Entry requirements

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We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. This page is a guide to help you make sure you know what we need from you in order to join our exciting academic community.

There are three things you need to be aware of if you're planning to join one of our undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research courses. We split our requirements into two main categories:

For more details about each of the above requirements, please refer to the relevant study level.

Undergraduate

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To join the first year of our undergraduate course you’ll need one of the following:

  • British GCE A levels or VCE A Levels
  • An International Baccalaureate with a minimum of 24 points
  • Relevant qualifications obtained in your home country, as per Anglia Ruskin's country-specific entry requirements
  • A Foundation Certificate from Anglia Ruskin or from another recognised UK institution
  • ABE Certificate, ABE Diploma (all parts) and ABE Advanced Diploma (all parts) suitable for entry to Year 2 (for business-related courses)
  • For some courses you may have extra requirements, such as portfolios for art and design courses. These are outlined in our undergraduate course pages.


If you don’t meet these requirements then Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) can help. CRIC provides foundation courses which will help you meet the requirements for our degrees.


If you've already completed one or two years of study

If you've completed study at university level in the UK or your home country you may be eligible to enter directly into Year 2 or 3 of a related degree course at Anglia Ruskin. Please see Accreditation of Prior Learning for information and guidance on entry criteria and the application process.

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Postgraduate Taught

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For entry into a postgraduate taught course you'll need one of the following:               

  • A UK 2nd class honours degree in a relevant subject area.
  • Relevant qualifications obtained in your home country, as per Anglia Ruskin's country specific entry requirements.
  • For some courses you may have extra requirements, such as portfolios for art and design courses. These are outlined in our postgraduate course pages.

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If you don't meet our academic requirements then Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) can help. CRIC provides foundation courses which will help you meet the requirements for our degrees.

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Postgraduate Research

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For entry into a postgraduate research course you'll need one of the following:

  • The usual entry requirement for an MPhil is a 1st or 2nd class Honours degree from a UK university or the equivalent from another country.
  • For direct registration for a PhD you will usually require an appropriate Masters degree from a UK university or the equivalent from another country.

For more information about entry requirements, please visit our postgraduate research course pages.

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