Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Global opportunities 2022/2023

Please click on the dropdown boxes below to find out the study abroad opportunities for your school/department for exchange in the 2022/2023 academic year.

Please ensure you check the notes column for the university-wide opportunities tables, as there may be certain restrictions for specific degree subjects or a partner may have restrictions over which semester you can study there.  

British Columbia, Canada
 

The opportunities listed here are correct as at the time of publishing and for the application year 2021/2022. Please be aware that study abroad options may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the University’s control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur. Please note that, in order to be accepted on to a study abroad programme, you have to achieve the relevant academic requirements as set by the University AND meet the selection criteria of both the University and the partner institution (though the partner institution is under no obligation to accept you).

Health Sciences

Europe

Eligibility

Undergraduate Nursing or Midwifery students only. Placements are for a period of up two months.

European opportunities

European partners
 Partner university City CountryField
Institut de Formation en Soins Infirmiers Nancy France Adult nursing
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca Milan Italy Midwifery
L-Università ta' Malta Malta Malta Adult nursing
Midwifery
Universitetet i Stavanger Stavanger Norway Adult nursing
Universidad de Cádiz Cádiz Spain Adult nursing
Mental health nursing
Lunds Univetsitet Lund Sweden Adult nursing
 


Short international electives

BSc Nursing

Short international electives are up to four weeks in duration and provide students with the opportunity of undertaking a clinical placement almost anywhere in the world.

Former students have participated in placements in: Albania, Australia, Bolivia, Germany, Ghana, India, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Malta, Nepal, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, USA, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

BSc Midwifery

Short international electives are up to two weeks in duration and provide students with the opportunity of undertaking a clinical placement almost anywhere in the world.

Former students have participated in placements in Australia, Ghana, Greece, Haiti, Indonesia, Republic of Ireland, Malta, Tanzania, Uganda and USA.

BSc Physiotherapy

Elective placements of three weeks form part of the final year and may be undertaken in an international location. Former students have arranged placements in: India, Malawi, Malaysia, Philippines, Romania, Singapore and Spain. Students are responsible for covering all costs associated with elective placements, although where appropriate, students are supported to apply for charitable body funding. Examples include AMECA for placements based in Africa or the CSP for worldwide placements.

Europe

Physiotherapy students can apply for a clinical and/or academic exchange at Universidad Europea de Madrid. Students applying for the clinical exchange must provide evidence of Spanish language proficiency at a minimum level of CEFR B2. 

BSc Sport Rehabilitation

Elective placements of three weeks form part of the final year and can be undertaken in an international location on condition that the placement is supervised by a qualified health professional.

International summer schools

Summer schools are open to all undergraduate University of Nottingham students, and offer opportunities to take taught courses at one of our partner universities. 

Summer schools range between one and six weeks. As these programmes are offered during holiday periods, credits are not transferred back to Nottingham and in most cases you are free to study whatever is of interest to you.

There are a number of summer schools and short-term programmes available to students at the University of Nottingham based in various institutions worldwide. Available programmes vary from year to year, however we traditionally offer various programmes across East and Southeast Asia, Europe and North America.

Summer schools application information

School contact

Please see below the relevant contacts for each scheme:

School contacts
SchemeContact
Erasmus+ Nursing and Midwifery: Dr Louise Walker
Short international electives

BSc Midwifery: Dr Louise Walker 
BSc Nursing: Dr Heidi Baker
BSc Physiotherapy: Zoe Tilley
BSc Sport Rehabilitation: Zoe Tilley

 

Life Sciences

University-wide

Eligibility

BSc/MSci Biology, BSc/MSci Genetics, BSc/MSci Zoology, BSc/MSci Biochemistry (including Biochemistry "and" courses) BSc Pharmacology and BSc Sports and Exercise Science.

BSc Pharmacology and BSc Sports and Exercise Science apply in first-year to study abroad for the full year of second-year.

All other courses apply in first-year to study abroad for autumn semester/full-year/spring semester of second-year. 

Minimum 60% academic average required to be considered.

University-wide opportunities

University-wide partners
Partner universityCityCountryNotes
The University of Melbourne Melbourne Australia

 

The University of Queensland Brisbane Australia

Spring semester only

Not available to Pharmacology 

Deakin University Melbourne Australia

Not available to Pharmacology 

The University of British Columbia Vancouver Canada  Not available to Pharmacology 
The University of Manitoba Winnipeg Canada  Not available to Pharmacology 
The University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus Toronto Canada  Not available to Pharmacology 
The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong China

Teaching is in English

Not available to Pharmacology 

University College Dublin Dublin Republic of Ireland  
Kyoto University Kyoto Japan

Not available for autumn semester exchange

Teaching is in English

Not available to Pharmacology 

Tecnológico de Monterrey Various Mexico

Not suitable for Biology, Zoology, Pharmacology and Genetrics students

Teaching is in English

National University of Singapore Singapore Singapore

Teaching is in English

Not available to Pharmacology 

Korea University Seoul South Korea

Teaching is in English

Not available to Pharmacology 

Yonsei University Seoul South Korea

Spring semester only

Teaching is in English

Not available to Pharmacology 

The University of Arizona Tucson USA  Not available to Pharmacology 
University of South Florida Tampa USA Not suitable for Biochemistry and Pharmacology students
Oregon State University Corvallis USA  Not available to Pharmacology 
 


University-wide: MSci Neuroscience

Eligibility

Apply in second year for the full year of third year.

Minimum 60% academic average required to be considered.

The main aim of the placement year is to provide students with extensive research experience, normally within a laboratory situation relevant to a future research career in the field of Neuroscience. The academic advisers at Nottingham approve the laboratory project to be undertaken and it is intended that this will be related to neuroscience, neuropharmacology or physiology.

The placement year is formally assessed (three compulsory modules) as part II of the four year MSci Neuroscience degree. In addition to completion of the compulsory assessments, it is expected that all students on placement will achieve the following objectives and transferable skills.

  • Obtain experience of laboratory work thereby gaining competence and confidence
  • Take responsibility for a project defined by discussion with their placement supervisor and agreed by their academic supervisor and/or placement convenor so that they gain experience of the process of research
  • Learn and execute the basic rules of good laboratory practice to include safety and legal requirements (eg, Animal Care or Home Office Licence procedures, safe use of radioactive materials, safe operating procedures etc.) as appropriate and as directed by the placement supervisor
  • Carry out research work within a team but execute individual responsibility within that team
  • Write research reports and scientific communications as agreed with the placement supervisor. These will be additional to the written assessments required for the MSci
  • Make oral and/or poster communication as agreed within the research group and directed by the placement supervisor. Some of these may be formally assessed

In the past students have undertaken placements at the following institutions through the University-wide exchange programme, although there is no guarantee that these institutions will be available to Neuroscience students in future. You must speak to your school academic advisor and the Study abroad team for further information and guidance before making an application through the University-wide programme. 

University-wide partners
 Partner universityCityCountry
The Florey Institute, The University of Melbourne Melbourne Australia
University of Connecticut Storrs USA

Some existing university partners have other routes by which students can apply to undertake a undergraduate research placement. You must check with the Study abroad team to see if an existing partner offers such opportunities. 

The University of Adelaide, Australian National University, The University of Queensland, Swiss Federation of Technology, Lausanne, Lund University, University of British Columbia and several other Universities may accept undergraduate research placement students but this is through a separate scheme to the University-wide exchange. You must discuss such applications with the school placement co-ordinator and will need to apply to these partners directly and will be classed as a visiting researcher, not an exchange student.

University-wide application information

International summer schools

Summer schools are open to all undergraduate University of Nottingham students, and offer opportunities to take taught courses at one of our partner universities. 

Summer schools range between one and six weeks. As these programmes are offered during holiday periods, credits are not transferred back to Nottingham and in most cases you are free to study whatever is of interest to you.

There are a number of summer schools and short-term programmes available to students at the University of Nottingham based in various institutions worldwide. Available programmes vary from year to year, however we traditionally offer various programmes across East and Southeast Asia, Europe and North America.

Summer schools application information

School contact

For questions about academic matters relating to study abroad, please contact the study abroad academic advisers for the relavant programme:

School contacts
 Scheme Contact
University-wide: BSc/MSci Biochemistry Dr Boyan Bonev
University-wide: BSc/MSci Biology,  BSc/MSci Genetics and BSc/MSci Zoology Dr Sophie Evison
University-wide: BSc Pharmacology Dr Richard Roberts 
University-wide: MSci Neuroscience

Dr Marie-Christine Pardon

Amy Hurst

 

Medicine

Elective abroad

Please note the School of Medicine has decided to cancel all Electives for final year Medical students for 2021/22, in the UK and Internationally due to the current pandemic.

The elective placement is an integral part of the University of Nottingham curriculum, enabling students to demonstrate specific competencies while studying an area of interest.

Eligibility

The elective takes place towards the end of the final year, is self-arranged and can be taken overseas or in the UK (subject to approval from the electives lead). Students will be asked to start considering where they wish to take their elective during fourth year. 

International summer schools

Summer schools are open to all undergraduate University of Nottingham students, and offer opportunities to take taught courses at one of our partner universities. 

Summer schools range between one and six weeks. As these programmes are offered during holiday periods, credits are not transferred back to Nottingham and in most cases you are free to study whatever is of interest to you.

There are a number of summer schools and short-term programmes available to students at the University of Nottingham based in various institutions worldwide. Available programmes vary from year to year, however we traditionally offer various programmes across East and Southeast Asia, Europe and North America.

Summer schools application information

School contact

For questions about the elective abroad, please contact the School of Medicine CP3 admin team.

 

School of Veterinary Medicine

Extra mural studies abroad

Eligibility

Up to four weeks of animal husbandry extra mural studies and up to 12 weeks of clinical extra mural studies can be taken overseas, providing strict criteria are met regarding placement selection and host suitability. 

Placements normally take place during holiday periods and must be approved by the school in advance.

Research project abroad

Eligibility

It is possible to undertake your third year research project abroad, providing strict criteria are met regarding project selection and host suitability.

Research projects must be approved by the school in advance.

International summer schools

Summer schools are open to all undergraduate University of Nottingham students, and offer opportunities to take taught courses at one of our partner universities. 

Summer schools range between one and six weeks. As these programmes are offered during holiday periods, credits are not transferred back to Nottingham and in most cases you are free to study whatever is of interest to you.

There are a number of summer schools and short-term programmes available to students at the University of Nottingham based in various institutions worldwide. Available programmes vary from year to year, however we traditionally offer various programmes across East and Southeast Asia, Europe and North America.

Summer schools application information

School contact

For questions about academic matters relating to study abroad, please contact the study abroad academic advisers for the relavant programme:

School contacts
 Scheme Contact
Extral mural studies abroad CP3 Admin team
Research project abroad Professor Nigel Mongan
 

 

Placements, Partnerships and Mobility

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