Late Submission of Coursework and Open Book Examination Scripts

Coursework

Late Submission of Coursework for the MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing (this includes case studies, special topics and the dissertation) is a serious matter and will usually result in financial and academic penalties unless prior permission for late submission has been given by the Proctors. In the absence of such Proctorial permission, the financial penalty will take the form of a late submission fee and the academic penalties will be as set out in the tables below. (Note that if the late submission penalty is higher than your mark for the submission, you will be awarded a mark of zero.) The deadlines for special topics and case studies are assumed to be on Mondays at 12noon and the deadline for the dissertation will be Wednesday at 12noon.

Lateness of special topic or case study Penalty (USMs)
Up to 4 hours, i.e. up to Monday 4pm 1
4-24 hours, i.e. up to Tuesday 12noon 5
24-48 hours, i.e. up to Wednesday 12noon 10
48-72 hours, i.e. up to Thursday 12noon 20
72-96 hours, i.e. up to Friday 12noon 30
96 hours-7 days 40
7-14 days 50
More than 14 days fail (mark of 0 awarded)
Lateness of dissertation Penalty (USMs)
Up to 4 hours, i.e. up to Wednesday 4pm 1
4-24 hours, i.e. up to Thursday 12noon 5
24-48 hours, i.e. up to Friday 12noon 10
48 hours-5 days, i.e. up to Monday 12noon 20
5-6 days, i.e. up to Tuesday 12noon 30
6-7 days 40
More than 7 days fail (mark of 0 awarded)

Where no work is submitted, the Proctors may decide not to permit the candidate to continue on the MSc course. If the Proctors permit the candidate to continue on the MSc course, a mark of zero will be awarded for that particular piece of work and this is known as a technical fail.

Students who score zero on a unit due to a technical fail who subsequently fail the whole MSc programme will have their mark for any resit of that unit capped at 50.

Open Book Written Examinations

Candidates must attend all written examinations for the MSc course unless permitted not to by the Proctors. Any case of non-attendance at an exam involving illness or other medical condition will require written medical evidence and will usually be referred to the Proctors. If you miss a written examination without good reason your case will also be referred to the Proctors and you will be awarded a mark of zero for that examination. This is also known as a technical fail.

Candidates should upload their submission within the time allowed for their open-book examination. Candidates who access the paper later than the published start time (and who do not have an agreed alternative start time) will still need to finish and submit their work within the originally published timeframe or be considered to have submitted late. Candidates who access the paper on time but who submit their work after the published timeframe will also be considered to have submitted late. Where candidates submit their examination after the end of the specified timeframe and believe they have a good reason for doing so, they may submit a mitigating circumstances notice to examiners to explain their reasons for the late submission. The Exam Board will consider whether to waive the penalties for late submission. The penalties will be applied at the paper level and are shown in the table below for the exams at the beginning of Trinity Term. Penalties will only be applied after the work has been marked and the Exam Board has checked whether there are any valid reasons for late submission.

Lateness Penalty (USMs)
First 5 minutes No penalty
6 minutes or more fail (mark of 0 awarded)