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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


Second year programme - Flexible Combined Honours

biochemistryThree compulsory Biochemistry modules are taken:

  • Metabolism - BIO2086 (15 credits)
  • Advanced Cell Biology - BIO2088 (15 credits)
  • Analytical Techniques in Biochemistry - BIO2090 (15 credits)

and a module are chosen from:

  • Research Skills and Bioethics - BIO2071 (15 credits) - compulsory if biosciences research project (BIO3062) is taken in final year
  • Medical and General Microbiology - BIO2078 (15 credits)
  • Structure and Reactivity of Organic Compounds 2 - BIO2085 (15 credits)
  • Genomics and Introductory Bioinformatics - BIO2092 (15 credits)
  • Molecular Microbiology - BIO2094 (15 credits)

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

More than 60 credits of biochemistry/biosciences modules can be taken each year within Flexible Combined Honours.

The Biochemistry pathway is offered through modules within the Biosciences department.

Biosciences department.