Courses with a study abroad option

If you want a period abroad built into your undergraduate degree, choose a course that includes an additional compulsory full academic year abroad – eg courses with a language component, or 'with international study'.

Most of our other undergraduate courses allow you to participate in our Study Abroad Programme and spend time (usually a semester) at one of our partner institutions outside the UK.

When would I go?

  • If you are on a three-year course your time abroad would take place in Year 2 - you will need to apply in Year 1.
  • If you are on a four-year course your time abroad would take place in Year 3 - you will need to apply in Year 2.

Explore our list of courses that offer the opportunity to study abroad:

In a small number of cases, degrees are structured or accredited by an external body in such a way that makes it almost impossible for students to go abroad (eg Electrical Engineering, Pharmacy).

If your chosen course does not offer the opportunity to study abroad, there are a variety of summer schools or short-term international opportunities that you can participate in. We are developing new summer opportunities every year to make sure there is something to suit everyone; from developing your Spanish skills in Seville, to studying International Relations in Seoul.