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Ensuring that our students are provided with a knowledge and skills-based foundation for their future careers and enhancing their opportunities to find employment is at the core of everything that we do.

As our department has a mature and dynamic research culture, with many of our staff leading the way in the studies of their field, they can draw on their own experiences and provide anecdotal support to sessions which will give you great confidence. The quality of our teaching gives all our students a solid foundation to forge their own careers. Our past graduates have gone on to work in:

  • Social services
  • Teaching and education
  • Management
  • Youth justice services
  • Police force
  • Probation services
  • Health and social care
  • Human resources
  • Public relations and advertising
  • Local government
  • Trade unions
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Entertainment industries

International study opportunities

The Department of Social Sciences offers a number of opportunities for students to spend a few weeks or a full or half academic year studying at international partner universities in Europe, North America, and/or Asia.

The department currently has Erasmus+ partnerships with:

Partnerships outside of Europe on the Study Abroad Programme include:

Students can undertake two to seven week courses on a range of topics over the summer period as part of the global Summer School Programme. These opportunities change annually but this list shows some of the opportunities the University has offered:

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How does it work?

Students can take part in the Erasmus+ or Study Abroad Programme for either one semester or a full academic year, or the Summer School Programme for 2-7 weeks over the summer period. The Erasmus+ and Study Abroad Programme study trips usually take place in either the second or third year of your degree.

Students who take part for one semester return to complete their degree in three years as normal. Students who take part for a whole academic year undertake a ‘sandwich year’ and extend their programme of study to four years; they spend their third year at the partner institution then return to Edge Hill University to complete their final year of studies.

Summer School Programmes take place over the summer period (between May-August) and usually range from two to seven weeks’ duration. Modules at all partner institutions are delivered in English.

Want to apply?

All three programmes will be promoted to students in their first and second year in lectures and online. Interested students are then invited to submit an application by the advertised annual deadline. Applicants will be shortlisted, with potential candidates invited to an interview.

Want to find out more?

Email our Social Sciences Department International Coordinator, Dr Melanie Lang

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