Areas of study — Undergraduate and Postgraduate

You choose – whether you have a specific direction in mind or just love the subject - our courses will offer you something new. You’ll be challenged and challenge yourself. You might opt for study abroad or a placement year. Whatever you do, you’ll do your best and we’re here to support you.

  • Undergraduate

    Art & Design

    You’ll get to create, experiment and collaborate in our light and bright studios. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1858.

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  • Undergraduate

    Computer Games

    Create games with the latest technology, and make connections with gaming studios in and around Cambridge. You’ll gain the experience, skills and portfolio you need to succeed in this multi-billion pound industry.

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  • Undergraduate

    Criminology & Policing

    Prepare for a career in criminal justice and crime prevention. You’ll understand the most pressing issues facing in policing and the criminal justice system today through studying real-life cases and can gain hands-on experience through our placement options.

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  • Undergraduate

    Film & Media

    Whether your career aspirations are to work in broadcast media, crew on a film, set up your own company create innovative online content, reinvent television or tell stories to change the world, at ARU you’ll learn the skills to start you on that journey.

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  • Undergraduate

    English & Writing

    How does language and literature shape our society? And how do we use language to make change, and inspire? You’ll gain communication skills to persuade, negotiate and entertain so whether you want to use them in the board room or to write a film script you’ll be well-equipped.

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  • Undergraduate

    History & Philosophy

    You’ll consider contemporary issues like AI or gender and the body through the lens of history and with the philosophical insight of the world’s greatest thinkers. You’ll develop the ability to analyse and tackle complex problem – skills that employers need.

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  • Undergraduate

    Politics & Sociology

    What brings together groups in society and what divides them? With a degree in sociology or politics you’ll explore historical and contemporary debate and policy and also what matters to you – gender equality, race, or climate change. You’ll have the understanding and the skill to make a change.

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  • Undergraduate

    Theatre and Music

    Whether you want to be on the stage or in the studio our music and performance degree, you can start to build you career in the industry.

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