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Year Abroad

Year three is spent studying and living abroad – gaining invaluable experience of living in another culture and improving your language skills. You can either choose to spend the whole year in Europe or divide it into two semesters – one in Europe and one in the Middle East or North Arica.
Our students have found this aspect of the course particularly enriching and exciting, giving them new ways to look at the world, make friends and contacts abroad and really help them immerse themselves in the subjects they have encountered in the classroom.
Current students have spent semesters at:

Sciences Po (Paris), Sciences Po (Menton), University of Vienna, University of Strasbourg, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, University of Grenada


American University Beirut, Hebrew University Jerusalem, International University Rabat.

We also have links with  Boğaziçi University Istanbul and American University Cairo.

In the final year, students have a number of pathway options:

  1. Continue both languages
  2. Continue just the study of their European language and its culture
  3. Continue just the study of their Middle eastern language

All students undertake a piece of independent research under the supervision of one of your lecturers. This provides you with the opportunity to examine and research at a deeper level a subject of interest to you. We have found that because our students have already completed such a piece of work that they find themselves very well placed when applying to masters programmes.

The 2023-2024 Year Abroad Handbook can be found here.