Year Abroad, Year in Industry

Year Abroad. Year in Industry. Three young people working on laptops around a table.

Whilst studying at Aberystwyth University, we strongly encourage you to consider an integrated Year Abroad or Year in Industry as part of your course.

If you want to broaden your horizon, enjoy and embrace a new culture, gain a taste of the workplace or experience a career through a work placement, then both the integrated studying abroad and within industry will strengthen and improve your career prospects after graduating.

At Aberystwyth University, some of our courses have the integrated studying year abroad or work placement within industry as part of the degree, however all students are encouraged to pursue the year in industry through with the assistance of our careers office or study abroad (Erasmus + or International Exchange programme) through the International Office.


  • Study Abroad
    At selected “partner” universities across Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, China and more;
  • Working in Industry
    With selected “industrial partners” across a variety of our courses, including agriculture, computer science, geography, marine & freshwater biology, psychology and more;
  • Working at the University
    There are also opportunities to work at the University during term-time, on summer placements and longer internships – all part of the AberForward scheme.