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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 History is only available for students transferring into FCH from Single Honours History or an 'established' Combined Honours 'History and ...' degree. It is not available for direct UCAS entry.


First year programme - Flexible Combined Honours

Exeter canal - Double LocksTwo compulsory History modules are taken during the first year:

  • Making History - HIH1400 (15 credits) term one
  • and one 'Understanding' option chosen from:
    • Understanding the Medieval and Early-Modern World - HIH1410 (30 credits)
    • Understanding the Modern World - HIH1420 (30 credits)

and a module chosen from the Sources and Skills modules that are available that year, and is taken in term two e.g.:

  • British Naval Power in the Age of Nelson - HIH1535 (15 credits)
  • Early Modern Venice: Representations and Myths - HIH1586 (15 credits)
  • Men, Women and Madness in Twentieth-Century Britain - HIH1517 (15 credits)
  • The Vikings: Image and Reality - HIH1603 (15 credits)

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

History department.