Study Abroad

Year Abroad OptionMGeol students have the option of spending the third year of their degree studying at an overseas partner university.

Current partners are the:

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona is a top-ranked American department and Arizona boasts world-class geological localities from the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley to the Petrified Forest and Meteor Crater. New Zealand is a beautiful and geologically diverse country and the University of Canterbury provides excellent educational facilities for geology students.

Sadie on her year abroad in New Zealand
Sadie on her year abroad in New Zealand
Choosing to go to New Zealand was the best decision I’ve ever made. There were so many interesting modules and everyone was super friendly. The field trips were great, from climbing up volcanoes to mapping active faults - I even experienced a few earthquakes!
Sadie, MGeol Geology

How to apply

To apply for our Year Abroad programmes in Arizona you should apply for the MGeol degree (Geology; Applied and Environmental Geology; Geology with Palaeontology; Geology with Geophysics) that best suits your interests; for the Year Abroad in New Zealand apply for MGeol Geology. You register your interest in the Year Abroad programme in the first year.

To be considered for the year abroad requires a 60% average by the middle of the second year. Places are limited, and selection is based on academic thresholds determined by the department.

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