Resits

When is the re-sit? Will I be allowed to re-sit?

  • Levels 1, 2, 3 and masters – if you fail a module at the first try you will normally be allowed to re-sit in August.
  • Level 4 (Honours level) - you may be allowed one resit. The resit will normally be in August.

When you fail an exam in August the next re-sit will usually be in the trimester when the module normally runs, that is either in the January or April/May exam diet.

Maximun number of attempts at a module

  • Undergraduate levels 1, 2 and 3 - up to and including three attempts.
  • Level 4 and masters - up to and including two attempts.

 

What happens if I fail just one module?

In each level of study your overall performance may allow the Assessment Board to compensate for failure in up to 20 credit points of module(s) at that level. You must have failed your module by no more than 5%. You must also get a total mark across all modules (at that level) that is at least 5% higher than the pass mark.

If the module you have failed has more than one part making up the total mark, you must also have got a mark of at least 90% of the normal pass mark for each part.
Assessment boards can also compensate for a failed module if this does not mean raising any mark by more than 1%. This is shown in the example below:

Examples of compensation

Module Pass Mark 40%

Overall average greater than or equal to 45%
Module Mark 35%-39% (No part of the module mark less than 30%)

Automatic Compensation
Overall average greater than or equal to 45%
Module Mark 34% (No part of the module mark less than 29%)
Discretionary Compensation
Overall mark is raised by 1%

Module Pass Mark 50%

Overall average greater than or equal to 55%
Module Mark 45%-49% (No component of the module mark less than 40%)
Automatic Compensation
Overall average greater than or equal to 55%
Module Mark 44% (No component of the module mark less than 39%)
Discretionary Compensation
Overall mark is raised by 1%

How many modules can I carry forward?

Normally if you fail one module you will be allowed to carry it to the next level. You will have to attend some classes for it. The assessment board may let you carry up to 40 credit points.

How many and which modules you can carry also depends on your course regulations and the University’s Qualification Framework. For example, you may not be able to carry a ‘pre-requisite’ module, that is one that has to be passed before you can take one that follows on from it

Where can I find out about graduation?

From the Graduation website.

Is it possible to have an examination resit abroad?

Yes, in some cases examination resits can be taken abroad.

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