For students on English, Politics and Contemporary History, Sociology and Criminology courses, the second year of your studies could be spent on our study abroad exchange scheme. Going on an exchange can be hugely enjoyable, enhance your personal development, and greatly improve your career prospects. There are also opportunities to study abroad as part of some of our taught postgraduate courses.
Exchanges are currently available worldwide depending on your course, but include Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Italy, Turkey, and USA.
About student exchanges
- Exchanges are available for one or both semesters of your second year
- All our partner universities offer modules taught in English
- Students spending both semesters at a university outside of Europe pay half tuition fees for that year
- Students spending both semesters at a university in Europe will, in 2012/13 and 2013/14 at least, be eligible for a tuition fee waiver, dependent on citizenship
- Students are eligible to apply for a grant for time spent studying in Europe, dependent on citizenship
- The University offers a Global Placement Bursary of £500 for each semester spent studying abroad
- Graduating with a degree that includes time spent studying abroad on exchange will enrich your profile when it comes to applying for jobs
Please see the University’s Erasmus European exchanges website for information on the application process and the eligibility criteria for the tuition fee waiver and grant for studying in Europe.
International Placement Year
For those studying undergraduate courses in Languages, the International Placement Year is a compulsory part of most of the courses, and typically involves students spending up to a year abroad during the third year of full-time study.
Most undergraduate languages students in the UK spend their year abroad on a study exchange. In contrast, most of Salford's languages students spend their year abroad on one or more work placements, many of which are paid.
Working abroad in your placement year
Undergraduate languages students wishing to undertaken a work placement during their year abroad benefit from our extensive, well established network of placement providers including large multinationals such as Guinness, Deutsche Bank, Mercedes-Benz and Alcatel.
Quite different from typical student part-time work in retailing or catering, a Languages work placement provides you with practical experience with an employer in a foreign country, so you have a foot on the career ladder before you've even left university. Where possible you are given an opportunity to further develop the specific skills you are studying, e.g. translation or teaching English as a foreign language.
Study abroad during your placement year
You may wish to combine a work placement with a period of study abroad, or indeed spend the year in a study placement. The School has links with universities across Europe, the Far East and the Arab world, including institutions specialising in translation and interpreting. And whatever you do, you will be looked after by our experienced staff who support you throughout your placement