International opportunities

UCD School of Geography has strong relationships with a number of partner institutions globally through engagements in education, research and other activities. Through our visiting professor programme, we have current strong collaborations with University College London and Durham University. In all of our programmes, students are offered the opportunity to participate in exchange programmes with institutions across the globe through the Erasmus+, Study Abroad and prestigious Universitas 21 network programmes. For more information on how to apply to these programmes, please click here.

The full list of exchanges open to students from the UCD School of Geography is available here by clicking down to School of Geography on the menu.

Click here to read from our students about their international experiences.

At the Masters level, all students can opt to undertake international fieldwork at a destination in Europe for five days. In the past, this fieldtrip module has visited Iceland, Germany, Spain and Brussels. The trip integrates learning about research methods and knowledge of the place and country visited, including its history, economics, politics and geography. Occasionally, and where agreed with the School, MA students may conduct fieldwork as part of their thesis. The first of our PhD students have travelled to a range countries around the globe for research, depending on the focus of their thesis.

In consultation with staff members, it is also possible to arrange, when appropriate, visits to departments abroad when this assists students in carrying out their research. Our staff are very well-connected globally and use their range of connections to support the education, research and global engagement mission of the School.