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If you know that you will not be able to submit assignments and/ or sit examinations during the current academic year, you may want to consider deferring some or all of your assessments.

If you are able to submit your coursework but not by the published deadline, please see Late Submission of coursework.

All applications for deferral are subject to the following criteria:

  • Deferral of assessments should be allowed only in the case of immediate, unexpected or unforeseen difficulties. Such difficulties may include: illness, bereavement, impact of disability, sudden and severe change in personal circumstances.
  • The impact of such difficulties will be of a significant and unavoidable nature.
  • Applications for deferral must be accompanied by relevant documentation (e.g. medical certification).

The term 'assessment' includes all methods by which a course is assessed, including coursework, unseen written examination, practical test etc…

Applications which do not meet the criteria laid down by the School will not be considered.

Taught Courses

If your application is approved, you will re-entered automatically for the deferred assessment(s) at the next available assessment opportunity. You will be advised of the revised coursework submission deadline or exam period in which you will be expected to complete the assessment(s) if your application is approved. 
Please note that late summer assessment is available to eligible undergraduate non-finalists only.  

If you wish to apply to defer assessments for taught courses, please complete a taught course deferral application form
The deadline to apply for deferral of assessments for taught courses is 20 April 2015.

Dissertation Deferral

If you are a postgraduate student who wishes to apply to defer a dissertation beyond 30 September 2015, please complete a dissertation deferral application form
The deadline to apply for deferral of a dissertation is 1 September 2015.

If the deadline to apply for deferral has passed, please consult the Absence from examinations and coursework non-submission section.