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Guide for taught postgraduates

Each academic year, the Exams Office publishes a guide for postgraduates which covers all aspects of examinations and assessment.  It contains general advice, as well as information about:

  • what to do if illness or other circumstances have affected your performance in an examination or in coursework;
  • how to ask for an extension to a deadline for the submission of coursework on the grounds of illness or other circumstances;
  • what happens if you fail your examinations;
  • how your degree will be classified;
  • how to appeal against a result;
  • what constitutes academic misconduct (cheating).
  • where you can find further information, and who to contact for help.  

Download the 2015-16 Guide to Postgraduate Assessment (PDF - 226KB)

If you are studying an integrated Masters programme (usually 4 years in length) then it is the undergraduate guide that you need to consult.

What You Need to Know

Each April, we publish a guide called "what you need to know" that contains, quite simply, everything you need to know about taking exams at the University of Reading in Summer 2016.  The guide will be available when the exam timetable is released, no later than 6 April 2016.

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