Study with us
for prospective students
Study abroad students
We welcome Study Abroad and other occasional students who visit us for a year
or part of a year (i.e. without registering for University of Essex degrees).
Pattern of Studies
Study Abroad students normally come to the University for one of the
following time periods:
- Academic year: early October to late June
- Autumn term: early October to mid December
- Spring and Summer terms: mid January to late June
All undergraduate politics modules are open to Study Abroad students if the
pre-requisites, equivalent to those at Essex, are judged to have been met. You
are welcome to enrol for any of the modules listed in the
Please note postgraduate modules are not open to Study Abroad students.
Teaching and assessment are exactly the same as for students registered for
University of Essex degrees. Where necessary (because youre not with us for the
whole of the academic year), special assessment arrangements are made. (Special
assessment arrangements are approved by the University's Study Abroad Office in
consultation with our Department.)
All Study Abroad students must apply via our
Study Abroad Office, not
directly to the Department of Government.
The Study Abroad Office handles all the administrative matters, including
application forms, tuition fees, accommodation.
You are welcome to contact our Department's Study Abroad Officer about
academic matters, for example which courses are appropriate, the courses that
are on offer, the arrangements for assessment. Please e-mail
Dr René Lindstädt or phone him on +44
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Last modified on 01 March 2012