5 Number of attempts permitted at an examination
A student who fails to satisfy the Examiners in an examination, and who has yet to satisfy the conditions to be considered for the relevant award, may be permitted or required to re-sit the examination up to a maximum number of attempts.
The maximum number of examination attempts permitted at any course of the LLB or the Diploma in Law is three.
A student who enters an examination hall to attempt a written paper examination will be considered to have made an examination attempt.
Please refer to 'Illness during examinations' in section 4 for further information on submitting mitigating circumstances. Rules on attempts at paragraphs 5.2 to 5.6 apply in the absence of mitigating circumstances.
A student who receives a result of 'Pass' or 'Fail' in any examination will be considered to have made an attempt.
A student may not make a further attempt at any examination already passed or, in the case of the LLB, for which specific accreditation of prior learning or credit has been awarded.
Where a student is absent from all the papers for which they made an examination entry their entry will not count as an attempt.
Where a student is absent from one or more papers, but not all the papers, for which they have made an examination entry they will be deemed to have made an attempt at the papers for which they are absent.
A student who passes a course at a further attempt will be awarded a mark of no more than 40% for that course.
If, on the third attempt at the examination for any course, a student receives the result 'Fail', their registration for the degree will cease unless the Examiners, in exceptional circumstances, permit an additional attempt or, in the case of the LLB, a compensated pass mark between 35% and 39%.
Where a student received the result 'fail' for the Dissertation examination, they will be deemed to have failed the Dissertation course in its entirety.
Where a student receives the result 'fail' for the Dissertation element only, and the mark is no lower than 30%, they may submit a revised version of the Dissertation by the date specified in the response from the University.
Where a student fails the Dissertation and chooses to re-take, it must be on a different research topic.
The Laws Skills Portfolio and examination paper are assessed as 'satisfactory' or 'unsatisfactory'.
Where a student receives the result 'unsatisfactory' for the Portfolio only, they may re-submit by the date specified in the response from the University.
The Laws Skills Portfolio does not count towards the final degree classification.