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Assessment Handbook

The Assessment Handbook sets out The Open University's general policy relating to the different types of assessment you may have to complete for your modules.

The Assessment Handbook documents below outline The Open University's general policy relating to the different types of assessment you may have to complete for your modules. This includes our general rules and regulations for submitting work and sitting examinations and should be referred to in conjunction with module-specific information.

If you are studying a Microcredential course please visit the Assessment Handbook (Microcredentials) for relevant information.

Note: If you're trying to find module-specific TMA questions and guidance, see our article Finding your assignment questions for more information.


Policy Documents

Effective for modules starting from 1 August 2018

Previous document versions

Effective for modules starting from 1 August 2012

For more information about changes to policy, terms and conditions, and curriculum visit the change log.