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Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

A hub of creative and cultural innovation, our research was deemed as world leading in six areas in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Our engagement with arts and culture enriches lives and contributes to the UK’s creative economy, worth 17.3 billion, and our students are amongst the most satisfied in the country.

  • Anglia Law School

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    Anglia Law School

    A diverse community of students spread across Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses, with a teaching staff that includes research-active academics and professionally-qualified lawyers.

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  • Cambridge School of Art

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    Cambridge School of Art

    A modern and progressive art school with a tight-knit community of student and academic artists, built on a tradition that goes back to 1858.

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  • English & Media

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    English & Media

    A diverse community of over 800 students and staff, exploring subjects that further our understanding of culture and communication in the global age.

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  • Humanities & Social Sciences

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    Humanities & Social Sciences

    An academic community of nearly 800 students and teaching staff dedicated to inspiring fresh perspectives on the vital issues of our times.

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  • Music & Performing Arts

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    Music & Performing Arts

    A community of over 400 students and staff, working together to explore, experience, think about, apply and create all that Music and Performing Arts has to offer.

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  • Language Services Unit

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    Language Services Unit

    Providing English language and academic support to International students in a friendly, supportive teaching environment, with highly qualified teaching staff dedicated to helping you pursue your academic ambitions.

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Short courses and CPD


Faculty highlights

Our research

Classed as world-leading in six areas (REF 2014)

Our LLB (Hons) Law is No.1 for satisfaction

The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2015

Our core courses beat the national average for Overall Student Satisfaction by 3%

National Student Survey 2015

Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute


Arts and culture

Our packed programme of music, theatre, art and film events