Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

School of Allied Health and Social Care

We deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching for tomorrow’s patients, today. Evidenced based science is at the core of our courses and the heat of our exciting research.

Join us to begin or advance your career. Whichever course you choose, you'll benefit from rigorous academic training and practical experience.

Explore ARU

If you'd like to find out more about ARU, you can access our on demand Open Day content at any time. Or, if you're considering studying an undergraduate degree in Operating Department Practice or Paramedic Science, book your place at our next Taster Day.

Undergraduate courses
Postgraduate courses
MPhil/PhD programme
Find out about our Public Health Foundation route to Nursing or Operating Department Practice

Why study with us?


Our skills labs and SuperLab complex are designed to prepare you for working life.

Find out more about our facilities


Placements are an integral part of many of our courses, giving you essential real-world experience.

Find out more about placements


Our highly qualified staff are here to teach you the latest skills and knowledge, as well as supervise research projects.

Find out more about our Allied Health staff
Video still of a student looking down a microscope Explore the SuperLabs

Inside the SuperLabs

Take a look around the £3 million SuperLab complex on our Chelmsford campus.

Find out more about the SuperLabs
Discover ARU: access our on demand Open Day content at any time

Chat to our students and staff

Do you want to know more about a course or student life at ARU? Send a message to our students or staff – they'll be happy to answer any questions you have.