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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


First year programme - Flexible Combined Honours

chemistryFour Chemistry modules are taken:

  • Fundamental Inorganic and Physical Chemistry - BIO1343 (15 credits)
  • Integrated Practical Chemistry - BIO1344 (15 credits)
  • Structure and Reactivity of Organic Compounds 1 - BIO1345 (15 credits)
  • Biochemistry - BIO1332 (15 credits)

There are no option choices in addition to these, as they take up all 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. The pathway has been approved by the Royal Chemistry Society.

Biosciences department.