University of Edinburgh Timetable

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University of Edinburgh Timetable

Examination diets and timetable information.

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


SemesterExam DatesPublication Date
Semester 21 May – 26 May 2017 (including Saturday 6, 13 and 20 May)6 March 2017 – NOW AVAILABLE
Resits7 August – 19 August 201720 July 2017
Semester 18 – 21 December 2017 (including Saturday 9 and 16 December)To be confirmed
Semester 230 April – 25 May 2018 (including Saturday 5, 12 and 19 May)To be confirmed
Resits6 – 18 August 2018To be confirmed


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 18 above), etc. do not constitute extenuating circumstances. (Assessment Regulation 22.2).


The University has added two days to the December examination diet in 2016 and one additional day in 2017. In 2016 the diet will now end on 21 December (rather than 19 December) and the 2017 diet will start on 8 rather than 9 December. These additional days will assist the University to provide an examination schedule that minimises the number of students taking more than one examination per day.

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 16.3).
  • Other than online assessment, students are not allowed to sit examinations away from Edinburgh (Assessment Regulation 22)
  • 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.