Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

Explore the complementary fields of criminology and sociology in depth. Choose from a wide range of elective course units which allow you to specialise in your area of interest. You will be taught by an internationally renowned research team who are enthusiastic about their areas of expertise. Each student has a personal adviser who will support and guide them throughout their studies.

Course Modules

Year 1: introduction to criminology; the criminal justice system; introduction to sociology; social problems and social policy. Year 2: research methods for social scientists; data analysis for social scientists; key perspectives and debates in criminology; sociology of contemporary society; crime and the law; violent crime; lost in music (the sociology of popular music); sociology of the family. Year 3: youth in society (culture, subculture and transgression); crime and the media; crime and literature; critical readings in criminology; race and ethnicity in contemporary society; race, crime and justice; dissertation (criminology); risk insecurity and terrorism.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBB-ABB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • Course specific
  • SQA Higher AABBB

Key Course Information

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 77%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 73%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 47%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 10
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

16% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 40%

Total Coursework: 58%

Total Practical: 2%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation