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MrGeener
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I'm a second year student who has had a re-sit this summer. The problem is, the resit component is part of "professional module".

According to the programme specification you do not get a third chance if you mess a professional component resit up. No compensation, no exceptional referral etc You're withdrawn.

(Although there are numerous stories of students in the year above having failed a professional resit and being allowed to resit it again)

However I've passed all over components on the course and the reason I had trouble with the exam was mainly due to severe health problems (that the University have been aware of since the very beginning).

What are my options if I fail? Is this type of scheme unusual practice for MPharm degrees in the UK? Could I transfer to a different university? Are there any options with doing another similar or even non-similar degree at the same university?

It's a pain because I've had three years funding as I did a foundation and this limits my choices.
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I'm a second year student who has had a re-sit this summer. The problem is, the resit component is part of "professional module".

According to the programme specification you do not get a third chance if you mess a professional component resit up. No compensation, no exceptional referral etc You're withdrawn.

(Although there are numerous stories of students in the year above having failed a professional resit and being allowed to resit it again)

However I've passed all over components on the course and the reason I had trouble with the exam was mainly due to severe health problems (that the University have been aware of since the very beginning).

What are my options if I fail? Is this type of scheme unusual practice for MPharm degrees in the UK? Could I transfer to a different university? Are there any options with doing another similar or even non-similar degree at the same university?

It's a pain because I've had three years funding as I did a foundation and this limits my choices.
Your only option would be to appeal. You may be able to start a different degree with the university but this is unlikely and you would need to speak to the university about this. It is almost impossible to transfer if you have failed pharmacy once before. The UK universities tend to vary in the organisation of the degree programme such that your modules would not then be transferable. In addition, most universities will acknowledge that you are at more risk of failing the degree again (a second time) and are very reluctant to take on such students.

However, you have not failed yet. From the information you have provided us it seems as though only ill health has prevented you from passing this module. Are you ready to sit this exam now, with regards to your health? If you truly are not, i would raise your concerns to your personal tutor and then head of year to discuss your options.

Hope that helps.
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