SOAS University of London


Examination Timetable 2021

The main examination period will take place in term 3 from 10 May 2021 to 4 June 2021, inclusive

The examination period will operate online. EX assessments will be delivered either as an Extended Essay or as a 48-hour Open Book Exam. Exams will operate via BLE: your questions and submission points will be available on the specific module page. Exams and Assessments pages on MySOAS contain answers to many of the frequently asked questions about the examination period. Please email if you cannot find the answer to your question.

The final summer exam timetable for all exams taking place May-June will be available on MySOAS for Students in late March. When checking the timetable for your exams, please check both the module title and the module code as there are a number of modules with similar titles.

In mid-April you will receive notification of your candidate number, examination dates and times via email. Please check your timetable carefully and ensure that all of your examinations appear on it, as it is your responsibility to make sure that you access and submit each examination at the correct time and location.

Useful information:
  • If you are taking an intercollegiate module at another University of London college any examination may take place outside the dates above. Please contact the relevant college for advice about exam dates.
  • Every effort has been made to ensure a fair and reasonable spread of examinations, and exams have been timetabled at the best time for the majority of candidates. Requests from entrants for amendments to the timetable will not be accepted.
  • Some assessments, such as oral examinations for language modules, music listening exams, and slide tests for History of Art modules may take place outside the main summer exam period. Please speak to the relevant module convenor or department office for further advice.      

Any enquiries about the exam timetable should be sent to

Late summer examination period

The late summer examination period is usualy for eligible non-finalist undergraduates only, and only if an exam is not passed in the main examination period of May-June. The late summer re-entry examination period will run from 23 August to 3 Sepember 2021.

The exam timetable will be published via MySOAS for Students in early August 2021.