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Adding a Year to Your Programme

Study Abroad

You can apply to add an additional year to your degree programme by choosing to study abroad. If your application is successful, you’ll go abroad between your second and final years. The grades you achieve abroad will not count directly towards your final degree, but if you pass the year your degree certificate will show you studied EPP for four years 'with intercalated year'. Study abroad is a very popular option among students, with over 700 students studying abroad each year from across the university.

This list is illustrative of the types of options that will be available in future years, but please note that placements change annually:

Australia – Monash University (Melbourne, Australia with the opportunity to spend the second half of the year at the Monash Malaysia campus in Selangor, Malaysia)

Hong Kong – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

China – Tsinghua University, Sun-Yat Sen University, Xiamen University

South Korea - Seoul National University

Europe – A large number of partner universities in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden

Work Placement

You also have the opportunity to complete a professional work placement in the UK or abroad, as an intercalated (non-credit bearing) year between your second year and final year. By doing so, you will transfer from a three year degree to a four year 'intercalated year' degree.

You will source your own placements to gain genuine examples to support future applications and interviews, whilst also allowing you to begin applying the skills and knowledge you have been learning on the course.


EPP students are usually able to take a language in their Second or Third Year. Languages are particularly popular if you intend to apply for a year abroad as part of your studies. We have a wide variety of languages available to learn at Warwick including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Your Student Experience


EPP has been hugely beneficial in helping
me secure internships at several reputable organisations. Employers recognise the academic rigour and unique skillset that my course offers, and at times I’ve found it’s actually given me more to talk about in
interviews than some more common courses.
The combination of quantitative and qualitative reasoning that the course offers has provided me with a significant advantage when it comes
to tackling problems.”

Tejus (EPP (with Intercalated Year), Year 3)