The Department offers students on its courses the opportunity to spend their third year at one of our partner institutions in Europe, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Brazil, Australia or North America and then return to Warwick to complete the fourth and final year of their degree. Students are able to apply to transfer to the four-year course when they are in their second year at Warwick, provided they complete the second year with a 2:1 average. If you would like to apply, please:
1. Submit the Expression of Interest Form (link on right) between 25th October (after the informational session in Week 4 - see below) and the deadline of 19th November 2018.
2. Ask your referee to upload your reference (as a Word or PDF document) here by the closing date on 19th November. Note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your referee has responded by the deadline, so please make sure that you have given them adequate warning when you request a reference.
Note that we will be holding an important informational session on study abroad for all interested second-year students on Wednesday, 31st October 2018 at 1pm in OC1.06. A representative from the Study Abroad Office and students returning from the intercalated year will speak about the exchanges programme and answer questions.
If you have any further questions about the course, please contact Dr Ross Forman (Intercalated Year Officer). The links below provide information on our partner institutions.
Please also note that the Office for Global Engagement have organised informational sessions to go through opportunities for study abroad for you if you are thinking about the intercalated year option for 2019-20.
Places for these sessions can be booked by following the link once scheduled: https://warwick.ac.uk/study/studyabroad/outbound/next/
These sessions were begun last year and worked well in allowing interested students to network and support one other at an early stage in the process, prior to making specific decisions at the departmental level.
McMaster University (university-wide exchange)
University of Toronto (not available in 2018-19)
University of California (one place only)
University of Connecticut (not available in 2018-19)
University of Rochester (New York) (not available in 2018-19)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst (not available in 2018-19)
University of Keio (tbc)
University of Tokyo (first-class average required)
Monash Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) (unlimited places)
Note that there is also a university-wide summer scheme for study abroad in East Asia:
The Renmin University of China International Summer School (Renmin ISS). Based in Beijing, Renmin ISS is a four-week summer programme that allows students from all over the world to learn about Chinese culture, society and language at the prestigious Renmin University of China. All non-finalist undergraduate students are eligible to apply. No prior knowledge of Chinese language is necessary, only a genuine interest in learning about China and Chinese culture.
- In most cases, instruction at the above institutions is available in English for English-literature courses; in all non-Anglophone countries, however, proficiency in the host-nation language to a B1 level is strongly recommended. It is the student applicant’s responsibility to determine his or her suitability for study abroad, including the appropriate and/or required levels of linguistic competence. Please make an honest and realistic assessment of your ability and readiness to undertake a year of study overseas.
- Note that you must pass all courses you take while abroad in order to qualify for the Intercalated Year degree. Students who fail to accrue the necessary number of credits during their year abroad will revert to the three-year English degree, with potential consequences for their funding and liability for fees.
During your year abroad, you will typically pay a predetermined fraction of your annual Local Education Authority tuition fees to the University of Warwick; contact the Study Abroad Office for more information, and see current fee tables at the Academic Office site. Students who receive loans through the Student Loans Company should contact their issuing body and inform them of their year abroad; this may mean that they are eligible for increased maintenance loans to help fund their time abroad.
You will have to pay for your return airfare and any other trips that you take. You will also need to cover accommodation and usual living costs. Depending on eligibility, grants are available to help with the costs of attending some European institutions; further information is available through the Study Abroad Office.
Keeping in Touch While Away
Students following the intercalated year variants of our degree courses will be subject to the regular monitoring structure outlined during their first, second and fourth years. During the third year (the intercalated year spent abroad at a partner institution) the following arrangements will apply:
· Detailed meeting with the personal tutor prior to leaving the university
· Contact with the Intercalated Year Officer before departure
· Email correspondence with the Intercalated Year Officer to monitor progress on a monthly basis
· Email correspondence with the personal tutor/English Office to discuss module choices during the spring vacation
See full details HERE.
Other points will be agreed with placement partners on an individual basis, taking into account those partners' local arrangements. This is in accordance with the guidance in the Good Practice Guide on Monitoring Student Attendance and Progress.
*With effect from 2016/17, students on their intercalated year will also need to register for a new 120 CAT module, EN279-120. This will then appear on your Higher Education Academic Record (HEAR).
Information on all programmes for study abroad is available via the Study Abroad Office
Expression of Interest Form
to be completed by current 2nd Years for study abroad in 2019-20; to be submitted to English Office by noon on Monday, 19th November 2018
For more information on international activities on campus, visit the Go Global portal, run jointly by the Office for Global Engagement and the Students' Union.