Want to experience an unforgettable year studying in another country from meeting new people, exploring new cultures and growing as a person; professionally and personally?

A Year Abroad is available to all undergraduate students studying within the School of Management and allows you to spend a year studying at one of our many international partner institutions.

Our Year Abroad degrees are four-year degree programmes, where your third year is spent studying abroad. The 12 month Year Abroad scheme is credit-bearing and will count toward your overall degree grade.

You must achieve 50% average across your first year to be eligible for Year Abroad/maintain minimum average of 50% across second year modules to continue.

Enrolment on a programme with a semester/year abroad does not guarantee you a semester/year abroad placement. Spaces are limited and subject to a competitive selection process. In the event you do not secure a semester/year abroad placement, you will be transferred to the standard variant of your degree scheme without a semester or year abroad. To learn more about study abroad, visit our Go Global webpages.

What are the benefits of doing a Year Abroad?

You will develop and enhance a variety of invaluable skills whilst studying abroad for a year. Some of the advantages you will benefit from include:

  • developing cultural awareness and independence
  • studying in a location known as a leading hub in your field of interest
  • independence
  • language development
  • preparation for international work
  • study abroad is a valuable addition to your CV
  • professional and personal development

Hear from our Year Abroad Students

“The highlights of my study abroad were meeting so many amazing people, from countries I didn’t even know existed.

I have made friends for life and intend to visit each and every one of them at some point in the future, from Germany all the way to El Salvador.

Alongside this I got to discover a lot about myself, in terms of my ability to be without my friends and family and still be fully content."

Bethan Williams
Year Abroad: Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Rennes in France

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