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Research

With 16 subject areas including world-leading research, we're making a positive difference to the societies we live in. We’ve also helped more than 2,000 businesses to grow and perform better.

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Our research community

Find out about support for researchers at ARU, and how we performed in REF 2021.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) Our research environment

Research news and highlights

Read about our latest research findings and the difference our work makes at local, national and global levels.

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ARU receives The Queen's Anniversary Prize

We recently received The Queen's Anniversary Prize in recognition of our music therapy research.

World-leading music therapy research is recognised with major honour

Our research institutes and centres

Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research
Global Sustainability Institute
Medical Technology Research Centre
Policing Institute for the Eastern Region
StoryLab
Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research
Vision and Eye Research Institute
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Research degrees

Join our vibrant, ambitious and growing research community and study for a PhD, MPhil, MD (Res), PhD by Published Work or Professional Doctorate at ARU.

Postgraduate research at ARU How to apply for a research programme Contact the postgraduate research degree team

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