The University of Southampton
Psychology

International links

The University of Southampton is a truly international university with a global reputation for excellence in leading-edge research. Many of our research and teaching staff have worked outside the UK at some point in their careers, and others have chosen to come here from other countries.

With professor Simon Liversedge
Postgraduate students

Our established partners for Erasmus academic exchanges currently include universities in Amsterdam (UvA), Utrecht, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Bielefeld, Paris (Descartes) and Lisbon (ISPA Insituto). We are also actively building up partnerships with a number of other overseas universities.

This year, we welcome undergraduates from a number of EU countries, as well as Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Namibia and Pakistan. Our new intake of postgraduates and researchers again includes colleagues from across the globe. In parallel, Psychology at Southampton was identified from a shortlist of about 180 specialist university departments across Europe for a CHE Excellence award for postgraduate and doctoral education.

Erasmus scheme

All BSc Psychology students have the option to spend the first semester of their third year at a partner university abroad, within the Erasmus scheme. Similarly, we welcome students from partner universities in continental Europe through this scheme.

Our partners currently include universities in Amsterdam (UvA), Utrecht, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Bielefeld, Paris (Descartes) and Lisbon (ISPA Insituto).

Partner universities have a programme structure similar to our own. The modules that you take during your semester abroad will be marked by local teaching staff. In most instances, teaching is in English. However, if you are already fluent in another relevant European language, your choice could be even wider.

There is a real advantage of spending some time abroad. Time spent in another country usually is considered a real bonus on your CV. In addition, you will make many new friends and the experience will certainly broaden your horizons, as Cara’s story shows.

Students visiting us from abroad thoroughly enjoy their stay with us. They can choose from a wide range of different course options which constitute a real asset to their degrees at home.

The University's international office has plenty of information on the Erasmus scheme. Within the School, we usually run an information session in early December for interested first and second year undergraduate students. If you want any further information meanwhile, the School’s Erasmus contacts are Dr Jana Kreppner (for undergraduates) and Dr Denis Drieghe (for postgraduates).

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