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Rules of examination


General rules

You have the right to be examined for a course where you have been registered for as long as the course is o ered at the department. If the course curriculum is altered you will, as a rule, be examined according to the current curriculum at the time of the examination. You can also demand to be being examined according to the curriculum that was applied at the time when you participated in course activities. In the event that the course is discontinued, the above regulations are invalid after 12 months.

Should you fail the whole or parts of the exam twice, you are entitled to request a di erent examiner, unless speci c reasons would argue against such action. You should direct any such request to the Director of studies.

Registration and identification

In order to participate in examination you must be registered on the course during the current semester. At all examinations you must be able to show identi cation. You are obliged to present a valid photo ID in the form of a Swedish ID card, Swedish driver’s licence or a passport. If you are not able to present a valid photo ID, you will not be permitted to take the exam.

Valid types of Photo ID:

  • Swedish passport
  • Swedish driving licence
  • Swedish national identity card
  • Swedish ID card for residents issued by the Swedish Tax Agency
  • National identity card issued by an EU/EEA/Schengen country
  • Foreign passport


The results of an examination shall be published at the latest three weeks after the examination on the course web page in Canvas. You can collect your graded exam from the reception during o ce hours unless your teacher has informed you otherwise.

Change and correction of grades

A grade change may be considered if your grade is clearly incorrect. This means that it must be an error that can be easily detected and that it can be changed quickly and easily. This does not mean rectification of the entire examination but revision of defined areas of the examination.

Correction of grades is about correcting clerical errors, erroneous summaries and other miscalculations.

LUSEM recommends that a request for change or correction of grades should be submitted to your department no later than three weeks after the result has been announced.

Regulation of various forms of examination

Written exam

You have to sign up in advance for participation in all written exams. If you are taking a re-examination, you need to register in Canvas. The exam always starts exactly at the time communicated, without academic quarter. Be there in good time! This is especially important if you are writing in a large lecture hall, where several different exams are taking place at the same time and with many students present. The doors close when it is time. If you arrive up to 30 minutes late, you get a second chance and may enter again after 30 minutes. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late, you will not be admitted and may not write your exam. You may leave the hall after 60 minutes at the earliest.

Take home exam

A take home exam is a more substantial, graded written assignment covering parts or the whole of a course. Ahead of time, you will learn how and when the take home exam will be handed out. With the assignment you will be given clear instructions regarding the deadline for submission. You will also receive instructions on how to carry out the exam, which literature you should use, the formal rules that are applied and whether or not student co-operation is allowed. All written assignments are analyzed in Ouriginal. The

department's policy regarding plagiarism and other unauthorized methods during examination can be found at plagiarism.

In the event that you hand in the take home exam after the deadline has expired, your teacher has two alternatives. You will be informed at the start of the course which alternative will be applied.

Alternative 1:

If you hand in the take home exam after deadline and cannot show justi able reasons for the delay, such as illness or accident, you will be given a new take home exam with a new deadline.

Alternative 2:

If you hand in the take home exam after deadline and cannot show justi able reasons for the delay, such as illness or accident, one (1) ECTS-credit will be deducted from your grade.

Should your exam shows minor and limited weaknesses, you may be required to revise it before it can pass. Your teacher will inform you of the time limit given for any revision.

Oral examination

An oral examination can either be in the form of a conversation with the examiner, individually or in group, or between students while they are being observed by the teacher. The teacher will ahead of time give directions regarding the form of the oral examination as well as how the examination will be graded.

Continuous examination

Continuous examination entails that parts of the examination are integrated in the teaching, which in turn means that it is compulsory to participate at speci c lectures and/or seminars. Continuous examination is often combined with written take home exams and written hand-ins (see sections 2 and 5).

Written hand-ins

Certain courses require individual written hand-ins. At the start of the course you will be informed of the status of the hand-ins, i.e. if they make up the basis for course grades and how they are weighted against one another and other examination assignments (see section 6). It is important that you respect set deadlines. Hand-ins that make up the basis for course grades will be failed if they are handed in after deadline unless you can show justi able reasons for the delay, such as illness or accident.

Combined forms of examination

Should your course have more that one form of examination, you will be given information as to how the di erent exams are weighted in relation to one another.

More than one teacher in the course

In the event there is more than one teacher sharing the examination in your course, you will be informed about the teachers' various responsibilities through the lecture plan or the examination instructions.


When you begin your thesis course, you will receive instructions on when the thesis should be submitted. If you hand in your thesis after the agreed deadline, this will result in a deduction of one (1) ECTS-credit unless you can provide justi able reasons for the delay, such as illness or accident.