Examinations for all of our modules take place in September and October each year. You can arrange to take your examinations in your own country. A list of authorised examination centres is available on the University of London International Programmes website.
Examination Board meetings take place in early December. The University of London will email the official notification of results to students in late December. Please ensure that your email address is up to date.
Information about examinations can be found on the Examination entry 2017 section of the University of London International Programmes website.
Examination timetable 2017
Please refer to the provisional examination timetable to find out when examinations are running.
Registering for your examinations
If you plan to take examinations this year please read this information now.
Students can now register for exams via a new online process.
The examination entry task will be accessed by logging onto the SOAS VLE, selecting 'My Profile' and then selecting the ‘Click here for Exam Entry’ button.
The deadline for exam registration will be 1 August.
For any examination queries, please contact University of London International Programmes:University of London International Programmes
Ground Floor, Stewart House
32 Russell Square
When and where are examinations held?
All module examinations take place once a year during the September/October examination period. The University of London maintains an extensive world wide network of local examination centres, so it would usually be possible for you to sit the examinations for your modules at a location that is convenient to you. Further information on examination centres is available here.
Why is there only one examination period per year?
The cost of running more than one examination period each year is prohibitively high. If we were to run a second examination period, the cost of each module would need to increase by at least £300. We want our modules to be affordable to as many people as possible, so we try to keep our costs down. As a result, we only have one examination period held during October each year.
I have a problem with the date/location of my examinations. What can I do?
The date and location of an examination can only be changed in exceptional circumstances, such as the examination centre being closed on the scheduled date of the examination. In this situation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that it is not compulsory for you to sit the examination for a module in the same year that you studied that module.
Can I have some past examination papers/model answers?
We do not make past examination papers or model answers available to students. A Specimen Examination paper is included in the Introduction unit of each module. Whilst the actual questions set in the examination will be different from those on the Specimen Examination paper, these do provide a valuable guide as to the structure of the examination and format of the questions that you can expect.