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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


HPSS is available as a themed pathway for students who originally started with History as either a Single Honours degree or an 'established' Combined Honours 'History and ...' degree.

Final year programme

Exeter canal - Double LocksYou are strongly advised to do a dissertation during the final year, but it is optional.

A dissertation can be through:

The other 90 credits are chosen from level 3 modules available in:

Important notes:

  • You need a total of 120 credits
  • At least 90 credits must be at level 3. This means that you could take some level 2 modules as well as level 3 modules
  • You cannot take level 1 modules unless there is a significant academic reason and this is approved by the FCH Director
  • No more than 60 credits can be selected from one department, as this is an interdisciplinary degree programme

If you need help selecting modules etc, please contact the FCH Director.