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.

The Erasmus+ scheme involves study in certain European countries. The philosophy department currently has exchanges with Munich, Trieste, Aarhus, Valencia, and Crete. Students doing dual degrees are also eligible to go to universities affiliated with the other department.

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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