Posted on 21/10/2011
"The three years I spent reading Criminology and Sociology at Royal Holloway have been especially rewarding. I have enjoyed studying a range of fascinating areas from the 'Mind of the criminal' to the 'Transformation of popular music' with stimulating seminars, exciting guest speakers and thought provoking fieldtrips.
The support and guidance from the department has provided me with invaluable knowledge and transferable skills. The opportunity to research a focused area during my third year dissertation has initiated my enthusiasm and inspired me to study further within the legal area."
"A BSc in Criminology and Sociology at Royal Holloway is a challenging and comprehensive degree providing the necessary transferable skills for employment. A key feature of the degree is that there are a range of interesting and stimulating courses available including Race and ethnicity, Terrorism, Youth and society and Crime and the law. Studying such a range of areas has led me to develop a deeper understanding of social issues and concerns. The analytical and organizational skills I acquired during my three years of study are proving to be immensely useful in the process of setting up my own business."
"As a recent graduate of the Criminology and Sociology department at Royal Holloway I would argue that this undergraduate course is highly unique. It would have been difficult to find a course elsewhere that was more current, engaging and open to active interpretation from the students themselves. The contact time between the lecturers and students for the course was impressive and is something most prospective students overlook when choosing a course and has been a feature that I enjoyed and benefited from the most. The course is intellectually stimulating and diverse in its options for study. The seminar group sessions that follow on after every lecture allow for the student to discuss, explore and express their own opinions and interpretations on the nature of the content of the lecture.When choosing an undergraduate course it is important you choose something that is challenging, exciting, engaging and ultimately enjoyable. This course did exactly that for me and I regard my study within this department as three of the best years of my life."