School of Sociology and Social Policy

Study Abroad

Those who have chosen to study abroad often say that it was the highlight of their time as a student.

We offer our undergraduate students (excluding BA Social Work) the opportunity to study abroad as a part of the university's study abroad programmes.

This can be an exciting and rewarding once in a lifetime opportunity to experience new cultures and make new friends whilst studying towards your degree.


We currently offer two schemes that are normally undertaken during the autumn semester of your final year. You will study suitable modules at the host institution and begin work on your dissertation.

University-wide exchange programme

The university-wide exchange programme offers you the opportunity to study at one of our partner institutions, including universities in:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • the USA

European partner

The school has exchange agreements in place with the following institutions which teach in English:

  • Konstanz University, Germany

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.

My study abroad experience was simply fantastic! I studied at Oregon State University in the USA. My favourite thing about the whole experience was the content of study. All my classes were extremely insightful, I never missed a class. I met so many wonderful people who really welcomed me into the American and on-campus culture. I truly feel that studying abroad gave me the opportunity to become more independent.
Olamide Ajayi, BA Criminology and Sociology

Study abroad opportunities are dependent upon satisfactory performance and subject to availability. For the latest information, visit our study abroad pages.

Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, 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.


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