Study Abroad and ERASMUS

Would you like to expand your geographical and other horizons by studying abroad for a semester or even for a whole year?

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"I was given the opportunity to take modules that were not available at Keele, for example, 'Geographies of Canada' or a different G.I.S module to what is offered at Keele. This definitely broadened my perspective of my discipline and what I learnt out there informed my idea for my dissertation at Keele!"

Adam Peacock, Geography

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What is Study Abroad?

In your second year you have an opportunity to spend the first semester at one of our partner universities in a number of European countries, the USA or Canada. Because of bilateral agreements with these universities, it is possible to study both of your Keele subjects when you are abroad, and for the marks gained to be transferred directly back into your Keele degree profile. Students are selected for exchange visits partly on the basis of their academic record at Keele, so if you want to study abroad you need to be doing well in your courses at Keele.

Currently we have partners in countries such as Belgium, France, Iceland, and Sweden, as well as the USA and Canada. Language is not necessarily a barrier in Europe: for example most of the Scandinavian universities do much teaching in English.

There is also the option of going abroad for a whole year between second and third year, in what is known as year 2B.

You need to think and plan early if you are interested. The application process usually starts by attending the Global Education Fair in mid-October.

(For exact dates check with the Global Education Office).

For further information visit the Keele Global Education website or contact your Study Abroad Tutor:

GGE Courses Study Abroad Tutor

Dr Alex Nobajas
: WS1.14B
Tel: 01782 (7)34962

ERASMUS, exchange and overseas students

If you have reached this point, you are well on your way to accessing the information you need. At first you may be overwhelmed by the many pages of details, so here is a brief guide to what you may find most helpful if you are new to Keele.

GGE Handbook

General information about the William Smith Building, the members of staff, the overall structure of our degree programmes/ courses, safety procedures and sources of support for students.

Course Handbooks

A brief outline of the individual courses,  the tutors involved, some hints on study methods and where to get more information.

Module Resources / Handbooks

Detailed information about each module, including the names of the tutors involved, the aims and outcomes of the course, a list of lectures and information about essay and other assignment titles and submission dates. In many cases there will also be a summary of all of the lectures, often including copies of illustrations and handouts.

Module specifications

These are based upon the information required by the University before module is approved, and they provide the definitive module specification. You are welcome to look at these documents, but you almost certainly will not need them.

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