The School of Politics and International Relations has excellent links with partner institutions in Europe and beyond. We offer an extensive range of four year abroad programmes. This gives you the opportunity to study for a year around the world. You an choose to spend a year in studying at one of our partner Universities in Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Peru, Spain, and Uruguay where you study in the local language, as well as, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, Hong Kong, Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and the USA, where the teaching is in English.
We are the only politics school in the country with a postgraduate centre in Brussels. This gives you the opportunity on certain programmes to spend time studying in Brussels. We also offer a Double Award version of the MA in International Relations which includes a year studying in Russia and a joint MA programmme in Peace and Conflict which includes a year studying in Germany.
For a full list of our year abroad destinations and partners please visit the Go Abroad webpages.
My year in Japan was one of the most amazing years to date. I met some of the most amazing people, got to travel to breath-taking cities and little towns all over Japan, as well as practice my Japanese every day. It was a huge adventure with amazing results for my language abilities and international connections.
Why study abroad?
Spending a year abroad either studying or working is valuable for your studies. It can help you to enhance your career prospects. You will develop skills and experience which will be attractive to employers.
The key points to remember are:
- Employers view students with study/work abroad experience as more employable
- Language skills and international experience is a great asset in the workplace.
- Studying or working abroad has helped some of our Graduates secure their first job
- Study or work abroad can help you develop valuable skills. This includes more general skills like budgeting, time management, problem solving and team working.