Spend a Year Abroad
UCAS code: Q300
AAB-ABB must include an A in A-level English (Literature; Language; or combined Language and Literature)
Duration (years): Four
BA English (European Union)
The ERASMUS scheme is a cultural and educational exchange programme run and funded by the European Union which enables students from across the EU to experience living and studying in another country. Each year up to twenty-two single subject students from the School of English transfer from the three year English BA to a four year English (European Union) BA. This is a decision you make at the end of your first year of study.
On the BA English (EU) degree, you take the first two years of the English degree as normal, then study abroad for your third year, before returning to complete the final year of the BA English as your fourth year.
The School currently has links with universities in:
- Austria (Salzburg)
- Finland (Helsinki)
- France (Paris)
- Germany (Heidelberg, Leipzig)
- Holland (Amsterdam)
- Italy (Bologna, Turin)
- Switzerland (Geneva)
Ask students who have been on Erasmus if they'd recommend it to others, and you get a resounding "Yes!".
Sumit, back from a year at the University of Paris, writes:
Jessica has recently returned from a year in Switzerland:
Chantel spent a year in Salzburg:
English will be the language of instruction at whichever of our partner universities you choose to study, so all your classes and all your assessments will be in English. However, to enable you to make the most of your ERASMUS year, relevant language classes are provided at Leicester before you leave, as well as during your year abroad.
The courses that you follow as part of the ERASMUS scheme will be assessed and the marks that you receive abroad will count as a quarter of your final degree classification at Leicester.
Currently students on the ERASMUS scheme receive a grant from the EU to help cover travel and extra living expenses. Follow the link below to find out more about finances.
Students are given the opportunity to apply for the ERASMUS scheme during the second semester of their first year and are welcome to apply jointly with a friend.
Year Abroad for Joint Degree students
Students on the BA English and American Studies can apply through the School of English Erasmus scheme for European destinations, or through a separate Year Abroad scheme for American destinations.
BA English and History students can apply through the Historical Studies Erasmus exchange.
For more information on Erasmus in the School of English please contact: