Study overseas with BA (Hons) History

Spend part of, or your entire, second year studying abroad by choosing history with the University of Plymouth. 

Plymouth is one of only nine universities in the UK which are part of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) and considering these study options cost little more than a normal year studying in Plymouth, this is a great way to see the world while furthering your studies.

Study in the United States or Canada

With University of Plymouth we don't simply teach you about America, we offer you the chance to go there and find out for yourself. 

In your second-year, you’ll be able to experience life stateside with semester or year-long exchanges with our partner universities – a fantastic opportunity to not only learn about the US but also to immerse yourself in American culture. We also offer exchanges at Canadian universities.

You can spend your entire second year in the US as part of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) - an affordable scheme offered by only nine universities in the UK.

Over the last two years, almost 10 per cent of Plymouth’s history students have gone on student exchanges.

For more information about these opportunities, please contact Dr Simon Topping.

Joshua Bainbridge

"To put it simply my study abroad exchange was the best decision I’ve ever made

When I decided to apply I was so nervous that I was making a mistake. I was so wrong. The experiences I had were life-changing. I made friends with amazing people and experienced new things I’d never had the opportunity to do. You’re taken out of your comfort zone and placed into something unknown but it truly is worth it. I met people from other cultures around the world I’d previously never have had the chance to meet. It gave me so much more confidence in myself and I would encourage anybody to go on a study abroad."

Daniel Ridholls

"For my student exchange, I attended Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia for a semester, between January and May. There were many reasons I was interested in taking part in the study abroad programme, such as the opportunity to experience and immerse myself in a new culture and society. I was excited by the prospect of moving out of my comfort zone and fully embracing the American college lifestyle. Additionally, this was a chance to meet new people from all over the world, as part of the international programme, and broaden my understanding of different cultures and people."

The world comes to Plymouth 

The international experience you gain with history at University of Plymouth doesn't just involve going overseas: the world comes to Plymouth. In addition to a range of courses that give you the opportunity to learn about history around the world, there is a range of extra-curricular opportunities.

Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

A social club open to international and home students, including those who have returned from an exchange. 

See the award-nominated video on Vimeo: Erasmus Student Network or contact ESN Plymouth at esnplymouth@gmail.com.