Study abroad opportunities

Both of the Department's single major schemes – in Economics and in Business Economics – have variants which offer you the chance to spend your second year studying at a top university in North America, Australasia or Europe.

During your year abroad, you take a series of courses similar in scope to those you might have studied at Lancaster, but the marks you gain at the partner institution count towards your final degree assessment. The LUMS International Office gives advice and support both before and during the year abroad.

Admissions to these schemes requires a higher level of entry qualifications. However, if we cannot offer you a place on the Study Abroad variant of the degree, you will automatically be considered for the corresponding standard degree – you do not have to list both degrees on your UCAS form. Qualification for the year abroad will also depend on your first-year performance at Lancaster.

To find out where you might be able to study, see the full list of current partner universities for Economics.

Other study abroad options

Even if you do not do a year abroad, you may still have the chance to spend a term abroad in your final year, if you do sufficiently well in your academic work to win a place.