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The Exeter Award

Enhance your employability


  • 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


Final year programme – Flexible Combined Honours

chemistryThere are two compulsory modules in final-year Chemistry:

  • Organic Synthesis and Drug Design - BIO3089 (15 credits)
  • Secondary Metabolites - BIO3090 (15 credits)

If you have taken at least 5 Chemistry modules in previous years, you are encouraged to do some form of independent study or dissertation through:

  • Independent Study (15 credits) - BIO3888B (15 credits)

Other modules are chosen from, for example:

  • Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry - BIO3041 (15 credits)
  • Specialist Topics for the Chemical Sciences - BIO3073 (15 credits)
  • Horizons of Biochemical Research - BIO3085 (15 credits)
  • Energy Metabolism - BIO3093 (15 credits)

to make up an overall total of 60 credits in this half of the overall Flexible Combined Honours degree programme.

More than 60 credits of chemistry/biosciences modules can be taken each year within Flexible Combined Honours.

At least 60 credits of approved chemistry modules have to be taken each year for Chemistry to form part of the degree title.

The Chemistry pathway is offered through modules within the Biosciences department..

Biosciences department.