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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

There are four compulsory 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 Sport Science.

Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences