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.

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University of the Year

We’re the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2023. We're proud to be recognised for the difference we make in our region, the impact of our world-leading research, our innovative education provision, and our commitment to health and wellbeing.

THE University of the Year award

Our research themes

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Health, Performance and Wellbeing

Health, Performance and Wellbeing aims to address health inequalities and to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, the planet and society as a whole.

Find out more about our Health, Performance and Wellbeing research theme
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Safe and Inclusive Communities

Safe and Inclusive Communities supports, develops, and promotes research, innovation and impact across a range of prevalent and emerging societal issues.

Find out more about our Safe and Inclusive Communities research theme
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Sustainable Futures

Sustainable Futures works with regional, national, and international stakeholders to support transformations towards environmentally and socially just societies.

Find out more about our Sustainable Futures research theme
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Research degrees

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

Study for a postgraduate research degree at ARU

Our research institutes and centres

Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research
Global Sustainability Institute
Medical Technology Research Centre
International Policing and Public Protection Research Institute
StoryLab
Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research
Vision and Eye Research Institute
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Our other research centres and groups

Our thriving research community also includes a wide range of research centres and groups across our four faculties.

Discover our research centres and groups
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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