Considering Studying Abroad in Stage 3?

As a BSc Landscapes & Society (Archaeology, Geography and History) student, there are a number of exciting destinations available for you to study abroad during Stage 3.  Below is some important information to help you decide whether to apply for an exchange or Erasmus opportunity, but if you have any further questions, please call in to the Social Sciences Office.

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  • Who is eligible to apply?

As a BSc Landscapes & Society (Archaeology, Geography and History) student, you can apply to study abroad on Erasmus or Exchange if you have 

  • achieved a minimum GPA 3.08 during Stage 1 and trimester 1 of Stage 2.

If you are successful in your application, you will need to have completed 60 credits at Stage 1 including all cores, and at least 50 credits in Stage 2, to be eligible to take your exchange or Erasmus place. Note: It is strongly advised that any student who does not pass all stage 2 modules, does not take up an opportunity to study abroad for a full year as it will be very difficult to remediate your outstanding modules and successfully complete stage 4 on your return. Should you wish to discuss this further please contact the Social Sciences office.

  • When and for how long can I go abroad? 

You can study abroad in a host university for either a year (two trimesters) or a trimester (either Trimester 1 or Trimester 2) in Stage 3 of your programme.

  • How many modules do I need to take and what do I need to study while I am abroad? 

You are required to complete a number of ECTS credits at your host university. The number of modules this equates to may differ from one partner university to another and some Universities may require students to take a minimum number of credits per trimester. The below indicates the requirements for students on your specific degree pathway.

For students going abroad for a trimester:  You are required to pass a minimum of 20 ECTS credits at your host institution. However, it is recommended that you attempt up to 30 ECTS at your host institution. While studying at the host university you should study modules in some (at least one of your subjects) or all of the subject areas covered in your programme (an equal balance of subjects is not required).

For students going abroad for a year (two trimesters): You are required to pass a minimum of 45 ECTS credits at your host institution. However, it is recommended that you attempt up to 60 ECTS credits when abroad for a year (two trimesters). While studying at the host university you should study modules in at least two of your subjects or all three subject areas covered in your programme (an equal balance of subjects is not required).

  • Where Can I go?

The destinations available for 2020/21 Stage 3 are listed below, to discuss with your Programme Director.

Destinations

BSc Landscapes & Society students wishing to go abroad for a trimester or a year (two trimesters) in Stage 3 can apply to go to one of the following universities, noting that some universities may not cover all aspects of the programme and will need to be discussed with the Programme Director in advance. 

Please note: Destinations listed are for guidance and are subject to change, based on a number of factors, including availability of places and agreements with host universities. If a University is of particular interest and is not listed (or is not listed for the duration you would like), please contact Joanna Kozielec, Erasmus Exchange Programme Manager (outgoing.socialsciences@ucd.ie) or the Programme Director to explore this further. 

Destinations 2020.21 Landscapes Society Degree

Contact for more information:  The Programme Director of Landscapes & Society (Archaeology, Geography & History) will advise on academic requirements when you are abroad. 

Associate Professor Niamh Moore Niamh.Moore @ ucd.ie