Flexible Combined Honours

  • Combine subjects not otherwise possible at Exeter
  • Study two or three subjects OR
  • Follow a themed interdisciplinary pathway
  • Vary the proportion of subjects each year, playing to your strengths and areas of interests
  • Choose subjects aimed around your specific career aspirations
  • Cultivate interdisciplinary skills valued in the workplace
  • Named degree title that reflects the subjects studied
  • Add Study Abroad or Work Experience
  • Available at our Exeter and Cornwall campuses

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.

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

You are able to combine subjects across departments, including arts/humanities, sciences and social sciences, creating a cross-college degree such as ‘Biosciences and Philosophy’ or ‘Anthropology and Management’.

Alternatively, you can take modules from a variety of departments by studying one of our thematic pathways. For example, our ‘Sustainability’ pathway enables you to choose relevant modules from Geography, Politics, Management, Biosciences, Middle East and Arabic Studies, Anthropology and Sociology. Other thematic pathways include ‘Mediterranean Studies’, ‘Strategy and International Security’ and ‘Religion.’ Our thematic pathways can be studied on their own or in combination with other subject areas.

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.

See information on how to complete your UCAS form for:

Flexible Combined Honours Streatham (Exeter) & St Lukes (Exeter)


Flexible Combined Honours Penryn (Cornwall)