Study abroad

A riverside view of Copenhagen

Aberystwyth University offers you an exciting range of options to go overseas as part of your degree: from short courses and volunteering opportunities in the summer, to a full semester or year abroad studying your chosen subject at one of our partner universities.

If you are studying a Physics or Engineering Physics degree with an integrated industrial year, you can choose to spend some or all of your industrial year abroad to complete your placement.

Students taking MPhys Physics with Planetary and Space Physics have the unparalleled opportunity of spending the second semester of their final year (January-May) studying at UNIS (University Centre on Svalbard) an international university in the town of Longyearbyen on Svalbard in the High Arctic. Students from across Europe meet to study advanced courses in polar science here. All teaching is in the common language of English and there are no additional tuition fees.

Reports have shown that students who study abroad are more attractive to employers and earn more than their peers. Time spent exploring a new culture can enhance your interpersonal and communication skills, improve your language ability, and broaden your international mindset. Why not take advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime while improving your critical and thinking skills by choosing to study abroad.

Find out where you can go as a student in the Department of Physics.