Resubmitting and resitting

Students on taught programmes must retake all failed modules.

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Number of attempts and penalty

All students have three attempts, with the exception of those taking professional practice modules. A deferred assessment is not considered as an assessment attempt. If you do not pass the module within three attempts, you will fail the module.

Resits are capped at the pass mark, with the exception of foundation Year 0 for undergraduate degree programmes in Anthropology, Psychology, MCCS and History and with exception to first attempts taken in 2019-20 and 2020-21, in line with the amended regulations (3.2.10 Academic Manual).

Assessment resits and late fees 2023-24

There is no charge for in-year resits. The fees listed below are for students who are not in attendance.

Resits, per module £100
(maximum £500)
Deferral due to extenuating circumstances, per module £30
MPhil/PhD Thesis resubmission £280

For further information, please contact the Registry Operations Team using the Student Enquiry Form.

Deferred assessments

Students with accepted extenuating circumstances are offered deferred assessments without penalty to late summer.

If a student has continuing extenuating circumstances they must provide further medical evidence no later than seven days after the deadline or the exam to cover the late summer period. If further evidence is not provided the student will be noted absent without accepted mitigation.

Find out more about extenuating circumstances.