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  • 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 English is only available for students transferring into FCH from Single Honours English or an 'established' Combined Honours 'English and ...' degree.

Second year programme - Flexible Combined Honours

Shakespeare - Exeter StudentsYou have complete choice in the English modules taken during the second year.

Choose from those available e.g.:

  • Introduction to American Literature - EAS2074 (30 credits)
  • Revolutions And Evolutions: 19th Century Writings - EAS2029 (30 credits)
  • Creative Writing: Finding a Voice - EAS2087 (30 credits)
  • Shots in the Dark - EAF2502 (30 credits)
  • ... the choice varies each year. The current list is under English on the College of Humanities' modules web page.

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

FCH students can take a maximum of 60 credits of modules within the English department each year.

English department.

Second year transfer into English from another Exeter first year programme

If you would like to transfer into English from your second year you must normally have grade A in English Literature A-Level or English Literature and Language A-Level (or equivalent).

You will usually be required to take in your second year:

  • Beginnings: English Literature before 1800 - EAS1035 (30 credits) (term 1)

Your other English modules can be level 1 (up to 30 credits) or level 2 and you choose from those available.

FCH students can take a maximum of 60 credits of English each year.

English department.