Exam dates and timetables

If you have an exam to take in the early and/or summer exam period (April-June 2021), this will take the form of an online assessment. By default, all exams in 2020-21 will be online. Where, by exception, you are to be assessed by an exam/assessment that will be held in person, your department will notify you before the end of the autumn term. 

When the exam timetable is published, a link to an Excel file will be shown in the table below - this is the general timetable that shows when an exam is running. At the same time that this Excel timetable is published, a link to your personal exam timetable will be sent to your Essex email account. This will include any individual arrangements you may have, such as extra time. For online exams, your personal exam timetable will include the link to the relevant platform (FASER, Moodle or Perception). Where exams are held on campus, it will show your room and seat number instead - and you will also be able to download your exam entry form, which you will need to print and take to every on-campus exam.

It is your responsibility to check the dates and times of your examinations. Dates are subject to change. If changes are made following the publication of your personal exam timetable, this will be communicated via email to your Essex email account.

Exam dates 2020-21

Exam period Exam dates Exam timetable

Christmas Vacation exams:

  • CSEE Year 1 autumn term module exams
  • Economics postgraduate module exams
  • Essex Business School exams for BE431, BE477 and BE515
  • Essex Pathways International Diploma exams
  • HSC Year 1 exams
  • Law Year 1 and 2 French Law module exams
  • Life Sciences Year 1 and 2 autumn term module exams and MCQs
  • Psychology Year 2 and 3 autumn term module exams
  • SRES Year 1 and 2 autumn term module exams and MCQs
  • All exams for Essex Abroad (incoming) autumn term only students
  • Resit exams for modules where trailed reassessment has been offered by the Board of Examiners.
Monday 4 January 2021 – Friday 15 January 2021 (including Saturday 9 January)* No longer available
Early exams
(including Life Sciences and SRES MCQs)
Monday 26 April 2021 – Friday 14 May 2021 Timetable (.xlsx)
Summer exams

Monday 17 May 2021 – Friday 18 June 2021 (including Saturday 22 May, Saturday 29 May, Saturday 5 June and Saturday 12 June)

Timetable (.xlsx)

Resit exams**

Plus first sit exams for CSEE MSc courses that started in January 2021 (summer term modules).

Thursday 26 August 2021 – Tuesday 14 September 2021*** Published on Wednesday 4 August 2021 at 3pm

*Exams may run on Saturday 9 January if it is not possible to schedule them on weekdays. Please keep this Saturday available for exams until your personal exam timetable has been confirmed and published.

**Students may resit exams only when invited or required to do so by the Board of Examiners.

***The dates of the resit exam period are unconfirmed as they will be dependent on the number of students requiring reassessment by exam.

 

Exam dates 2021-22

Exam period Exam dates Exam timetable

Christmas Vacation exams:

  • CSEE Year 1 autumn term module exams
  • Economics postgraduate module exams
  • Essex Business School exams for BE431, BE477 and BE515
  • Essex Pathways International Diploma exams
  • HSC Year 1 exams
  • Law Year 1 and 2 French Law module exams
  • Life Sciences Year 1 and 2 autumn term module exams and MCQs
  • Psychology Year 2 and 3 autumn term module exams
  • SRES Year 1 and 2 autumn term module exams and MCQs
  • All exams for Essex Abroad (incoming) autumn term only students (tbc)
  • Resit exams for CSEE MSc courses that started in January 2021 - summer term modules
  • First sit exams for Law MSc courses that started in January 2021 - autumn term modules (except BE283, which runs in week commencing 13 December 2021 and is organised and delivered by the School of Law)
  • Resit exams for Law MSc courses that started in January 2021 - spring term modules.

Early January 2022 (dates to be confirmed)

Including Saturdays

Published on Friday 26 November 2021 at 5pm
Early exams
(including Life Sciences and SRES MCQs)
Late April to mid-May 2022 (dates to be confirmed) Published on Friday 18 March 2022 at 5pm
Summer exams

Mid-May to early June 2022 (dates to be confirmed)

Including Saturdays

Published on Friday 18 March 2022 at 5pm

Resit exams***

Late August to mid-September 2022 (dates to be confirmed) Publication date tbc (late July/early August 2022)

 

***Students may resit exams only when invited or required to do so by the Board of Examiners.

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