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Study Abroad

Our students have the opportunity to take part in European and International exchanges.

Eligibility for study abroad

Both undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible to take part in study abroad exchanges.

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students in the following subjects are eligible to take part:

  • Geography – students can apply to study abroad for up to a year between Stages two and three of their degrees. This will extend your degree for a year. 
  • Politics, Politics and International Relations, International Relations, and Politics and Economics – stage 2, semester 2 or stage 3, semester 1
  • Sociology – stage 3, semester 1
  • Sociology and Politics – stage 3, semester 1
  • History and Politics – stage 3, semester 1
  • Combined Studies – stage 3, semester 1

To take part you must choose a subject-specific exchange module in Newcastle. You will gain academic credits by taking the equivalent European credits (ECTS) at your host university. You'll choose modules at your host university after consultation with the Study Abroad Coordinator.

On the exchange, you will progress your research, writing up your dissertation where applicable.

Postgraduate students

Postgraduate students can take part in Study Abroad at any stage during their studies. As part of the exchange you will:

  • progress your research
  • collaborate with colleagues at the host university
  • collect credits from relevant modules
  • submit a report on your return

Links with other universities

To find out more about our links with European and Non-European universities, please visit our Study Abroad database. Here you can search for links according to your degree programme.