Outgoing Erasmus and Exchange Programmes on BSc Social Sciences


The information below is designed to guide you through the important information you need to decide whether and where to apply to study abroad in Stage 3 of your degree.  We encourage you to look through your degree specific information, the FAQs, handbook etc.  The Social Sciences team and your programme director are here to discuss any questions you may have.

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Why Study Abroad?

Studying abroad during your university studies is a fantastic opportunity to study at leading universities in Europe and beyond. Studying abroad builds on your own life experiences to date, giving you fresh perspectives and new directions. It is not just about seeing and visiting new places, it is about living in that place, forming friendships there, experiencing a different university system and their expectations, learning the local language, and discovering the culture, history and politics of the country.  The experience of studying abroad enables you to enhance understanding of how different people can be and yet how similar in their common human concerns. Studying abroad can present challenges, testing and developing your resourcefulness and resilience but in a way that further supports your development and preparation for the next stage of life after your degree.  The Erasmus programme has been running successfully for many years across Europe, providing a reliable structure for your study abroad. It allows you to see something of what 'Europe' really means, and to understand European issues better. UCD also has exchange agreements outside Europe: with North and South America, with East Asia, and with Oceania.

For general information about exchanges, students  can contact Programme Manager Joanna Kozielec at outgoing.socialsciences@ucd.ie

For academic advising regarding subject choices, students  should contact relevant Academic/Erasmus Coordinators:


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