Exams

Exam Dates & Timetable

Exam Dates and Timetable

View the dates of upcoming exam periods and find out how to view your exam timetable.

Exam Dates and Timetable

Exam Dates 2020/21

Students must be available for exams at all times during the exam periods. The University cannot accept individual requests from students with regard to the timing of their exams. All morning exams start at 09:30 and all afternoon exams start at 14:00 (unless otherwise stated).

SemesterDates of Exams
Semester One

No Assessment Period

Semester Two

Provisional - Monday 24 May 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021
(including Saturday 29 May and Saturday 5 June)

August

Provisional - Monday 23 August 2021 to Friday 3 September 2021 
(including Saturday 28 August)

Exam Timetable

The timetable for the next academic year will be published as below:

SemesterProvisional Timetable PublishedFinal Timetable Published
Semester One   n/a n/a
Semester Two To be confirmed To be confirmed
August To be confirmed To be confirmed

Future Exam Dates

Scheduling Process

Information on how the exam timetable is created.

For many programmes on offer at the University, students are provided with an extensive range of modules to choose from. This has several benefits and advantages, but also means that creating an exam timetable can be a very complex process.

Work on the timetable starts 3-4 months before the exam period and involves several different stages and checks. Specialist exam scheduling software is used to try and ensure the best possible timetable is created.

The main priorities are:

  • Avoiding exam clashes (normally achieved for 100% of students)
  • Avoiding students having two exams on the same day (for Sem 1 2018/19, this was achieved for over 99.9% of students)
  • Avoiding students having a PM exam followed by an AM exam the next day (for Sem 1 2018/19, this was achieved for 99.9% of students)

Due to the complexities of scheduling between 650-900 exams for each main exam period for over 15,000 different students, it is not possible to avoid students having exams scheduled on consecutive days.

Students are expected to be available for the entire duration of each exam period, including any weekend exam dates, and requests for exams to be moved due to individual availability will not be considered. If you are going to miss an exam due to circumstances out of your control, you will need to submit a PEC form to your academic school.

Help on preparing for exams is available on the Exam Rules and Guidance webpage.