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Assessment Periods

During each academic year there will normally be three assessment periods during which formal examinations will be held, namely:

Assessment Periods

Mid-sessional assessment period January
Sessional assessment period May – June
Supplementary assessment period August

By referring to your College/School Handbook, you will be able to learn when the formal examinations for individual modules will be held, whether in January or in May/June.

Some subject areas offer intensive modules, taught over two weeks, particularly during the final year of advanced initial degrees. Details will be printed in your College/School handbook.

Due to the nature of some programmes, particularly in the Swansea University Medical School and the College of Human and Health Sciences, the teaching pattern is different in that modules are taught in very concentrated periods of possibly two weeks. Such modules are assessed immediately after the teaching and therefore the assessment periods mentioned above are not applicable. You are advised to consult your College/School Handbook in these instances.