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.

Bound volumes of a selection of Arts papers 1994-2004, Medical papers 1994-2001, Science papers 1994-2015 (excl. 2012) and Social Sciences papers 1994-2007 are held at our off-campus Research Reserve facility. If you would like to consult any of these papers within the Library, please send details of your request to lib-researchreserve@bristol.ac.uk. Items are normally made available within three to five working days. 

Exam papers by library
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Arts and Social Sciences

Bound volumes of papers for Arts subjects, covering 2005-2015, and Social Science subjects, covering 2009-2015, are available on the first floor. Please also 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.


Past exam papers for Physics are not available via Library Services. Students can go to the School of Physics Blackboard page for an up-to-date digitised archive of past exam papers.


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.
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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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