Part-time students

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BA (Hons) learning, Technology and Research (distance learning)

Very high standards are set and met by the learning facilitators and these learning standards are expected to be met by the students also. This is, for most students, a most rewarding challenge.

Finding your course

For details on our courses you can search our entire part-time catalogue in a number of ways:

Continued Professional Development courses are offered by some of our Faculties
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It may be possible to undertake a placement or find useful information to support your learning or research at Anglia Ruskin through our individual Faculties. In addition, our Faculties sometimes host individual information evenings, details of which will be posted on their area of our website prior to such events taking place.

Fitting study around work and lifestyle commitments

Anglia Ruskin is committed to making higher education accessible to all who want it. Our flexible programmes allow you to fit enriching education around your lifestyle because we understand that you may have a full, busy life with work, family and social commitments. Whatever your circumstances, Anglia Ruskin welcomes you and actively encourages an accessible learning environment for all. We may be an excellent education provider for you because:

  • Most learning at Anglia Ruskin University is delivered in units of study and this credit-based system offers you a the flexibility to choose study options in areas most appropriate to your needs.
  • Distance learning courses allow you to study whenever you want to, ideal if you don't want to take time away from work.
  • Our network of associate colleges across the East of England allows you to study close to home, wherever you live.
  • Nearly 100 degree, diploma and certificate have optional January or February start dates in addition to September. Prospectus pages clearly indicate where this option is available.

Library on Chelmsford campus

Library on Chelmsford campus

Our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses are modern and inviting, and we aim to provide excellent facilities and services to help all our students get the most from studying with us. A range of what we have to offer includes:

  • Childcare: At our Cambridge campus we have an on-site childcare services and information is available on private provision in Chelmsford.
  • Computing and media: Both campuses have recently modernised libraries with wireless internet and free access to word processing and analytical applications. There are plug points available if you bring your own laptop. Your one-stop source for any information are our iCentres.
  • Sports: Cambridge has a new, purpose built gym. Chelmsford has a gym and an excellent sports hall. Both campuses have a range of clubs to encourage you to enjoy keeping active.
  • Support: Free, confidential and professional Counselling Service available at our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses.
  • Social areas: Coslett cafe on the Cambridge campus and in Chelmsford the Costa coffee area in the refectory are fantastic places to meet up with fellow students for a chat when you have to pack a lot into a busy schedule.

Want to know more about studying at Anglia Ruskin?

Join us at an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Open Day where you can speak to our staff and current students, and take a look around our campuses.

Alternatively, if you can't get to the campuses you can still visit our Campus pages.



Paying for your Part-time study

Depending on the type of course you are looking to apply for, the type and availability of funding may vary.

  • Part-time undergraduate - there are a number of ways to fund a part-time undergraduate course. If you are a student living and studying in the UK the most common way with which to fund your studies is a means-tested fee grant and course costs grant. For details of these, and other possible sources of funding visit our student finance section.
  • Part-time postgraduate - unfortunately there are no Government loans, or means tested grants available for postgraduate students. The Grants Register which is available online and in local libraries provides details of charities and trusts that can provide small grants to postgraduate students. Advice on managing finances for postgraduate studies can be obtained from the Student Money Advice & Rights Team.
  • Help from employer - if you are currently employed and your course relates to your job or career, you could ask your employer to sponsor you for some or all of the fees. If your employer is sponsoring your course of study, we will require written evidence of this, together with invoicing details.
Fees for part-time students are linked, pro rata, to the full-time fee rate, based on the number of credits studied and subject to government legislation. Fees for Continued Professional Development courses run by the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education and the Faculty of Science & Technology may vary, full details are available on the respective Faculty websites.

Semester Dates and Timetabling

Anglia Ruskin runs two semesters per year. Course work hand-in dates and exam dates will be provided by your module tutors.

Student Charter

Anglia Ruskin has developed a student charter which aims to explain exactly what you can expect of us and, in return, what we expect of you. It is set out to show your experience - from applying to us to graduating and becoming a life-member, or 'alumnus', of the Anglia Ruskin community.
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