Term dates

Typically the academic year starts in the September of a calendar year but it can also start at other times as well. Some courses follow different academic years e.g. NHS courses. Please check with your school.

Teaching blocks are composed of teaching, study break and assessment / examination weeks; dates of these may vary according to which programme you are enrolled on.

Student breaks follow the assessment weeks in each semester. In general, there will be no teaching or exams on English public and bank holidays.

Term dates 2020/21

September 2020 start undergraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Start of semester 14/09/2020 18/01/2021
End of semester 12/12/2020 17/04/2021
Exams* 5/12/2020 - 12/12/2020* 10/4/2021 - 17/4/2021
Study break 13/12/2020 - 17/01/2021 18/04/2021 - 16/05/2021
Graduation period**   Summer 2021

January 2021 start undergraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Start of semester 18/01/2021 17/05/2021
End of semester 17/04/2021 14/08/2021
Exams* 10/4/2021 - 17/4/2021 7/8/2021 - 14/8/2021
Study break 18/04/2021 - 16/05/2021 15/08/2021 - 12/09/2021
Graduation period**   Autumn 2021

May 2021 start undergraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Start of semester 17/05/2021 13/09/2021
End of semester 14/08/2021 11/12/2021
Exams* 7/8/2021 - 14/8/2021 4/12/2021 - 11/12/2021
Study break 15/08/2021 - 12/09/2021 12/12/2021 - 16/01/2022
Graduation period**   Spring 2022

September 2020 start postgraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Start of semester 14/09/2020 18/01/2021 17/05/2021
End of semester 12/12/2020 17/04/2021 14/08/2021
Exams* 5/12/2020 - 12/12/2020 10/4/2021 - 17/4/2021 7/8/2021 - 14/8/2021
Study break 13/12/2020 - 17/01/2021 18/04/2021 - 16/05/2021 15/08/2021 - 12/09/2021
Graduation period**     Autumn 2021

 

January 2021 start postgraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Start  of semester 18/01/2021 17/05/2021 13/09/2021
End of semester 17/04/2021 14/08/2021 11/12/2021
Exams* 10/4/2021 - 17/4/2021 7/8/2021 - 14/8/2021 4/12/2021 - 11/12/2021
Study break 18/04/2021 - 16/05/2021 15/08/2021 - 12/09/2021 12/12/2021 - 16/01/2022
Graduation period**     Spring 2022

May 2021 start postgraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Start of semester 17/05/2021 13/09/2021 17/01/2022
End of semester 14/08/2020 11/12/2021 16/04/2022
Exams* 7/8/2021 - 14/8/2021 4/12/2021 - 11/12/2021 9/4/2022 - 16/11/2022
Study break 15/08/2021 - 12/09/2021 12/12/2021 - 16/01/2022 17/04/2022 - 15/05/2022
Graduation period**     Summer 2022

* Please be aware that due to timetabling constraints some exams may be scheduled in week 12 and/or week 14.

** Graduation is only for eligible students. If you have any failed modules when results are released (end of semester 2 for UG and semester 3 for PG) or you lodge an appeal your graduation will roll over to the next ceremony. A student cannot defer their graduation ceremony.

The dates displayed on this page may not be representative of the calendars for the full duration of a course and they are subject to change. Students should always confirm semester, exam and other assessment dates with their faculty before making travel arrangements.

Further information

There is no formal teaching during the study breaks. Staff and students can use these for study trips, study and assessment or preparation.

The dates given refer to weeks running Monday to Friday (inclusive) but may differ when public holidays mean that the University is closed. The stated dates may be subject to alteration in the light of any subsequent developments affecting the academic year as a result of government policy or other considerations.


Term dates 2021/22

September 2021 start undergraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Start (all students) 13/09/2021 17/01/2022
End of semester 11/12/2021 16/04/2022
Exams* 04/12/2021 - 11/12/2021 09/04/2022 - 16/04/2022
Study break 12/12/2021 - 16/01/2021 17/04/2022 - 14/05/2022
Graduation period** Summer 2022

January 2022 start undergraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Start (all students) 17/01/2022 16/05/2022
End of semester 16/04/2022 13/08/2022
Exams 09/4/2020 - 16/4/2020 06/08/2022 - 13/08/2022
Study break 17/04/2022 - 14/05/2022 14/08/2022 - 10/09/2022
Graduation period** Autumn 2022

May 2022 start undergraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Start (all students) 16/05/2022 12/09/2022
End of semester 13/08/2022 10/12/2022
Exams 06/08/2022 - 13/08/2022 03/12/2022 - 10/12/2022
Study break 14/08/2022 - 10/09/2022 11/12/2022 - 14/01/2023
Graduation period** Spring 2023

September 2021 start postgraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Start (all students) 13/09/2021 17/01/2022 16/05/2022
End of semester 11/12/2021 16/04/2022 13/08/2022
Exams 03/12/2021 - 11/12/2021 09/04/2022 - 16/04/2022 06/08/2022 - 13/08/2022
Study break 12/12/2021 - 16/01/2021 17/04/2022 - 14/05/2022 14/08/2022 - 10/09/2022
Graduation period**   Autumn 2022

January 2022 start postgraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Start (all students) 17/01/2022 16/05/2022 12/09/2022
End of semester 16/04/2022 13/08/2022 10/12/2022
Exams 09/04/2022 - 16/04/2022 06/08/2022 - 13/08/2022 03/12/2022 - 10/12/2022
Study break 17/04/2022 - 14/05/2022 14/08/2022 - 10/09/2022 11/12/2022 - 14/01/2023
Graduation period**   Spring 2023

May 2022 start postgraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Start (all students) 16/05/2022 12/09/2022 16/01/2023
End of semester 13/08/2022 10/12/2022 15/04/2023
Exams 06/08/2022 - 13/08/2022 03/12/2022 - 10/12/2022 08/4/2023 - 15/4/2023
Study break 14/08/2022 - 10/09/2022 11/12/2022 - 14/01/2023 16/04/2023 - 13/05/2023
Graduation period**   Summer 2023

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