University of Roehampton
The University of Roehampton is a friendly, modern, vibrant learning community set on a beautiful and historic campus in south-west London, near to Richmond Park. We are one of the top new universities in the UK for research, so students engage with academic staff at the cutting edge of their subject.
Set in 54 acres of parkland with Grade I listed Georgian buildings alongside new state-of-the-art lecture spaces, seminar rooms, laboratories and excellent social and sports facilities, our campus offers the ideal environment in which to learn.
Roehampton is a collegiate university: our parkland campus includes four colleges, each with its own unique history, personality and community spirit. The close-knit community feel of the colleges allows students to adapt quickly to the university environment. Our campus is less than 30 minutes from the heart of London, giving you the opportunity to take advantage of the countless activities the capital has to offer.
The academic rigour of our programmes combined with the high-quality learning environment enables us to provide a first-rate learning experience. As a result we have an excellent record of preparing students for employment in a wide range of exciting careers.
We offer a broad range of postgraduate programmes at certificate, diploma and masters levels across the arts, business, education, social sciences, and human and life sciences.
Visit our website for a full list of postgraduate programmes available.
We excelled in the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) with 78% of our research submitted classed as "internationally recognised". The RAE rates the research output of universities across the UK, and the 2008 results cemented Roehampton's position as one of the leading new universities for research. The University was rated number one for its research in dance, which had the fifth highest concentration of world-class activity of any department in the country in any subject. We also achieved first place in biological anthropology in the UK - beating Cambridge University's Biological Anthropology Department. Drama also scored well, achieving top 20 status.
The RAE found that over a third of research at Roehampton is classed as internationally excellent or world class (3* or 4*) - the highest classifications available. Among London's new universities, Roehampton scored top position in Drama, History, Theology, Spanish and Anthropology and second in Education, English, Sociology, Psychology and Sport.
This robust research culture informs the teaching of our programmes, meaning that you will benefit from the latest thinking within your chosen academic discipline.
We also host highly respected guest lecturers from around the world, giving you access to experts in your field. A recent example was Roehampton Professorial Fellow Professor J Allan Hobson from Harvard University, who was among the first to discover and define Rapid Eye Movement (REM), presenting his new theory of dream consciousness on campus. In addition, children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson (also a Professorial Fellow) regularly guest lectures on our postgraduate creative writing and children's literature programmes.
More National Teaching Fellows than any other London university
Our talented teaching staff share a passion to help students fulfil their potential and we are committed to ensuring that our curriculum is relevant to the needs of today's students. Recently two of our academics were awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowship Scheme Awards by the Higher Education Academy in recognition of teaching excellence. As a result there are now six National Teaching Fellows associated with the University of Roehampton, one of the highest numbers of any university in London.
With excellent teaching and high-quality research comes a high-calibre academic team, many of whom publish regularly in academic journals, feature in the media to comment on current affairs and help to shape policy as advisers to government, NGOs and industry. Our academic staff includes:
Cecilia A Essau
Cecilia A Essau, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology who has led the most significant project in child and adolescent psychopathology to date: the Oregon Adolescent Development project. Highly respected around the world for her work in this field, she recently organised the third International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, which took place at the University of Roehampton.
Zachary Leader, Professor of English Literature who has recently been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, one of only two biographers to receive this prestigious accolade. Professor Leader will use this award to work on his biography on Saul Bellow, the Canadian-born American writer who was awarded the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes in the 1970s, and was himself a recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships. In receiving this award, Professor Leader joins scores of distinguished predecessors, including WH Auden, Robert Lowell, Czeslaw Milosz and Vladimir Nabokov.
Becky Francis, Professor of Education who is known for her high-profile work on gender and education and has been commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to co-author an innovative set of evidence-based gender and educational resources for schools, as part of the department's "gender agenda". In addition to this project she currently sits on the editorial boards of six international journals and is a past editor of Gender & Education, which is one of the most highly esteemed and cited British education journals.
Michael Chanan, Professor of Film and Video who is a widely respected documentary filmmaker and secured a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for his new film, The American who Electrified Russia. His previous film, Detroit: Ruin of a City featured music by the celebrated composer Michael Nyman. As author, editor and translator, Professor Chanan has published books in the areas of film, media and the social history of music. His most recent book, The Politics of Documentary, was published by the British Film Institute.
Dr Nat Milton
Dr Nat Milton, Senior Lecturer in Biological and Health Sciences, while teaching at Roehampton in 2008, continued his internationally renowned research on Alzheimer's disease. In his search to develop a drug for the disease, Dr Milton discovered a novel group of compounds that prevent neurodegenerative changes in brain cells caused by the Alzheimer's amyloid-beta peptide, thought to be the cause of memory loss experienced in patients. This discovery could have a significant impact on treatment and the cost of care.
Roehampton offers a unique experience for international students. Your studies will be enhanced by the splendour and safety of the University's campus. The supportive and stimulating learning environment is complemented by the lively and vibrant atmosphere of London.
London enriches the learning experience and many students use the wealth of opportunities the city provides to further their research within their chosen academic field of study. The combination of high academic standards, diverse cultures and a dynamic environment makes Roehampton the ideal university from which to launch or enhance your career. Find out more about the international student experience on our website.
Fees and funding
There is also more information on our website about funding and scholarships available for postgraduate students.
To find out more about the University of Roehampton and the programmes available or to order a print prospectus online, please visit our website www.roehampton.ac.uk or call 020 8392 3232.
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