International Study

International Relations

International Relations

Our Internationalisation Strategy provides a common purpose and direction. It intends to foster a culture receptive to interaction across the world and cross-cultural understanding.

The Internationalisation Strategy and its delivery are underpinned by a set of principles that link to our mission, values and objectives set out in Vision 2021.

It builds on other University strategies including:

The Internationalisation Strategy 2016-21 focuses on three strategic objectives:

  1. International presence and impact
    Grow and sustain our international reputation, profile and impact through a small number of high-quality operations and mutually beneficial partnerships and networks of partners that deliver academic excellence.
  2. An international experience
    Enable our students and staff to gain international experience.
  3. Consistent University understanding and approach
    Develop and embed a consistent understanding of and approach to internationalisation across the University.

Download and view a copy of the Internationalisation Strategy  (PDF: 876KB)


Europe and our participation in the European Higher Education Area and projects such as Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020 is an important underpinning element of our Internationalisation Strategy. Our commitment to Europe is exemplified in a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

We have been successful in renewing our Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 (PDF: 385KB). This entitles us to participate in the European Commission's Erasmus+ Programme.

We are enormously grateful for the funding the European Commission has provided in the past and will continue to provide in the context of Erasmus+. This funding facilitates many of our strategic objectives. It makes it possible for our staff and students to take part in mobility programmes and development activities as part of cooperation programmes.

Read our Erasmus Policy Statement.

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