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Study Abroad

Extend Your Horizons. Broaden Your Mind. See the World Differently.

We have long-standing agreements with prestigious universities around the world, which means you can apply to spend a year of your studies abroad. This is a competitive process, but placements are available through all three departments. So while places are given only to suitable candidates, there are a lot of different opportunities available. Each year roughly 20% of PPE students from a cohort study abroad.

Students have two potential options for study abroad: an integrated year and an intercalated year.

Integrated: Within Your 3 Year Degree

An integrated year allows you to replace the second year of your degree programme with a year abroad. The marks you earn will count as the second year of your degree results and you will take equivalent modules to meet your pathway requirements. Integrated exchanges are available through the Philosophy department. In recent years, our students have gone on exchanges in USA and Canada.

Partners available to our students in recent years have been:

Canada: University of Waterloo, Queen's University Ontario, University of British Colombia, McMaster University.

Intercalated: Adding a Year to Your Degree

The intercalated option will add one year to your degree programme and you will go abroad between your second and final years of study. The grades obtained do not count directly towards your final degree, but if you pass the year then your degree certificate will show “with intercalated year". All three departments have placements in Europe and beyond. There may also be opportunities for a year out on work placement or an internship either as part of your degree or as a voluntary year out.

Partners change regularly, but placements available to our students in recent years have included:

Australia: Monash University, Melbourne (with potential to spend half year in Monash Selangor, Malaysia)

Americas: McMaster University, Ontario; Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC Chile)

Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong University; Chinese University of Hong Kong

China: Renmin University; Tsinghua University; Xiamen University

Japan: Hokkaido University; Keio University; Kyoto University; Nagoya University; Waseda University

Singapore: National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University; Singapore Management University

South Korea: Seoul National University

Europe: Multiple institutions in countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden


PPE students are usually able to take a language module in their first year. We have a wide variety of languages at Warwick including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.


The biggest reason I chose to study abroad is due to the opportunity to see the world. By studying abroad, you can experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. I also had the chance to gain first-hand experience of the American style of teaching, which exposed me to new ideas in philosophy as well as giving me an opportunity to face new approaches to economic concepts."


Integrated Year in University of North Carolina