The School of Psychology supports exchange with seven universities in North America. Exchange with these universities present a great opportunity to grow personally and academically.

All of Psychology’s exchange partners and all of the information you need to complete your course agreements during exchange can be found in the links below. These partners allow study abroad while still satisfying the requirements of BPS accreditation for undergraduate psychology degrees. We are not piloting additional exchange partners at this time. For detailed information about the initial application to the International Exchange program, please coordinate with the University’s Go Abroad office.

Sadly, joint honours students are further restricted in exchange destinations due to the added complexity of matching multiple degree requirements in a foreign curriculum. Joint honours students can go to the majority of North American exchange partners, but often only for one semester of exchange. Programs of study that are viable for joint honours students are indicated in the course requirements section for each partner university linked below.

Exchange is only possible in year 2 of study due to BPS accreditation requirements. The academic requirements for Psychology International Exchange are a 16.0 GPA (B2) and no marks of D-level or lower.

Note that International Exchange is not for everyone. Moving to a new place, even temporarily, is fun but also very stressful. Students who have found their first year at the University of Aberdeen difficult for personal or academic reasons usually find that those difficulties are magnified by a semester abroad. We encourage you to think carefully about the possibility of exchange and to pursue the opportunities that are right for you. 

For additional information about the International Exchange application process, contact the Study Abroad office. For questions about your program of study during exchange, contact the psychology international exchange tutor, Dr. Devin Ray.

Clemson University

Clemson University, one of the US's top public universities, combines the best of small-college teaching and big-time science, engineering and technology. Clemson University is ranked as the 23rd best national public university by U.S.News and World Report. The University's 19,000 students can select from approximately 80 undergraduate and 110 graduate degree programmes.

Clemson provides educational and enrichment opportunities to create leaders, thinkers and entrepreneurs solving real-world problems through research, outreach and public service.

Less than 2 hours from Atlanta Clemson, with its college-town, lakefront setting against a backdrop of mountains and forests, is characterised by a strong sense of community, a commitment to service and a love of winning - in academics, in athletics and in life.

Courses – Fulltime study at Clemson University requires 15 units per semester

Full Year: (30 Units)

Students must take the following:

  • PSYCH 3090 - Introductory Experimental Psychology
  • PSYCH 3240 – Physiological Psychology
  • PSYCH 3330 – Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCH 3400 – Developmental
  • PSYCH 3520 – Social Psychology
  • Four courses of choice

First semester only (15 units)

Students must take the following:

  • PSYCH 3330 – Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCH 3520 – Social Psychology
  • PSYCH 3090 - Introductory Experimental Psychology
  • Two courses of choice

Second semester only (15 units, viable for joint honours)

Students must take the following:

  • PSYCH 3240 – Physiological Psychology
  • PSYCH 3400 – Developmental psychology
  • Three courses of choice
Queen's University

Queen's University is one of Canada's leading universities, with an international reputation for scholarship, research, social purpose, and spirit. Consistently highly-ranked, Queen's is known for its incomparable 24-hour learning environment.

Great teaching, great students, community and tradition - these are the hallmarks of the Queen's experience. The university has over 20,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate enrolments.

Queen's University is located in Kingston, which is a crossroads between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa and all are within a few hours reach.

Courses – Fulltime study at Queen’s University requires 12-15 units per semester

Full Year:

Students must take the following:

  • PSYCH 202 – Statistics in Psychology
  • PSYCH 241 – Social Psychology
  • PSYCH 271 - Brain and Behaviour I
  • PSYCH 251 – Developmental Psychology
  • PSYCH 221 – Cognitive Psychology
  • Three courses of choice.

Single semester exchanges are not possible at this university.

University of British Columbia (Okanagan)

The University of British Columbia (Okanagan) , established in 1908, is one of Canada's leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.

30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver, on the most western tip of the Burrard Peninsula is a spectacular location - where snow-capped mountains meet ocean, and breath taking vistas greet you around every corner.

Students from all three schools can study here. To see what courses to take here to ensure you have all the knowledge to progress when you return, please select the appropriate school and level.

 

Course guidance coming soon

University of Florida

Note, this is a new exchange being piloted for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The University of Florida is an American public research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida as the fourteenth best public university in the United States. It is the third largest Florida university by student population,and is the eighth largest single-campus university in the United States with 49,913 students enrolled for the fall 2012 semester. The University of Florida is home to sixteen academic colleges and more than 150 research centres and institutes. It offers multiple graduate professional programs—including business administration, engineering, law, dentistry, medicine, and veterinary medicine—on one contiguous campus, and administers 123 master's degree programs and seventy-six doctoral degree programs in eighty-seven schools and departments.

