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Undergraduate options by department

Below is an alphabetical list of King's departments and programmes with the related study abroad options for UG students in these departments. If yours is not listed here yet, please contact us directly for information by email: studyabroad@kcl.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0)20 7848 7386. 

With the exception of Modern Language partner universities, a sufficient number of modules are available in English, unless specified below.

*Destinations can change at short notice, as and when departments add or remove them, but we will aim for this list to be as current as possible.

*Destinations are dependent on students' home department. Students in any degree programme or year of study can apply for a Global Summer Experience

*For a joint honours student, the home department and study abroad options are based on the department that is mentioned first in the name of the degree programme (e.g. the department of Classics is the home department for a Classical Studies & Comparative Literature BA student). The only exceptions are Maths & Philosophy students, whose home department is Philosophy for their year abroad, as well as any joint-Modern Languages students (Classics/English/History/Management/Philosophy) whose home department is Modern Languages and study abroad options will relate to French, German or Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies as applicable.

*Meeting the study abroad requirements set by the Global Mobility Office and your home department does not guarantee that you will be accepted by the host institution.

*Non-Modern Language students usually need to take and pass modules equivalent to 60 King's credits for one semester/120 King's credits for a full year. (Check our internal Assessments page for further detail on marks/credit transfer and credit load). There may be a difference between what King's requires and what the host institution may require, and that the former may be higher than the latter. 

Accounting & Finance

Current students on the BSc Accounting & Finance programme have the option to study abroad for the first semester of their second year at one of the below destinations.

New students beginning their King's programmes in 2022/23 will have the option to extend their programme to 4 years and study abroad for the full 3rd year or to study abroad for the first semester of their 2nd year only remaining on the 3-year programme.

Module Selection

Students should be aware that there are module requirements which need to be fulfilled whist studying abroad. Students need to take and pass modules equivalent to 60 King's credits for the semester, taking into account any pre-requisites for third year modules, and must also register on the equivalent of the following core modules:

  • Financial Accounting

  • Asset Management

You MUST make sure that the equivalent of these modules run in Semester 1 at your chosen host destinations.

Bioscience Education 

The programmes offering a study abroad period are Anatomy, Developmental and Human Biology (BSc), Biochemistry (BSc), Biomedical Science (BSc), Medical Physiology (BSc), Molecular Genetics (BSc), Pharmacology (BSc) and Bioscience Education (MSci)

The School of Bioscience Education has exchange partnerships with the following universities:

Bioscience Education BSc students on the standard 3-year (Biomedical Science, Biochemistry, Medical Physiology or Molecular Genetics programmes) who started their degrees in 2021/22 or later, have the option to study abroad for the first semester of their second year at either the Universities of California, North-Carolina, or Johns Hopkins. Biomedical Science students have the additional options of selecting Karolinska or Skovde as their first semester destination.

Bioscience Education BSc students (Biomedical Science, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Anatomy, Developmental and Human Biology, Molecular Genetics and Medical Physiology)  who started their degrees in 2020/21 or later have the additional option of transferring to a 4-year version of their programme with a whole year abroad in between their 2nd and 3rd year at King’s. These students will have the option of taking the full year abroad at any of the Bioscience Education partners listed above.

Bioscience Education MSci students that started their degree in 22/22 or later, have the first of the two options listed above: study abroad for the first semester of their second year at either the Universities of California, North-Carolina, or Johns Hopkins.

Approval All Bioscience Education students currently studying in their 1st year and applying for the semester one only option are required to achieve at a least a 60% average across their midsessionals and a 60% average in their first year, to be approved to study abroad.

Students currently studying in their 2nd year and applying for the whole year abroad as part of a 4-year programme are required to achieve at a least a 60% average in their 2nd year.

Disclaimer This guidance is based on students' study abroad experiences over the past few years, and was presented at the 2021 Go Global Bioscience Education briefing. Students are advised to consult their programme advisors when applying for study abroad. Please see the Bioscience specific slides from November 2021,  for 1st year students here and for 2nd year students hereThe listed options may be subject to change. 

