City has been voted 1st in London for Student Satisfaction for the last 2 years by the Complete University Guide and 13th in the UK for starting salaries (The Times Good University Guide 2015). This joint course considers how crime is defined, how criminality, victimisation and crime control relate to social issues such as class, gender, ethnicity, politics and the economy and why crime and justice have become defining issues for contemporary society. Combined studies provide students with distinctive pathways to many of the most important areas of the social sciences: Students are encouraged to develop a mixture of transferable skills and competencies such as critical thinking, communication, research design and data analysis, problem-solving and interpersonal skills and graduate from this course with a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which the various disciplines relate to and inform each other. The BSc Criminology and Sociology course will develop your appreciation of the complex interplay between local and global forces and their relationship to social processes, with particular reference to life in the 21st century metropolis of London. This innovative degree is designed and delivered by academics whose research is recognised as world-leading in the field. Research informs its content and you will develop skills to conduct your own research into crime and society, accompanied by a range of other transferable skills. The course examines institutions, organisations and power and is concerned with the ways in which social relations between people emerge, are sustained and change. You have the opportunity to study topics that include family life, identity, work, race, class, migration, gender, popular culture, urban living, food, media and the virtual world.