Autumn 2020 Examination Dates

Please note, these dates are currently subject to change due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Please see our News page for updates on exam arrangements.  

Applications for the Autumn 2020 examination session will open on Friday 15 May and close Friday 3 July. Please note that if you registered for the Spring 2020 examinations and have not withdrawn, you do not need to reapply for Autumn. If you registered for Spring 2020 and do not wish to sit this Autumn, please email us to withdraw.

The examination period will be from Monday 21 September to Friday 30 October. Results will be issued on Friday 20 November.

The following documents contain information regarding the delivery methods for the Autumn examinations and some frequently asked questions. All candidates must read both documents to familiarise themselves with the delivery method of the exam:

Whilst we aim to have all examination dates finalised ahead of the closing deadline, for some examinations this will be dependent on the number of candidates and so the dates for these may only be finalised after the application closing date. Once known, dates will be published below:

  • Certificate in Medical Genetics Tuesday 22 September
  • Certificate of Higher Autopsy Training (CHAT): Friday 23 October
  • Clinical Biochemistry Part 1: Tuesday 22 September
  • Clinical Biochemistry Part 2 Module 1 (OSPE and Practical):  Wednesday 16 September 
  • Clinical Biochemistry Part 2 Module 2 (Written paper and Oral): Friday 18 September
  • Combined Infection Certificate Examination (CICE): Tuesday 22 September
  • Dermatopathology Diploma (written): Wednesday 23 September
  • Dermatopathology Diploma (practical): Thursday 8 and Friday 9 October
  • Forensic Pathology Part 2: Wednesday 7, Thursday 8, and Friday 9 October
  • Genetics Part 1: Wednesday 23 September
  • Genetics Part 2 Oral (Combined, Clinical Cytogenetics, and Molecular Genetics): Wednesday 30 September
  • Haematology Part 1: Thursday 24 September
  • Haematology Part 2: Monday 19, Tuesday 20, and Wednesday 21 October; Wednesday 27, Thursday 28, and Friday 29 January
  • Haematology Clinical Science Part 1: Thursday 24 September
  • Haematology Clinical Science Part 2: Friday 2 October
  • Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Part 1: Wednesday 23 September
  • Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Part 2: Monday 5 October
  • Histopathology Part 1: Wednesday 30 September
  • Histopathology Part 2: Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 October; Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 January (please see the News announcement for more information)
  • Immunology Part 1: Tuesday 22 September
  • Immunology Part 2 Oral: Monday 26 October
  • Immunology Part 2 Practical: Tuesday 27 October
  • Infection Part 1: Tuesday 22 September
  • Medical Microbiology Part 2: Monday 5, Tuesday 6, and Wednesday 7 October
  • Medical Microbiology and Virology Part 1: Tuesday 22 September
  • Molecular Pathology Part 1: Wednesday 23 September
  • Molecular Pathology Part 2: Wednesday 30 September
  • Oral Pathology Part 1: Thursday 24 September
  • Oral Pathology Part 2: Thursday 22 and Friday 23 October
  • Paediatric Pathology Part 2: Monday 12 to Thursday 15 October (autopsy date TBC)
  • Reproductive Science Part 1: Thursday 24 September
  • Reproductive Science Part 2 Oral: Monday 26 October
  • Reproductive Science Part 2 Practical: Tuesday 27 October
  • Toxicology Part 2: Thursday 8 October
  • Transfusion Science Part 2: Thursday 8 October
  • Veterinary Clinical Pathology Part 1: Wednesday 23 September
  • Veterinary Pathology Part 1: Wednesday 23 September
  • Virology Part 2: Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October