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Sociology & Social and Political Sciences

Exclusive exchanges 

Undergraduate Sociology, Criminology, and Political Sciences students can apply to study abroad as an additional year abroad or credit-replacing exchange.

Undergraduate Law and Criminology students can apply to take an additional year abroad choosing from the exclusive departmental options for both the departments of Sociology (below) and Law.

Please note that the number of places available at each exchange destination can vary from year to year. 

Czech Republic

Charles University PragueStudy in English


University of TrentoA2 Italian, English required


University of KonstanzB2 German, English required


Maastricht UniversityStudy in English


University of Bergen

Study in English


Lund UniversityStudy in English

Stockholm University 

Study in English

For academic queries, including joint honours options, contact your supervisor or the Departmental International Officer Dr Christina Buse,

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.

University-wide Exchanges

Undergraduate Sociology students can also apply to study abroad at one of the University-wide partners, which are open to students from most other departments at the University.

Explore University-wide Exchanges

Work abroad

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

Find out more about work abroad.

Postgraduate opportunities

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

What to expect

Previous destinations

As well as taking part in Study Exchange, Sociology/Social and Political Sciences students have also recently been to the following destinations:

Previous destinations

Degree UG/PG Country Host organisation Programme Duration
Sociology  UG Ireland University College Dublin International Study Centre 2 weeks, July
Sociology with Criminology UG United States George Mason University International Study Centre 2 weeks, July
Sociology (with a year abroad) UG China Renmin University of China Summer School 4 weeks, June-July
Social and Political Sciences UG South Korea Seoul National University Summer School 5 weeks, June-July