Studying abroad

Many of our students choose to spend part of their degree studying, working or teaching in another country.

Germany (Europe)

We offer three options for studying abroad:

The Study Abroad scheme involves study in countries beyond Europe. Philosophy students have recently been to universities in Canada, USA, Australia, and Singapore.

Summer Schools where you spend between 1 and 8 weeks at one of our Partner University summer schools in Europe or further afield.

Department study abroad co-ordinator

If you are interested in finding out about the opportunities available, contact our Study Abroad Coordinator: Jules Holroyd (

Philosophy with languages

If you study Philosophy and Modern Languages and Cultures, you will spend a year studying or working in a country appropriate to your chosen language. Find out more about the year abroad programme offered by the School of Languages and Cultures here.

You can also take a foreign language module as a choice within your Philosophy degree programme.

Volunteering abroad opportunities

We offer a number of scholarships to UK students who need additional funding to help them attend a volunteering activity abroad during the summer. These awards have been funded with the support of alumni donations.

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