School of Business and Economics

International relations

Study abroad

We want all our students to gain the skills and competencies needed to flourish as global leaders and global citizens in the rapidly changing world environment.

This is why we are working hard to ensure an ever increasing international dimension to courses on offer, to provide you with a wider world view of your subject in a global context.

It is also why all third year undergraduate students have the opportunity to spend a semester or a full academic year abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe, North America, East Asia and Australia. Or you could consider doing a work placement abroad or combining a semester of study abroad with a shorter work placement.

International exposure

A period of study or work abroad is an exciting and challenging opportunity to experience living and studying in another culture as part of your degree. It will enable you to gain confidence, broaden your horizons, and develop skills and experiences which employers increasingly value – it will help you stand out from the crowd.

Summer schools

For students unable to spend a whole semester or year abroad, there is an increasing number of short intensive programmes, sometimes known as summer schools available at a number of leading overseas institutions. The International Relations Team will be working to identify these and to bring you more information about these.