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Re-entry Options for Postgraduate Students

Please see below the re-entry options for:

Taught Courses

If you are ineligible for award because you have failed one or more of your courses,  you will be automatically re-entered to sit any failed examination and re-submit any failed coursework (provided it is repeatable), at the next available occasion, provided you have a right of re-entry left and are still within the time limit for completion of your degree. Exceptions will only be considered if there are accepted mitigating circumstances.  

Re-entry dates and deadlines:

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. 

  • Examinations: the School Summer examination period in May/ June 2020 (provisionally scheduled to run from 6 May to 3 June 2020)
  • Coursework: the last day of Term 2 in 2019/20 (i.e. 20 March 2020)

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, (i.e. you submitted evidence of mitigating circumstances through SID and you have been informed that this was accepted).

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Coursework:

"Students who are resitting failed coursework must complete new coursework for the module and must not re-use assignments which have been submitted previously for that or any other module. Re-using work in this way is known as self-plagiarism and is a breach of the School’s Academic Misconduct Policy. The exception to this will be for Independent Study Projects and postgraduate dissertations which can be revised for resubmission"
(Taught Degree Regulation 11.12.5, https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/degreeregulations/file133633.pdf).

All re-entry essays will be due by the last day of Term 2 of the following year (i.e. 20 March 2020).
You will need to contact your Department Office for any further information on essay titles and submission procedures.

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Mitigation and capping

The overall mark for any course you have been 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, (i.e. you submitted evidence of mitigating circumstances through SID and you have been informed that this was accepted). This will show as NRGC next to the relevant element of assessment on the Online Student Services.

Please note that if you have already passed a course, you cannot be re-assessed in any element to improve your overall mark unless you have approved mitigation for any element (i.e. you submitted evidence of mitigating circumstances through SID and you have been informed that this was accepted), in which case you may re-enter for assessment for that element only, provided it is deemed repeatable.

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Sitting examinations abroad

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 2020. First, you should check to see if there is a UoL exam centre in your area  and then contact the UoL via the following form 
https://enquiries.londoninternational.ac.uk/login/newuserform.aspx?cctc=UOL&category=UOL

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Repeat Study Application

You may not repeat any course that you have already passed and you must follow any courses that are core and/ or compulsory for your programme.
Applications to repeat courses are considered on an individual basis and are not automatically granted. Tuition fees will be due.

To apply to repeat study, please:

  1. Log into SID using your SOAS ID & password (SID can be found via the main SOAS website or MySOAS)
  2. Select 'Request a Service'
  3. Select Enrolment: Programme Changes
  4. Select Repeat Year of Study

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Dissertation

Please note that dissertation marks will be released by 5.00pm on 28 November 2019.

If you have failed or did not submit your dissertation without good cause (i.e. you didnot provide mitigating circumstances evidence or the evidence you provided was rejected), you will be re-entered to submit it by 20 April 2020, provided you have a right of re-entry left. Your dissertation mark will be capped following re-entry.

If you are unable to submit by 20 April 2020, you will be eligible to submit in September 2020 (exact date to be confirmed), with no penalty.
Your results will be considered in July 2020 for a submission in April and December 2020 for a submission in September. 

If you did not submit your dissertation and your non-submission was deemed to be with good cause (i.e. you submitted evidence of mitigating circumstances through SID and you have been informed that this was accepted), the overall mark you achieve further to your re-entry will not be capped.

You will need to contact your Department Office for more information about submission procedures.

If you wish to receive supervision for re-submission of your dissertation in September 2020, you will need to complete a Repeat Study application:

  1. Log into SID using your SOAS ID & password (SID can be found via the main SOAS website or MySOAS)
  2. Select 'Request a Service'
  3. Select Enrolment: Programme Changes
  4. Select Repeat Year of Study

Applications to repeat courses are considered on an individual basis and are not automatically granted. Tuition fees will be due.

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