Study Abroad for Masters students

Looking to gain more knowledge of how business works in another country? If you are coming to LUMS as a Masters or MBA student, there are many opportunities to acquire further international experience either during or after your studies at Lancaster.

Postgraduate Study Abroad – extending your study

Students on all our Masters programmes can compete for a place on our popular postgraduate study abroad programmes which give you the chance spend an additional semester at one of our partner institutions, to experience a new culture and academic environment, learn a new language, and extend your professional and personal networks.

These programmes start anytime between end of July and beginning of October, depending on our partner institution term dates. Students will need to take their dissertation into consideration. 

You can enrol on whatever courses you choose, so you can tailor your programme to your personal interests. These courses you take do not count towards your Lancaster degree – so it's a great opportunity to enhance your CV with new subject areas that complement those you have studied at LUMS.

No additional fees are charged but you have to budget for living and travel costs (including visas and additional insurance costs).

You do not apply for these programmes before you arrive at LUMS: you will get full details of the options available in your programme handbook when you register, and we also hold promotional sessions during the first term, enabling you to find out more about what is involved. If you then decide to apply for a place, you need to do so in February– i.e. in your second term at LUMS. Selection is based on the results you have achieved in your coursework during the first term at LUMS.

Study Abroad within your Masters programme

Some of our Masters programmes also have their own study abroad opportunities, including some schemes that take place during the summer term. In this case, the work completed at the partner university will replace some of the modules you would have otherwise have taken at LUMS, and will count towards your degree.

For further details, see MBA Study Abroad, MSc Management Study Abroad, and MSc International Business Study Abroad.

Want to find out more?

Current or prospective students with queries about our Study Abroad programmes are very welcome to seek advice from:

LUMS International Office
Lancaster University Management School