Introduction

Find out which partner institutions have links to your programme of study in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences. Students undertaking clinical placements abroad are funded as Erasmus+ traineeships and are eligible for additional funding. More information about the Erasmus+ grant.

Use the tables below to browse partner institutions by country that offer your programme of study.

Please note: Study abroad opportunities through Erasmus+ are highlighted next to the institution.

Completing a clinical placement abroad through exchange

Some Nursing and Allied Health Profession courses offer students the opportunity to complete a clinical placement abroad, organised through our partner universities. These placements – typically 10 to 12 weeks long and at the start of the Level 3 year – give you the opportunity to gain specialist skills in professional healthcare environments outside of the UK.

Students whose course offers this option can apply to study abroad during Semester 1 of their Level 2 year.

Most UWE Bristol partner universities offer teaching in English and the majority of clinical placements provide English-speaking mentors.

Department of Health and Social Sciences

Students of Criminology can apply to study abroad during their sandwich placement year at any of our exchange partners within the department of Health and Social Sciences. Whilst abroad you will have the option to study broad social science modules.

Programme Exchange duration Institution Country/Town/City Placement profile
Philosophy Full year - sandwich (between Level 2 and 3) or replacement full year at Level 2 KU Leuven (Erasmus+) Leuven, Belgium KU Leuven placement profile
Psychology Full year - sandwich (between Level 2 and 3) University of Padova (Erasmus+) Padova, Italy University of Padova placement profile
Politics and International Relations, Psychology Full year - sandwich (between Level 2 and 3) or replacement full year or semester at Level 2 Radboud University (Erasmus+) Nijmegen, Netherlands Radboud University placement profile
Politics and International Relations Full year - sandwich (between Level 2 and 3) or replacement full year or semester at Level 2 Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) de Bordeaux (Erasmus+) Bordeaux, France Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) de Bordeaux placement profile
Politics, International Relations and Sociology Full year - sandwich (between Level 2 and 3) or replacement full year or semester at Level 2 Collegium Civitas Warsaw (Erasmus+) Warsaw, Poland Collegium Civitas Warsaw placement profile
Politics and International Relations Full year - sandwich (between Level 2 and 3) or replacement full year or semester at Level 2 Univerza v Ljubljani (Erasmus+) Ljubljana, Slovenia Univerza v Ljubljani placement profile
Politics and International relations
Full year - sandwich (between Level 2 and 3) or replacement full year or semester at Level 2  University of Monterrey (UDEM) Monterrey, Mexico University of Monterrey (UDEM) placement profile
Politics and International relations
Full year - sandwich (between Level 2 and 3) or replacement full year or semester at Level 2   Malmö University  Malmö, Sweden Malmö University placement profile
Sociology  Full year - sandwich (between Level 2 and 3) or replacement full year or semester at Level 2   Malmö University  Malmö, Sweden  Malmö University placement profile
Sociology Full year - sandwich (between Level 2 and 3) or replacement full year or semester at Level 2 Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong, China Hong Kong Baptist University placement profile

Department of Allied Health Professions

Programme Exchange duration Institution Country/Town/City Placement profile
Physiotherapy 12 weeks during Level 3 (2C and 3A) Lapin AMK (Erasmus+) Rovaniemi, Finland Lapin AMK placement profile
Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Diagnostic Imaging, Paramedic Science 12-14 weeks during Level 3 (2C and 3A for Physio) Universitetet I Tromso (Erasmus+)  Tromso, Norway Universitetet I Tromso Placement

Department for Applied Sciences

Programme Institution Country/Town/City Placement profile
Biomedical Sciences Ryerson University Toronto, Canada Ryerson placement profile

Department of Nursing and Midwifery

Programme Institution Country/Town/City Placement profile
Adult Nursing Universidad De Valladolid (Erasmus+) Valladolid, Spain Universidad De Valladolid placement profile
Nursing Lapin AMK (Erasmus+) Rovaniemi, Finland Lapin AMK placement profile
Nursing Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (Erasmus+) Bergen, Norway Western Norway University of Applied Sciences placement profile
Nursing Berner Bildungszentrum Pflege  Bern, Switzerland Berner Bildungszentrum Pflege placement profile 
Nursing Universitetet I Tromso (Erasmus+) Tromso, Norway  Universitetet I Tromso placement profile