Student Administration

Diets and Timetables

Examination diets and timetable information.


Changes can occur to the timetable therefore please ensure that you recheck your exam details immediately prior to your examination(s).


Semester Exam Dates Publication Date
Semester 1 10 - 21 December 2018 (including Saturday 15) Week Commencing - Monday 29th October
Semester 2 29 April - 24 May 2019 (including Saturday 4, 11 and  18 May) To Be Confirmed
Resits 5 - 16 August 2019 To Be Confirmed

If you have exams which are timetabled out with the exam dates above, you can View Current Timetable here.


Semester Dates

For all semester dates at-a-glance, click here


Frequently Asked Questions and Venue Maps

Extenuating Circumstances

Students who believe that extenuating circumstances exist which prevent them from sitting an examination in the scheduled time or venue should contact their Personal Tutor and Student Support Team. Their case is considered by the relevant Dean and Student Administration in consultation with the Convener of the Board of Examiners. Examples of extenuating circumstances are: religious observance; elite participation where students are representing their country at national or international level. Travel arrangements, early departure during the semester, holidays, learning adjustments (under regulation 19 above), etc. do not constitute extenuating circumstances. (Assessment Regulation 25.2).

Please note:

  • As examinations may be scheduled at any time during the semester, it is a student's responsibility to be available throughout the semester, including the whole of the examination diet. Occasionally assessments may need to be rescheduled with very little notice. If special circumstances mean that a student is unavailable for the rescheduled assessment, Boards of Examiners may consider using an alternative method to assess the relevant learning outcomes (Assessment Regulation 17.3).
  • Other than online assessment, students are not allowed to sit examinations away from Edinburgh (Assessment Regulation 25.5)
  • Factors which may adversely affect your performance in an examination or in assessed coursework over the year, such as personal illness or the illness of a close relative or partner, must be drawn to the attention of the examiners in writing by you as soon as possible and, in any event, before the meeting of the Board of Examiners. This is usually done via your Personal Tutor or Postgraduate Programme Director.