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?

You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year. Find out more at birmingham.ac.uk/yearabroad

If you are studying Single Honours BA History of Art with us, you can also apply to spend a semester abroad at one of our carefully selected partner universities, where we have close personal ties with academic staff. If your application is successful, during your time abroad you will be able to study modules in History of Art and related subjects, including topics specific to the place of study. It is possible to attend universities where all the modules offered will be taught in English.

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.