University profile

University of Roehampton

2020/21 edition

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About University of Roehampton

At Roehampton we have a proud history in higher education stretching back 178 years through our four historic Colleges. Our character derives from this rich history, built on community, engagement and partnership, with a belief that no matter your background, we can help you realise your ambitions.

We offer a wide range of postgraduate programmes spanning seven academic departments. Many of our PG programmes are taught in the evening, so you can combine study with your existing commitments, and we have a range of facilities to help you if you are commuting to campus including storage lockers and spaces for you to heat and store food.

If you would prefer to live in university accommodation, we can provide PG only accommodation and have a range of rooms available which are all located on our spacious parkland campus in south west London.

As a student you will be taught by inspiring and passionate lecturers whose research helps to inform policy, enrich culture and improves people’s lives.

January starts

If you are thinking of a career change, developing your existing knowledge and skills or just want to learn something new, we offer January starts on a number of our programmes so you don’t need to wait until September.

You can find out more here

Our academic departments

At Roehampton we offer a wide range of postgraduate programmes and opportunities for PhD study across seven academic departments. To learn more about our departments, and the courses they offer please click on the links below.

School of Arts
Business School
School of Education
School of Humanities
Department of Life Sciences
Department of Psychology
Department of Social Sciences


At Roehampton, we develop ideas that help us to understand our world. With international reach, our research informs policy, enriches culture and improves people's lives.

We are focused on creating new knowledge and ideas that help us to understand our world and make it a better place. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework we were ranked the most research-intensive modern university in the UK.

Our staff carry out world-class research, from discovering new animal species to uncovering evidence about human history. A number of recent projects have focused on the impact on Covid-19 including one which is measuring the psychological impact of Covid-19 on healthcare staff and another examining the long-term impact of socialising virtually on stress levels.

Other studies have shown that goats are as good as dogs at following directions from humans and heat affects the speed of horses more than humans.

You can read more about research at Roehampton


From academic to sports and social, Roehampton’s facilities ensure that you will have everything you need on campus for a complete student experience.

The library is staffed by a team who can offer help to ensure you make the most of the resources available to you, many of which are available online. There are plenty of desks and bookable meeting rooms, dedicated spaces for postgraduate and research students, and a floor for silent study.

Our new media hub has film studios and editing suites, newsrooms, a cinema and resources for digital media. For those studying dance or drama we have performance spaces and a well-equipped theatre.

Our life science and psychology students have access to labs with a high spec equipment and specimens.

For students commuting to campus there are spaces with lockers and comfortable seating, along with fridges and microwaves to store and reheat food, and powerpoints for you to use.

There is also a gym and sports courts, a range of cafes and a student bar, and an NHS run Student Medical Centre.

Support and careers

All students at Roehampton have access to a range of support including learning and academic, wellbeing, financial and careers. These can be accessed both in person on campus, or online for those students living further away, or who are only on campus occasionally.

A number of our courses include the option of taking a professional placement and we regularly host guest speakers and careers events. These opportunities allow our students to gain valuable experience and make industry connections to help them in their career. Our Careers team run regular workshops, drop-in sessions and a career mentoring scheme.


The University of Roehampton is located on a beautiful 54 acre parkland campus in the heart of south west London, near Putney, Richmond and Wimbledon. There is plenty on offer nearby from world class sport, music and theatre, to shopping, food and plenty of green open spaces.

The Roehampton campus benefits from being at the heart of a busy network of transport links. Whether using 24-hour buses, the tube network at Putney, or through rail services from Barnes to Waterloo, all points across central and west London are within easy reach of the University.

Learn more about our London location


At Roehampton we have a range of accommodation and every room is a single occupancy bedroom with internet access. Fees also include utility bills and contents insurance. All of the accommodation is self-catered with shared kitchen facilities available in each flat/area.

We can offer postgraduate only halls, mature student and quiet accommodation options, so if you would prefer you can opt to live with students in a similar situation to you.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more, book your place at one of our postgraduate open events

Contact details

+44 (0)20 8392 3232
University of Roehampton
Grove House
Roehampton Lane
SW15 5PJ
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