On this page you'll find important exam period and results publication dates.
On this page, you'll find:
Exam period dates and when your personal exam timetables will be published
When exam results will be available and how to access them
Other important dates to note
Key dates for 2020/21
Exam dates and timetables
Summer term 2021 (main exam period)
19 April - 4 June 2021
Part 3 and final year undergraduate exams
26 April - 28 May 2021
Part 2 exams
4 May - 4 June 2021
Part 1 exams
4 May - 11 June 2021
LA* (IWLP) and IL* exams (all Parts)
7 May 2021
Part 0 exams (including International Foundation Programme October cohort)
17 May - 11 June 2021
International Foundation Programme (January cohort)
TBC - July
August/September 2021 (resit exam period)
Please note that the dates of the resit exam period in 2021 are currently under review
What will happen if I am taking modules outside of my Part (study year)?
If you are taking a module (with an exam) from outside of your Part, the exam will be held within the examination period for the Part to which the module belongs.
This may mean that your exam clashes with teaching. In this situation you are expected to attend the exam; however you are not permitted to miss teaching in order to revise.
If you are a Finalist taking a non-Finalist module, your exam may be held after the Finals exam period, and this may lead to a delay in you receiving your result.
Scheduling of exams
Exams are typically held Monday - Friday during mornings and afternoons. Exams may also be scheduled during early evenings and on Saturdays, but are not normally held on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
When can I expect to receive my personal exam timetable and how will I be able to access it?
Your personal exam timetable for the summer term will be published on the RISIS portal by the end of the first week of the Easter vacation, and you will receive an email when it is ready to view.
You will be able to login to the RISIS portal to view your exam timetable which will be located under the 'Programmes and Modules' tab. If you have any trouble viewing your timetable, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other important dates
Special exam arrangements
Special exam arrangements can only be guaranteed if you register these with the Disability Advisory Service before the deadline. Find out more.
If you want to appeal for a review of your result for Part of your degree or your final classification, you will need to submit your appeal by a specified deadline.Find out more.
Issue of transcripts and diploma supplements
You can download and print a copy of your transcript on the RISIS portal under 'Self-service letters', or you can request a transcript from a Student Support Co-ordinator in your Support Centre.
If you graduate in July, your diploma supplement will be posted to your home address in October/November.
If you graduate in December, your diploma supplement will be available to collect with your degree certificate at your graduation ceremony, or will otherwise be posted to your home address in January with your degree certificate.
Find out more about transcripts and diploma supplements.
Publication of exam results and degree classifications
When can I expect to receive my exam results and how can I access them?
Degree classifications for final year students are formally published following the University Awarding Board. Marks for Finalists are also published individually to students and can be accessed via the RISIS portal at the same time.
Following the University Progression Board meetings, results for non-finalist students will be published on the student RISIS portal and students will be emailed when they are available.
Please note that results publication dates for 2020 are currently under review.
For more information on the timing of results publication, please visit the exams marks ‘Safety net’ frequently asked questions here.