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School of Social and Political Science: Undergraduate study



Examination Periods:

All courses in SSPS are assessed in the semester in which they are taught, exams for first-semester courses take place during the December examination period, exams for second semester courses take place during the May examination period.

Revised information: Session 11-12, Semester 2 Exam Diet

Registration and Notification:

Registration for degree examinations is handled automatically by the University’s student record system. You are, however, responsible for checking that the details against your own name are correct. You should do this via the Edinburgh Student Portal around the third or fourth week of semester 1 or 2, as appropriate, and advise your Director of Studies if there are any discrepancies.  The dates, times and venues of examinations get posted on the University website. Notices are placed around SSPS premises advising students when this information becomes available.

Passing the Course: 

There are no re-sit exams at honours level, so it is especially important that you communicate with your Director of Studies as soon as possible if you foresee a problem with an exam, or encountered difficulties during the exam.

If there are legitimate mitigating circumstances these need to be brought to our attention as soon as possible so that they can be considered by Special Circumstances Committees in advance of the final Exam Board.

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