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. This is important as they may be able to put in place local arrangements (such as extensions to assessment deadlines) or recommend the deferral of some assessment, which might mean that you are able to continue as planned.

If, after discussing your position, you believe a Repeat Year is the best way forward for you, you can submit a formal application.

In normal circumstances, the Repeat Year scheme is evidence-based and sits alongside the institutional procedure for exceptional mitigating circumstances (EMC). This means that we normally expect evidence to support applications. However, because of the current Covid-19 pandemic, we will not expect any Repeat Year applications to include independent evidence for 2020/21. Applications will be accepted on the basis of your confirmation to us that your studies have been impacted and that you seek to complete the level/year again.

While the requirement for evidence has been removed, applications will still be subject to the following conditions:

  • That the level of study is being offered by the University for the programme you wish to Repeat next year
  • You are not able to Repeat for a second time if you are in year 2 (level 5) or year 3 (level 6)
  • The normal fee for a Repeat Year applies

Repeating a year guide front cover


The University’s full policy on Repeat Year is in Appendix 10 of the Academic Regulations, details of the requirements to repeat are also detailed in the application form and booklet.  To request a repeat year, you should complete a Repeat form and submit by the deadline stipulated by your faculty below.

To request to repeat year and transfer course, please complete a Repeat & Transfer form and submit by the deadlines stipulated by your faculty below.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences repeat year deadlines:

  • Deadline – Friday 20 August 2021 at 5:00pm
    Panel – Thursday 26 August 2021
  • Final Deadline for repeat year request – Friday 17 September 2021 at 5:00pm
    Panel – Thursday 23rd September 2021

The last panel sat on the 4th February 2021
Please contact the ModProgs Team in Academic Registry

Faculty of Education repeat year deadlines:

  • 16th August 2021 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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