Study abroad

exchange studentAt Leicester, we're big on local life. But at heart, we're a truly international university. We offer amazing opportunities to look beyond our walls and see the world differently. Spend part of your course abroad and expand your sociological imagination!

We participate in two types of exchange schemes. The first is based on a network of European universities (the Erasmus scheme), and the second involves links with universities in Australia and also the United States (the Study Abroad scheme).

Erasmus

A year or semester in Europe is a fantastic opportunity for personal, social and academic development.

More about Erasmus

Study Abroad

We have links with universities outside of Europe including Australia and the USA.

More about Study Abroad

Destinations by course

Sociology BA

You will have the opportunity to spend one semester of your second year studying Sociology at one of our partner universities overseas in Europe or North America. See the full list of Sociology's partner institutions.

Media and Society BA

If you want to, you can spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Australia, New Zealand or North America. See the full list of Media's partner institutions.

Politics and Sociology BA

Spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner universities overseas in France or the Netherlands. See the full list of Politics's partner institutions.

Why study abroad?

According to HEFCE (source: Attainment in Higher Education, Erasmus and Placement Students), students who study abroad:

  • Are more likely to be employed six months after graduating
  • Have above average salaries (especially if they are not language graduates)
  • Are more likely to be employed abroad

"Don't let this opportunity pass you by. It's the best thing I have ever done in my life."

Sociology BA, semester at the University of Georgia