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  • 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

Cyclists in BeijingMandarin Chinese language can be studied as a minor pathway (30 credits out of the overall 120 taken each year).

The Chinese pathway is intended for beginners or post-beginners with GCSE (or equivalent). If your current level of Mandarin Chinese is beyond this, contact us to check that we can offer a sufficiently advanced level for you.

Beginners take:

  • Mandarin Chinese Beginners FLC1130 (30 credits) (terms 1 and 2)


  • Mandarin Chinese Beginners for Business FLC1230 details forthcoming (30 credits) (terms 1 and 2)

Post-beginners take:

  • Mandarin Chinese Intermediate 1 FLC2230 (30 credits) (terms 1 and 2)

The modules are delivered by the University's Foreign Language Centre.

If 60 or more credits of Mandarin Chinese are taken during your degree, your degree title will include the phrase "with Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese".

It may be possible to add to your Chinese studies by taking related modules from departments across the University, e.g. there may be modules available in Far Eastern history, philosophy and religions:

  • Unveiling China: Chinese Characters and Chinese Culture MLM1010 (15 credits)

This could then be reflected in the degree title with a suitable term, e.g. "with Chinese Studies" or "with far Eastern Studies".