International study opportunities

The Department of Sport and Physical Activity offers opportunities for a select number of students to spend a full academic year studying at partner universities in Europe and/or North America.

The department currently has Erasmus+ partnerships with Malmö University (Sweden), the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), the University of Vic (Catalonia), the University of Valencia (Spain), Institut Nacional d’Educacio Fisica de Catalunya (INEFC) (Barcelona), the University of Almería (Spain) and Lithuania Sports University.

Partnerships outside of Europe include: Oklahoma City University (USA), Bellarmine University (USA) and Truman State University (USA).

How it works

Instead of undertaking a three year degree, students undertake a ‘sandwich year’ and extend their programme of studies to four years. They spend their third year at the partner institution studying a variety of modules which suit their interests (note: modules at partner institutions are delivered in the English language). Following the year at the partner institution, students return to Edge Hill University to complete their final year of studies.

Interested second year students are invited to submit an application in keeping with the annual deadline. The applicants will be shortlisted, with potential candidates invited to an interview.

For more information, please contact the Department’s International Co-ordinator, Laura Purdy: (purdyl@edgehill.ac.uk) or the International Office: (international@edgehill.ac.uk).

“You think you know a country until you live it in, and then you discover it’s so much more! Erasmus+ has given us the opportunity to explore another country, meet and befriend people from all over the world and from different cultures.

We’ve been able to engage in a variety of modules which relate to our degree, but also extend beyond sport. The flexible choice of modules allows us to pursue our interests and develop new skills.  

Stepping out of your comfort zone isn’t easy, but the Erasmus+ programme is worth it!”

Jonathan Ollerenshaw and Calum Baldwin, BA (Hons) Sports Development and Management (2016-17 academic year)