Finally, students (including those on the Neuroscience programme) can also consider the extra mural year as an alternative way to add value to their King's Bioscience Education degree.

Business Management

Current students on the BSc Business Management programme have the option to study abroad within their three-year programme, for either their full second year or just the first semester of the second year, at one of the destinations below.

New students beginning their King's programmes in 2022/23 will have the option to extend their programme to 4 years and study abroad for the full 3rd year or to study abroad for the first semester of their 2nd year only remaining on the 3-year programme.

Module Selection

Students should be aware that there are module requirements that need to be fulfilled whist studying abroad. Students need to take and pass modules equivalent to 60 King's credits for one semester, and 120 King's credits for a full year, taking into account any pre-requisites for third year modules

For BSc Business Management students studying abroad for Semester ONE only should enrol in modules related to the following:

  • Introduction to Organisational Research Methods 
  • Strategic Management

For BSc Business Management students studying abroad for a FULL YEAR should enrol in the above and also modules related to the following:

  • International Business 
  • Qualtitative Research Methods or Quantitative Data Analytics

ALL students preparing to study abroad must work with the Study Abroad Tutor for Management to confirm appropriate module choices ahead of the module selection deadline set by the host university.

It is the students' responsibility to ensure they have registered for enough credits whilst studying in the partner institutions and submit in time the learning agreement. The credit equivalence is as follows:

 Credit Conversion (per semester)

  • 60 King's credits = 30 ECTS credits (European universities)
  • 60 King's credits = 30 Hong Kong credits
  • 60 King's credits = 15 CUHK credits
  • 60 King's credits = 15 Renmin credits
  • 60 King's credits = 20 Fundação Getulio Vargas-EAESP credits
  • 60 King's credits = 24 University of New South Wales credits
  • 60 King's credits = 12 Universidad del Pacifico credits
  • 60 King's credits = 50 University of Melbourne credits
  • 60 King's credits = 24 University of Sydney credits
  • 60 King's credits =  12 Universidad del Pacifico credits
  • 60 King's credits =  50 University of Melbourne credits
  • 60 King's credits = 24 University of Sydney credits
  • 60 King's credits = 15 McGill credits
  • 60 King's credits = 5 Singapore Management credits

Chemistry

It is projected that students on the MSci Chemistry and MSci Chemistry with Biomedicine degree programmes will have the opportunity to study abroad for either or both of the semesters of their third year.  Destinations that are likely to be offered are:

Classics

Students from the department of Classics (including student on Classical Studies & Comparative Literature BA) have the opportunity to study abroad for either the second semester of the second year, or for their whole second year, at one of these destinations:

Students are not permitted to study abroad for the first semester only. 

Comparative Literature

Students on the Comparative Literature programme have the opportunity to study abroad for the first semester of the third and final year at the following institutions:

Third year students must take the minimum credit requirement of their partner institution and pass at least 45 King’s credits whilst abroad. 

Students on the Classical Studies & Comparative Literature BA follow the study abroad options for the Classics department.

Culture, Media & Creative Industries 

Students on the BA CMCI programme will have the opportunity to study abroad for the second semester of the second year.at:

Digital Humanities

Students on the BA Digital Culture, within the Department of Digital Humanities, have the opportunity to study abroad for the second semester of the second year at:

Economics

Students on the BSc Economics degree will have the opportunity to study abroad in the second semester of the second year at one of the destionations below:

It is compulsory for BSc Economics students to complete the following module(s) in the second semester of their second year:

  • Intermediate Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics

Economics and Management

Current students on the BSc Economics and Management programme have the option to study abroad within their three year programme, for either their full second year or just the first semester of the second year, at one of these destinations.

New students beginning their King's programmes in 2022/23 will have the option to extend their programme to 4 years and study abroad for the full 3rd year or to study abroad for the first semester of their 2nd year only remaining on the 3-year programme.

