Summer abroad

Spending the summer abroad allows you to get a taste of living and working internationally without committing to a full year. Summer schools or International Study Centres (ISCs) can enhance your global awareness and improve employability, leadership and advocacy skills.

Find out more about summer opportunities and travel awards.

Exclusive exchanges 

Undergraduate Music students studying abroad for credit-replacing exchange can apply to one of the following universities:

Aarhus University Study in English

University of the Arts Helsinki Study in English

University of Tours B2 French required

Lund University Study in English

How to apply

For academic queries contact Robert Hollingworth:

Worldwide exchanges

Undergraduate Music students may also apply to study abroad at one of York’s worldwide exchanges, which are open to students from most other departments at the University. 

Explore worldwide opportunities

Placement year

A placement year is a structured work experience opportunity that can be integrated into your studies, giving you a substantial amount of work experience that is recognised within your degree title. Find out more about the placement year with Careers and Placements.

Postgraduate opportunities

Depending on your programme of studies, you may be interested in:

What to expect

Previous destinations

As well as attending International Study Centres, Music students have been to the following destinations in recent years:

DegreeUG/PGCountryHost organisationProgrammeYear
Music Technology (with a Year in Industry) UG Germany Schalltechnik Dr.-Ing. Schoeps GmbH Erasmus+ work placement 12 months June-June
Music UG Finland Sibelius Akatemia - Sibelius Academy Erasmus+ study placement Full academic year

Music UG USA University of Rochester Worldwide Exchange study placement Full academic year