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Join an Innovative Distance Learning University

We're Entrepreneurial University of the YearIn establishing our reputation as a leading distance learning university, our course designers have drawn on their extensive experience of providing top-quality higher education to students from a variety of commercial and social backgrounds.

Our innovative approach to distance learning is exemplified in our impressive Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which harnesses the vast power of the internet to provide an online educational experience which is second to none. In many ways, it’s learning made easy.

When It Comes to Online Learning, Nowhere Else Comes Close

Whatever you require of a distance learning university, the breadth and depth of our higher education means we’re confident of offering an online degree course that delivers the skills and knowledge you need and in a format that allows you to fit your studies around your professional and family life. Dismantle

The secret of the success of our distance learning degrees lies in their flexibility. You decide where, when and how to study.  At home, in your workplace, in your local library, at dawn, during your lunch break, in the evening or at night, at the weekend, full-time or part-time – the choice is yours.

Moreover, we’re now offering flexible start dates for many of our courses, allowing you to begin your quest for further qualifications not only in the autumn of each year, but also in January. Some courses, such as our international business degrees, also offer start dates at regular intervals throughout the year.

Much More Than a Distance Learning University

In addition to being a leading distance learning university, we offer a wide range of other higher education options – including full and part-time courses at our campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford, and a range of work-based learning and training programmes.

In 2014 we were named Entrepreneurial University of the Year by Times Higher Education.

To ensure we deliver relevant, useful courses that will enhance your education and your employment prospects, we partner with other educational establishments, including RDI, whose services and courses complement our own.

For more information about any of our campus-based courses, work-based learning or online degree programmes, please email:

We’re Investing in the Future – Are You?

While none of us know exactly what’s around the corner, it’s essential to plan for the future as best we can – and as a leading distance learning university, we’re doing precisely that by investing substantially in sophisticated technology and impressive learning facilities.

Our recent investments, whether in buildings and infrastructure or our VLE development programme have exceeded £80m, and we’re currently engaged in a five-year £115m development programme – all testament to our commitment to continuing to deliver excellence in higher education going forward.

What about your professional forward planning? Have you considered what job you’d like to be doing five years from now, for example?

Online Qualifications from Anglia Ruskin University

If you want to ring the changes in your career, why not sign up for one of our flexible distance learning degrees.

Wherever your interest lies – and whatever your professional or personal circumstances or aspirations – our extensive range of flexible learning options means we’re certain to have a course that’s perfectly suited to your requirements.

World-Leading Research at a Top Distance Learning University

Our focus on the future is also evident from the significance we attach to funding research projects. Many of our staff are regarded as international experts in their field, and 12 of our areas of research were rated “world-leading” in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework) survey.

To learn more about investing in your future, or for information about any of the courses on offer at Anglia Ruskin University, please get in touch with a member of the team – we’d be delighted to help.

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