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Undergraduate courses

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  • Our Social Sciences department will give you strong research-informed insight into the most important global issues. Whether you are interested in the challenges of global inequalities, want to explore crime and punishment or understand the social relations that make up society, we will ensure you to broaden your understanding and build your practical skills.

    We offer courses in:
    Human rights
    Law - Explore our new Roehampton School of Law 

    See our full list of undergraduate and postgraduate courses here.

    World-renowned teaching staff and research 

    You will be taught by research active staff whose work has a direct impact on political, economic and social policy in the UK and around the world. The Department hosts the multi-disciplinary and internationally recognised Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research, focused on research in international relations, human rights, citizenship and migration. This means you can learn and grow in an environment driven by innovative research and benefit from links with the wider community nationally and internationally.

    We have a strong departmental interest in the issues of:
    - human rights
    - politics
    - media identity and social governance.

    The Department is committed to continually enhancing the experience of our students through actively supporting their aspirations. One of our lecturers Michal Garapich was even shortlisted recently for a Times Higher Education Award for the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year 2014. Our third year students have the opportunity to showcase their work at our annual Student Conference, and to take part in programme of extra-curricular activities, designed to help them prepare for their chosen career path.  

    Staff are involved in innovative, critically informed and impact-oriented scholarship that transcends disciplinary boundaries whilst maintaining a strong commitment to theoretical and methodological rigour. We are also proud to have the criminal justice research group, which brings together staff working in the areas of violence, crime and criminal justice.  

    An insight to the department: 

    94% overall student satisfaction (2014 National Student Survey)
    500 undergraduate and postgraduate students
    21 academic members of staff
    95% of research publications in sociology at Roehampton were rated of national or international standard.

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