Handbook, forms, and documents

Undergraduate handbook

The Undergraduate handbook includes a statement of assessment and other useful information, including details of the requirements for each of our degree programmes. If your studies began in October 2015 for example, then consult the 2015-16 handbook for diagrammatic descriptions of your degree structures. However, all students should consult the 2018-19 handbook for the most up-to-date information about the following topics:

  1. Exceptional Circumstances Affecting Assessment procedures
  2. Good academic standing
  3. Essay writing guidelines
  4. Marking descriptors
  5. IT, Careers and Library services provided by the University

Assessments

Please note

You must always include a cover sheet with the following:

  • Your examination number
  • Module title
  • Name of the tutor
  • Title of the essay
  • Word count 
  • Declaration concerning academic misconduct

Submitting

Extension time

For forms and procedures regarding applying for extension, please follow the link to the extensions and exceptional circumstances section of the website.

Independent study modules

ISMs are available to Finalists in the autumn teaching period or the spring/summer teaching period. For all ISMs, you must complete a proposal (using the proposal form, below) that has been discussed with and approved by your proposed supervisor, prior to starting the module. This proposal must be approved by a sub-committee of the Board of Studies. The schedule for doing this is as follows:

  • Autumn term ISMs: submit your proposal to the undergraduate administrator by week 7 of the summer term of your second year (or your year abroad year, if you are on a 4-year course). The exact submission date will be advised at module selection time.
  • Spring/summer term ISMs: submit your proposal to the undergraduate administrator by week 7 of the autumn term of your final year. The exact submission date will be advised at module selection time.

It is your responsibility to talk to a potential supervisor about your proposal and to ensure that they are willing to supervise the project before you register for an ISM. You must also discuss the proposal form with your supervisor. You must ensure that your proposal demonstrates adequate evidence that the proposed work is realistic and feasible. If a proposal is inadequate, the Board of Studies may reject it outright, or require corrections before your module is approved.

Sickness self certification

Please note that you are only allowed to use this form to cover 10 days of sickness in any one academic year. Please remember that in completing this form you also need to email affected teaching staff, your supervisor and the Departmental Office with details of each teaching session missed, eg "L12C seminar, Monday 6 November".

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