Resits in August

If you fail a module, you may be able to retake it during the August re-assessment period.

You'll need to find out about how and when to apply, how much your resit will cost and when it is likely to take place.

Eligibility

Any resit has to be taken at the next opportunity, and failure to do so will result in the loss of an attempt. Marks for modules which are not taken will be classified as Absent.

If you have been granted a "first attempt" resit, you will need confirm with your parent school if you wish to take it.  If you accept the opportunity to re-sit as a "first attempt", your original mark will be expunged and your result for the re-sit will apply, even if it is lower than your original mark.  Contact your parent school to find out further information on "first attempts".

Undergraduates

If you started your programme of study before the academic year 2016/2017 you are permitted three attempts to pass a module; the first attempt plus up to two resits.

If you started your programme of study in the academic year 2016/2017 you are permitted two attempts to pass a module; the first attempt and one resit.

If you need further guidance please contact your parent school.

If you've failed a module you may retake it in August, provided your teaching school has not excluded you from doing so or the format of the original assessment is unsuitable to be re-assessed in August (indicated by an “S” next to the grade).

Postgraduates

If you have failed a module you may retake it in August depending on if the resit is offered by the teaching school.

How to apply

Submit your resit application online via the Results and Resit Application page (available through Minerva from the beginning of July).

You must apply for any module which has an exam and/or coursework you want to resit.

If you are a Postgraduate student and your results are provisional:

  • Download a Resit Application Form from the Provisional Marks page (via Minerva).
  • Fill out the form listing all modules you want to resit, including any which are re-assessed by coursework only. If you do not register for all re-assessments before the deadline for resit applications, you may be charged the increased administration fee.

  • Email the completed form to us.

When to apply

You will be able to apply online when the Results and Resit Application page is made available in July (see Results publication dates).

Undergraduate Finalists

Undergraduate finalists will be able to apply online from Monday 2 July 2018. The deadline for applications is Friday 6 July 2018.  After this date, if you are eligible for an award you will be deemed to have accepted it.

Undergraduate Non-finalists

Undergraduate non-finalists will be able to apply online from Monday 2 July 2018. The deadline for applications is Friday 13 July 2018.

You can still apply after the deadline by emailing the Exams Team. Applications received after the deadline will be subject to an increased administration fee.  You'll only be allocated a seat for the exams if you submit your application by the deadline. If you apply after this, ad-hoc arrangements will be made when you arrive at the exams.

Postgraduates

Postgraduates can download a resit application form on the Provisional Marks page.  The deadline for applications is Friday 13 July 2018.

You can still apply after the deadline by emailing the Exams Team. Applications received after the deadline will be subject to an increased administration fee.  You'll only be allocated a seat for the exams if you submit your application by the deadline. If you apply after this, ad-hoc arrangements will be made when you arrive at the exams.

Resit fees

The resit fees are:

  • £2.00 per credit (ie £20.00 for a 10 credit module), plus
  • £50.00 administration fee (increases to £100 after the deadline). This is a one-off fee, which is the same regardless of how many modules you take.

Resit fees will be charged to your University account after 31 July. You will receive a statement by email and must pay immediately.

We'll email you a reminder at the start of the following month, advising that if payment is not received by the end of that month you will be charged a late-payment fee of £20. This amount will be charged at the start of each month until full payment is received.

Resit exam dates

Resit exams take place in August (during the two weeks prior to the August bank holiday).

Unfortunately it isn't possible to find out the exact date of an exam before you apply to resit. This is because we write the timetable once we know which modules students have applied for.

View your personal exam timetable via Minerva (see Exam Timetable publication dates).

Please check that you have been entered for the appropriate exams, and tell the Exams Team immediately about any discrepancies, remembering to include your full name and student ID number in your email.

Assessed-work deadlines

Contact your school directly to find out the deadlines for submitting assessed work.

Cancelling a resit application

Email the Exams Team to cancel a resit application.  Remember to include your full name, student ID number and the module codes of the resits you wish to cancel.

You may only cancel up until the start of the August exam period. After this, your application will stand and any resit fees will still be charged. You will lose an attempt if you do not take the resit.