Roehampton’s Social Science students enjoy the best of both worlds: the department’s based on a beautiful parkland campus a short walk from Richmond Park, yet is only 50 minutes from The Old Bailey and the HQs of many of the world’s top law firms. Our expert teaching staff are also engaged in research which is ranked sixth in the UK for its impact on society according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. All our Social Sciences courses have input from the internationally–renowned Crucible Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice. If you’re passionate about social justice then our programmes will be the ideal start for your future.
Roehampton’s Law students start thinking like a lawyer from day one, thanks to our practice-based approach that places the law in the context of everyday life and legal practice. From 2020 we’ll be opening our own law clinic within the Citizens Advice Bureau, where our students will get work experience offering supervised legal advice. Students with an interest in the criminal justice system may opt for our LLB Law & Criminology, and we also offer LLB Law, and LLM Human Rights and Legal Practice. Both law degrees enjoy terrific scores in the 2019 NSS, with a minimum of 93% overall satisfaction.
Sociology explores the building blocks of society and the connections that bind us together. 93% of our Sociology graduates were in work or further study within six months of graduating according to Destination of Leavers of HE in 2018. Sociology teaches the critical thinking skills students need to understand core topics, ranging from issues such as politics, inequality, religion, and the environment, to human rights, family, identity and the economy.
Roehampton’s BA Criminology is taught by lecturers with broad experience of working within the criminal justice system and with offenders. The discipline draws on sociology, psychology and law and asks important questions such as ‘what is deviance?’ and ‘what is justice?’ and ‘how can we reduce harm in society?’. The critical thinking and analytic skills you’ll acquire are transferrable to a wide range of career options including the legal sector, prison service, police and Home Office.
You will have opportunities to meet people from businesses in your field, undertake work placements and learn topics, skills and knowledge that are directly applicable to the workplace. We invite guest speakers, such as TV presenter...