Anglia Ruskin University Faculty of Science & TechnologyBy Asian Correspondent Nov 26, 2012 2:54PM UTC
The Anglia Ruskin faculty of Science & Technology is one of the University’s largest, with more than 6,000 students enrolled across both its Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses. In recent years, the high calibre of research conducted through the faculty has gained international attention, which is in turn drawing greater interest from postgraduate students in Asia.
Coursework at the postgraduate level is highly relevant and informed by the cutting-edge research carried out by the faculty. Students develop the latest skills and knowledge they need to maximize their employment prospects upon graduation. They also benefit from having access to some of the finest study facilities in the UK.
This department has facilities on both campuses and offers coursework in computer science, information security and forensic computing, business information systems, media and internet technology, network infrastructure and security, computer gaming, audio and music technology, and electronics. Postgraduate students can pursue Master of Science degrees in Audio and Video Technology, Computer Science, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Information and Communication Technology (conversion), Mobile Telecommunications, and Network Security.
Engineering and the Built Environment
This is a broad, interdisciplinary department, and it offers a comprehensive selection of postgraduate courses that span topics in engineering, architecture, construction, surveying, housing and real estate management. The department is housed in a new building on the Chemlsford campus and is outfitted with the latest laboratories and teaching facilities.
Master of Science degrees are available in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Project Management, Engineering Management, Manufacturing Systems, Project Management, Sustainable Construction and Town Planning.
The Department of Life Sciences is located on the Cambridge campus and is divided into the following four subject areas: Animal and Environmental Biology, Biomedical and Molecular Science, Forensic Science, Sport and Exercise Sciences. The main postgraduate programmes are in Animal Behaviour: Applications for Conservation; and Forensic Science. This department boasts a suite of forensic science laboratories, complete with a scene of crime unit.
During the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, Anglia Ruskin was singled out for operating the top-rated psychology department within a new university. The department have carried that distinction and momentum through to the present, and continue to set industry standards.
Postgraduate offerings include Master of Science degrees in Clinical Child Psychology, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience and Research Methods in Psychology.
Vision and Hearing Sciences
The Vision and Hearing Sciences department boasts top-ranked National Student Survey scores for Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing, due in part to the supportive research staff, close industry links and state-of-the-art clinical facilities. The University Eye Clinic is a strong selling point for undergraduates.
Leading choice for international students
There are many reasons that international students choose to study with the Faculty of Science & Technology. One of the most compelling reasons is the faculty’s strong industry links, thanks in part to the face that the academics teaching classes and leading research are also practitioners. Along these lines, courses are designed through a collaborative effort with industry players to make sure they are relevant to the job market.
Beyond this, the research carried out through the faculty is receiving international attention. In addition to the top ranking awarded to the Psychology department by the Research Assessment Exercise, the faculty’s Vision and Environmental Sciences research was also found to be world leading. Students and teachers have claimed some exciting research accomplishments for Anglia Ruskin, including the discovery of new animal species and the design of a new automobile bonnet that promotes pedestrian safety.