PsychologyStudy abroad

As a Strathclyde psychology student, you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad through a student exchange programme (joint honours students) or summer work placement (single honours students). Not only is this an excellent addition to your CV, but it's an enriching personal experience.

Exchange Scheme

During your third year of study, you can take equivalent classes at an international university. To qualify for student exchange, you must be a joint honours student and have 2nd year psychology class marks of 55% or above.

Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS

Single honours students are not eligible for exchange due to the way the BA Psychology course is accredited. Single honours students must take all classes at Strathclyde during the 3rd year of study.

How to apply for student exchange

If you’re interested in studying abroad, then you should first contact the Recruitment and International Office ( You must then contact Dwight Tse ( to discuss your chosen curriculum.

If you want to take a dissertation in Psychology during the Honours year you must complete C8321: Research Methods and Data Analysis.

Applications for study abroad take place online through Mobility Online.

International Work Placement class

You'll spend 8 to 12 weeks during the summer months undertaking a work placement in a European partner university, working with an experienced research team.

What you'll gain

  • hands-on experience in designing, conducting and analysing research
  • an in-depth understanding of a specific area of psychology
  • you'll meet new people and gather new contacts
  • future job opportunities
  • you'll benefit from the experience of a different university and culture
  • the opportunity to gain experience in using equipment that you would not normally have access to at Strathclyde (e.g. fMRI scanner)

Partner universities

How to Apply for International Work Placement

The work placement forms the basis of a 20-credit level 4 class, C8425: International Work Placement. You must be a single honours student and have passed all semester 1 level 3 classes to be eligible for participation in this scheme.  Kellyanne will provide more information about this opportunity during the third year induction lecture.