Types of assessment
The cost of sitting your exam at a University of Aberdeen campus is included in your course fee.
Other universities, exam centres and British Council Offices may charge you to sit an exam there. This is an additional cost that you will have to pay on top of your course fee.
Exams for our online courses follow our on-campus exam timetable. All exams, online and on-campus, are sat at the same time. The date and time of the exam cannot be changed.
We will always make exam dates available to you as soon as possible so that you can plan for this in your schedule.
Check the ‘Exam’ section of your course page for course-specific exam period details.
If you’re unable to make your exam date (for health reasons, or due to exceptional work commitments that can’t be changed, for example) you should let your School Office know as soon as possible.
They will require supporting evidence for your request, which could be a letter from your employer or health practitioner. The School Office Special Circumstances Committee will decide whether your reasons are enough to be considered ‘medical or good cause’, which means when you take your exam it will not be considered a resit and you will not be charged for it.
You will then need to sit your exam at the next available opportunity. This is usually a few months after the original exam date, either in January, May or during our summer resit period.
If you’re sitting your exam outwith a University of Aberdeen campus, you’ll need to arrange to rebook your exam with your local exam centre or British Council Office.