2014 we launched an upgraded desktop for all our students. Whether you're studying remotely or on campus, you'll now have access to Office 2013 and Adobe Photoshop CS6 as standard. Some of our students also have access to the master collection of Adobe CS6 software.

Medical services

We offer a free and fully confidential Counselling and Wellbeing Service to all current students. You can talk to us about anything that’s worrying you – from minor concerns to major issues, from grief to relationship difficulties, panic attacks, exam anxieties, stress and anything else.

Student Life

Campus life

We have campuses in three vibrant cities: Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough. Each one is a short journey from London and easily accessible by train or bus from the capital. Below you'll find some guidance on how to get to the UK and the best way to reach our campuses once you land in the country.

Sports facilities

Whether you have aspirations of making the next Olympics, representing our university in an existing sport, trying a new sport or taking part in more relaxed fitness activities, Anglia Ruskin University has something for you - all you need to do is come along and give something a try!

Student clubs

The Students' Union offers a huge range of societies, from alternative music to animal welfare, and Harry Potter to Dr Who. We also have course-specific societies where you can meet people who are studying similar subjects to you. Any student can join a society, and new members are always welcomed. If we don’t have the society you’re looking for, you can start one!

Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom