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Studying Life Sciences

Studying Life Sciences

Join our Life Sciences department and a team of world-leading researchers and academics, and become part of a community dedicated to understanding and improving the living world through ground-breaking advances in scientific research.  
Our outstanding undergraduate courses will advance your scientific knowledge and give you firsthand experience in our state-of-the-art laboratories and in the field, where you yourself will learn the latest practical techniques and conduct your own research.
Whether you want to improve our health, study disease, conserve animal dignity, gain an insight into humanity, or optimise athletic performance, our courses will allow you to graduate with the skills and experience you need to reach your goals.

Rich Resources

  • World-class library: Our library is stocked with thousands of books, has private bookable study rooms, access to a huge range of online resources, including thousands of e-books, journals and databases and a whole floor dedicated to silent study with breathtaking views of London.
  • University facilities: From computer labs and rentable laptops, to our specialist careers and wellbeing teams, we’re dedicated to supporting your academic and personal development here at Roehampton.
  • Lab work: Practical experience in our well-equipped laboratories will be a core component of your degree here, giving you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the latest laboratory practices and analytical techniques.
  • Field trips: Learn outside the lecture theatre and in the field.
  • Experienced lecturers: You’ll be taught by a team of lecturers who are actively conducting leading research in their fields.
  • Research collaborations: We partner with many of London’s hospitals and medical schools, leading sports organisations, and facilitate visits, projects and access to specialist libraries.
  • Volunteering and internships: Take advantage of opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond. Also, our Anthropology, Zoology and Biological Sciences students can volunteer to study our Medieval skull collection.
  • Beautiful campus: Our stunning parkland campus offers plenty of spots to study and learn outside, whilst London’s museums are just half an hour away.
  • Commuting students: You’ll be part of an inclusive and welcoming community, whether you live on or off-campus. We’ve a dedicated bus service and College Kitchens with lockers, fridges, microwaves and powerpoints for you to eat, socialise and catch up on some work if you don’t live on campus.

Courses

Roehampton has an impressive range of modules, where you’ll learn traditional topics to give you a firm foundation on your chosen degree, as well as classes aligned to contemporary industry practices and current issues. Find out more about your chosen courses below.

 

Adult and Mental Health Nursing   Adult Nursing   Anthropology   Biological Sciences   Biomedical Science   Mental Health Nursing   Nutrition and Health   Social Anthropology   Sport and Exercise Sciences   Sport Psychology   Zoology  

In the Field

Studying at Roehampton means you’ll be learning beyond the classroom on practical field trips in London and further afield.

Our Anthropology and Zoology students can take a student-funded module in South Africa to get a first-hand insight into the reality of conservation in Africa.

Closer to home, you may be observing the wild deer in Richmond Park, visiting the Natural History Museum and Wellcome Collection, and taking a trip to Wales to study the local ecology, learning from academics actively researching in the field.

If you’re studying nursing, you’ll be gaining practical skills and experience through a range of clinical placements, learning directly from practicing health and care professionals.

Hear from Some of Our Students

Emily Belton - Biological Sciences
“The best aspect of my degree so far is the huge variety of topics and modules we get to study across the different fields in biology. I’ve particularly enjoyed “Introduction to Evolution” as well as our field trips to Richmond Park and Kew Gardens. Outside of my course I love the events put on by the students’ union. The location of campus means you’re connected to so many amazing places and landmarks. It’s really exciting and great for adventuring out and gaining independence.”

Ben Seneviratne – Sports and Exercise Science 
“I really enjoyed how accessible it is to use the facilities and equipment in the Sports Science laboratories. By having access to the amazing sports science facilities and equipment, and with in-depth lectures about the equipment and how they are used, my knowledge of being a sports scientist has really improved”.

Oumaima Bhallil - Biomedical Science
“I love the campus and the library, as well as the modules offered on the course. Biomedical Science offers such a wide range of opportunities after graduating, from studying for a masters or entering medicine, or working in labs, research and teaching.”

Famous Locations Near Us

Studying at Roehampton means you’ll have access to some of the most famous and influential scientific locations in the UK.

Locations include, Kew Gardens which is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site, the National Archives which hold over 11 million historical government records, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, and London Zoo.

Health Science Map

Health Science Map

Life Science Map

Life Science Map

Career Routes in Life Sciences

Our dedicated academic teams in the Department of Life Sciences will be there every step of the way to provide you with practical advice and support on your chosen career.

Health Sciences 

BSc Nutrition and Health

This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so when you graduate you can become a Registered Associate Nutritionist. You can go onto work in various roles within healthcare and the NHS, the food and beverage industry, or as a nutrition consultant.

BSc Biomedical Science

Our course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and can lead to State Registration as a professional Biomedical Scientist. You can go on to work as a Biomedical Scientist, in biochemistry, haematology, immunology, neuroscience and drug discovery. This degree can also lead you to a career as a Forensic Scientist, toxicologist or to various roles within healthcare and the NHS.

BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences

You can go on to work in a wide range of roles within the sports industry, including careers as a sports coach, personal trainer, sports therapist or fitness centre manager.  

BSc Sports Psychology

After graduating from this BPS (British Psychological Society) accredited course, you could go on to work as a coach, personal trainer, in fitness centres or within public or private healthcare. You could also go onto postgraduate training to become a qualified sports psychologist. 

Life Sciences

BSc Biological Sciences

Your sought-after skills will be perfect for careers in bioengineering companies, pharmaceutical industries and environmental consultancies. You could also continue your studies at postgraduate level. 

BSc Zoology

You could go on to work in conservation, museum curating or in animal protection charities. You could also work in research, or further specialise in postgraduate study.

BSc Anthropology and BSc Social Anthropology

Our anthropology graduates have gone on to work in conservation, teaching, journalism, international business, overseas development work, heritage and cultural sectors, charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Nursing

BSc Adult Nursing, BSc Mental Health Nursing and MSci Adult and Mental Health Nursing

After graduating you will be able to work in a wide variety of roles in community and community mental health nursing teams, GP surgeries, care homes, hospices, rehabilitation centres, hospitals, inpatient mental health services and more.

 

 

Student Life

Student Life

Sports and Societies

When you come to the University of Roehampton, you’ll automatically become a member of Roehampton Students’ Union (RSU), one of the best and most active student unions in the country. From Dance and Rugby, to eSports and Gaming, there’s so many opportunities to get involved. The RSU also organises over 200 events every year, including weekly club nights on and off-campus, trips to the theatre and formal dinners. The RSU’s sustainability programme, Growhampton, also runs an on-campus café serving organic, local food, allotments where food for the café is grown, as well as numerous volunteering opportunities. You can read more about life at Roehampton here on our blog.

Why Roehampton?

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Being a student at a campus university in London gives you the best of both worlds. We are lucky enough to have a 54-acre parkland campus to call home, and are only 30 minutes from central London.

We offer plenty of opportunities for you to get involved through playing sport, music, volunteering, or joining one of over 50 student societies. We also have catering outlets, across campus, and each College has social spaces where you can meet up with your friends and relax.

Our campus is close to Putney, Hammersmith and Wimbledon, which each have wide a range of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. With central London so close, you can easily access the wealth of culture, entertainment and dining options the capital has to offer.

Accommodation

Accommodation

We have among the most affordable student accommodation in London and can offer all new students a place in halls. We have a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets. Each room is:

  • Single occupancy
  • Furnished
  • En-suite or semi en-suite
  • Self-catered with shared kitchen facilities

Fees also include utility bills and contents insurance. We have Flat Reps and wardens living in on-campus accommodation to provide support and information when you need it.

View our on-campus accommodation  

Support services

Support services

Meet our Wellbeing Team

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At Roehampton we are focused on ensuring you succeed, and have a wide range of support services to help you at every step of your journey.

Wellbeing – our team are able to provide personal wellbeing support, professional counselling and mental health support. Each college has a Student Wellbeing Officer and a College Warden, the latter is available after hours for all on campus students.

Medical – we have an on-site NHS medical centre which provides doctor and nurse-led services.

Disability and dyslexia – we encourage students to let us know about specific needs so we can work with you to tailor our support.

Financial – we have a wide range of scholarships, and a student hardship fund for those students in financial difficulty.

Chaplaincy – our diverse community is reflected in our multi-faith chaplaincy and we have a number of spaces for worship.

Study support – all students have an Academic Guidance Tutor, as well as access to library support and online study resources.

Next Steps

Next steps

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