Repeating Modules?

If you are undertaking modules with a status of ‘Repeat Year – Repeat failed modules or Proceed – Repeat or Substitute Module,’ during this academic session, it is important you read and understand the following information.

The Progression Advice Team can answer any questions you might have and guide you through this process.

If you have another Repeat status, such as ‘Repeat Year – First Attempt,’ we recommend you refer to the Understanding my results page for further information.

What You Need to Know…

  • You are required to retake one or more modules which you failed in the previous academic session.
  • You must pass a repeat module as you will only be allowed to repeat once.
  • Repeat modules are capped at pass.
  • Repeating modules may have financial implications; visit Repeating Part of Your Course.
  • You should notify your funding body of your repeat student status as if will likely affect your funding.
  • The Student Money Advice Team can provide advice on the financial implications of repeating.
  • It is advisable to make an appointment with your Course Leader and/or Campus Advice Zone who can provide guidance and support to help you complete your studies.
  • It is important that you read the Repeat Module Regulations.

Improve Your Chances of Success

To improve your chances of successfully repeating your modules, you will need to:

Attend and engage with all teaching sessions

Know your curriculum and timetable

Undertake all elements of assessment associated with your curriculum

Know your assessment deadlines


International Students

If you have not yet successfully completed all the assessments assigned to you during your last period of study, you may not have enough time on your current visa to complete your studies in the UK. You should contact the Immigration and International Student Advice team urgently to discuss your situation and the possibility of extending your study length.

How can you improve and can we help?

If you’re repeating modules, we have produced a reflective questionnaire to support you. The questions will help you reflect on why you didn’t pass last year, set your goals for the year ahead and to tell us what the University can do to support you. Your answers are anonymous unless you choose to provide your course details and student ID number.

Evidence suggests that students who engage with us and take up the support, go on to succeed in their studies. For more information about help and support, visit the Support Services page.