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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1975
    • Size:
    • Medium (5000~15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, London, England, United Kingdom
    • Phone:
    • +442083923000
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History of Roehampton University

The University of Roehampton is a modern university located in south-west London, near the affluent and picturesque Richmond. It has the only parkland campus in central London. Its library houses more than 350,000 books, along with a wide collection of e-books and access to electronic journals.

The University has over 8,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its offers courses in drama, theatre, humanities, business, law, media, language, psychology, social sciences, life sciences, dance, etc.

Academic Highlights

  • Department of Dance
  • Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance
  • School of Education
  • Department of English and Creative Writing
  • Department of Humanities
  • Department of Life Sciences (including Nursing)
  • Department of Media, Culture and Language
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Social Sciences
  • Roehampton University Business School
  • Roehampton University Law School (opened in 2015)

Life in Roehampton University

The RSU is the main organisation of student representation at the University. It is led by student officers elected by the student body, and aims to promote the interests and welfare of all those studying at Roehampton. It is also a focal point for social activities, and is responsible for organising events like the Summer Ball, Summer Ball being the biggest event of the academic year. Attracting over 2000 students and held on campus, the event attracts a variety of musical and entertainment acts.

School Ranking

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 66 per cent of Roehampton research submissions were classed as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

Dance was the top performing subject, with 94% of research rated 4* and 3* – making it the highest rated department in its subject area in the UK. Roehampton was also ranked 3rd in London for research quality in Education, and the 4th for English. In both Roehampton was the strongest performing university in London in these subject areas.


All offers are subject to the University's general entrance requirements. For undergraduate courses, these are as follows:

  • passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Level;
  • a pass in one subject at GCE Advanced Level plus (a) passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level, or (b) a Vocational A-Level Single Award, or (c) two Vocational A-Level part Awards;

Notable Alumni

  • Niki Albon,  Youtuber and twin
  • Sammy Albon,  Youtuber and twin
  • Toby Anstis, radio DJ
  • Mike Bailey, actor
  • Joey Barton, footballer
  • Lyn Brown, politician
  • Jack Garratt, singer
  • Jon Gilbert, bibliographer
  • Jon Goodman, footballer

Acceptance Rate

Roehampton University 22.87%

Other Campuses
    • 80 Roehampton Lane, London, England, United Kingdom
    • Grove House, Roehampton Lane, London, England, United Kingdom
    • Holybourne Avenue, London, England, United Kingdom



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