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Student and Academic Administration Assessment

Policy and Process

Policy and Processes for Assessment at the University of Southampton


A guide to University assessment polices is held in the Quality Handbook .


Please visit the Assessment Timetables tab for details of processes for main assessment periods for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.

Assessment through coursework (assignments) is handled by your Faculty's Student Office; please contact them directly for information, or view the Faculty website for specific programme details.

Assessment Overview:

Assessment at the University of Southampton is designed to:

Source: Quality Handbook, University of Southampton

Each Programme of Study (course) will use a variety of assessments in order to judge learning outcomes, including essays, written assessment, group work, dissertations and projects, and others. Programme Creation and the subsequent reviews will determine what type of assessment and the weighting contributing to the final award is appropriate.

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