QMUL 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 Marcia Vera Espinoza in the first instance. For general enquiries, please contact the Global Opportunities team.
Did you know? Prospective students can choose to apply for a 4-year version of all our degree programmes with a full year abroad. The 4-year degrees have the same structure as the 3-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 QMUL, 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. During your year abroad you'll pay only 15% of your tuition fees to QMUL (Home/EU students; international students pay 50%), and while you don't need to pay any tuition fees at the partner institution abroad, you will need to cover the cost of your transport to your destination and your living expenses, including accommodation. To apply for our 4-year degree programmes, search for 'Geography with a Year Abroad' on UCAS (institution code: Q50). Current first- and second-year QMUL 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 3-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 (Geography BA 2017) spent a year at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the USA
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 (Geography BSc 2017) spent a semester at Roskilde University in 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 practice Spanish since returning and will continue to do so.
Tanzina Khatun (Geography BA 2017) spent three weeks at the Universidad de Antioquia in Colombia
The Arrivals Guide for Associate Students is essential for you. It also contains a detailed orientation schedule – download it below. A printed copy will be handed to you at orientation. 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 Regan Koch.