Repeating your failed modules on a part-time basis means you won’t be able to proceed to your next year of study until you have successfully completed your part-time studies, which at the earliest would be the start of the 2024-25 academic year.
If you choose to repeat your failed modules on a part-time basis, it’s important that you take these factors into account:
If you’re repeating a module, please don’t assume that everything will be the same as it was this year, there may be changes to the content or the way the module is assessed – you can check this in the module directory.
Where you are undertaking the same modules, you will not be able to use previously submitted work but will need to write new assignments. Resubmitting previously submitted work, counts as self-plagiarism and is an Academic Offence. We therefore advise that, where possible, you select questions on different topics for your assignments to help avoid this and/or consider taking different optional modules where possible.
You will need to pay tuition fees for repeating a module part-time, even where this has been offered as a ‘First Sit’. These are calculated according to the credit value of the module in relation to the full-time fee.
For the current fees please see the Schedule of Reassessment fees per credit (.pdf)
Before selecting this outcome, we urge all students to read the important information below:
The Rules of Assessment state that you will not be granted more than three attempts at assessment in a module unless you have accepted extenuating circumstances. If you fail a module for the third time, and cannot be offered a further attempt, you may have to carry the fail or could be withdrawn from the University.
You have a maximum period in which you need to complete your studies – this is normally the length of your course, plus two years. A repeat period of study will normally count as one of the additional years from your maximum period of study unless offered as a ‘First Sit’ due to accepted extenuating circumstances.
It’s really important to know that if you take any of the same modules during your period of repeat study, you must not resubmit any work that you’ve previously submitted. This counts as self-plagiarism which is an academic offence and has serious consequences.
To avoid this, you should try to choose different assignment titles next year or different optional modules. However, you must talk to your tutor if the same, or a very similar, assignment title is set.
If you need to apply to Student Finance England for funding, please ensure that you explain that you are a full-time student who is attending on a part-time basis. You will be making an incorrect application if you apply as a part-time student.
You are entitled to funding for the length of your course, plus one additional ‘gift’ year minus any previous years of higher education level study. If you have any previous years of higher education study, or this is not your first repeat year then your funding may be affected.
If this applies to you then please see the Funding Team webpages for guidance on repeat funding and applying for compelling personal reasons. You can also email the Funding Team at email@example.com for further advice if required.
If you have a Tier 4 or Student Route visa, please see our immigration webpages to determine what impact your Board of Examiners outcome may have on your visa.