Module Selection

Students should be aware that there are module requirements that need to be fulfilled whist studying abroad. Students need to take and pass modules equivalent to 60 King's credits for one semester, and 120 King's credits for a full year, taking into account any pre-requisites for third year modules 

It is compulsory for BSc Economics & Management students to enrol in modules related to the following: 

  • Microeconomics (semester 1)
  • Introduction to econometrics (semester 1)
  • Macroeconomics (semester 2)

And any ONE of the following five: 

  • Game Theory (semester 1)
  • Industrial Organisation (semester 1)
  • Intermediate Econometrics (semester 2)
  • Economics of Strategy (semester 2)
  • International Trade (semester 2) 

ALL students preparing to study abroad must work with the Study Abroad Tutor for Management to confirm appropriate module choices ahead of the module selection deadline set by the host university.

It is the students' responsibility to ensure they have registered for enough credits whilst studying in the partner institutions and submit in time the learning agreement. The credit equivalence is as follows:

 Credit Conversion (per semester)

  • 60 King's credits = 30 ECTS credits (European universities)
  • 60 King's credits = 30 HKU credits
  • 60 King's credits = 15 CUHK credits
  • 60 King's credits = 16 California credits
  • 60 King's credits = 15 Tongji credits
  • 60 King's credits = 15 Renmin credits

English Language & Linguistics

Students on the BA English Language & Linguistics, within the School of Education, Communication & Society, have the opportunity to study abroad for the second semester of the second year at:

ALL students preparing to study abroad must work with the Study Abroad Tutor for English Language & Linguistics to confirm appropriate module choices ahead of the module selection deadline set by the host university.

English Literature

Students from the department of English Language & Literature have the opportunity to study abroad for the second semester of the second year at one of nine destinations:

European Politics

European & International Studies

Students on the BA European Studies have the opportunity to study abroad for the third year of four at one of three destinations, as dictated by their degree pathway:

Film Studies

Students from the department of Film Studies have the opportunity to study abroad for either the second semester of the second year, or the first semester of the third and final year, at one of these destinations:

Third year students must take the minimum credit requirement of their partner institution and pass at least 45 King’s credits whilst abroad. 

French

Students from the department of French have the opportunity to study abroad for their whole third year, at one of these destinations, in mainland France and beyond. 

First year Modern Languages students starting from 2020/21 onwards will follow programmes under the new degree titles, Modern Languages (French/Spanish/German/Portuguese) with a year abroad, and for joint-honours students, History/English/Management etc. & Modern Languages (French/Spanish/German/Portuguese) with a year abroad.


In each of these cases, students’ study abroad options are those from the language they are studying e.g. students studying Management & French with a year abroad, will choose from French study abroad destinations:

Students also have the opportunity to work during their year abroad, either as an English Language Assistant or by finding an internship.

In addition to the options listed above, BA French & Management students also have the opportunity to study at ESSEC (École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales) and also EDHEC Business School, France.

French students who are ab-initio can only go to the below four instituions for the full year abroad or study at one of the below universities in semester one and complete an internship in semester two. Those students should discuss their options with their French study abroad tutor ahead of applying :

Geography

Current students in the department of Geography have the opportunity to study abroad for either the second semester of their second year, or for the whole of their second year, at one of these destinations. Students may alternatively choose to extend their programme to 4 years and study abroad in year 3.

New students beginning their programmes in 2022/23 will have the option to extend their programme to 4 years and to study abroad in year 3 only.

 

German

Students from the department of German have the opportunity to study abroad for the whole of their third year, at one of six destinations.

First year Modern Languages students starting from 2020/21 onwards will follow programmes under the new degree titles, Modern Languages (French/Spanish/German/Portuguese) with a year abroad, and for joint-honours students, History/English/Management etc. & Modern Languages (French/Spanish/German/Portuguese) with a year abroad.

In each of these cases, students’ study abroad options are those from the language they are studying e.g. students studying Management & German with a year abroad, will choose from German study abroad destinations:

Students also have the opportunity to work during their year abroad, either as part of the English Language Assistantship Programme or doing an internship.

