9th March 2020

Resits And Repeats

If you're retaking exams or repeating a module, here's how it all works.

This guide is for undergraduate students on modular programmes of study. If your course is non-modular (eg. Medicine) your course handbook should include information about re-sit arrangements.

Exam results are published in March and July each year. Results from the August resit period are published in September. The July results will tell you whether you are required to resit any modules in order to pass the year. There will also be information about resitting and instructions for registering for these.

Re-sits, whichever way you opt to do them are capped at a basic pass mark.

  1. Re-sitting in august
  2. Re-sitting failed modules the next year
  3. Repeating as an external student
  4. Repeating as an internal student
  5. Repeating the whole year (Level 1 only)
  6. Student finance

Resitting in august

The standard re-sit period is in August. The University recommends students do not book holidays for that period until the exam results have been published in July.

If you are in financial hardship over the summer due to having the resits; including struggling with the fees or not being able to work, you may be able to get help from the University Vacation Financial Support Fund.

You can find information about registration, fees and timetables here.

If you have any questions about resit arrangements please contact SSID.

Re-sitting failed modules the next year

If you are not able to re-sit in August, you may be able to re-sit during the new academic year. This will normally prevent you starting the next level of your course by a year.

Repeating as an external student

  • You take your exams or submit coursework without attending university.
  • Your university computer and library accounts remain live.
  • The fees are the same as for the August resits.

Repeating as an internal student

  • This is worth considering if you or your department feel it would be beneficial for you to attend lectures for the module you are re-sitting.
  • If you are repeating an optional module, you might be able to choose a different one. In this case you would need to do it as an internal student.
  • The fees depend on the number of credits the modules are worth. For example, a home student repeating a 20 credit module would have to pay £1500 fees. Contact Registry Services for more information.

Repeating the whole year (Level 1 only)

  • First year students have the option of repeating the entire Level 1 with attendance, including modules you have passed.
  • This may be worth considering if you have failed extensively.
  • Grades achieved in the repeat year will replace all original results even if lower.
  • Full fees are charged if you repeat the whole year.

Student finance

Fees for internal students are payable for the proportion of the course you are repeating. Contact Registry Services for more information.

Students repeating with attendance, who are entitled to student support, can claim for each semester in which they are attending a repeat module. For example, if you are repeating modules in both Autumn and Spring semesters or an academic year module, you will receive full student support for the whole academic year.

However, if you are repeating modules in the Autumn semester only, you will not receive support for semester two. You should take Leave of Absence for the second semester.

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