Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies

Study abroad

Experience the world and gain valuable life skills by studying abroad.

There are a range of options that give you the chance to travel and experience different cultures while still working towards your Nottingham degree.

And studying abroad will make your CV look vastly stronger.

Hear from Nottingham students who have already taken advantage of opportunities to study abroad. 


Course-based opportunities

Some of our courses offer specific opportunities to study abroad. These are aimed at enhancing your knowledge of the subject and how it is taught in different countries.

History of Art international study module

This core module for single honours second year students allows you to discover a city through detailed exploration of its history and art.

Before you go

  • Lectures covering the art and history of the chosen European city.
  • Visits to relevant sites in Nottingham, Birmingham and London to develop first-hand looking skills.
  • Develop your own independent research project related to the European destination.

The visit

  • Four or five day city trip.
  • Focused site visits led by staff.
  • Lectures and seminars that consider key approaches to writing about cities and their art and visual culture.


The Department of History of Art will usually cover the cost of travel to the destination, and accommodation in the city. Participants will usually be expected to pay for meals, museum entry, and local travel costs.

In 2016 students visited Berlin and were advised to budget €25 a day to cover costs (although actual spending varied depending on individuals).

Students in front of Le Mur de Peintures (Daniel Buren), Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris

Having a whole city of artwork to work with allowed us to be individual in our choice of topic, and it was an amazing opportunity to refine and focus our art historical interests before deciding on a dissertation topic.

 Bethany Wright, BA Art History



Joint honours with a language

Students taking joint honours BA International Media and Communications Studies with languages spend Year 3 abroad in the country of their chosen language of study.

Year Abroad scheme



University-wide opportunities

Our range of schemes mean you can study almost anywhere! From our global campuses in China and Malaysia to Europe and the rest of the world.

The opportunities vary from six week summer schools to one semester or a whole year.

There is a range of practical and financial support and advice available both before and during your stay and our Language Centre can support you with language skills before you go.

University study abroad website 


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