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Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care

We’re the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England and are proud to train the doctors in the first School of Medicine in Essex.

Our courses have been designed with you in mind. You'll learn through the use of high-end facilities which mirror real-life clinical situations, be educated by award winning academics and graduate with the skills to impact people's lives.

  • Study with us

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    Study with us

    We offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, research and CPD courses at our campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough. 

    Explore our study options and search for a course

  • Open days

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    Open days

    Come along to one of our Open Days and get a true feel for the ARU way of life. Soak in the atmosphere, visit our facilities and talk to our academics and students to find out more about our courses.

    Book now for our next open day

  • Taster days

    Taster day

    Taster days

    Get a real taste for our Operating Department Practice and Paramedic Science degree courses with a Taster Day. Talk to our lecturers and students, find out more about the course and get stuck in some clinical sessions in our skill labs.

    Find out more and book a taster day

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    How to apply

    Applying to university can be a daunting process. But don’t panic, our pages will walk you through the different steps of the applicant journey.

    Read our tips and guidance

  • Placements

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    Placements are an integral part of many of our courses, and give you real experience for when you start your career.

    View our placement pages

  • Facilities

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    Our facilities are designed to give students a simulated feel of the clinical environment they will work in.

    View our facilities

  • Research



    We are active in a wide range of research areas in the health, education, medicine and social care fields and aim to make a real difference to people’s lives.

    Read about our research activities

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