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Featured Modules

Browse our Featured Modules below, a selection of modules to develop skills beyond academic, enhance your employability and add variety. 

Modules are divided into topics to help you consider the future direction of your degree. Not all modules are listed here, so make sure to browse our modules by Faculty to avoid missing out on modules open to specific disciplines. 

Learning for Teaching

The 'Learning for Teaching' modules on Streatham campus are perfect for those considering a career in teaching, or who are just interested in developing their skills in this area.

For students who will be in Year 2:

For students who will be in Year 3:

Visit the Learning for Teaching website or read the Learning for Teaching Flyer for more information.

Teaching English to Speaks of Other Languages (TESOL)

With the approval of their home Faculty, students at the University of Exeter can take a series of optional modules in TESOL at INTO University of Exeter (15 credit module in year 1 and 30 credit modules in year 2 & final year). The course is particularly beneficial to students planning to do a PGCE or pursue a teaching-related career. Whilst most students choose to do TESOL over the three years, it is possible to do any module as a stand-alone option at the appropriate level. It is not essential to have studied TESOL at Level 1 if you would like to study it at Level 2. See the programme website for more information. 

Interested in business? You can have this acknowledged in your degree title thanks to the 'with proficiency in' pathways.

Certain modules at the Business School are part of 'with proficiency in' (WPI) pathways: WPI Entrepreneurship and WPI Leadership

Undergraduate students successfully passing a minimum of 60 credits of modules taken from approved lists in the appropriate programme specifications may have the words ‘with proficiency in Entrepreneurship’ or ‘with proficiency in Leadership’ added to their degree title subject to conditions.

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! WPIE modules include:

Level 2:

Level 3:

Find out more and browse all Business modules on the Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy page.

Interested in languages? You can have this acknowledged in your degree title thanks to the 'with proficiency in' pathways.

'With proficiency in' Language / Advanced Language 

Undergraduate students successfully passing a minimum of 60 credits of spoken language modules taken in a single foreign language alongside their main degree subject may have the words ‘with proficiency in [named foreign language]’ added to their degree title, subject to conditions

Foreign Language Centre (FLC) modules

The Foreign Language Centre (FLC) offers modules at four language levels for students interested in learning a language as part of their degree:





Beginners Fast-Track modules (French, German, Italian and Spanish) are all at University Level 2 and can be taken in the final year of UG study.

See the FLC website for more information on the languages available to undergraduates

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies modules 

It is also possible to study Persian or Arabic at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. However, most modules require you to have taken beginner modules in these languages at Level 1. See their module list for more details. 


Find out more about all of these modules on the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences page.

Interested in improving your communication skills in English for academic purposes? 

These modules will enable you to develop your communication skills in English for academic and professional purposes and gain credits at the same time. They are all available in terms 1 and 2. 

Visit the programme website or our English Language module page for more information and to contact module convenors. 

As well as studying another language, it is possible to select modules that focus on other cultures and intercultural communication.

Level 2:

Level 3:

It is never too early to think about your career, and you can use modularity to help gain experience in the industry or career you are interested in and boost your employability.

As well as teaching and business modules, there are other career or industry-specific modules open to interdisciplinary students.

Humanities in the Workplace

The second year 'Humanities in the Workplace' module is designed to deepen your understanding of how the skills and knowledge acquired as part of a Humanities degree are applicable to the workplace. As part of the module you will secure and complete a short placement of 40 or 80 hours (depending on the module variant), allowing you to gain real work experience and insights in a broad range of sectors.

Level 2: 

Find out more on the module website

Social Sciences work experience modules

Students from the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences can choose one of the following work experience modules:

Level 2: 

Level 3:

For more information, visit the module websites or contact ‌

Health and Life Sciences employability modules

Level 2:

Only students in the following disciplines are eligible to study ESS2900 or ESS213:

  • BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • BSc Human Biosciences
  • BSc Nutrition
  • BSc Psychology with Sport and Exercise Science
  • BSc Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences

CEMPS employability modules 

Students from the College of Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences who are not undertaking yearlong Industrial Placement Programmes are eligible to choose the CANDI Summer Placement module

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. 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. For more information, email