Anglia Ruskin University

Postgraduate Study

  • Postgraduate students at Anglia Ruskin University benefit from our strong industry links.
  • Each year, we support some 2,000 businesses, who are always looking for bright, talented people.
  • And if you’ve got a business idea, we’ve got a Start-Up Lab, mentoring programme and other enterprising initiatives to sharpen it. 
  • As one of the largest universities in the east of England, you can certainly explore your options.
  • Choose from campuses in three vibrant cities, at Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough, as well as opportunities to study from home.
  • Visit our campuses and the investment we’ve made is clear to see, with high tech facilities hosting work that has a significant impact on our own teaching, as well as the wider world.
  • We’ve over 100 full and part-time taught postgraduate courses spanning a wide spectrum of subjects and qualifications.
  • You’ll be taught by inspiring tutors and lecturers, many of whom are active researchers and industry contributors.
  • Because of this you can be confident that what you learn is up-to-date and relevant to the challenges and requirements of your chosen career.
  • Many of our courses are recognised by industry and a large number are professionally accredited.
  • With five faculties and six Research Institutes, we have strengths across many different areas.
  • Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 12 areas classed as generating world-leading research. 
  • We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a difference to all our lives, from saving lives to conserving water (Research Excellence Framework/REF 2014).
  • Even before you apply for your course at Anglia Ruskin you’ve a large support network ready to help you.
  • You can talk to our international team about any aspect of studying and living here – from course selection to finding accommodation.
  • This support continues when you arrive, starting with our popular international orientation programme for new students and continuing with comprehensive advice on any aspect of your course or living in the UK.
  • There’s also help with developing your career. Many of our postgraduate courses carry professional accreditation and experienced employability advisers will help you prepare for, and get, the job you want.
  • Our international orientation programme ranked in the top 3 in the UK for new international students (International Student Barometer, 2013).

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 3,340 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 49%
  • Part Time 51%


  • UK 66%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 28%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Subjects allied to medicine 77 694 771
Business & administrative studies 108 625 733
Education 50 318 368
Creative arts & design 28 217 245
Social studies 45 195 240
Languages 53 131 184
Biological sciences 57 82 139
Historical & philosophical studies 81 56 137
Architecture, building & planning 41 70 111
Engineering & technology 5 104 109
Computer science 15 84 99
Law 24 72 96
Mass communications & documentation 0 60 60
Agriculture & related subjects 0 34 34
Physical sciences 0 13 13

Subject Areas

We provide a diverse range of post-graduate taught courses offered across our five Faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
  • Faculty of Science & Technology
  • Faculty of Medical Science
  • A full list of post-graduate courses can be found on our website.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,100–7,100
Mixed £6,100–7,100
Laboratory £7,100–9,200
Clinical £9,200–12,900