Degree with a Year Abroad


We provide you with the opportunity to spend a year studying Geography or Environmental Science at one of our international partner universities. This means you study your first and second year in Sheffield before studying abroad in the third year of your degree. You then return to Sheffield to complete your fourth and final year.

The successful completion of a 'Degree with a Year Abroad' will change your degree title to recognise this e.g 'Geography with a Year Abroad BA'.

We currently have excellent links with universities in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia. You will get the opportunity to study for one year in one of the following locations*:

  • Australia
  • USA
  • New Zealand
  • Hong Kong
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • The Netherlands

*Due to ongoing reviews locations and institutions may vary year to year.

After benefiting from this truly international experience, you return to Sheffield for your final year with study and life skills that will enhance your CV.

Rather than applying through UCAS, you can transfer onto this degree in your first year at Sheffield.

A 'Degree with a Year Abroad' is open to Geography BA, Geography BSc and Environmental Science BSc students.


Students undertaking a year abroad pay a substantially reduced fee.

Find out more on the Global Opportunities & Exchanges website.