Online destination forum - by students, for students!

The Year 2 and Year 4 German student representatives have created an online Year Abroad destination forum on Facebook, so students from both year groups can chat about destinations and practical tips on issues such as accommodation, student life, travel etc. Returning students, this is your chance to pass on your expert knowledge to second years about to embark on their year abroad, and second years, hear first hand from those who have been there, done that! Click here to join the discussion.

Global Health & Social Medicine

Students on the BA or BSc in Global Health & Social Medicine can extend their degree programme by a year and spend their full third year (of four) at the following destinations:

History

History & International Relations

History & Political Economy

Students on the History & Political Eocnomy degree programme have the opportunity to study abroad for the second semester of the second year at one of many destinations:

For students who select this option, the requirement to take certain compulsory modules in History during semester 2 will be waived, although they will still need to take 30 credits of History modules.

To fulfil subject-specific requirements in Political Economy, students will need to take equivalent modules to those they would take at King’s.

It is compulsory for History & Political Economy students to complete the following modules in their second year, but these are usually taught in Semester 1 at King's so should not need to be taken at the host:

  • Political Economy: Approaches, Concepts and Issues (BA and Bsc)
  • Statistics for Political Science (BSc only)

 

Informatics

Students from the department of Informatics (on either the Bsc Computer Science with a Year Abroad or the BSc Computer Science with Management and a Year Abroad) have the opportunity to study abroad for their full third year at one of nine destinations:

Students must take the minimum credit requirement of their partner institution and pass at least 30 King’s credits whilst abroad.

International Development

Students on the BA in International Development have the opportunity to study abroad for a full, additional year at the destinations below.

For the cohort of students that are in the third year of their degree in 2021/2022, it has been agreed that they will have the option to study abroad for their full fourth year in 2022/23. This is due to exceptional circumstances surrounding the pandemic and is not expected to be extended to future cohorts.

Students add an extra year to their degree and will therefore study abroad in their third year and return to King's for a fourth and final year. Students must take the minimum credit requirement of their partner institution and pass at least 30 King’s credits whilst abroad.

Check out the DID Abroad blog here! Read all about the experiences of International Development students on their year abroad. 

International Management

Students have the option to study abroad for their full third year or to complete an international internship for the full third year. IM students then return to King's for a fourth and final year.

Students who were due to study abroad in 2021/22, but deferred to study abroad in 2022/23, can split their third year by studying abroad in semester one and completing an international internship in semester two, but students are strongly recommended to undertake a full year of study OR internship.

IM students have the following study abroad opportunities available to them:

Module Selection

Students should be aware that there are credit requirements that need to be fulfilled whist studying abroad.

Students studying abroad from 2022/23 onwards need to take and pass modules equivalent to 120 King's credits for the full year.

Students studying abroad in 2021/22, or who have deferred their study abroad year from 2021/22 to 2022/23 are required to take 45 credits per semester, or 90 credits for the full year.

It is the students' responsibility to ensure they have registered for enough credits whilst studying in the partner institutions and submit in time the learning agreement. The credit equivalence is as follows:

 Credit Conversion (per semester)

60 King's credits (for students studying abroad from 2022/23 onwards) = 

  • 30 ECTS credits, including HSE (120 King's credits = 60 ECTS)

  • 12 GWU credits (120 King's credits = 24 GWU credits)

  • 20 Hitotsubashi credits (120 King's credits = 40 Hitotsubashi credits)

  • 30 Hong Kong credits (120 King's credits = 60 Hong Kong credits)

  • 15 CUHK credits (120 King's credits = 30 CUHK credits)

  • 15 Tongji credits (120  King's credits = 30 Tongji credits)

  • 20 Fundação Getulio Vargas-EAESP credits (120 King's credits = 40 FGV-EAESP credits)

  • 24 Sydney credits (120 King's credits = 48 Sydney credits)

