Examination Dates and Timetable

Semester 1 (2019/2020) exams will take place between:

Monday,  9th December and Friday, 20th December

Semester 1 Exam Timetable Released Thursday, 14th November @ 12:00 - Available Here

Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session.

Some useful infomation regarding exams: Examination Information Slides (Leagan Gaeilge)

  1. Also check the Amendments webpage regularly as examination dates/times may change up to the day of your exam.
    It is your responsibility to know when your exams are on. Amendments to the timetable will only be available online; your Personal Timetable will not be updated.
  2. View a short Examination Advice video (below).

If your timetable is incorrect or you do not have a timetable, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions online before visiting the Student Registry Helpdesk in Áras Uí­ Chathail (Ground Floor).

For other examination dates, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Examination Advice video


Start Times

Examination Start Times: 09:30, 13:00, 16:30 - please read details below about arriving at the exam venue on time.

  1. You are required to be at the examination hall 20 minutes prior to the start of the examination, i.e. at 09:10 for a 09:30 examination, at 12:40 for a 13:00 examination and at 16:10 for a 16:30 examination.
  2. The examination hall will open at 09:15, 12:45 and 16:15 and all students must be seated five minutes before the start of the examination, by 09:25, 12:55 and 16:25.
  3. In the past there has been a serious problem with examinations starting late as students only enter the exam hall at the last minute prior to the start of the examination. In a large hall where 200-300 students may be taking the examination this can cause serious delays in starting the examination.
  4. Once you enter the exam hall exam conditions apply, please read the Examination Regulation.
  5. You are not allowed to commence writing on answer books until the Chief Invigilator instructs you to commence the examination. Writing on exam scripts prior to the start of the examination will be treated as a breach of exam regulations and will be reported to the Examinations Security Group.


Where modules are examined by means of a formal examination paper administered by the University’s Examinations Office and time-tabled centrally, the exam is a standard two hours duration.

The only exceptions are those approved by the Academic Regulations Committee as follows:

Module Code Module Description Exam Duration Examination Period Date Approved
MA310 Actuarial Mathematics I Paper 1 - Written 180 minutes Semester 2 / Autumn 2012-2013