In an increasingly connected world, it is more important than ever to demonstrate to potential employers that you have a global perspective. Studying abroad for a full academic year is an excellent way to give you this experience and broaden your horizons.

It gives you valuable experience of international cultures, values and languages, which enhance your professional skill set. Living and studying in a new country will naturally enhance your adaptability, cross-cultural communication, self-confidence and resilience as well as stimulate creative thinking. Having real world examples of these skills can significantly bolster your CV and employability.

Language skills

You can choose between placements where you will be taught either in English or in the native language. Our Foreign Language Centre offers optional evening language classes to aid your preparation.

Year abroad

If you opt for a ‘with European Study’ or ‘with International Study’ programme, your degree will be four years in total, with your third year spent studying at one of our internationally-recognised partner business schools or universities. Our ‘with European Study’ option also allows for the flexibility of combining studying abroad with a work placement in an EU country.

Where can you go?

We currently offer study abroad placements in the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.

How to apply

You can either apply directly through UCAS (see the UCAS codes in the ‘Entry Requirements’ section in BSc Business) or ask to transfer onto one of these options later, usually during your first year or early in your second year. For further information, please visit our website.

Studying abroad has been a life-changing experience for me. It has allowed me to grow as a person both personally and professionally. In my first two years at university, I have already made friends for life, built a network of business connections, and I had the opportunity to further develop these skills abroad. I would highly recommend studying abroad as it allows you to challenge yourself, build your independence, and meet diverse people.