Study abroad

Spending time studying abroad is a great way to develop transferable skills and with all of our courses, there are international opportunities, from spending a full year studying abroad at another top institution, to attending an international summer school on a topic of your choice.

Tom Burgess year abroad - New Zealand
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My favourite module in Auckland was my Molecular Basis of Human Disease module. This combined cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology and physiology to explain the mechanisms underlying the symptoms of different diseases. Other study highlights were using mice to study drug-drug interactions.

Thomas Burgess

BSc Biomedical Science with a Year Abroad at the University of Auckland in New Zealand


Spending a year abroad

If you take a year abroad course, you'll spend a year studying your chosen subject at another top university in a country such as the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore or Hong Kong.

It's a great way to get an even bigger range of perspectives on the subject, and experience life in another part of the world. You'll even pay reduced fees for the year you're abroad.

If you choose to study one of our unique Biology with a Year Abroad courses, your year abroad counts towards your final grade and allows you to gain international experience without extending your degree.

Your place at another university isn't guaranteed – it’s your responsibility to secure one but we’ll do everything we can to help.

Financial information about studying abroad 

Maddy Brunt student profile

Throughout the year we camped amongst Oregon’s beautiful forests and beside its lakes, explored the Oregon coast, spotted bald eagles on Vancouver Island, road tripped through the redwoods in California, celebrated Thanksgiving, watched the elections, skied on Oregon's mountains, and visited Portland to experience much of the great food Oregon has to offer!

Maddy Brunt

BSc Biology with a Year Abroad at Oregon State University in the USA

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Attending an international summer school

Our Global Scholars Scheme allows students to apply to spend from 1-8 weeks at one of our overseas partner institutions' summer schools. A range of destinations is on offer each year, including Europe, Asia and North America.

If you're successful you'll normally take part in the programme during the summer after your first year.  

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