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Last updated: 03 Apr 2020 12:30pm

Exam timetable

Please make sure you check the timetable carefully and regularly before your examination(s).

The examination timetable

  • The August 2020 examination timetable will be published here by 5pm on Friday 17th July. Exams take place 10 – 21 August 2020
  • Some exams fall outside of this period, for information please see 'exams outside the main examinations periods' further down this page.

The examination timetable is subject to change, to ensure the best examination experience. Please make sure you check the timetable carefully and regularly before your examination(s).

All candidates with extra provisions who we are expecting to sit exams will be contacted notifying them of their arrangements following the publication of the examination timetable. If you do not receive this information within three weeks of the timetable release and are expecting to take exams with special arrangements please contact as soon as possible. If you are unsure whether you are due to take any exams please contact your Course Office.

Examinations can be held both on and off campus so we strongly advise you to familiarise yourself with all possible venues well in advance of your examinations. You will not be permitted extra time if you arrive late for this reason.

Find exam period dates for upcoming academic years.

Split examinations

When there is a large number of students sitting an examination it is sometimes necessary for it to take place in more than one venue. This is referred to as a split venue in the examination timetable. The split is usually done by student surnames; for example, one venue might be for students with surnames A-M and another for students with surnames N-Z. It is essential you check and attend your scheduled venue as this is where your seat is allocated.

Examination clashes

If you discover that you have two examinations on the same day, or an 18:00 exam followed by a 10:00 exam the following day, please inform your Course Office as soon as possible. They will liaise with the Examinations Office who will contact you before the start of the exams to confirm your arrangements.

Exam locations


Once the timetable is published you should make sure that you are aware where each venue is located and plan your journey so that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the exam. If you arrive late, you will only be admitted to the exam venue if you have arrived within one hour of the start of the exam. You will not receive this time back and you will finish along with all other students.

Internal venues

In most cases the venue name indicates the building, level, and room number. E.g. A110 = Building A (College Building), Level 1. The room will then be labelled A110.

The venues are as follows:

  • College Building – rooms beginning A
  • University Building – rooms beginning B
  • Tait Building – rooms beginning C
  • Rhind Building – rooms beginning D
  • Drysdale Building – rooms beginning E
  • Franklin Building – rooms beginning R (note this is located away from the main Northampton Square campus next to City Sport)
  • Whiskin Street Building – rooms beginning F

Named venues:

  • Great Hall (GH) - College Building, Level 1
  • Northampton Suite (NSUITE) - University Building, Level 4
  • Convocation Suite (CONV) - Centenary Building, Level Lower Ground

Visit the University map to plan your journey.

External venues

  • Crowne Plaza London – Kings Cross,1 Kings Cross Road, London, WC1X 9HX. View on a map

Religious observance

There may be times during examination periods when the observance of your faith requires you to be absent from the University at specific dates/times. This may conflict with the dates and times of examinations. In cases such as these City will, wherever practicable, make alternative arrangements for you to sit the examination. You must apply for special arrangements to be made in these circumstances.

This information relates to examination periods only. Where religious observance prevents you from attending teaching, in-semester tests, other assessments or activities you should speak to your Course Officer as soon as you become aware of the conflict.

Application Procedure

If you need to make a request for alternative assessment arrangements on the grounds of religious observance, you should do so as soon as you become aware that your exam(s) will be affected by your religious observance needs.

This should be at least three weeks before the start of the affected exam period.

You should:

  • Request a supporting letter from the faith leader of the community with which you practice. Please note that the University Chaplaincy Team is not able to provide this letter.
  • Download and complete electronically the Religious Observance Arrangements Form.
  • Submit the form and accompanying letter to the Chaplaincy for review at least three weeks before the start of the exam period.

You will need to apply for each exam period which will be affected. The Exams Office will make every attempt to accommodate your requirements wherever possible. You will be contacted directly to be advised of the arrangements.

Where it is possible to arrange for you to sit the examination at an alternative time you will be required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement and you will sit your exam along with other students for whom special arrangements have been made.

Ramadan 2020

In 2020 Ramadan takes place during the May examination period. In order to support students who will be fasting here is some useful information on eating and staying well during Ramadan:

Exams outside the main examination periods

The Examinations Office organise some exams that take place outside main examination periods.

University exception periods that are centrally organised include:

  • Study Abroad exams in December and April
  • Some EMBA and MBA exams in January and April
  • PG Cass exams in April
  • GDL and Legal Practice Law Exams in June
  • School of Health Sciences exams throughout the year.

Please note that many departments organise their own exception examinations. If you are unsure who is organising your examinations please consult your programme handbook or Course Office.

Exception Exam Timetables

Study abroad exam timetable 3rd - 9th April 2020 (Published 18/02/2020, 16:00)

MBA exam timetable 6th-8th April 2020 (Published 25/02/2020, 14:15)

Cass MSc exam timetable 2019/20 (Published 25/02/2020, 16:30)

Cass MSc split examination timetable 2019/20 (Published 25/02/2020, 16:30)