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
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • the USA

Erasmus programme

The Erasmus programme is a European-wide initiative based on subject-specific exchange agreements between schools/departments at Nottingham and academic counterparts at partner universities across Europe.

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

  • Konstanz University, Germany
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

The University of Nottingham will continue to participate in the Erasmus+ programme until its conclusion in 2022. We are working together with our partner institutions in Europe, so that incoming students can still be accommodated beyond 2022. There may be some changes to the range of placements available. Information on funding will be communicated soon.

The Turing scheme is the UK government’s global programme, providing funding for international opportunities in education and training. Details on eligibility and available funding will be published when available. If you have any questions, please get in touch.


Study abroad opportunities are dependent upon satisfactory performance and subject to availability. Options may change due to curriculum developments and institutional partnership renewals. For the latest information, visit our study abroad pages.


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