  • 24 UNSW credits (120 King's credits = 48 UNSW credits)

  • 12 NTU credits (120 King's credits = 24 NTU credits)

  • 4 UPenn (The Wharton School) credits (120 King's credits = 8 UPenn credits) 

  • 5 SMU credits (120 King's credits = 10 SMU credits)

45 King's credits (for students studying abroad in 2021/22 or who have deferred to 2022/23) = 

  • 22.5 ECTS credits, including HSE (90 King's credits = 45 ECTS)

  • 9 GWU credits (90 King's credits = 18 GWU credits)

  • 15 Hitotsubashi credits (90 King's credits = 30 Hitotsubashi credits)

  • 22.5 Hong Kong credits (90 King's credits = 45 Hong Kong credits)

  • 11.25 CUHK credits (90 King's credits = 22.5 CUHK credits)

  • 11.25 Tongji credits (90 King's credits = 22.5 Tongji credits)

  • 15 Fundação Getulio Vargas-EAESP credits (90 King's credits = 30 FGV-EAESP credits)

  • 18 Sydney credits (90 King's credits = 36 Sydney credits)

  • 18 UNSW credits (90 King's credits = 36 UNSW credits)

  • 9 NTU credits (90 King's credits = 18 NTU credits)

  • Students at The Wharton School must take 4 UPenn course units per semester (to satisfy visa requirements) 

  • 3.75 SMU credits (90 King's credits = 7.5 SMU credits)

Since BSc International Management students must spend a compulsory year abroad, they do not have a specific grade requirement for King's to approve them to study abroad. Please note that admission to a partner university is still dependent on the student satisfying the entry requirements of the partner university.

Students should also take particular care in giving the reasons for selecting certain universities as their preferred destinations. For example, if they have chosen a host country with language requirements, they should mention if they've studied that language in the 1st and 2nd year of the programme. 

Law

Students from The Dickson Poon School of Law have the opportunity to switch from the three year LLB to one of the following four year programmes. In all cases students will spend their third year of study overseas:

LLB English Law with Australasian Law with a year at one of the following universities:


LLB Law with European Legal Studies with a year at a European university. The language of instruction at these universities is that of the host country, unless otherwise noted:

Students on the four year Politics, Philosophy and Law programme currently have the opportunity to study abroad during their full third year at IE Madrid, Spain, as decided by the School of Law.

To see the full list of international links within the The Dickson Poon School of Law, please click here.

Please note that the application deadline for Law students is usually earlier and students should check our internal pages for our deadlines.

Liberal Arts

Students on the BA Liberal Arts are strongly recommended to consider studying abroad. This is available for the second semester of the second year of the BA. 

King's has a whole host of partner universities, and different departments offer different destinations to their students. The study abroad options for Liberal Arts students vary. They have the option of selecting from destinations that are either:

a)      a partner of their major department

b)      a Liberal Arts partner

For students interested in studying abroad at a Liberal Arts partner, they need to ensure that the institution offers sufficient modules in their major subject. Students can explore their major’s departmental study abroad destinations by clicking on the relevant department’s drop-down menu on this page.

Liberal Arts Partners

Mathematics

Students on the following programmes will be able to add an additional year abroad at one of the below destinations. 

  • BSc Mathematics with Statistics with a Year Abroad

  • BSc/MSci Mathematics with a Year Abroad 

  • BSc/MSci Mathematics & Physics with a Year Abroad

  • BSc Mathematics with Management & Finance with a Year Abroad

  • BSc Mathematics & Philosophy with a Year Abroad (students follow the Philosophy destinations)

BSc students will study abroad between their second and third years, and MSci students have a choice of studying abroad between their second and third, or third and fourth years.

An average of 60% will be required for study abroad to be considered and only if the appropriate modules are approved in advance with the departmental Study Abroad Tutor.

The current destinations available are:

Please see the information on the Department of Mathematics website for more details.

