Reassessment

Undergraduate Students

First year

If you have failed one or more of your first year modules, you must resit in order to proceed into the second year, unless you have been offered an alternative route by changing your programme of study.

You should note that there is a fee of £30 per Part I module (up to a maximum of £100) for all reassessments. The fee applies regardless of whether the resit is in the form of an examination or coursework.

Second year

If you have failed one or more of your second year modules, to proceed to the third year and ultimately qualify for a degree you MUST attempt to pass your failed modules by resitting in August. Full instructions on what you are required to do will be given online.

You should note that there is a fee of £25 per Part II module (up to a maximum of £100) for all reassessments. The fee applies regardless of whether the resit is in the form of an examination or coursework.

Please note that second year resit examinations cannot be deferred until your final year.

International students

International students should note that, in exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to resit examinations in your home country at a British Council office or equivalent. However this needs to be organised well in advance. You must email the Student Registry as soon as possible (dates will be confirmed). Please give the following information in the email; Full Name, University Card number, modules which are to be resat and the country in which you wish to take your resits.

An additional fee of £150 is payable regardless of which country the examination is sat, plus the normal reassessment fee as given above. You will also be responsible for paying a local arrangement fee to the British Council.

Please note that there is no guarantee that arrangements can be made for all international students; in previous years it has not been possible to organise exam sittings in certain countries. You are advised to contact the Student Registry if you are unsure as to whether arrangements can be made in your case. These arrangements apply only to international students sitting examinations in their home country; it is not possible for students travelling or working abroad to sit resit examinations overseas.

Postgraduate taught students

A student who fails any module in the degree programme will have one opportunity for reassessment for that module within the same academic year.

If it is not possible for a student to complete the reassessment requirements (for example, a resubmitted dissertation) within that academic year for administrative or logistical reasons and an alternative form of assessment cannot be devised, the examination boards may propose an alternative date.

Such alternative reassessment arrangements will not give advantage or disadvantage compared with the original form of assessment.

Marks for all reassessed modules will be capped at the pass mark of 50%.

Where reassessment is prohibited for reasons of professional accreditation this will be clearly stated in the assessment guidelines provided to students and alternate awards and other available options identified.

Students may not seek reassessment to improve a passing grade unless required for professional accreditation and allowed under specific accreditation arrangements.

The overall profile will only then be considered for classification when all the results of reassessment are available.