Resubmitting and Resitting

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Students on taught programmes must retake all failed modules

Resitting timeframe

Students who fail or are absent from any part of a module will be considered by the board of examiners to be referred for resits.

Students who have been referred will be marked as absent if they do not attend resit examinations or submit resit coursework.

For coursework, contact your department for the resubmission date.

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 an assessment attempt. 

Resit assignments are capped at the pass mark with the exception of foundation Year 0 undergraduate degree for programmes in Anthropology, Psychology, Media & Communications and History.

Assessment resits and late fees 2019-20

There is no charge for in-year resits. The fees listed below are for students in exam attendance only.

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 Assessments Team by telephone 020 7717 2254 or e-mail assessments (

Deferred assessments

Students with accepted extenuating circumstances are offered deferred assessments without penalty. Students will be referred for late summer resits at the examination board.

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.

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