Study Abroad

Each year, hundreds of Lancaster University students take the opportunity to study abroad as part of their degree. The University administers year-long programmes in North America, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Learn more

The university also administers a number of summer programmes in countries around the world, including China, Malaysia, and Ghana. Students have the opportunity to participate in these programmes either as an extra-curricular activity, or as a course that counts towards their degree programme.

Please contact the Study Abroad advisor, Karolina Follis , for further information on the below options. Usually these opportunities are open both to single and joint honours students alike.

Students on the Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) degree programme should be aware that the Department of Economics has more rigid requirements on second year courses than we do. It is important to liaise closely with them to make sure that you will be able to fulfil the requirements of the PPE degree while abroad.

The International Office web pages list some specific universities with which we have links, according to degree subject (Politics, Philosophy, Religious Studies). However, it is often possible to go to other universities with which Lancaster has exchange agreements (for example, those listed in relation to other subjects), so long as your degree subject(s) is/are taught at that university.

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In summer 2014 we had the opportunity from PPR and funded by FASS to attend a summer school in China. We travelled between Hong Kong and Xi'an taking a course in Buddhism, Daoism, and Chinese Culture

Sophie Barker & Ellie Richards

Year Abroad Programmes

A full year abroad in your second year, to a university in one of the following countries: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Hong Kong. 

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LUSU Global Explorations

LUSU Global Explorations

The Lancaster University Student Union offers a range of trips every year to places such as: China, Malaysia, India, Ghana, and New York.

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PPR in India

PPR in India

A special study abroad option, PPR in India is a four-week programme taught at the Visthar Institute near Bangalore in southern India. Students study at Visthar in the summer between their 2nd and 3rd years.

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