Being one of the first higher education entities to admit women, Roehampton has a strong academic history dating from the 1840s. In 2004, four unique colleges combined forces and were awarded the title a University title by the Department of Education and Skills, now known as the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The University of Roehampton is recognized by both the Ministry of State for Universities, Science and Cities and also the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Boasting a student community of over 110 nationalities, the university is committed to ensuring that students receive a truly globalized education during their time in London.
Popular Areas of study at Roehampton include:
- Media Studies
- London Studies
- Social Sciences
Roehampton is US style campus situated in south-west London, just south of the River Thames, in Zone 3. The areas nearest the university are Putney, Richmond, and Hammersmith. Students will also be able to take advantage of the surrounding green space as Richmond Park, the largest of London's parks, and Wimbledon Common (the site of Wimbledon stadium) are within close proximity to the university campus. ISA students will enroll in courses with locals at the University of Roehampton. Students have full access to all the facilities, services and courses offered at the University of Roehampton, allowing complete integration with local degree-seeking students.
In 2014, the Research Excellence Framework released their results and Roehampton was named one of the most research intensive modern universities in the country. Key achievements included the No. 1 University in London for quality of research, No. 1 in the UK for Research Intensity, No. 1 in Dance Research with 94% of their research rated 4 (world leading) and 3 (internationally excellent) and best in English research for a modern university in London. Additionally, 100% of their Psychology, Sociology, History, Drama & Dance research is officially rated world leading or internationally excellent for the impact it makes. In 2015, the university was ranked as the top modern university in London by the Complete University Guide. The results are based on factors including student satisfaction, employment prospects, the quality and intensity of research and spending on academic services and student facilities.