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Social Policy and Social Work

Summer abroad

Spending the summer abroad allows you to get a taste of living and working internationally without committing to a full year. 

Find out more about summer opportunities and travel awards.

Exclusive and University-wide Exchanges

SPSW students studying BA (Hons) Criminology can apply to study abroad through Sociology.  Please see the options available to students in Sociology.

You must ensure that you are aware of the the mandatory modules for your time at the partner university.

SPSW are currently exploring the additional year abroad option. For more information please contact the Departmental International Officer, Dr Simon Sweeney, 

How to Apply

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, Social Work/Social and Public Policy/Criminal Justice students have also been to the following destinations:


Degree UG/PG Country Host organisation Programme Duration
Public Administration - International Development PG taught South Africa University of Cape Town International Study Centre 5 weeks, June-July
Applied Social Science UG United States George Mason University International Study Centre 2 weeks, July
Applied Social Science UG Uganda Play Action International Travel Award 2 weeks, July-Aug