Studying and working abroad

People of different cultures dancing and playing instruments

Immerse yourself in other cultures

Imagine walking to university along the banks of the river Seine, doing your weekly shop in an Italian street market or looking up from your desk to see a view of Shanghai's skyscrapers.

Studying or working abroad during your degree can make this a reality. You’ll experience another culture, learn another language, gain broader knowledge and skills, and develop a network of international contacts.

Working or studying abroad will also enhance your CV and help you stand out from other graduates when you apply for jobs or further study. And don’t worry if you don’t speak another language – this isn’t always required.

You can work or study abroad from 2 to 12 months, but this will depend on your course and where you travel.

Europe and beyond

Many of our students who study or work overseas take part in the Erasmus+ scheme.

Erasmus+ is a programme funded by the European Commission. You can study or work in more than 30 Erasmus+ participating countries including Germany, France, Belgium, Iceland, Sweden or Spain as part of your degree. You can also work or study in North America, Latin America, Australia, Africa, Japan and China.

We have links with hundreds of overseas universities and employers. Our Exchanges and Study Abroad Team can help you find opportunities in your subject area.

Find out more

We’re busy redesigning our website and this page is still a work-in-progress – but you can still find all the relevant, up-to-date details on our Study Abroad pages.