Studying or travelling abroad during your degree is an enriching and exciting way to broaden your university and life experience
Whether you decide to spend the summer, a semester or the entire year abroad, doing so will help you develop a global perspective by travelling as far afield as North America, Asia, Australasia, New Zealand and across Europe.
Queen Mary has a range of opportunities for you to study abroad, and having an international experience enhances your employability, enriches your studies and broadens your horizons. You can choose to study abroad as part of your degree programme or take part in one of our cultural immersion programmes in the summer with one of our global partners.
To find out more and apply, please see the programme links listed below, or contact the School of Geography's International Study Officer, Dr Giuditta Trinci, in the first instance. For general enquiries, please contact the Global Opportunities team.
Did you know? Prospective students can choose to apply for a four-year version of all our degree programmes with a full year abroad. The four-year degrees have the same structure as the three-year versions, but the entire third year is spent abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe, North America, Australia, or Asia (specific partnerships for each programme may vary).
When you return to Queen Mary, you will have a new perspective on life for your final year and will be awarded the 'With a Year Abroad' variant in your degree title, which will help you stand out to employers. Current first- and second-year Queen Mary students can also apply to do a year abroad by doing an in-degree transfer.
Requirements: students must maintain excellent attendance record and achieve 60% average to do a year abroad. If a student fails to achieve a 60% average at the end of year 2, they will be transferred to a three-year degree.
Everyone I met was super friendly, kind and open. I joined the excursion club, a surf team, the water polo team, and even an intra-mural soccer team, and I was able to visit places such as Las Vegas, Death Valley, Monterey, San Diego, San Francisco, Yosemite and Big Sur.— Eleanor Dixon-Brandt, BA Geography (2017) – spent a year at the University of California, Santa Barbara
The best thing was living with other Erasmus students. I’d highly recommend the study abroad experience to anyone as I think it will challenge you and make you a stronger person as a result!— Lauren D'Costa, BSc Geography (2017) – spent a semester at Roskilde University, Denmark
Classes were fun and it was enjoyable being taught in Spanish and English and having the choice to talk to the lecturers in either language. I’ve been trying to practise Spanish since returning and will continue to do so.— Tanzina Khatun, BA Geography (2017) – spent three weeks at the Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
See the Global Opportunities web pages for further details.
To find out about choosing modules and how studying abroad works for your degree programme, contact the School of Geography's International Study Director, Dr Giuditta Trinci.