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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


ItalyFirst year programme - Flexible Combined Honours

Italian can be taken as a major subject of up to 90 credits out of 120 in each year. Or, if you want it to form half your degree it can be taken as 60 credits each year.

One compulsory Italian module is taken during the first year:

Either (for those with Italian A-Level):

  • Italian Language, Written and Oral - MLI1001 (30 credits) (terms 1 and 2)

or (for those beginning Italian):

  • Italian Language for Beginners - MLI1052 (30 credits) (terms 1 and 2)

and modules chosen from those available that year, e.g.:

  • Italian Literature of the 20th Century - MLI1022 (15 credits) (terms 1 and 2)
  • The Pursuit of Italy in 19th Century History and Literature - MLI1320 (30 credits))
  • Boomtime Italy - MLI1120 (15 credits)
  • ... the choice varies each year. The current list is under Modern Languages - Italian on the College of Humanities' modules web page.

to make a total of up to 90 credits in this part of the overall Flexible Combined Honours degree programme.

Italian department.