4 Number of attempts permitted at an examination
Refer to Section 2 for renewal of registration
A student who fails to satisfy the Examiners in an examination, and who has yet to satisfy the conditions to be considered for the respective award, may be permitted or required to make one further attempt at that examination. The maximum number of attempts permitted at any examination is twoprovided the student's registration has not expired.
A student who enters an examination hall to attempt a written paper examination will be considered to have made an examination attempt. Absence from an examination will not count as an attempt.
A student who receives a result of 'Pass' or 'Fail' at any examination will be considered to have made an attempt.
A student who receives the result 'Fail' in a module at the first attempt, having not satisfied the Examiners in one or both elements of the examination for the module concerned, will be permitted to make a second attempt at the failed element. Students will not be permitted to make a second attempt at any element of the examination (either the written paper or coursework) which has been passed.
Students who fail a module on the first occasion and make a second attempt may choose to participate in the Virtual Learning Environment on payment of an additional fee.
A student who makes a second attempt at the coursework for a module may choose to either re-work their existing coursework or will be required to submit fresh coursework in answer to a new question or coursework topic set by the Programme Director.
Where a student does not attempt all elements of a module in the same academic year and does not apply for deferral they may be considered to have made an attempt at an examination for the module unless the University decides there are extenuating circumstances.
Refer to section 3
A student may not make a second attempt at any examination (or element of examination) already passed.
The mark or grade awarded for a second attempt at an examination will supersede mark or grade previously awarded for that examination.
Students who pass a module at the second attempt shall not receive a grade higher than 'C'.
If, on the second attempt at the examination for any module, a student receives the result 'Fail', their registration for the individual module will cease unless the Examiners recommend otherwise in exceptional circumstances.