Our School of Law has an intellectually challenging approach to research and education. Studying Criminology and Sociology at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts who will share their research and experience so that you gain invaluable skills, such as research and data analysis, which are highly sought after by employers. How does crime arise, and how does society deal with it? On this course you will explore issues of criminal behaviour, punishment and rehabilitation strategies while also examining the social forces that affect individuals and impact on their behaviour. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to focus on the causes of crime and the workings of the criminal justice system, and to understand a range of social problems and policy issues. Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. You will receive individual attention and flexibility to acquire expertise within a specialist field, such as: youth and crime, war and terrorism, restorative justice and forensic psychology. In the final year you will complete a dissertation on a related topic of your choice. + An established international reputation for excellence in research on issues associated with crime, law and justice, children, young people and families, risk, security and technology, social identity and divisions and health, medicine and regulation. + Excellent position through the broad portfolio of skills gained, for careers in many diverse areas, including: journalism, criminal justice and the voluntary sector. + Flexibility to specialise in areas of interest, including: violent crime, sociology of health and illness, crime and the media, race and ethnicity in contemporary society, risk insecurity and terrorism and drugs, crime and society. + The very latest developments in law, criminology, psychology, sociology and social policy are reflected in the programme.