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Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board

Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board

MSc in Political Science

The Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board contain the duties and the procedural work practice of the Examinations Board relating to its legal responsibility to monitor the quality of tests and examinations held by the degree programme.

The law requires that the Examinations Board lays down guidelines and instructions accordingly (Section 7.12b(3) of the Higher Education and Research Act). When creating their course and the corresponding tests, lecturers must comply with a number of obligations to enable the Examinations Board to guarantee that the tests and degrees awarded meet the required quality standard.

The Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board include the following topics: the tasks of the Examinations Board and any individuals to whom these tasks have been delegated, the procedure for student requests (e.g. deadlines, principles and arguments in decision-making, appeal procedure), the appointment of examiners, the assessment policy (e.g. archiving, the administration of exams, exam supervision, resits, feedback, the right of inspection, fieldwork) and the procedure concerning the award of degrees (e.g. cum laude policy).

Other documents that create a framework within which the Examinations Board performs its duties are the 'Assessment Policy Framework' the 'Assessment Policy for the Social Sciences' and the 'Responsibilities of the Examinations Boards for Social Sciences'. The Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board were drawn up by the Examinations Board on the basis of the 'UvA Model of the Rules and Guidelines for the Examinations Board'.

The 'Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board' document can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board 2019-2020