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Gain a competitive edge

Gain a competitive edge

Your integrated year abroad is one of the most exciting elements of our degree programmes, spent in one or two different countries. You’ll have the opportunity to experience living, working or studying overseas.

Expand your horizons

This horizon-expanding year is invaluable in intellectual, career and personal terms. It offers a period of intense immersion during which you will develop the kind of impressive language proficiency, intellectual maturity, resilience and self-reliance that sets you apart from other UK graduates. This year is offered at much reduced fees and is typically funded by the Erasmus exchange schemes.

Not only do our students frequently say it is the best year of their lives, they also develop the kind of sensitivity to cultural difference that is highly prized in the workplace.

Student view

“I spent my year abroad in Almeria, Spain, where I taught in a primary school as part of the British Council teaching assistantship scheme. Teaching was one of the best experiences of my life. To see kids as young as five learning English was an exhilarating feeling.

The friendships I made with the teachers were amazing and I’m still in regular contact with most of them.The laidback Spanish lifestyle is one you will get used to quickly, not to mention the wonderful weather!" – Roshni (Hispanic Studies)

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