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Submitting assessments online

You can find information and links to detailed information about the submission of your coursework and feedback on your work below:


Deadlines for submission of coursework

Deadlines for the submission of your coursework are set by Assessment Sub-Boards. These dates should be fixed and published at the start of each academic year. All deadlines in the Music department are 16:00 unless otherwise advised.

Work submitted ON the deadline will be marked as late (E.G. if the deadline is 4.00 pm, the work must have completed its submission at 3.59.59 at the latest). You need to submit BEFORE the deadline.

Update 1 February 2019: Please note: All deadline submission times are in UK time (GMT or BST).

You can find the assessment deadlines for your modules in the module assignment submission area, available in KEATS.

Length of assignments

Faculty Assessment Word Count Policy:

For details of what is included in the word count, and penalties incurred by exceeding the word count limit, please consult the Faculty Policy on Word Count in the Faculty handbook.

Style guide

Information about referencing systems adopted by the Department can be found on the style guide page or for information on referencing systems used in all the departments in the Faculty please see the Faculty Handbook.


You will find specific instructions for submission on the relevant KEATS page of the module for which you are submitting work. There is also a Faculty guide.

Students have up until the deadline to submit work and we recommend leaving plenty of time to do so. KEATS automatically marks submissions as late by highlighting them in red to both the student and any staff.

It is important that you do not leave your submission to the last minute.You are strongly advised to start your submission no later than one hour before the advertised submission deadline, so that you have plenty of time to ensure your submission is successful and correct, and in case you experience any difficulties in uploading the submission.

You MUST submit work BEFORE the deadline. KEATS automatically marks submissions as late by highlighting them in red to both the student and staff.

Work recorded by the system as being submitted ON the deadline will be marked as late (E.G. if the deadline is 5.00 pm, the work must have completed its submission at 4.59.59 at the latest). Please see below for information on the penalties applied to late submissions.

Departmental guidelines on preparation and submission of coursework

Coversheet for coursework 

When you are submitting a piece of coursework it is important that you complete and attach a coversheet - this details information on the module the coursework relates to, your module tutor and importantly, it states your candidate number which will identify you as the author of the coursework while retaining your anonymity during the marking process.

Submission Formats

Most coursework for Music modules is submitted through KEATS only. Occasionally, you may be required to submit hard copies of your work to the Creative Arts Programmes Office (Room G04, Norfolk Building). This is especially the case for modules in Composition and detailed instructions will be provided in advance.

Help and guidance for online submission

You can find guidance on using the system and support in interpreting your Turnitin Similarity report in the How to Submit Coursework guide.

Turnitin is a plagiarism detection and avoidance tool. When used in the correct way it can help you avoid plagiarism. It also assists tutors in identifying work that has been plagiarised.

You can find more information about plagiarism avoidance and using Turnitin on our faculty page on plagiarism.

Faculty policies regarding online submission

Please read the Faculty policy on coursework submission in the Faculty Handbook carefully to make sure you are aware of Faculty policy.  This includes information about what to do in the event of a technical failure of College systems.

If you either fail to submit material for assessment or submit after the deadline and have not made a request for an extension, or have not satisfied the Chair of the relevant Assessment Sub Board that your mitigating circumstances offer valid reasons for submitting late work, you will have an automatic penalty applied.

Work submitted within 24 hours of the deadline will be marked but the mark awarded will be no greater than the pass mark. 

Work submitted after the 24 hour deadline will receive a mark of zero.  You may, at the discretion of the relevant Assessment Sub Board, be permitted to attempt the assessment again if the regulations for the programme permit such reassessment.

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