Postgraduate Taught students may apply for permission to defer any part of the assessment for a module or modules on grounds of illness or other acceptable causes (Extenuating Circumstances) if they are unable to submit the assessment by the submission deadline (for part-time students, work commitments may be considered as an appropriate reason for deferral). If approved, such a candidate will not be regarded as having made an attempt at the module assessment on that occasion and will be expected to complete the assessment in either the summer vacation assessment period (if the assessment is available) or in the next Academic Year.
Deferral of assessment applications are made via the Extenuating Circumstances application process. Full details are available here.
The following FAQs may help you when considering making an application to defer assessment.