Exchange Schemes

  • Exchange in USA
  • USA exchange
  • University of Georgia-USA
  • University of Lund-Sweden
  • Exchange in Sweden

Spend part of your course abroad (in Sweden or the USA) and expand your sociological imagination! According to HEFCE (Source: Attainment in Higher Education, Erasmus and Placement Students), year abroad students:

  • are more likely to be employed six months after graduating
  • have above average salaries (especially if they are not language graduates)
  • are more likely to be employed abroad

Erasmus Exchange (Sweden)

Leicester Sociology participates in the European Exchange Programme (SOCRATES-ERASMUS) which allows you to study at another European university as part of your course.

We have an agreement with Lund University in Sweden for the exchange of students wishing to study abroad. Lund University is a leading sociological institution in Europe. It is also situated in a beautiful and historic university town.

Everyone who has been on the Erasmus program will testify to the great intellectual and social value of spending several months living and studying in another European city. As one student put it: "I really enjoyed my time in Sweden! The time I stayed there enhanced me both socially and educationally – I would thoroughly recommend it!" Another described it as "... a mind broadening experience – the worst thing is the fact you have to leave and say goodbye to so many good friends."

Key features

  • Courses count towards your Leicester degree
  • You will be taught in English
  • You can only go in the second semester of your second year
  • There is free language training before you go and/or as you arrive in the host university
  • A student mobility grant is available from the European Union. This grant varies annually. It is usually about 370 Euro per month for Sweden. All eligible students are awarded this grant which is not means tested.
  • You pay no fees to the host institution, but you will continue to pay your Leicester fees
  • You will take part in a departmental shortlisting process in the second semester of your first year

Study Abroad (USA)

We have an agreement with various universities in the US for the exchange of students wishing to study abroad.

Key features:

  • Courses count towards your Leicester degree
  • You can only go in the second semester of your second year
  • You pay no fees to the host institution, but you will continue to pay your Leicester fees
  • You won't get a monthly allowance for this exchange
  • You will take part in a departmental shortlisting process in the second semester of first year

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The semester I spent at the University of Georgia helped me grow in confidence and independence and it definitely enhanced my career opportunities.
Megan Grant

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