Examinations and Assessment

Information about examinations, examination timetables, regulations and assessments.

Exam Dates

The exam dates for the 2023/24 academic year are as follows:

  • Semester 1 – Wednesday 6th December to Friday 15th December 2023
  • Semester 2 – Monday 15th April to Friday 26th April 2024
  • Reassessment – Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July 2024

Exam timetables will be published 3 weeks before the start of each exam session. 

Examination Timetable

Exam Timetable

Please check the exam timetable regularly as this is subject to change.

If you have any questions regarding your exam, please email Examinations@qmu.ac.uk

Last updated: 11/07/2024

Examination Regulations

QMU Examination Regulations

A video detailing the exam hall regulations can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

Online Exams

An online exam is an exam you take remotely in your own space. There is no requirement for you to come onto campus, but you are welcome to if you would like. Please email Examinations@qmu.ac.uk for on campus arrangements.

The exam format will either be a MSWord Document which you submit to a Dropbox, or a HUB/MCQ Test. Further details will be provided on the module HUB site. 

Students who have an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for exams will be emailed with their ILP arrangements 2-3 weeks before the beginning of the exam diet. If you have any questions regarding your ILP, please email DisabilityAdvisers@qmu.ac.uk.

Students Whose First Language Is Not English

All students whose first language is not English will normally be permitted to use language-only dictionaries in examinations. Electronic dictionaries are not permitted (please refer to Exam Regulations section).

Eligible students are automatically registered for the use of dictionary in examinations. This eligibility is derived from nationality - any students in doubt regarding their eligibility should email Examinations@qmu.ac.uk.


Sitting a Reassessment Examination Overseas

It may be possible to sit a reassessment examination overseas. Please see Section 8 of the Exam Regulations

Coursework Submissions

How to submit to a dropbox

Above is a link to a guide for students on how to submit your coursework assignments. Once redirected to the correct page it is available under the sub-heading 'Submitting your Assignments'.

Plagiarism and Referencing

Before submitting your assignments you should submit your work through the Similarity Checker Tool. Above is a link to a guide for students on how to use this tool. Once redirected to the correct page it is available under the sub-heading 'Similarity checker tool'. Plagiarism and Referencing guides can be found with the Similarity Checker Tool on the module HUB sites.

Any queries regarding assignment dropboxes should be directed to: Academic Administration

Accessing Results

Students access their results on the QMU Portal.

Support and Guidance For Disabled Students

Examinations will ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place as detailed in a student’s Individual Learning Plan. If you are a student with a disability (or if you think you may have a disability), please take a look at the Disability section.


Students who are required to undertake reassessments must pay the appropriate fee. The fee to register for a re-assessment is £40 per module (up to a maximum of £120) payable in advance.

Reassessment fees should be paid in full before undertaking reassessment. Students will not be prevented from undertaking reassessment if the fee is not paid in advance but they may be invoiced for the amount afterwards in line with QMU's Student Debt Recovery Procedure. Students facing financial hardship should discuss their situation with the Student Funding Adviser.

Students who are undertaking assessments as a first diet due to extenuating circumstances are not liable to pay the reassessment fee.

Reassessment fees

The Effective Learning Service has a Support Programme to help you with your resits. You can find out more information on this programme and the support available here.

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