Module Selection

The information on this page provides you with preliminary module information to inform your choices listed on your Study Plan.


Erasmus students must choose their modules from the department/College in which we have the agreement with their university.  Some Erasmus Co-ordinators will allow Erasmus students to take a limited number of credits in another department/College.  It is at their discretion. 

International Exchange and Study Abroad students can usually (if the agreement with your home university allows it) choose modules from across our Colleges (excluding Medicine) and at any level, but you must meet any pre-requisites stated in the module description. Please note however that choosing modules from accross different departments means there will be a stronger possibility of timetable clashes. This can make finalising your study programme more difficult on arrival.

Please find below links to College module information.  We are unable to guarantee the courses you initially choose will be available. Your study programme will be finalised on arrival at the University of Exeter.

Each module is identified by a code.  Undergraduate module contain 7 characters. The first 3 letters of the code refers to the subject area and the 4th character is a number between 1-3, which signifies the year of the module, e.g. ARC2XXX means Archaeology 2nd year undergraduate module, or POC3XXX means Politics, 3rd year undergraduate module. The 1, 2 and 3 numbers, indicating year of module, are intended to indicate progressively more demanding content, and correspondingly increasing competence on the part of the students enrolled in the module. Modules listed as 1 are mainly for first year students, those listed as 2 are mainly for second year students and so on.

It is important that students planning their courses have clearly in mind the significance of these numbers so that they may guard against undertaking course work at levels for which they are insufficiently prepared.

For postgraduate programmes, the 4th character will be an 'M' e.g BEMMXXX which means Business (Management Studies), Masters-level module, or SOCM950 which means Sociology Masters-level module.

University of Exeter Study Abroad

Semester One and Full year: choose modules that run in Term 1

Semester Two: choose modules that run in Term 2

CollegeModule link
College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences

*Module Guidance EMPS**Module Guidance EMPS*

Computer Science
Geology (Penryn Campus, Cornwall)
Mining and Minerals Engineering (Penryn Campus, Cornwall)

Natural Sciences
Physics and Astronomy

College of Humanities Humanities modules*
College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Biosciences (Streatham Campus, Exeter)
Biosciences (Penryn Campus, Cornwall)
Geography (Streatham Campus, Exeter)
Geography (Penryn Campus, Cornwall)‌

Psychology modules 2017/8(SEE RESTRICTIONS**)
Sport and Health Sciences***

College of Social Sciences and International Studies

*Module Guidance*

Arab and Islamic

Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology



University of Exeter Business School Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance and Management modules
Flexible Combined Honours Department ('Broad General programmes') Flexible Combined Honours (FCH)
INTO English Language modules

*Students requesting Drama modules - please note that Drama must be your main subject at your home university. See the Humanities page for more information.

** Due to the limited number of Psychology modules available, we do not recommend Psychology Majors apply to this subject. Students wishing to undertake a Psychology themed elective may wish to view the  range of Psychology themed modules held in other subjects.


Modules containing fieldwork are not always available to incoming Study Abroad and Erasmus students.  You must check the module descriptions to determine if this applies to a module you intend to study. For the majority of programmes field trips are not compulsory and other arrangements can be made to fulfil the aims of the trip.  However, in some cases there may be other fieldtrip options that you will be liable to pay for. For further information please contact

Foreign Language Centre (FLC) modules in Term 2/Second semester

There are no 'term 2 only' modules for FLC. Therefore, second semester students requesting FLC modules will be joining half-way through the module and will only receive 15 credits instead of 30 credits shown. Students will need to demonstrate their level when applying for these modules and they might also be assessed on arrival. FLC modules are not guaranteed until assessment on arrival.