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Examinations and Assessment

Code of Practice

Examinations and Assessment

This Code of Practice on Examinations and Assessment outlines Queen’s University Belfast’s procedures for the assessment and examination of students on undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes, including the taught elements of professional doctorates.

Information on the assessment and examination of students enrolled on postgraduate research degree programmes can be found in the Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes.

This Code of Practice on Examinations and Assessment complements the Study Regulations for Undergraduate Programmes and the Study Regulations for Postgraduate Taught Programmes. In the event of any conflict of interpretation between the Code of Practice and the Regulations, the Regulations prevail.

Please note: It is the responsibility of each Head of School to ensure compliance with this Code of Practice. While operational responsibility may be delegated to School staff, the Head of School retains formal accountability for oversight of the School’s processes and procedures.


The Examinations Process

Examinations Liaison Officers

Exceptional Circumstances

Boards of Examiners

External Examiners

Mark Schemes and Classifications

Student Progression

Academic Appeals

Academic Offences

Postgraduate Research Students



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