Anglia Ruskin University was awarded university status in 1992. Today, with a student population of 31,000, we are one of the largest universities in the East of England. Our two main campus' are in prime locations for student life; our Cambridge campus is in heart of the city and has recently reached a milestone in its history with the opening of the new £35-million redevelopment. Our modern Chelmsford Campus is situated 30 minutes by train from Central London and a short walk from the town centre with ample nightlife.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest in our University with over 4500 students studying worldwide. We offer a range of courses from Foundation Degree through to PhD and Professional Doctorate. Our Faculty concentrates of five specific areas:
The Built Environment (Engineering, Architecture, Project Management, Surveying)
Computing and Technology (Computing, Gaming, Networking, Electronics)
Life Sciences (Forensic, Sport, Biomedical and Animal & Environmental Sciences)
Vision and Hearing Sciences
Five Reasons to study with the Faculty of Science & Technology
1. Links with Industry - Our academics are also practitioners
We are particularly proud of our strong links with local and international companies and industries including, Ford and Jaguar cars, Specsavers, Addenbrookes Hospital and various Police Forces. Our courses are designed in consultation with employers to ensure they are relevant for todays job market. As a result our graduates are highly employable, with 90% going into work or further study (Anglia Ruskin University's Destination of Leavers Survey 2009-2010)
2. Professionally recognised and accredited courses
Many of our courses are accredited by industry-respected professional bodies, including the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), British Psychology Society (BPS) and the General Optical Council (GOC). This accreditation ensures our courses remain industry-relevant and boosts the appeal of our graduates to potential employers.
3. World leading research and research active staff
Our research has been a story of continued and accelerating expansion, of which we are very proud. Our Psychology, Vision, and Environmental Sciences research was rated as world leading or of international quality in the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise. Our successes include discoveries of new animal species, design of new car bonnets for improved pedestrian safety, and we are the first to study the toxic effects of Benzylpiperazine (BZP). Our research informs our teaching, ensuring students are exposed to the latest discoveries and findings in their field.
4. Campus and facilities
Our Faculty offers courses in both Chelmsford and Cambridge. Our students gain experience from having hands-on access to state of the art, industry-standard equipment in our specialist laboratories and studios. Our University Eye Clinic is open to the public and allows our vision and hearing students to gain practical working experience.
5. Support throughout your studies
Our staff are enthusiastic, friendly and highly motivated. On arrival at our University you will be allocated a personal tutor who will be a member of academic staff directly involved in your field of study to offer both academic and personal support.