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Flexible Combined Honours at Exeter (Streatham and St Luke's): New students

Flexible Combined Honours Exeter

Flexible Combined Honours Exeter

We're currently planning our Induction Week activities from 14 September to welcome you to the University of Exeter, so the information provided here will be changing as new details are released. We're also working within Government guidelines meaning information and activities may change as that guidance changes as well. Please ensure you check back here frequently for updates, as well as your personal email account, new University of Exeter email account, and your My Timetable for the most up-to date information from us. Please note you must have registered with the University and activated your IT account to access My Timetable.

 If you have any questions about your induction or starting your studies, please contact Info at Peter Chalk, who support FCH students: or +44 (0)1392 723788

Welcome message from Professor Marion Gibson, Director of the FCH programme

Welcome to Flexible Combined Honours at Exeter and congratulations on securing your place! I’m writing to welcome you very warmly to the FCH programme: we’re delighted to have you here. You’ll begin your studies in September and you’ll receive inductions from both FCH staff and staff in your individual subjects. Please do attend as many of these as you can, so that you get all the basic information you need about how FCH works and about the subjects you’ve chosen to combine through our programme. Also please take a look at both the FCH webpages and your subject webpages: these are an essential resource in helping you prepare to study.

During Freshers’ Week, we’ll introduce you to your fellow students, the director and team, and the administrators of the programme. You’ll also be meeting university support staff and advisors, and members of the subject teams who will be teaching you during your time here.

We look forward very much to seeing you in September.

Professor Marion Gibson
Director, FCH

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Freshers’ Week 2020: Monday 14 September - Sunday 20 September

In this unusual year, we recognise that not all students may have arrived on campus for the start of Freshers’ Week. Don’t worry if you are not able to be in Exeter for the start of term, we’ll be recording induction sessions that take place on campus and offering online alternatives so you can still join in.

If there is any reason why you may not be here for Freshers’, please get in contact with us as soon as possible by emailing

During Freshers' Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s, either in person or online.

Because of COVID precautions, the Welcome Inductions for both FCH Freshers and Inbound students will now both be online. Students: you do not need to come to LT2. Instead you must watch the important information in the Welcome videos online, which you can do from wherever you are.

The information includes details about where to find help, your modules and how to get the most from your studies. Once you have watched the welcome videos and powerpoint, if you have questions you can contact the programme Director, Professor Marion Gibson, in person and directly from 2-5pm on Monday 14 September, using the Virtual Office chat.

Welcome induction videos and presentation

Please also view the New Students information below for all your subjects since each will have its own Academic Induction information and timetable. 

College of Humanities

College of Social Sciences and International Studies

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

The Business School


Joining instructions

Some subjects will have reading lists, but not all. Where reading lists exist, these will either be available on the subjects’ new students’ websites or posted on ELE pages for individual modules before the start of term.

We will be setting up your modules and then releasing them for you to review. If you wish to change any of your option modules you will be able to do so, if the change is allowable, when you arrive via an online form, up until 5pm Friday 4 October. More information on module change can be found on our website.

Your timetable will also be available via iExeter (Smartphone App as well as Desktop version). Your full timetable will not be available until all of your modules are confirmed.

If you want to read ahead, we suggest you have a look at the  FCH website to review the modules for your subjects. In the “Studying” box at the bottom, click on “Current Students” and then on “Streatham/St Luke’s” on the right at the top. This will take you to a list of subjects. Each subject page will show you any core (compulsory) modules for your subject first, followed by options you might want to consider through another link.

The definitive lists of modules for any discipline will be available via the link to their own pages. If there is any recommended reading for your modules, it will be shown on the module descriptor, accessed as described above.

Useful information

Modules are available at a range of levels from Beginners to Advanced via the Foreign Language Centre in:

• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Mandarin Chinese
• Russian
• Spanish
• British Sign Language

We can help you get the language you study with us named on your degree title. This involves successfully completing a minimum of 60 credits in one language taken through the Foreign Language Centre. You could choose to start a new language from scratch or develop an existing one. For example, a Geography student who passes 30 credits at Spanish Beginners and a further 30 credits at Spanish Intermediate 1 could have their degree title amended to BA (Hons) Geography with proficiency in Spanish.

If you are not able to take a language as part of your programme due to timetabling constraints, or if you are interested in studying a language that is not currently available via modularity, our Foreign Language Centre also runs an Evening Language Programme with many more language options.

To find out more about language modules and other languages offered by different departments see the Foreign Language Centre webpage.