Study abroad

All Single Honours students in the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies enrolling in or after 2013 are eligible to take part in the Erasmus or Universitas 21 ‘Student Mobility Programme’.

How does it work?

All History of Art students are welcome to apply for the year abroad option (with this being compulsory for Modern Languages students). However, the semester abroad is only available for Single Honours History of Art students to apply for. Please visit the web pages of Birmingham's Study Abroad and Exchanges Office for more information. 

Early on in your first year, you will be invited to a meeting outlining the scheme. You’ll then have the option of signing up to spend one semester of your second year in one of five partner institutions. During your time abroad you will have the opportunity of studying, in English, modules in Art History and other related subjects, including specialist topics not currently offered at the University of Birmingham. If you study in a non-English speaking country, you will also have the chance to pick up the local language! The marks that you obtain in the host institution will count towards your degree result.

Where can I go?

We currently have two partner institutions under the Erasmus scheme:

We currently have two partner institutions under the Universitas 21 scheme:

Please note that places at some of these universities will be offered on a competitive basis and it therefore may not possible to guarantee your first choice. You will also be required to have achieved adequate grades in your first year.

What are the benefits?

  • Studying abroad is a great way to enhance both your studies at university and your future career prospects. It gives you the chance to discover a foreign culture, to study exciting new modules, and to gain valuable experience, perhaps including learning a new language, that will set you apart from other graduates in a competitive job market.
  • Financial and academic support and advice are available to students taking part in the exchange scheme.