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The Exeter Award

Enhance your employability

FCH

  • combine subjects not otherwise possible at Exeter
  • cross-subject degrees to suit your interests and career ambitions
  • leads to a named degree title of the subjects you study
  • study two subjects, or sometimes three
  • create your own themed pathway
  • vary the proportion of the subjects each year
  • add vocational elements to your studies
  • opportunities for study and work abroad

 

Student studyingThe final year study programme continues the flexibility of the previous years.

There is much choice in how you conclude your studies. You can, for example:

  • continue to follow the prescribed route in each of your subject areas (use the subject links to the right to see what these routes consist of)
  • more freely select from available modules in your subject areas, subject to any pre-requisites and timetable
  • do a dissertation or Independent Study - very useful for employability
  • vary the balance of credits between your subject areas compared to previous years (e.g. 60:60, 90:30, 75:45)
  • add a third subject area, e.g. for vocation benefits, add a language as a Foreign Language Centre level 2 fast-track beginners module (final year students cannot take level 1 modules) (see the rules for the number of languages that can be taken and started in a degree)
  • continue the themed programme from the previous year by taking related modules from several departments
  • but do make sure you have a minimum of 90 level 3 credits in your degree - you need this to get a degree!

In short, an exciting opportunity to study what interests you!

Talking through a study programmeAcademic guidance for your final year is given through individual discussions with the Director of FCH and the relevant subject co-ordinators during the summer term of the preceding year.

These discussions ensure that things are correct as regards you having any necessary pre-requisites for modules, timetabling, observing 'established' degree programmes, maintaining appropriate academic progression and coherence etc.

But thankfully there are only few rules that must be followed.

Programme Approval

Because of many factors needing to be considered when planning a programme, you need to be aware that your proposed study programme may need some adjustment before it can be approved by the FCH Director.

Degree Title

Your degree title will reflect the composition of the subjects, following the FCH degree title conventions.

Timetable

Note - all modules are offered subject to timetable.

Compulsory Modules (core modules)

Note: Compulsory modules, often referred to as core modules, must be passed. If you are unsuccessful in passing a core module at the first attempt at its assessments, a resit will normally be required. If you are still unsuccessful after a resit in a core module in your final year, changes to your degree title may be required by the FCH Board of Studies to reflect the reduction in completed core (e.g. 'Psychology' could become called 'Psychological Studies').