Repeat year

If you are a full time student considering a repeat year application,  you should first seek advice from either your personal tutor, programme leader or head of department. After discussing your position, you can submit a formal application with the appropriate supporting evidence.

The repeat year scheme is evidence-based and sits alongside the institutional procedure for exceptional mitigating circumstances (EMC).  If there is no independent evidence available, we may also consider support from the relevant subject area.

Please note, repeating a year is not an automatic right and your application must be approved by your faculty. Appendix 10  of the Academic Regulations details the full repeat year policy. This information is also available in booklet format.


To request a repeat year, you should complete a Repeat form and submit by the deadlines stipulated by your faculty.

To request a repeat year and transfer courses, you should complete a Repeat & Transfer form and submit by the deadlines stipulated by your faculty.


Faculty of Arts and Sciences repeat year deadlines:

  • Friday 28th August 2020 at 5:00pm
  • Friday 18th September 2020 at 5:00pm

 Faculty of Education repeat year deadlines:

  • Monday 24 August 2020 at 5:00pm

 Faculty of Health and Social Care repeat year deadlines:

Please contact the HealthProgs Team in Academic Registry

Please note: the deadline for all Repeat  applications is 5pm

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