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.

When students pass the single course exams for a two week 35-hour course, the University of Essex grants 15 ECTS credits. Participants from countries participating in the Bologna scheme should be able to use these credits for their M.A. at their home university. Please inquire to your home university for further information on this process. The summer school office has no information about which universities accept ECTS credits from the University of Essex.

If you do plan to take a course for credit, please inform ESS at and arrange for payment before the start of the course. Please also inform us if your institution requires that fewer than 15 credits be transferred.

Exams will typically be split into 2 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 via e-mail 1 week after the end of the course.

Due to the marking structure, the participant will receive a provisional result around October – November. However, the final result, certificate, and award of credits from the University may not be provided until after an exam board the following February. These dates are under review for 2020-2021.