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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


Student submissionSubmission Date

The final form of the work is submitted through BART to the appropriate subject departmental office by 4 pm of the second Tuesday of the summer term in which the Independent Study is being taken.

Any work submitted after the deadline will be subject to penalties:

  • From immediately after the deadline until up to 14 days after it, the maximum mark for the whole module is 40%
  • More than 14 days beyond a submission date the mark for the whole module is zero.

Return of work

The paper copy can be requested from the subject departmental office after the summer FCH Examination Board has met. It may be returned to you, but some departments retain such work for a year after submission.

Supervisors can be approached for verbal feedback after the FCH Examination Board has met.