Repeating modules on a part-time basis

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:

  • your marks from the previous year cannot be reinstated, even if you previously performed better
  • you will be partially re-registered onto the same year of study and will need to undertake all tuition and assessment in the modules you are repeating
  • your marks will not be capped
  • this will count as one of your three attempts at assessment in each module you are repeating, unless offered as a ‘First Sit’
  • you will be liable for part-time tuition fees, even where your part-time studies have been offered as a ‘First Sit’
  • all years of study will appear on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), even where your repeat study is offered as a ‘First Sit’.

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)

Enrolling on modules

  • If you decide to repeat your modules on a part-time basis, you will need to take the modules that are core and/or compulsory for your course.
  • If you have been offered to repeat an optional module part-time, you may be able to choose to study a different optional module. Please contact your department to discuss your options.

Before selecting this outcome, we urge all students to read the important information below:

Maximum attempts

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.

Maximum study period

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.

Resubmitting coursework

It’s 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 are receiving a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England you may be affected by repeat funding rules. If this is your first repeat year and you have no previous higher education study, then the repeat year would be classed as your 'gift year' and your repeat year will be funded. However, if this is not your first repeat, or you have previous higher education study, you may not received funding for your repeat year.

Please see the Funding Team webpage for guidance on repeat funding and applying for compelling personal reasons.

Please contact the Funding Team via for further advice if required.

Information for sponsored students

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.

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