Medicine

Students on the Medicine Programme (MBBS) can spend their 5th year elective at one of King's prestigious partner institutions around the world. Electives are facilitated by the GKT School of Medical Education. For more information please see the electives page on KEATS.

Midwifery

Students on the BSc Midwifery programme have the opportunity to study abroad and experience clinical work in international settings for a two week period in the third and final year provided they have met all EU requirements for registration. Midwifery electives are facilitated by the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care - please see their page on electives for current students and their internal page on international mobility for more information.

Music

Students from the department of Music have the opportunity to study abroad for the second semester of the second year at one of many destinations:

Neuroscience and Psychology BSc

Students on the  BSc Neuroscience & Psychology have the opportunity to add a third study abroad year (switching to a 4-year programme), at one of many destinations.

What can I study?

Students will continue to follow the BSc Neuroscience and Psychology curriculum and in all cases module choices should be first discussed with the department Study Abroad Tutor

Students must take the minimum credit requirement of their partner institution and pass at least 30 King’s credits whilst abroad.

*Yonsei University - Psychology modules taught in English may cover content similar to core King's BSc modules, and access to these modules cannot be guaranteed. Thus this option is more suitable for students looking to broaden their study topics beyond psychology, than to those looking primarily at experiencing a cross-cultural approach to psychology.

How long can I go for?

Students add an extra year to their degree and will therefore study abroad in their third year (of four) and return to King's for a fourth and final year. 

Nursing (BSc and PG Dip)

Students on pre-registration BSc Nursing programmes have the opportunity to study abroad and experience clinical work in international settings for four weeks in the spring of the second year of three. Students on the PGDip programmes have the opportunity for four weeks in September of part two (the second year). Electives are facilitated by the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care - please see their page on electives for current students and their internal page on international mobility for more information.

Pharmacy

For students that are in their third year in 2021/22, unfortunately it is not possible for you to study abroad for your first semester of fourth year in 2022/23, due to the uncertainty around project availability at partner institutions.   

Students on the MPharm programme have the opportunity to study abroad for the first semester of their fourth and final year at one of several destinations. However, unlike most study abroad students who take a selection of taught modules much as they would do at King's, MPharm students complete a final year research project with a relevant academic or group of academics at the partner.

The nature of the research project means the Study Abroad Tutor for the MPharm programme, Dr Khuloud Al-Jamal, is involved with working with students to attain the right placement, but it is down to individual students to research where is appropriate for their interests/requirements and investigate with the relevant Principle Investigator (PI).

Additional information

For students doing their research projects at USP:

Students with EU passports issued in the UK (and some other EU countries, but not all) do not require a visa to study in Brazil for up to 90 days. If students stay longer than 90 days though, they must register on the 'Special Topics for Foreign Student' course at USP. These topics can be anything from seminars to Portuguese classes. Registering on this course will allow students to qualify for a student status visa for Brazil.

Philosophy

Current students on the BA Philosophy programme have the opportunity to study abroad in the second semester of their second year (remaining on a 3-year programme), or add a third year abroad (switching to a 4-year programme), at one of many destinations.

Students on the BSc Mathematics & Philosophy with a Year Abroad students follow the Philosophy destinations and study abroad for their third year, returning to King's for their final (fourth) year. 

Students on the BA/BSc Philosophy, Politics & Economics degree (PPE) should see the notes regarding their options under Political Economy.

Physics

Students from the department of Physics have the opportunity to study abroad for a full year at the following destinations. BSc students add an extra year to their degree and will therefore study abroad in their third year and return to King's for a fourth and final year. MSci students replace their third year at King's with the year abroad, adding no extra time to the degree.

Module requirements

1) BSc with the year abroad: there are no compulsory modules. 

2) MSci: MSci students can spend their third year in another university. In this case students need to take modules that are (more or less) equivalent to the ones that are offered to third year students at KCL. In particular, 4 modules are compulsory:

- Solid state physics

- Statistical mechanics

- Optics

- Quantum mechanics II

Regarding the other 4 modules that students need to take in their third year, students can choose within a range of different courses (but they must be at the appropriate level, i.e. third year level).

