Exam papers

Collections of past examination papers in printed form are available in some of our libraries (see below). Papers are for use in the library or can be photocopied.

Exam papers by library
LibraryCollection notes
Arts and Social Sciences

Bound copies of papers used prior to 2016 across most subjects (not just arts and social sciences) are held on the first floor. Please check your departmental pages as additional material may be available online.


BSc, MSc and MSci papers of the School of Chemistry, from 1978 to date, bound by year are available on three hour loan at the Information Desk. Copies of September retake papers are not held; ask in the School of Chemistry Office for these. Many School of Chemistry examination papers are also available to staff and students online via the Dynamic Lab Manual.


BSc, MSc and MSci papers of the Physics Department for 2007 - 2012, bound by level in yearly sets are available on overnight loan at the Information Desk. Copies of September retake papers are not held. Degree examination papers for the last three years are on the first floor of the Arts and Social Sciences Library. 


The Engineering Faculty Information for current students provides information about the availability of solutions.  Past examination papers and available solutions for papers can be found on Blackboard under the relevant course unit.  For further support contact the relevant school mailbox, links available on the Faculty Student Support page.

Veterinary Sciences Past exam papers for the Vet School are not available via Library Services. Please contact your Student Administration Office for further information.
Wills Memorial

Recent Earth Sciences exam papers can be found on the Earth Sciences web pages.

Exam papers in Blackboard

Students and staff can access an increasing number of papers, in a range of subject areas, online in Blackboard.

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