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.

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By switching to a 'Degree with a Year Abroad', you will study in Sheffield for your first and second years 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, for example 'BA Geography with a Year Abroad'.

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.

Discover more about the university's year abroad options

After a year of exploring and experiencing life in another country, 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 BA Geography, BSc Geography and BSc Environmental Science students.


Students undertaking a year abroad pay a substantially reduced fee.

Study with us

Join an international community of geographers and help tackle the biggest issues in our changing world.

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International Merit Scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.