Assessment and exams

Students on award-bearing courses

Full information on assessment and exams for students on award-bearing courses (i.e. an undergraduate or postgraduate-level Certificate, Diploma or other award) is available via the Award Bearing handbook.


The Department administers both the History and English Literature Admissions Tests in November each year.

Students currently registered on a Foundation Certificate with the Department are able to sit the test with us free of charge.

Former students, and those wishing to take either test as independent candidates are able to do so for an administration fee:

  • £30 for alumni of the Department
  • £60 for independent candidates

For further information, please contact the Student Support Administrator.

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