Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University research institute leads music therapy research for adults, older people, young people and children with a range of issues. We specialise in finding out what works clinically in music therapy and how it works, including which theoretical frameworks such as neurology, psychology, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis best inform the work.
Our innovative research involves outcome studies in a variety of settings, such as schools, health services, voluntary and the private sector, and we have many partnerships within these. Our research streams include music therapy and dementia, autism, end of life process, learning disability, mental health, children and families, addiction and stroke. Our Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research is based in a state-of-the-art music therapy centre, including a research laboratory where practical music therapy and music and brain research can be undertaken in purpose-built spaces.
Over 10 music therapy PhDs have been completed through us during the last few years, and our cohorts are growing. As a PhD student here you will be working alongside larger scale international projects on music therapy, and there is a rich programme of specialist lectures and PhD subject specific opportunities.
- Music, therapy and the brain
- Music and consciousness states
- State dependent cognition and recall
- Music therapy and addiction treatment
- Music therapy and mental health, eating disorders, children and families
- Cultural issues in music therapy
- The use of non-western music
- Music and language
- 24 months
- 36 months
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DisciplinesHuman Medicine Music Health Sciences View 97 other PhDs in Human Medicine in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
- Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.
International13500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 24 months.
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