The following information has been gathered together to help to answer any questions that you may have regarding reassessment.
The subjects covered in this page include:
- Reassessment: what happens if I don't meet the requirements to progress to the next stage?
- Referral: this term is commonly used to describe reassessments that take place before the start of the next academic year, therefore giving you the best chance of progressing to the next stage
- Repeating modules: sometimes you may be required, or request to repeat an entire module during the following academic year
We've also included links to other information that you may find useful on subjects including graduation, enrolment and withdrawal.
Referral or repeat?
If you haven’t achieved the results you need to progress to the next stage, or be eligible for an award, you will need to complete a reassessment.
Your reassessment will take one of two forms, referred or repeat assessment, depending on the number of credits failed. The standard limit for allowing reassessment by referral is failure in no more than 60 credits at undergraduate level and 60 credits at postgraduate taught level. Failure in more than this would normally mean the modules have to be repeated in their entirety the following academic year.
- Modules already passed cannot be reassessed.
- This is subject to a maximum number of attempts at a module and the maximum period of registration as defined in the University Regulations.
submission (eSubmission) via Moodle is the preferred method of submission for all suitable assessments. The assignment brief must clearly state the requirements for eSubmission including any required file format. If no specific format is requested, the default is that work must be submitted in a format that can be read by the standard software provided by the University (UWSS). It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that work is submitted in a correct format and is readable. Work that is submitted in a format other than that requested, or is found to be unreadable, will receive a zero mark. Where assignments are set up for eSubmission, students cannot submit a hard copy instead.
- Students subject to immigration control should be aware that there may be additional restrictions on their progression. In particular, if you have been advised to leave the UK and that we have stopped sponsoring you under a Student visa (formerly Tier 4), please be aware that any appeal being upheld does not mean that you should remain in the UK , or re-enter the UK without being instructed to do so. If your appeal has been upheld your Student visa (formally Tier 4) time limit and other conditions for sponsoring you further under a student visa will now have to be considered. You must now contact Student Services to check the specifics of your situation. They can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by telephone at
+44 1752 587676. Further support can be found on our advice for international students webpage.