How to apply for a taught postgraduate course

You can apply for Anglia Ruskin's taught postgraduate degree courses (both full-time and part-time) online. There's an application link on all our course pages.

Applying for a course at ARU

You can apply for a postgraduate course as soon as the application link is showing on the relevant course page for the start date you want. Please bear in mind we usually require up to four weeks to consider applications, so it’s best to apply at least a month before your preferred start date.


For most postgraduate courses you’ll need a qualification or experience equivalent to a UK honours degree, usually in a relevant subject area. Courses do vary, however, so please check the relevant course page for detailed requirements. When assessing your application, we’ll consider:

  • whether your qualifications meet our entry requirements
  • your subject-specific abilities
  • your broader personal, professional and educational experience.

Current Anglia Ruskin undergraduate students

If you're currently studying an undergraduate degree at Anglia Ruskin, you can apply via:

Please see our applicant timeline for more information.

Postgraduate research and international students

If you're an international student, you can find out how to apply by visiting our International admissions page.

If you are from the EU, please visit our Europe admissions page for more information.

For students looking to apply for a postgraduate research course, please visit our Research admissions page.

Got a query?

Take a look at our Frequently asked questions page or contact us on 01245 686868 or