Study abroad

Studying abroad as part of your degree is a life changing and confidence boosting opportunity like no other. It’s your chance to experience another culture, make new friends and broaden your outlook on life. 

Employers value graduates with international experience. Being able to adapt to new surroundings and learning important life skills while studying abroad will put you ahead of the competition when you graduate.

Most of our courses offer the chance to apply to study abroad, whether as a short programme or for a full year. 

We have one of the widest ranges of study abroad opportunities in the UK

We have over 300 university exchange partners worldwide – including many of the world’s top-ranking institutions in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australasia, Asia, South Africa and Latin America. Find out more about our worldwide partner universities.

Studying abroad is popular so places for placement opportunities in some countries might be limited. Destinations may change each year; when you’re ready to apply our Study Abroad team is on hand to help you to research which placement is best suited to you.

Global opportunities 

Short placements are a great chance to experience study and life in another country without taking a full year out. You could take part in a subsidised summer school in locations such as Europe, Asia or Latin America.

You don’t need to be fluent in another language to study abroad – at many partner institutions the teaching is in English. If you are keen to learn a language, our Language Centre is available to help you develop your language skills before you go. 

Find out more about studying abroad  and working in another country or read student blogs about their experience of studying abroad. 


European study abroad destinations may change following the UK’s exit from the EU. 

The University has received funding for the project for the 2020-21 academic year and from September 2021, the UK government has announced the Erasmus+ scheme is being replaced by the Turing Scheme. 

Check the latest information and advice on Brexit and Erasmus+ on our information for EU students page.

View the Erasmus charter (PDF) and read our application for the Erasmus charter (PDF).