ERASMUS+ and International Connections

ERASMUS+ is a student mobility programme organised by the European Commission.

The programme provides students with the opportunity to significantly enhance their degree experience at Edge Hill University through exposure to new ways of learning and teaching in addition to gaining valuable content knowledge and relevant personal and professional skills. Irrespective of location, students engaging in Erasmus+ are exposed to a variety of educational styles and approaches, led by expert staff in new and exciting subject areas and disciplines. The flexibility of the Erasmus+ programme affords students opportunities to select modules that both enhance their current subject knowledge and build their broader intellectual and academic expertise beyond the sport domain.

This programme enables a select number of students to spend a full academic year studying at partner universities in Europe. The department currently has partnerships at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and the University of Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya (Catalonia).

Engagement in this programme would require that students undertake a ‘sandwich year’ and extend their programme of studies from three years, to four. They would 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, the students return to Edge Hill University to complete their final year of studies. Interested 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: ( or the International Office: (

Department of Sport and Physical Activity students who are engaging in Erasmus+ (2016-2017 academic year)

“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

International partners, collaborators and connections


  • Hedmark University College
  • Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo
  • The SRH University Heidelberg
  • Thomas More University
  • University of Debrecen
  • University of Limerick
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • University of Thessaly, Trikala, Greece
  • University of Vienna

North America

  • Appalachian State University, North Carolina
  • Iowa State University
  • South Carolina State University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Texas State University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Laval
  • University of Toronto

South America

  • University do Estado do Rio du Janeiro
  • University of Rio de Janeiro State
  • Salgado de Oliveira University


  • Bond University, Gold Coast
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University, Gold Coast
  • Monash University, Melbourne
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Queensland
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Victoria University


  • Chinese Institute of Sport, Beijing


  • University of Ghana
  • University for Development Studies, Ghana
  • University of Johannesburg


  • AstaReal, Sweden
  • European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federations
  • European Non-Governmental Sport Organisation
  • European Paralympic Committee
  • European University Sports Association
  • Les Mills International
  • Yellow Window
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