Term and semester dates 2019/20*

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.

September 2019 start undergraduate courses (all faculties)

  SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Start (all students) 16/09/2019 20/01/2020
End of Semester 19/01/2020 17/05/2020
Exams 7/12/2019 - 14/12/2019* 14/4/2020 - 22/4/2020
Study break 15/12/2019 - 19/01/2020 23/04/2020 - 17/05/2020

January 2020 start undergraduate courses (all faculties)

  SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Start (all students) 20/01/2020 18/05/2020
End of Semester 17/05/2020 13/09/2020
Exams 14/4/2020 - 22/4/2020 6/8/2020 - 15/8/2020*
Study break 23/04/2020 - 17/05/2020 16/08/2020 - 13/09/2020

May 2020 start undergraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Start (all students) 18/05/2020 14/09/2020
End of semester 13/09/2020 17/01/2021
Exams 6/8/2020 - 15/8/2020* 5/12/2020 - 12/12/2020
Study break 16/08/2020 - 13/09/2020 13/12/2020 - 17/01/2021

 

September 2019 start postgraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Start (all students) 16/09/2019 20/01/2020 18/05/2020
End of Semester 19/01/2020 17/05/2020 13/09/2020
Exams 7/12/2019 - 14/12/2019* 14/4/2020 - 22/4/2020 6/8/2020 - 15/8/2020*
Study break 15/12/2019 - 19/01/2020 23/04/2020 - 17/05/2020 16/08/2020 - 13/09/2020

January 2020 start postgraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Start (all students) 20/01/2020 18/05/2020 14/09/2020
End of Semester 17/05/2020 13/09/2020 17/01/2021
Exams 14/4/2020 - 22/4/2020 6/8/2020 - 15/8/2020* 5/12/2020 - 12/12/2020
Study break 23/04/2020 - 17/05/2020 16/08/2020 - 13/09/2020 13/12/2020 - 17/01/2021

May 2020 start postgraduate courses (all faculties)

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Start (all students) 18/05/2020 14/09/2020 18/01/2021
End of Semester 13/09/2020 17/01/2021 16/05/2021
Exams 6/8/2020 - 15/8/2020* 5/12/2020 - 12/12/2020 10/4/2021 - 21/4/2021
Study break 16/08/2020 - 13/09/2020 13/12/2020 - 17/01/2021 22/04/2021 - 16/05/2021

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

*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.