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Study Abroad

Sociology at Warwick is part of a global network of exchange partners enabling you to spend time studying in another country during your degree. We have long-standing agreements with prestigious universities in countries around the world.

Studying abroad will add one year to your degree programme, as you'll spend your third year abroad.

Why study abroad?

Studying and living abroad will allow you not only to learn more about other cultures, but also notice and question – perhaps for the first time – the many things you take for granted about your own culture... and about yourself.

You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in life in another country and grow as a 'global citizen', gaining exposure to other cultures and languages, understanding global connections and inequalities, meeting staff and students from many backgrounds, and developing skills that you can transfer to future study and career opportunities. You will even have the chance to expand your knowledge by studying other subjects and experimenting with new teaching and learning methods. You will gain confidence and independence as you explore a new country, (with plenty of support from us along the way)... and you will also have fun.

Country options for studying abroad

This list details places available for the 2017/18 academic year. The list is illustrative
of what might be on offer in future years, as places and availability are always subject
to change on an annual basis.

Europe - study at our European partner institution.

  • École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France
  • Charles University Prage, Czech Republic
  • Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena, Germany
  • Goteborg University, Sweden
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Universitat Autōnoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Universitat Bremen, Germany
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • University of Iceland

Worldwide - please note these study abroad opportunities are agreed annually following discussions with our partners.

  • Monash University, Australia and/or Malaysia
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Western University, Canada
  • University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Sun Yat-sen University, China
  • Tsinghua University, China

  • Xiamen University, China

  • Hokkaido University, Japan

  • Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

For more information on Study Abroad, please see the University's Study Abroad website, or contact the current Director of International Programmes for Sociology, Dr. Maria do Mar Pereira, on

The student experience


I chose to do an exchange in Australia,
because of many reasons. Firstly, I wanted
to explore the social issue of race, and its
implications in the Australian political and social culture. Through my exchange I divulged in indigenous perspectives that allowed me to learn more about the history and development of the country. Moreover, I wanted to wander in the Oceania and Asia region which I had never had the opportunity to do, and this study abroad provided a perfect platform for me to do that.

Visiting these regions has made me become more of a global citizen. It sounds clichéd but it really has enthused my interest in learning more about cultures different to mine, which I plan to continue doing after my study abroad. Finally, Melbourne is the ‘most liveable city’ in the world, (a simple google search will help explain), and Monash is an amazing university. Because of the strong alliance, the transition is smooth, and the study abroad team are always helpful if you have any questions or suggestions to the exchange scheme.

- Chris Bhatti, BA Sociology