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Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

Both the confidence and skills I gained from the BIP [Business and Internships] module were vital in helping me secure an internship and subsequently a graduate role at JP Morgan.

Sophie Beck, BSc Business Economics

Click on the modules below to find out more about them.

If you are interested in taking any of these modules please contact your course administrator to check that you are able to do so, as well as the relevant departments for more information.

N.B. The modules listed are based on data available at the time of issue and are subject to change. Many modules will have limited spaces so you are not guaranteed a place and departments may prioritise students from their own discipline.

Level 3:

This module will provide you with an opportunity to undertake practical work experience (80 hours) in a business, commercial or public sector setting that is of direct relevance to your development as an experienced professional. You will apply the knowledge and skills from taught modules to authentic problem-solving in the workplace which will give you important insights into your potential job role once you graduate from university. You will be encouraged to use imagination and creativity in problem-solving and to develop communication skills, planning and time management and team-working skills. Placements will involve taking responsibility for a substantial project, which may be a problem to be solved in the host organisation, in line with your degree programme. Placements are subject to availability, approval by the relevant discipline lead and full compliance with important Health and Safety procedures and requirements.

Please note: This module is available only to students in the Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy. You cannot take this module if you are undertaking yearlong Industrial Placement programmes.

To find out more, please email

Level 2:

Please note that this module is open to Year 2 Business School Students Only. It also cannot be taken by students on the 'With Industrial Experience' (WIE) programme. WIS/WES students can opt to defer the placement and the 50% career management reflection assessment (deadline August) to after the study abroad year but before their final (4th) year.  

This module is designed to increase your overall competitiveness in the graduate job market. Through a guided programme of study, dedicated bespoke 1-to-1 support, and practical business experience, BUS2004 will help you:    

  • Discover a career that is right for you   

  • Write tailored, impactful, CVs, Cover Letters and Applications   

  • Boost your interview performance   

  • Develop life-long career planning skills    

  • Maximise the benefits of LinkedIn and Networking   

  • Establish highly effective placement, internship, and graduate job search strategies   

  • Access the Hidden Job Market   

To enhance your personal development even further, you will be required to put these skills and new knowledge into practice by finding, securing, and completing a minimum 140-hour (4-week) graduate-level work placement.    

By the end of this module, you will have significantly increased your probability of securing your dream graduate job and developed skills that will benefit you throughout your career.  

For more information, please contact

Considering a career in teaching?

The Graduate School of Education 'Learning for Teaching' modules are intended for students who are considering a career in teaching.

Each module includes a series of introductory and preparatory lectures and seminars, school experience, ideally undertaken during university vacations, as well as the opportunity to reflect on your experience towards the end of the module.  

For more information and module descriptions, please see the Learning for Teaching website

If you have questions about the modules, or difficulties in registering, please see the Learning for Teaching FAQs or contact

Please note, some disciplines do not include these modules in their students’ online module registration list. If this is the case, contact your course administrator to help you register.

Level 2:

Level 3:

'With Proficiency in Entrepreneurship'

If you are interested in changing the world for the better, either by creating the amazing new businesses of tomorrow or by changing existing businesses from the inside out through innovation, then the ‘With Proficiency in Entrepreneurship' (WPIE) pathway may be for you!

If you complete the required number of WPIE modules during your studies, you will be eligible to have ‘With Proficiency in Entrepreneurship’ added to your degree title!

Read about the WPIE modules below. For more information about the pathway, visit the WPIE website or email Raphael Dennett

Please note: You can take these modules as standalone modules.

Level 1:

This module introduces the student to innovation and entrepreneurship theory and practice. Using case studies, this module delivers foundational knowledge in these subjects. You will explore the histories, theories, and frameworks associated with innovation and entrepreneurship and how they support business growth. The module will consider contemporary urgent global issues such as sustainability and inequity and explore how entrepreneurs are innovating to tackle the sources of these problems. This will all be brought together in a workshop setting where students will apply their new acquired knowledge to build a range of entrepreneurial skills.

Level 1:

Impactful Entrepreneurship is a first-year elective that introduces students to technology and the circular economy while building creative confidence. In other words, the module seeks to develop student knowledge of innovation within the context of the circular economy. By exploring the latest trends in technology and their relationship to business, students will build a stronger contextual understanding. The lectures will be delivered entirely online and workshop time will be project based and immersive in nature. Through utilising the contemporary practice of design thinking and human centred design, students will explore technology and the emerging concept of the circular economy in order to create impactful solutions.


Level 2:

This module explores what it means to think like an entrepreneur and how individuals in all types of organisations can use entrepreneurial practices to solve problems and create value.

The module’s core component is delivered online and covers research on how entrepreneurs ensure success through the use of entrepreneurial thinking. This is built on in a series of workshops that help the participants to build their entrepreneurial mindset.

Level 2:

The module is designed to introduce students to how individuals behave entrepreneurially to create sustainable value using their available means. The module’s core components (e.g., Sustainable Value Creation; Effectual Entrepreneurship) are delivered online covering how to explore the feasibility, desirability, and viability of entrepreneurial ideas. We use a practice-based approach enabling students to experience the early stages of an entrepreneurial process through the development of their own entrepreneurial idea (which can be based on for-profit or non-profit logic).

Level 3:

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of business in relation to entrepreneurial value creation. This module is about the core aspects of business including an overview of the impact that entrepreneurship has on the following subjects: accounting and finance, operations, business structures and types, talent management and marketing.

Level 3:

This is a project-based course where students learn by working in a team to launch a real social enterprise that sells a real-life product or service. It provides an opportunity for students to revisit and gain practical experience with the tools and concepts they have learnt in previous entrepreneurship courses (as well as in other business and non-business courses). In addition, this course focuses on helping student practice navigating ambiguity and developing the “soft” business that must be learnt through structured practice. There are no required lectures or formal essays – student time for this class is dedicated to learning through acting in the real world. Online materials (including optional lectures and resources) will be provided to help students as they encounter common issues involved in launching a business. In-person instruction time will focus on creating a classroom “business accelerator” space where students can work through challenges with the instructor, other teams, and additional mentors.

Level 3:

This module enhances practical entrepreneurial experiences and action that you have engaged with and enables reflection and the application of entrepreneurial learning gained from these experiences.

You must have completed or be currently enrolled on one of the below programmes available at Exeter:

  • IKEEP (Intrapreneurial Knowledge Exchange Enterprise Programme)
  • Start-up Pre-Incubator or Incubator
  • Green Consultants

The module unpacks and builds on skills, competencies and mindset growth that have been gained during the programme and enhances this with activities and relevant entrepreneurship concepts, frameworks, and tools.

For more information, please visit the module page.

Level 3

Future17 is designed to develop the skills needed to collaboratively tackle 21st Century global challenges and to work with professionals to create pathways towards innovative solutions to real-world issues that relate to one or more of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Future17 enables students to collaborate with learners from a consortium of global partner universities in international, interdisciplinary and multicultural teams to tackle challenges through projects defined by third-party organisations (businesses, charities, NGOs etc.). Students will first undertake an online induction programme that will develop skills for collaborative, challenge-based and intercultural learning, which promotes forms of Design Thinking for tackling global challenges. They will then work with academic and third-party mentors to diagnose a sustainable development challenge and develop an approach for developing one or more solutions. They will be assessed on the basis of a 1500 project report and presentation to a panel including representatives of the third-party organisation that set the challenge and academic staff from the partner universities along with other student groups at a showcase event.

For more information, you can also view the page on the Education without Borders page.

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