International opportunities

When you come to Sheffield, you're joining a global community. We want all our students to have the opportunity to gain international experience either by studying abroad, working, travelling or experiencing different cultures right here in Sheffield.

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Study abroad

Studying in another country can not only boost your confidence and enhance your academic and personal skills, but it also allows you to look at politics and international relations from an international perspective. 

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The University of Texas, USA

On all our courses you can apply to study abroad as part of your degree at one of our partner universities. Our students have studied in universities in countries including:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • USA
  • Singapore
  • Europe

Find out more about studying abroad

Our Students

Poltics student Lucy Davis-Jenkins in front of body of water and skyscrapers - Germany

My experience at the University of Mannheim

Lucy Davis-Jenkins BA International Relations and Politics with International Experience

"I was able to travel around Germany during my time there which was such a valuable experience"

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Improving my language skills and career prospects in Paris

William Bruce BA International Relations and Politics with International Experience

"The experience was absolutely incredible – it was academically enriching, culturally fascinating, and so much fun."

Read more student profiles

Summer schools

Summer schools are a great way to gain global experience, travel and make new friends. The Global Opportunities and Exchanges team can help you to apply for one of our partner university summer schools, in Europe or further afield. 

You can also apply for the Global Summer Experience Scholarship to help fund your airfare, tuition and accommodation while you're there.

Find out more about Summer Schools

Languages for all

There’s also the exciting opportunity to learn a language, either as part of your degree (through guided module choice) or alongside it (not-for-credit modules). Our Languages for All programme gives you the chance to learn a new language or enhance existing language skills.

This includes a wide range of European languages, including Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Czech; as well as languages you may never have had a chance to study before, such as Japanese, Korean, Arabic and British Sign Language.

Find out more about Languages for All

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