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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

Sports Science at Exeter

You are expected to take the following four first-year Exercise and Sport Sciences modules:

  • Human Physiology - ESS1007 (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Exercise and Sport Psychology - ESS1605 (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Biomechanics - ESS1204 (15 credits)
  • Human Anatomy and Kinanthropometry - ESS1006 (15 credits)

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

Ideally, first-year students take all these modules as this will enable them to take modules in any of the key research areas (biomechanics, physiology and psychology) in years 2 and 3. If this is not possible due to the timetable, then it may be possible to waive the requirement to take all modules, but students need to be aware of the impact this may have on their future choices in Exercise and Sport Science.

Note, that due to Exercise and Sport Sciences being taught at St Luke's campus and most other FCH subjects being taught on Streatham campus (the two are about 25 minutes' walk apart), it is unlikely that a third subject can be taken with Exercise and Sport Sciences. If you do want a third subject, it may be possible to add it once you are at the University, when timetable viability can be checked.

Exercise and Sport Sciences combined with Mathematics

This combination cannot be applied for through UCAS. This is because the timetable may make this combination unviable. If you would like this combination, you can request it upon arrival at the University. If the timetable is viable at that point, then a transfer may be permitted.

Students may be able to transfer to this combination from year 2, with the proviso that it is timetable permitting.

Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences