In the first academic year, you explore the key foundations of both sociology and criminology. Different approaches within sociology are examined – illustrating how they lead to distinct perspectives on key research questions, and to the methods sociologists use to answer these questions and how they relate to social policy and social reality. You are also introduced to the key areas within criminology, classic criminological theory, the police, and law and policy. In the second academic year, you continue your study of different qualitative and quantitative research methods and study sociological and criminological theory in more depth, including the context of violent crime, and have the chance to choose from a range of optional modules. In the final academic year, you choose from a variety of optional modules to deepen your understanding further. The Final Year Project can be taken in either Sociology or Criminology and gives you the chance to research and write up an in-depth project with tutorial support.