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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

Cyclists in BeijingChinese can be studied in one of two ways:

1. Language and 'context modules' (i.e. modules on culture, history, literature) through the Modern Languages department.


2. Language only, as a minor pathway (30 credits out of the overall 120 taken each year) through the Foreign Language Centre.

For either route, 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.

1. Language and Context Modules - full pathway

You take three modules:

  • Beginners ChineseMLM1052 (30 credits) (terms 1 and 2)
  • Modern Chinese Literature and Politics in ContextMLM1011 (15 credits)
  • Modern China, a Brief History: 18th to 20th CenturyMLM1012 (15 credits)

to form 60 credits of study in this part of your FCH degree.

Chinese department.


2. Language only - minor pathway

Beginners take:

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


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

Post-beginners take:

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

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".

Foreign Language Centre.