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Postgraduate Examinations

For information regarding Postgraduate Research Courses, please see the Graduate School Portal 


Taught Courses

Some taught postgraduate courses include an element of assessment by formal examination. The main summer examinations period is normally from week four to week nine of the Summer Term, the timetable for which should normally be published on the Wednesday of the first week of the Summer Term. You should note, however, that postgraduate examinations may also be scheduled at other times, including outside of term time, and you should therefore check your course handbook or consult your course director for further details. Please note that some examinations may be held on Saturday mornings and afternoons.

Students are responsible for ensuring that they register for the correct examinations and that they do this at the correct time. Details of examination registration procedures will be sent to you via University email or via your department at the appropriate point in the academic year. You must check your email and departmental post regularly and follow the instructions provided.

Please note that written examinations for some postgraduate courses are organised locally by the relevant academic department.

Students should note that certain types of calculator are not permitted in University examinations; you should check with your department before buying such equipment.

 Boards of Examiners - Examination of all taught postgraduate work is carried out by a Board of Examiners, usually consisting of course tutors and one or more external examiners who are normally senior members of academic staff from other UK universities. Special factors affecting the performance of individual candidates may be taken into consideration by the Board, but only if it knows about them by the time of its meeting and they are fully documented. If there are special factors that affected your performance it is essential that you inform the relevant person in your department (normally your personal tutor) prior to the meeting of the Board of Examiners. Regulation 37 governing the duties of Boards of Examiners for taught postgraduate courses can be found in section 2 of the University Calendar.

 Appeals - If the Board decides that your performance merits the award of a lower qualification than the one for which you were registered or does not merit the award of a qualification at all, you may have certain rights of appeal. Further information on postgraduate academic appeals is available on the Graduate School website. If you have any queries, please contact the Graduate School at pgappeals at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Students should note that there is no right of appeal against the requirement to resubmit work or resit examinations, nor against the decision to award a Master's degree at pass level rather than with distinction or merit.