Students must take the minimum credit requirement of their partner institution and pass at least 30 King’s credits whilst abroad.

Political Economy

BA and BSc students from the department of Political Economy studying Politics or Political Economy have the opportunity to study abroad for the second semester of the second year. 

Students can choose to study abroad at one of the following destinations:

BA and BSc Philosophy, Politics & Economics degree (PPE) have the opportunity to study abroad in the second semester of the second year at the following destinations, however BSc PPE students must first check the module catalogues of the below institutions to make sure they can fulfil their degree requirements whilst abroad:

Module Selection

Students should be aware that there are module requirements that need to be fulfilled in their second year of study, regardless of them studying abroad. Students need to take and pass modules equivalent to 60 King's credits for one semester, taking into account any pre-requisites for third year modules 

It is compulsory for BSc Political Economy students to complete the following module(s) in the second semester of their second year:

  • Econometrics

It is compulsory for BSc Politics students to complete the following module(s) in the second semester of their second year:

  • Game Theory and Strategic Decision-Making

It is compulsory for BSc PPE students to complete the following module(s) in the second semester of their second year:

  • Econometrics

Psychology 

Students on the BSc in Psychology have the opportunity to add a third study abroad year (switching to a 4-year programme), at one of many destinations.

For the cohort of students that are in the third year of their degree in 2021/2022, it has been agreed that they will have the option to study abroad for their full fourth year in 2022/23. This is due to exceptional circumstances surrounding the pandemic and is not expected to be extended to future cohorts.

What can I study?

Students will continue to follow the broad BSc Psychology curriculum and in all cases module choices should be first discussed with the department Study Abroad Tutor

Students must take the minimum credit requirement of their partner institution and pass at least 30 King’s credits whilst abroad.

*Yonsei University - Psychology modules taught in English may cover content similar to core King's BSc modules, and access to these modules cannot be guaranteed. Thus this option is more suitable for students looking to broaden their study topics beyond psychology, than to those looking primarily at experiencing a cross-cultural approach to psychology.

How long can I go for?

Students add an extra year to their degree and will therefore study abroad in their third year (of four) and return to King's for a fourth and final year. 

Social Sciences

Students on the new BA Social Sciences programme have the opportunity to study abroad in the second semester of their second year to study abroad and one of the following destinations:

Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

Hispanic Studies students have the opportunity to study abroad for the whole of their third year at one of several destinations in Europe and Latin America.

First year Modern Languages students starting from 2020/21 onwards will follow programmes under the new degree titles, Modern Languages (French/Spanish/German/Portuguese) with a year abroad, and for joint-honours students, History/English/Management etc. & Modern Languages (French/Spanish/German/Portuguese) with a year abroad.

In each of these cases, students’ study abroad options are those from the language they are studying e.g. students studying Management & Spanish/Portuguese with a year abroad, will choose from SPLAS study abroad destinations:

In addition to the options above, Hispanic Studies students also have the opportunity to apply for the English Language Assistantship Programme, or can apply for a semester-long internship

Portuguese & Brazilian Studies

Portuguese & Brazilian Studies students have the opportunity to study abroad for the whole of their third year at one of three destinations in Europe, and four in Latin America:

In addition to the options above, Portuguese & Brazilian Studies students also have the opportunity to apply for a semester-long internship.

Travel guide for SPLAS students

This guide has been put together by former SPLAS study abroad tutor Toby Green in collaboration with returning SPLAS students. All information is accurate as far as can be verified as of December 2017, but SPLAS cannot take responsibility for any error which may be contained therein.

Theology & Religious Studies

Students from the department of Theology and Religious Studies have the opportunity to study abroad in either or both semesters of the second year, at one of seven destinations:

War Studies & International Relations

Students from the department of War Studies (including those on the BA International Relations) have the opportunity to study abroad for their full second year. War Studies & History joint honours students follow War Studies options for study abroad, too. Destinations on offer are:


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