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Sociology & Social and Political Sciences

Exclusive exchanges 

Undergraduate Sociology & Social and Political Sciences students studying abroad as an additional year abroad or credit-replacing exchange can apply to one of the following universities:

Czech Republic

Charles University Prague 
Study in English

Finland

University of Helsinki 
Study in English

Italy

University of Trento
A2 Italian, English required

Germany

University of Konstanz
B2 German, English required

Netherlands

Maastricht University 
Study in English

Norway

University of Bergen 
Study in English

Sweden

Lund University 
Study in English

Stockholm University 
Study in English

For academic queries, including joint honours options, contact your supervisor or the Departmental International Officer, Dr Tom O'Brien: t.obrien@york.ac.uk.

How to apply

Summer abroad

Get a taste of living and working internationally without committing to a full year. Find out more about summer opportunities and travel awards.

Worldwide exchanges

Undergraduate Sociology & Social and Political Sciences students may apply to study abroad on credit-replacing exchange at one of York’s worldwide exchanges, which are open to students from most other departments at the University. 

Sociology students can also apply to take an additional year at one of the worldwide exchange partners.

Explore worldwide opportunities

Work Abroad

Explore the Year In Industry, Placement year options, or summer international internships, if you are interested in work opportunities outside the UK.

Further information can be found on our web page.

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, Sociology students have been to the following destinations in recent years:

Previous destinations

DegreeUG/PGCountryHost organisationProgrammeDuration
Sociology & Philosophy UG Sweden Lund University Erasmus+ study placement First semester of third year
Sociology with Social Psychology UG Netherlands Maastricht University Erasmus+ study placement First semester of third year
Criminology  UG Finland University of Helsinki Erasmus+ study placement First semester of third year
Sociology & Education UG Finland University of Helsinki Erasmus+ study placement  First semester of third year
Sociology with Social Psychology UG USA  University of Denver Worldwide Exchange study placement Full academic year
Social and Political Sciences UG Italy Universita degli Studi di Roma Erasmus+ study placement Full academic year
Criminology  UG USA University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Worldwide Exchange study placement

Full academic year
Sociology  UG Norway University of Bergen Erasmus+ study placement First semester of third year