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Anglia Ruskin University offers the way for postgraduate students to take their ambitions further. Full or part-time, on a taught course or research programme: all give the opportunity and support students need to progress. The university prides itself on the support it provides, as much as its inspiring teaching from specialists and industry professionals, leading academic facilities and thriving postgraduate community.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,492 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 47%
  • Part Time 53%

Domicile

  • UK 76%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 19%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Nursing 75 690 765
Business & Management Studies 45 685 730
Other 65 425 485
Social Work 0 330 330
Education 60 230 295
Art & Design 20 240 260
Psychology 15 155 165
Building 50 115 160
Biological Sciences 20 120 140
Law 25 85 110
English 60 40 100
Marketing 20 70 90
Computer Science 25 55 80
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 75 75
Accounting & Finance 20 50 70
Linguistics 0 65 65
Anatomy & Physiology 45 15 60
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 50 50
Music 15 30 45
Medical Technology 0 35 35
Politics 0 35 35
Sports Science 15 20 35
Forensic Science 15 15 35
Theology & Religious Studies 30 5 30
Librarianship & Information Management 0 30 30
General Engineering 0 25 25
Creative Writing 0 25 25
Anthropology 0 25 25
Communication & Media Studies 0 20 20
Civil Engineering 0 20 20
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 0 15 15
Social Policy 0 15 15
Materials Technology 5 15 15
Mechanical Engineering 5 15 15
Sociology 0 10 10
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 10 10
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 10 10
Ophthalmics 5 0 5
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,500–10,200
Mixed 6,500–10,200
Laboratory 9,200–17,200
Clinical 9,200–17,200
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

A number of scholarships and bursaries are offered to postgraduate students and researchers; for details please refer to the university website. In 2019–20 a selection includes:

  • STEM Scholarship: to support postgraduate students interested in a career in science, technology, engineering or maths.
  • Alumni scholarship: a discount for ARU graduates applying for a postgraduate taught course or a research programme at ARU, automatically awarded to students meeting the eligibility criteria.
  • MBA Bursary: a fee reduction for students studying in Cambridge; automatically awarded to students meeting the eligibility criteria.
  • Sport Scholarship: for talented athletes competing at regional, national or international level. Each award is tailored to suit individual needs, combining high-quality performance support services with fantastic facilities.
  • Mark Wood Art and Design Scholarship: open to students taking up a place on the following courses – MA Film and TV Production, MA Fine Art, MA Printmaking, MA Graphic Design and Typography, MA Illustration and Book Arts, MA Computer Games Development (Art).

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • The university cannot guarantee accommodation: applicants are encouraged to apply for accommodation as soon as possible in order to stand the best chance of gaining a room, as halls do fill to capacity.