Study abroad

Study Abroad at the School of Earth and Environment

Studying abroad is a great way to boost your confidence and broaden your outlook on life by experiencing another culture, while making friends and having fun. When you return to University after this experience, you’ll be awarded the ‘international’ variant in your degree title, which will help you stand out to employers. 

The School offers three-year BSc (Hons) and BA (Hons) courses, with and Study Abroad variants, and our four-year Integrated Masters (MGeol/MGeophys/MEnv) programmes which include an international study year abroad in North America or Australasia.

In the School of Earth and Environment, you have two options for studying abroad:

  • Apply for one of our Four-Year Integrated Masters and study at one of the specified institutions abroad. This option requires a higher grade than the non-integrated one and counts towards your overall degree classification – and on completing your final year you’ll graduate with a Masters degree. Find out more about studying abroad with our Integrated Masters.
  • Apply for one of our three-year degrees, where you’ll have the choice of undertaking a “pass/fail” study abroad year, which has a broader range of institutions to study at, and a lower grade requirement. When you return, you’ll study your final year and graduate with an undergraduate degree as normal – but with ‘International’ in your degree title.

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If you want to study in a country that teaches in another language, our Language Centre can provide you with advice on additional learning opportunities before you go.

You will also have opportunity to attend subsidised short programmes, usually over the summer, in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Short programmes, usually taken through summer schools, are a great chance to experience study and life in another country without taking a full year out. Find out more about short programmes.

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. Further information on the impact of Brexit can be found here.