Department of Social Sciences

Make your contribution to society. Study at the University of Roehampton - rated one of the best in the UK for the impact of our Social Sciences Research.

Join our diverse Social Sciences community and learn with leading researchers and experts in sociology, criminology, human rights and law. We offer outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen career. Our courses provide the critical thinking skills needed to be a global citizen and effect social change.

If you are passionate about social justice, want to understand the challenges of global inequality, law, crime and punishment and understand the social relations that make up society, then our programmes will be the ideal start for your future.


The expertise of our dynamic teaching community ranges across human rights, social justice, equality and law. We are academics whose world-leading research and passion for our subjects, informs our teaching.

Our programmes are taught by qualified staff using a range of teaching and learning styles with methods that are designed to help students expand their horizons and realise their full potential.

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Our diverse team of active researchers are committed to social justice and undertake theoretically informed, impact-oriented research that has a direct effect on society.

We have made a ground-breaking impact on society in many areas including human rights and equality; migration and citizenship; international relations; gender based violence; crime, prisons and drugs, and parenting and families. In particular, the internationally recognised Crucible Centre for the Human Rights Research integrates human rights related activities across the University.

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What our students say

Human Rights student Nerea

"I worked for a local NGO and took part in a local migrants' rights campaign."

Nerea Rojas, MA Human Rights and International Relations

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