Currently, only one of the School's degree programmes allows a year studying abroad:
-  BSc in Computer Science with Study Abroad (CSSA)
The sections below apply.
Transferring to a "with Study Abroad" degree
If you're on a degree programme which doesn't include Study Abroad, but which does have a "with Study Abroad" variant, you can transfer, subject to the approval of the Exchanges Tutor, Dr Peter Tiño (as the representative of the Head of School). However, you must transfer before 1 November of your second year, to allow time to make arrangements for your Study Abroad year.
Regulations for "with Study Abroad" degrees
Years 1 and 2 are almost identical to Years 1 and 2 of the corresponding degree programme without Study Abroad. The only difference is that students intending to spend their Year Abroad in a non-English speaking country will be expected take language modules:
- up to 20 credits can be taken in Year 1, up to 40 credits in Year 2
- although every effort will be made to enable CSSA students to take language modules, there may be timetabling constraints.
Year 3 consists of the 120 credit module Study Abroad. To proceed to Year 3, students must have:
- an overall second year mark of 55% or more
- no outstanding reassessments (resits or repeats)
- satisfied the Exchanges Tutor as to their language skills, where appropriate.
Year 4 is almost identical to Year 3 of the corresponding degree programme without Study Abroad. The only difference is that students who have returned from their Year Abroad in a non-English speaking country will be able to choose an additional 20 credits of language modules to continue study of a language successfully passed in Year 2.
Years 2 and 3 form a single 'stage'. The mark for this stage will be based on 80% from Year 2 and 20% from Year 3 (Study Abroad). The stage then counts for 25% of the degree. Thus the overall average for the programme will be calculated as 20% from Year 2 (the normal second year), 5% from Year 3 (Study Abroad) and 75% from Year 4 (the normal final year).
A student who fails the Study Abroad module will be permitted to transfer to the degree programme without the Study Abroad component.
Finding a placement abroad
Consult the Exchanges Tutor, Dr Peter Tiño.
The School currently has exchange agreements with the following universities:
- Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France)
- Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
- Technische Universität Dresden (Germany)
In addition, the University has non subject-specific exchange agreements with universities in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, United States.
You can find more information about exchange programmes on the University's Study Abroad website.