What is studying abroad?

Studying abroad is the perfect way to explore the world, gain vital skills and increase your employability. You can do all of this while continuing on your Keele degree programme at one of our partner universities.

There are two different ways for you to gain a global experience during your time at Keele: a semester exhange or an international year.

View the table below for a summary of the exchange programme:

Duration Does it add time to my degree? Will I study modules from my subject area? Will it count towards my degree?
1 semester (4-6 months) No Yes Yes

You will go on exchange for a semester either the first or the second semester in your second year depending on destination.

What do I study?

  • Students take modules to match those that they would study if they stayed at Keele
  • Studying abroad on exchange counts towards your degree in the same way as if you remained at Keele

View the table below for a summary of the International year:

Duration Does it add time to my degree? Will I study modules from my subject area? Will it count towards my degree?
1 year Your degree will become 4 years 40% modules will be in your Subject area the rest of the modules will be complementary It is a Pass / Fail, your degree will read "with International Year"

Students can go on a full year placement between their second and third year. There is an opportunity to take a split placement, for example, Europe in the first semester than Australia in your second semester

What do I study?

  • 40% of modules have to be in your subject area
  • The rest of the modules can complement your degree programme at Keele
  • The International year is a Pass/Fail Year