Exams and assessment
For each module you take, you will be asked to complete one or more pieces of assessment, which may include:
- coursework (reviews, reports, essays, case studies, journals, logs, scientific and mathematical exercises)
- oral, audio or video presentations (usually with a written report)
- group projects.
In this section, we'll tell you everything you need to know about exams, coursework, marking and feedback.
You can contact us if you have any queries about how you will be examined and assessed at Birkbeck.
Each year in November or December, we will email you to login toand confirm that your modules are correct - this is how you register for your exams.
In some circumstances, you may need extra support or alternative exam arrangements, either at Birkbeck or at another exam location.
We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your exam, which will give you time to locate the room and prepare beforehand.
Our marking criteria will tell you the skills and knowledge you need to demonstrate in order to get a particular grade.
These guidelines, developed for departments by Birkbeck Registry, are intended to explain clearly what plagiarism is, and how you can avoid it.