Courses – Fulltime study at the University of Florida requires 12 units per semester

Full Year:

Students must take the following:

  • EXP 3604 Cognitive Processes
  • PSB 3002 Physiological Psychology
  • SOP 3004 Social Psychology
  • DEP 3053 Developmental Psychology
  • STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics I
  • Three courses of choice

First semester only

Students must take the following:

  • EXP 3604 Cognitive Processes
  • SOP 3004 Social Psychology
  • STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics I
  • One course of choice

Second semester only (viable for joint honours)

Students must take the following:

  • PSB 3002 Physiological Psychology
  • DEP 3053 Developmental Psychology
  • Two courses of choice
University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is one of Canada's top universities because of its commitment to learning and research. The university currently has over 19,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students.

The campus is characterised by green lawns and a blend of modern and traditional architecture. The City of Guelph is located just an hour away from Toronto, Canada's largest city.

Students from all three schools can study here. To see what courses you can take here to ensure you have all the knowledge to progress when you return select the appropriate level below your school.

Courses – Fulltime study at the University of British Columbia requires 2 units per semester

Full Year (viable for joint honours):

Students must take the following:

  • PSYCH 2040 - Research statistics
  • PSYCH 2410 - Behavioural neuroscience
  • PSYCH 2650 - Cognitive psychology
  • PSYCH 2310 - Introduction to social psychology
  • PSYCH 2450 - Introduction to developmental Psychology
  • Three courses of choice

First semester only (2 units; viable for joint honours)

Students must take the following:

  • PSYCH 2310 - Introduction to social psychology
  • PSYCH 2650 - Cognitive psychology
  • PSYCH 2040 - Research statistics
  • One course of choice

Second semester only (2 units; viable for joint honours)

Students must take the following:

  • PSYCH 2410 - Behavioural neuroscience
  • PSYCH 2450 - Introduction to developmental Psychology
  • Two courses of choice
University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma, founded in 1890, is known for three things: a beautiful campus, a long tradition of academic excellence, and the home to the best of American college football! The University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, just half an hour south of Oklahoma City, is the third largest city in Oklahoma. Norman was ranked in CNN Money’s Top 100 places to live in both 2008 and 2010. The university enrols more than 30,000 students each year.

Norman is a diverse college town with a lot to offer beyond the campus and classrooms. There is something for everyone - restaurants, local dives featuring live music, vintage clothing boutiques, cafés with outdoor patios, festivals, and the list goes on.

Students from Medical Sciences and Psychology can study here. To see what courses to take here to ensure you have all the knowledge to progress when you return, please select the appropriate school and level.

Courses – Fulltime study at the University of Oklahoma requires 12 units per semester

Full Year:

Students must take the following:

  • PSY 3203 – Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 3703 – Social Psychology
  • PSY 3803 – Physiological Psychology
  • PSY 2113 - Research Methods I: Statistics
  • PSY 2603 – Lifespan development
  • Three courses of choice

First semester only

Students must take the following:

  • PSY 2113 - Research Methods I: Statistics
  • PSY 3203 – Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 3703 – Social Psychology
  • One course of choice

Second semester only (viable for joint honours)

Students must take the following:

  • PSY 3803 – Physiological Psychology
  • PSY 2603 – Lifespan development
  • Two courses of choice
University of Vermont

Note, this is a new exchange being piloted for the 2018-2019 academic year.

UVM’s academic program combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. The university is home to 9,958 undergraduates, 1,371 graduate students, 459 medical students and 1,364 full- and part-time faculty. Located in Burlington, Vermont (America's #1 College Town — Travel + Leisure), UVM's setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green mountain ranges, gives a mountaintop perspective of all that's possible—and offers the tools you will need to get there.

Courses – Fulltime study at the University of Vermont requires 15 units per semester

Full Year (30 units; viable for joint honours)

Students must take the following:

  • PSYS 111 – Learning, Cognition, and Behavior
  • PSYS 130 – Social Psychology
  • PSYS 115 – Biopsychology
  • PSYS 054 – Statistics of Psych Sci
  • PSYS 150 – Developmental Psychology: Childhood
  • Five courses of choice

First semester only (15 units)

Students must take the following:

  • PSY 111 – Learning, Cognition, and Behavior
  • PSY 130 – Social Psychology
  • PSYS 054 – Statistics of Psychological Science
  • Two courses of choice

Second semester only (15 units; viable for joint honours)

Students must take the following:

  • PSY 115 – Biopsychology
  • PSYS 150 – Developmental Psychology: Childhood
  • Three courses of choice