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Re-entry Options for Postgraduate Students

If you have failed one or more of your courses, please find below the options that might be open to you. Masters degree students who have failed a course overall, are permitted only one further attempt to be re-assessed for that course, to be taken at the next available occasion. 

If one of your courses is reported as NC- Not Completed, it is considered a Fail and the re-entry options below apply.

  1. If you have failed one or more of your courses because of failed examination(s)
  2. If you have failed one or more of your courses because of course work non-submission
  3. If you have failed one or more of your courses because of failed course work
  4. If you have failed your dissertation
  5. If you have an approved deferral for some or all of your assessments

Please note that the overall mark for any course you have re-entered for will be capped at 50%, unless your absence from an examination and/ or non-submission of course work was deemed to be with good cause by the relevant Sub-Board of Examiners.

1 - If you have failed one or more of your courses because of failed examination(s)

If you were absent from an examination and your absence was deemed to be with good cause by the relevant Sub-Board of Examiners, you will be automatically re-entered to re-take your failed examination(s) in May/June 2015. An email confirming your re-entry will be sent to you in early October. 
If your mitigating circumstances were accepted, this will show as 'NRGC' next to the relevant entry on Online Student Services.  No re-entry fee is due and your 2014/15 result will not be capped.

If you have failed an examination or were absent without good cause from an examination, you may apply to re-take your failed examination(s) in May/June 2015 by e-mailing exams@soas.ac.uk by 30 September 2014. 
A re-entry fee of £40 per course unit (£20 for a half-unit) is payable to SOAS. You can pay online at https://store.soas.ac.uk. Please follow the Product Catalogue to University Services and select Re-entry Fees.
It may be possible for you to sit exams overseas. This will be organised through the University of London (UoL) who will charge an additional administration fee. The UoL deadline to apply is 1st  February 2015. First, you should check to see if there is a UoL exam centre in your area and then contact samuel.okoroafor@london.ac.uk.

You may apply to re-attend any failed course(s) in 2014/15 by completing a Repeat Course of Study (Part-time) application form (see right-hand menu). Please note that applications to repeat courses are considered on an individual basis and are not automatically granted. If you do repeat the course, the overall mark for that course will not be capped.

2 - If you have failed one or more of your courses because of course work non-submission

Please note that if a course is assessed by one piece of course work worth 100%, non-submission is treated as 0% Fail and re-submission is permitted. Please see paragraph 3 below for courses failed because of failed course work.

For other courses:

If your non-submission was deemed to be with good cause by the relevant Sub-Board of Examiners, this will show as 'NRGC' next to the relevant entry on Online Student Services.  If the element of assessment is deemed repeatable, you will be automatically re-entered to submit your essay by the last day of Term 2 in 2014/15 (i.e. 20  March 2015).
Please contact your Faculty Office for more information about submission procedures. The overall mark you achieve further to your re-entry will not be capped. An email confirming your re-entry will be sent to you in early October.

If your non-submission was not deemed to be with good cause, you may not submit at a later date. If you commenced your programme of study in or after September 2010, you are required to undertake all elements of assessment and examination prescribed for that course. Therefore, if you did not submit a piece of course work, and have not been granted good cause, you cannot be awarded a pass mark for the course in question. You may apply to re-attend any failed course(s) in 2014/15 by completing a Repeat Course of Study (Part-time) application form (see right-hand menu). Please note that applications to repeat courses are considered on an individual basis and are not automatically granted. If you do repeat the course, the overall mark for that course will not be capped.

3 - If you have failed one or more of your courses because of failed course work

Please note that if you have failed a course assessed by one exam worth 80% and course work worth 20%, because of failed course work, you will be allowed to re-enter to re-sit the examination only or to repeat the course. For those courses, please see paragraph 1.

For other courses:

You may re-enter to submit failed course work, provided it is repeatable. The deadline for submission is the last day of term 2 in 2014/15  (i.e. 20 March 2015). To re-enter, please e-mail exams@soas.ac.uk by 30 September 2014 stating clearly which course and assignment you wish to be re-entered for.
Please contact your Faculty Office for more information about submission procedures. You may use the same essay title, provided your fail was not because of late submission deductions. If it was, you will need to obtain a new essay title from your Faculty Office.
A re-entry fee of £40 per course unit (£20 for a half-unit) is payable to SOAS. You can pay online at https://store.soas.ac.uk. Please follow the Product Catalogue to University Services and select Re-entry Fees.

You may apply to re-attend any failed course(s) in 2014/15 by completing a Repeat Course of Study (Part-time) application form (see right-hand menu). Please note that applications to repeat courses are considered on an individual basis and are not automatically granted. If you do repeat the course, the overall mark for that course will not be capped.

4 - If you have failed your dissertation

Please note that dissertation marks will be released by 5.00pm on 10 December 2014.

You may re-enter to submit your dissertation by 20 April or 15 September 2015, provided you have a right of re-entry left, by sending an e-mail to exams@soas.ac.uk by 15 January 2015, stating which submission deadline you are aiming for. 
If you re-enter to submit by 20 April 2015 but are unable to do so, there will be no penalty if you later decide to resubmit by 15 September 2015.
Your results will be considered in July 2015 for a submission in April and December 2015 for a submission in September. 
A re-entry fee of £108 is payable to SOAS. You can pay online at https://store.soas.ac.uk. Please follow the Product Catalogue to University Services and select Re-entry Fees.

If you did not submit your dissertation and your non-submission was deemed to be with good cause by the relevant Sub-Board of Examiners , you will be automatically re-entered to submit your dissertation by 20 April 2015. However, if you are unable to do so, you may resubmit by 15 September 2015, with no penalty.
Please contact your Faculty Office for more information about submission procedures.
The overall mark you achieve further to your re-entry will not be capped. An email confirming your re-entry will be sent to you in December 2014.

If you wish to receive supervision for re-submission of your dissertation by 15 September 2015, you will need to complete a Repeat Course of Study (Part-time) application form (see right-hand menu). Please note that applications to repeat courses are considered on an individual basis and are not automatically granted.If you do repeat the course, the overall mark you achieve in 2015 will not be capped.

5 – If you have an approved deferral for some or all of your assessments

You will be automatically re-entered to sit any deferred examination during the May/June 2015 School examination period and/ or to submit any deferred course work or dissertation by the deadline given to you in the email confirmation sent to your SOAS account. If you have not received confirmation of your approved deferral by email, please contact exams@soas.ac.uk.

For any further information, please contact the Exams Office (exams@soas.ac.uk).