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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


From 2016, final-year History is only available for students transferring into FCH from Single Honours History or an 'established' Combined Honours 'History and ...' degree.


Final year programme - Flexible Combined Honours

Exeter canal - Double LocksThere are no compulsory History modules during the final year.

Modules are chosen from:

  • Dissertation - HIH3005 (30 credits). Requires Doing History: Perspectives on Sources - HIH2001 to have been taken in year 2, otherwise FCH Independent Study on a History subject can be taken instead of a History dissertation in the final year.
  • A History Special Subject - Sources and Context (pair of modules 30+30 credits) (pre-requisite of at least 90 credits of History modules over Levels 1 and 2)
  • Comparative History modules (30 credits each)
  • ...there are many Specials and Varieties to choose from, and they vary each year. The current list is under History on the College of Humanities' modules web page.

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

History department.