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Study Abroad

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

Our departments can offer you the opportunity to apply to study for a year abroad from a selection of prestigious universities around the world. This is a competitive process through all three departments. So while places are given only to suitable candidates, there is a wide selection of places available and you can expand your international reach to countries as far as Australia or Japan, or in Europe.

Adding a Year to Your Programme

As part of your Politics, Philosophy and Law degree, you can apply to add one intercalated year to your degree programme. If your application is successful, you will go abroad between your second and final years of study. 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 PPL for four years “with intercalated year”.

Here are the destinations that have been available to current students in the three departments in 2018/19. This list is illustrative of the types of options that will be available in future years:

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 – University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

China – Tsinghua University

Japan – Hokkaido University, Waseda University

Europe – A large number of partner universities in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Turkey


PPL students are usually able to take a language in their Second or Third Year. 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


My year in Paris has been so exciting and rewarding. It’s made me a more internationally-minded person and given me a network of friends across the world. I had the opportunity to develop myself personally and academically, and therefore I’m entering my final year more motivated and energised to achieve the best I can."

Christina Stuart (PPE BSc)

Study Abroad Exchange in Paris, France