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Options for LLB Students unable to progress to the next year of their degree

The following options apply to LLB students who started their degree in or before September 2011.
If you started your LLB in or after September 2012, please refer to Undergraduate Non-Finalist Results 

 

A breakdown of your marks for 2013/14 should be available through the Online Students Services (studentsonline.soas.ac.uk/WebSite/OnlineServices) by 5.00pm on Monday 17 July 2014.

Updates following Late Summer re-entry will show by 5.00pm on Monday 10 September 2014.

Under the LLB regulations, students may proceed to the next year of their degree only if they pass all four subjects in the examination.

If you submitted mitigating circumstances and these have been accepted by the Exam Board, this will show as 'NRGC' (No result with good cause) on your breakdown of results on Online Student Services. 

If you have not been successful in any or all four courses, you will receive an e-mail explaining your current progression status and the recommendation made about what you need to do to rectify this situation. If you wish to accept the recommendation, please confirm this to exams@soas.ac.uk  by the deadline stated in the email.

You may wish to discuss your current status with members of academic staff, but please inform the Examinations and Assessments Office of your intentions by the stated deadline.  

The LLB regulations permit a number of scenarios regarding re-entry for exams.

Option 1 Take a Leave of Absence and re-enter for examinations in May/June 2015

You may apply for leave of absence, returning in May/June 2015 to retake your failed examinations.
If you are successful in the examinations in May/June 2015, you may proceed to the next year of your degree in September 2015. 

If you take a leave of absence you will not be permitted to attend lectures or other classes during 2014/15. Please contact the membership enquiries section of the library for information about access arrangements there.

If you wish to apply for leave of absence in 2014/15, you must complete a Leave of Absence application form.

Option 2 Repeat year of study (full-time) and re-enter all assessments

You may wish to apply to return in September 2013 to repeat the year of study of your current degree full-time. However, permission to repeat the year is not normally granted within the School of Law and you must consult the Undergraduate Programme Convenor, Alex Fischer, before making any formal application.  Please read the notes on the form carefully before submitting a Repeat Year of Study application form (see right-hand menu).

Option 3 Repeat study and examinations (part-time)

If you have failed one or two courses, you may wish to apply to enrol on a part-time basis to re-attend those courses in 2013/14. However, permission to repeat the year part-time is not normally granted within the School of Law and you must consult the Undergraduate Programme Convenor, Alex Fischer, before making any formal application. Please read the notes on the form carefully before submitting a Repeat Course of Study application form (see right-hand menu). 

Please note that if you wish to re-attend 3 or 4 courses you should apply for Option 2 above but, for instance, if you have failed two courses and have the option to re-enter for examinations for all four courses in Late Summer 2014 or in May/June 2015, you may choose to re-attend these two courses in 2014/15, and re-enter for the examinations for all four courses in May/June 2015. 

Option 4 Transfer to another degree at SOAS

You may apply to transfer to another degree at SOAS. However, the opportunity to transfer is limited and you should not assume that your application will necessarily be granted. The system of core courses which must be passed in certain years of degrees may mean that your application, if granted, entails an extension of your course of study. You must complete your degree within the relevant time limit for completion.

If you are a Home or EU student and are considering transferring to Year 1 to commence a new degree, please contact the Fees Office at fees@soas.ac.uk, to discuss any implication the funding system may have on your decision.

If you wish to apply to transfer degrees, please complete a Degree Transfer application form (see right-hand menu)  and return it to your Faculty Office as soon as possible. If approved, you will receive confirmation from the Registry via e-mail to your SOAS account. Please note that your transfer is not officially approved until your receive this e-mail.

Option 5  Withdrawal

You may withdraw permanently from the School. To do so, complete a Withdrawal form.

Important Notes:

1. Intercollegiate courses

Courses examined at institutions outside the School are subject to the examination entry and re-entry arrangements in force at the institution concerned.

2. Right of re-entry to failed assessment

Students have the right under the LLB Degree Regulations to re-enter for failed examinations on the next two assessment occasions. To re-enter for examination, a student must inform the Exams Office of their intentions by the published deadline above. The right to re-enter failed examinations  does not confer the right to re-attend classes or receive tuition, nor does success in the re-entered examinations guarantee re-admission to the School.

3. Failure to act

If you do not inform the Examinations Office of your intentions by 31 August 2014, the School will regard your registration as having lapsed. You will still retain the right to re-enter for failed assessments where applicable - see above.