About ARU

Anglia Ruskin is an innovative global university with students from 185 countries studying with us. We’re proud once again been named as one of the top 350 institutions in the world in The Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2022.

We’re made up of a diverse community with people from all backgrounds and different walks of life and it is in this diversity that we find our strength. Our people make us who we are, and we’re proud of what we have achieved together since gaining university status in 1992.

At ARU we have a shared passion about transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our students are at the heart of our University: their educational experience engages, challenges and empowers them to reach their full potential and to achieve their ambitions, whatever they may be.


Why distance learning with ARU?

At ARU our courses are designed with you in mind. Wherever you are in your journey, we want you to achieve your full potential and to realise your goals and ambitions.

Whether you’re keen to change the direction of your career, gain a promotion, get back to work or you’re simply eager to keep your brain active, flexible distance learning is the perfect solution. You can enjoy studying a course in your own time, whilst fitting learning around your other commitments, such as your job, family or hobbies and interests.

Our dedicated distance learning support team and expert tutors will support you every step of the way. With our world-class online Learning Management System (LMS), accessible from your phone, tablet or computer you can access materials, study and engage with tutors and other distance learners from wherever you are.

Achieve your potential

See how a flexible and supportive online learning experience has enabled Keaton, Paul and Emily to fit study into their busy lives to achieve their ambitions.

How distance learning with ARU worked for us

Courses designed for life

Our suite of distance learning degrees is constantly expanding to ensure it’s relevant to your desired professional career path. We offer Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree courses in a wide range of subjects, including: Business Management, Psychology, Digital Marketing, Health and Social Care, Education and Technology.

Find your course

University of the Year award 2023

We're proud to be shortlisted for the University of the Year accolade at the Times Higher Education (THE) 2023 awards. Our submission acknowledged the contributions our students and graduates make to society.

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Reach your potential

We measure our success by our students’ success and so we love to hear their stories. Each story is individual to their experience and personal ambitions Meet some of our current distance learning students and Alumni to hear why studying online was the right choice for them.

Meet our students

Welcome to our campuses

ARU has campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough and London. Depending which subject you choose to study, you may have the opportunity to join us on campus for occasional residential workshops or study days. In fact, if you live close to one of our campuses, you're more than welcome to pop in to use the libraries and facilities at any time.

Importantly, we look forward to welcoming you to our campuses to graduate upon the successful completion of your course.