Study abroad

sadie on her year abroad in new zealandMGeol students have the option of spending the third year of their degree studying at one of our overseas partner universities.

University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona is a top-ranked American department, and Arizona boasts world-class geological localities, from the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley to the Petrified Forest and Meteor Crater.

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand is a beautiful and geologically-diverse country and the University of Canterbury provides excellent educational facilities for geology students.

"Choosing to go to New Zealand was the best decision I’ve ever made. There were so many interesting modules and everyone was super friendly. The field trips were great, from climbing up volcanoes to mapping active faults - I even experienced a few earthquakes!"

Sadie, Geology MGeol

How to apply

To apply for the year abroad in Arizona you should apply for the MGeol degree (Geology, Applied and Environmental Geology, Geology with Palaeontology or Geology with Geophysics) that best suits your interests; for the year abroad in New Zealand please apply for Geology MGeol. You can register your interest in the year abroad programme in the first year.

To be considered for the year abroad, you will need to have a 65% average by the middle of the second year. Places are limited, and selection is based on academic thresholds determined by the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment.

Study in Arizona

Spend your third-year studying at the University of Arizona.

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Study in Christchurch

Spend your third-year studying at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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