Failed one or more modules

If you fail to pass a module, don’t panic, there are options to remediate this module. To see if the module offers a repeat or a resit, use the Course Search to find it and look at the 'What happens if I fail?' section of the module description. You can also check if the module is a learning requirement or a requisite.

The following 3 options are available for students to complete the credit requirements of the programme: 

Re-sit: You have the option to register to re-sit the module the following trimester. Not all modules offer resit opportunities. If this option is available, you will be given one assessment to remediate. This will be graded as pass/fail and suffixed with (R), e.g. P(R) which has a grade point of 2.0.

Repeat: If the module is also offered in the following trimester, you have the option to repeat the module and register for a full repeat of the module (you have to attend all lectures/tutorials and take all assessments).

Repeat grades are also suffixed with (R) and the grade point awarded is reduced, offering more reasons to fully engage with the module. For example, an A+ has a grade point of 4.2 and becomes an A+(R) with a grade point of 3.6. See section 6.7 of UCD Academic Regulations for more detail.

Substitute module: Alternatively, you may choose to substitute a failed elective/option module with one compatible with the requirements of the programme. (Please note that it is not possible to substitute a core module). If you wish to substitute a module, you can register to it when registration opens, see UCD Key Dates.

Note regarding workload for all options:

You may register to a maximum of 40 credits in a trimester. Resits and repeats will be included in the calculation of your workload and this will give you the best chance of completing your modules.

For further information on these options see UCD Registry information on Repeats and Resits and check UCD Repeat/Resit/Substitution fees to see the financial implications of all three options.

If you are worried, or have more questions, don’t hesitate to call into the Social Sciences team in A102 Newman, or submit a query using our query form.