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How assessment works

Your course may be assessed in a number of ways, including coursework and exams. You can sit your exams anywhere in the world.

A postgraduate student at home revising for his examinations
You can sit your exams at over 400 approved centres around the world.

How you are assessed

Each course and module page includes details of the assessment you take.

Most undergraduate courses are assessed by unseen written examinations. Postgraduate courses may also include coursework, online activities (or 'e-tivities'), a dissertation, and/or a project report. 

Where you are assessed

You don't have to come to London to sit your exams! You can sit exams at over 400 approved centres around the world (including local Ministries of Education or the British Council).

These centres are separate from local teaching institutions, and charge a fee for hosting the exam.

When you are assessed

Examinations are held throughout the year, depending on your course. Your programme regulations will tell you when your exams will take place.

Examination entry opening dates are listed on our website. 

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