Find out more about your Study Abroad options.
The College of Social Sciences and International Studies is keen to encourage students to study abroad as part of their degree programme.
We are working hard to make study-abroad available to all our students and 96% of our students are on programmes that either already include a period studying abroad or can be extended to include a year abroad. Year abroad versions of the remaining programmes may be possible through the Flexible Combined Honours degree.
International Student Exchange and Erasmus
Students can choose to study abroad for a year, as part of their degree. We do not offer 1 semester placements in this college. Those within Europe are part of the Erasmus scheme, which means students are eligible for a grant.
When can I study abroad?
The exact dates you would be abroad would vary depending on the university you choose to go to. For most programmes (excluding Arabic programmes and a 4 year law programme) you will go abroad in between your 2nd and 3rd year.
Requirements to study abroad
The entry requirements for the four-year programmes involving a year abroad are usually the same as for the equivalent three-year programme, although some programmes may require a language qualification. However, in order to be eligible to go abroad on a programme that has 'with Study Abroad' in its title, students must achieve an average of 60 in their first year. Students who do not meet this requirement will be able to change back to the equivalent three-year degree programme.
Students wishing to study at a partner institution that does not teach in English will be required to take modules in the appropriate language as part of their course.