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“I enjoy the variety of perspectives I can study because of FCH. You learn in an amazing international environment, where everyone is different but similar at the same time! On my third year I went to Italy and worked in PR and Communications and gained knowledge through my new cultural experience; at work, at home and in daily tasks.”

Katya, studying BA International Relations and Management with proficiency in Italian

What is Flexible Combined Honours?

What is FCH?

Flexible Combined Honours (FCH) offers a unique and appealing degree structure as it lets you study a range of subjects, related or totally diverse, in a very flexible manner. It allows you to develop a particular blend of knowledge and skills in line with your own subject interests and career objectives. 

FCH will appeal to you if you wish to study a range of subjects, if you are not sure what disciplines you want to focus on yet or if you wish to weight your credits to suit your strengths or areas of interest.

At its simplest level, FCH lets you combine two subjects where there is currently no existing Combined Honours degree at the University, for example, at Streatham & St Lukes you can study ‘Geography and Economics’ or ‘Management and German’, or at Penryn you can study ‘Geography and Mathematics’ or ‘Business and International Relations’. It also offers the opportunity to study three subject areas, if compulsory modules allow - please ask about this before applying.

Study subject combinations not otherwise available

You are able to combine subjects across departments, such as ‘Biosciences and Philosophy’ or ‘Psychology and Management’ at Streatham & St Lukes, and ‘Mathematics and Politics’ or ‘Environmental Science and English’ at Penryn. 

Alternatively, you can take modules from a variety of departments by studying one of our thematic pathways. For example, our ‘Sustainability’ pathway at Streatham & St Lukes enables you to choose relevant modules from Geography, Politics, Management, Biosciences, Middle East and Arabic Studies, Anthropology and Sociology. The ‘Sustainability’ pathway at Penryn offers modules from Geography, Politics, Business, Environmental Law, History and Environmental Science. Our thematic pathways can be studied on their own or in combination with other subject areas.  

If you are a prospective student and would like to find out more about the subjects available for study, module choices and entry requirements please visit the FCH undergraduate pages.

If you are a current student and would like more information on the subjects available for study and module choices please visit our current students page.

Study alongside Single and Combined Honours students

All FCH students study alongside single and combined honours students at the University, so you will be learning alongside those with the same interests.