Non-language university courses which include a year abroad
The year abroad is not just for linguists! There is an absolutely HUGE range of UK university courses for scientists, humanists, artists and mathematicians which include a year abroad.Just imagine - you spend two years studying Marine Biology in Essex, and then finally your exams are over and you jet off for a whole year in a new and inspiring location, studying your chosen subject in English but from a fresh perspective, meeting students from around the world, getting international work experience for your CV and making useful career contacts - it really transforms your degree from ordinary to unique, especially in the eyes of future employers! And it's seriously good fun.
If you're nervous about the idea now, remember that in 3 years' time, you will be more confident, more independent and more ambitious, so don't miss the opportunity of a lifetime by picking a course without a year abroad!
Here are 100 reasons why you should go for it, and here is a really useful list of all the UK university courses which include a year abroad.
These are our Favourite Fifteen (in no particular order):
1. Zoology with a Year Abroad (Exeter Uni)
2. Oceanography with Study Abroad (Southampton Uni)
3. Aerospace Engineering with a Year Abroad (Leicester Uni)
4. Ancient World with a Year Abroad (UCL)
5. Criminology and the Media with a Year Abroad (Essex Uni)
6. Animal Behaviour with a Year Abroad (Exeter Uni)
7. History of Art, Archaeology and Tibetan with a Year Abroad (SOAS)
8. International Development with a Year Abroad (Essex Uni)
9. Physics and Astrophysics with Study Abroad (Sheffield Uni)
10. Mathematics, Cryptography and Network Security with a Year Abroad (Essex Uni)
11. English and American Literature and Creative Writing with a Year Abroad (Kent Uni)
12. Sports and Exercise Science with a Year Abroad (Essex Uni)
13. Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Year Abroad (Nottingham Uni)
14. American and Canadian Studies and English Literature with a Year Abroad (Birmingham Uni)
15. Marine Biology with a Year Abroad (Essex Uni)
If you have any questions about the study abroad experience, then ask students who've been through it all already in our Forum or on our Facebook page.