International study with the School of Psychology

Whether you are a student at Plymouth and want to study abroad, or a student abroad who wants to study in Plymouth, we are ready to help you.

All psychology undergraduates can opt to study abroad for their entire second year. We have established links with universities around the world, and add new ones every year. We ensure that the modules you take abroad match our curriculum, so that your degree is still recognised by the British Psychological Society.

Overseas students who are interested in studying in Plymouth are also welcome. You can join us for a short period through schemes such as Erasmus, study for an international relations degree, or enrol for a full three or four year course as an undergraduate, or continue your studies at a postgraduate level in our masters or PhD schemes. You'll find all of the information you need on these web pages, or you can contact us directly.

Study abroad year in the USA

I can proudly say that it has been one of the best and wisest choices I could have ever made!

Simge Engelkiran spent a year in Nebraska

A challenge year in​ the USA

Eska Gatland spent her second year abroad

I wouldn’t change my decision to study abroad for anything, and I highly recommend that if you have the option to study abroad too that you go for it!

All psychology students can choose to study abroad in their second year

Find out about Eska's year in Montana

Qavitha Buspanathan

I would definitely say that every day you study at Plymouth will be the best experience anyone can ever have. Enjoy those moments until the very last day when you graduate.

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Read more about Qavitha's experience

Anna-Lena visited as an Erasmus student

My time at Plymouth University was one of the best times in my life! All the people (students, lectures, administrative stuff...) were very friendly and I learned a lot. Plymouth is not a stunning holiday-town, but it is very worth living there and a perfect town for students. Living student life in Plymouth with all the societies, the SU, the many charity, sport and fun events as well as studying in a foreign language, using the cool Plymouth library and working together in course groups for projects were great experiences. It was also a great pleasure and an honour to get to know so many international students and making friends from all over the world. I’d always come back! Cheers, Plymouth!

Anna-Lena Bernreiter, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.

Dennis visited the School of Psychology from Germany on a three month Erasmus exchange scholarship.

He worked with Professors Jackie Andrade and Jon May, and their team of doctoral and undergraduate students on mental imagery, motivation and behaviour change. This work helped him further his interests in the application of cognitive research in clinical psychology.

He translated two of the groups' published questionnaires into German and ran online studies to collect data and validate them. As part of this he learned how to run Confirmatory Factor Analysis in the R statistical package. 

Dennis also had fun using a motion capture suit to help with the groups' work in virtual reality experiments.