Single Course Exams Courses are not automatically examined although provision can be made to take a Single Course Exam in all standard (2 week format) 35hr courses at a cost of £100.00. To add an Exam to your invoice, please email us at the time of your application.

Students may take a Single Course Exam for a two-week, 35-hour course to earn 15 ECTS credits from the University of Essex. Participants from countries participating in the Bologna scheme are typically able to use these credits in M.A. or other degree programmes at their home university. Please inquire to your home university for further information on your eligibility and the nature of this process. The summer school office has no information about which universities accept ECTS credits from the University of Essex.

The Single Course Exam is offered for all two-week 35-hour courses for a fee of £100.00. If you do plan to take a course for credit, please inform ESS at and arrange for the examination fee to be added to your invoice. Please also inform us if your institution requires that fewer than 15 credits be transferred.

Exams will typically be split into two sections, the first to be completed under timed exam conditions on the last Thursday of your session and the second as a “take home” exam to be completed and returned to the summer school office electronically one week after the end of the course.

Due to the marking structure, the participant will receive a provisional result by October/November. The final result, certificate, and award of credits from the University will not be provided until December, after an exam board takes place.