Liberal Arts: Study abroad

This is an exciting feature of the MLibArts course, allowing you to spend your third year studying at an overseas university.

Studying abroad is a great way to build on your experiences as a student, develop your confidence in a new environment, and boost your CV for when you graduate - all with University staff available to support you when you need it.


During your first two years of study you will given support and advice from our year abroad team in choosing the right destination for you, from a wide range of possible places. (If you are on a language pathway, you will go to a country appropriate for your pathway). The University of Bristol has existing arrangements with many prestigious universities in Europe and around the world through our membership with the Coimbra Group in Europe and of the Worldwide Universities Network. Our partners for the Liberal Arts courses will be drawn from these networks, which we may supplement with further agreements with comparable universities worldwide.

Fees and funding

If you are a home/EU student, you will pay a much reduced tuition fee during that year (15 per cent). You will have to pay for travel to get to your destination and for your maintenance (which in the USA will include health insurance), which can be expensive. To help, we are working on agreements with European partners who give instruction in English.

If you decide to study within Europe, you will be eligible for Erasmus funding, currently about £3000 per annum (available to both home and overseas exchange students).

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