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.


The outside of Jerome Boothe Music Therapy Centre

We are a world-class, interdisciplinary research institute at Anglia Ruskin University.

We are dedicated to advancing the understanding of music therapy and its ability to effect positive change on health and human wellbeing, through both quantitative and qualitative research enquiry.

Our research calls on expertise and insight from across sectors and disciplines, with the ultimate aim of influencing national and international initiatives, and advocating for the important role music plays in education, health and community.

Find out more about our researchers and their specialist areas, as well as our international partners.

The Queen's Anniversary Prize

The Queen's Anniversary Prize 2021 logo

Our world-leading music therapy work, in particular our focus on the wellbeing of people living with dementia, earned The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2021. These prizes are the highest national honour in higher and further education. They recognise outstanding work that shows the highest levels of quality and innovation and delivers significant public benefit.