Timetable and fees

Final Membership Examination 

Examination dates for the Final Membership Exam in 2021 are below.

Examination Date Closing Date Venue Places Available Fee
26 February 2021 15 January 2021 Online delivery CLOSED £893
23 April 2021 23 February 2021 Online delivery CLOSED £893
25 June 2021 6 May 2021 Online delivery Places available £893
24 September 2021 30 July 2021 Online delivery Places available £893
3 December 2021 8 October 2021 Online delivery Places available £893



Closing dates and fee payment

Closing dates are given in the current examination timetables, and they are absolute. Applications received after 17:00 on the closing date cannot be accepted.

Payments can be made using one of the following options once your application form has been processed and we confirm a sitting date to you. Your booking will be confirmed once payment is received. 

  • Online – indicate on your application form that you wish to pay online. A link will be emailed to you once your form has been processed. We will confirm your place once this payment has gone through.
  • BACS payment  to account number 36191159 sort code 60-09-15 quoting initial and surname.
  • Telephone  by calling our Finance department on 0203 696 1465.
  • Money order (if overseas) – made payable to the “Faculty of Public Health”.

It may take up to 10 working days for your application to be processed.  


  • Candidates withdrawing from an examination after the closing date and up to one week before the examination will normally be charged 50% of the fee.
  • No refund will be made to candidates withdrawing within seven days of the examination.
  • No refund will be granted without written notice of intention to withdraw.
  • A greater refund may be granted at the discretion of the Academic Registrar under exceptional circumstances.

Extenuating Circumstances

Candidates may complete the extenuating circumstances form to inform FPH of serious circumstances that occurred in the three weeks up to and including the date of the DFPH or Final Membership Examination and that have adversely affected their examination performance. This information will be made available to the relevant Chair of Examiners.

Please note that marks/results will not be altered to reflect individual circumstances. The only available outcome as a result of a successful submission is that the attempt can be discounted.

It is the candidate's responsibility to complete and return this form to arrive at the FPH no later than three days after the examination date.

Types of adverse circumstance that FPH may consider:

  • The death or critical illness of a dependent or close relative.
  • A severely debilitating illness during most of the revision period or examination.
  • The loss, due to circumstances beyond your control, of more than 10 minutes of examination time.

Circumstances not normally considered:

  • Planned house removals.
  • Work-related contingencies (eg. shift work).
  • Normal pregnancy.
  • English as a second language.