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.

September 2019 start undergraduate courses (all faculties)

 SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
Start (all students)16/09/201920/01/2020
End of Semester19/01/202017/05/2020
Exams7/12/2019 - 12/12/2019*14/4/2020 - 22/04/2020
Start (all students)15/12/2019 - 19/01/202023/04/2020 - 17/05/2020

January 2020 start undergraduate courses (all faculties)

 SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
Start (all students)20/01/201918/05/2020
End of Semester17/05/202013/09/2020
Exams14/04/2019 - 22/04/201906/08/2020 - 15/08/2020*
Start (all students)15/12/2019 - 19/01/202023/04/2020 - 17/05/2020

May 2020 start undergraduate courses (all faculties)

 SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
Start (all students)18/05/202014/09/2020
End of Semester13/09/202017/01/2021
Exams06/08/2020 - 15/08/202005/12/2020 - 12/12/2020
Start (all students)16/08/2020 - 13/09/202013/12/2020 - 17/01/2021

September 2019 start postgraduate courses (all faculties)

 SEM 1SEM 1SEM 1
Start (all students)16/09/202020/01/202018/05/2020
End of Semester19/01/202017/09/202013/09/2020
Exams07/12/2019 -
14/12/2019*
14/04/2020 -
22/04/2020*
06/08/2020 -
15/08/2020*
Start (all students)07/12/2019 -
14/12/2019*
23/04/2020 -
17/05/2020*
16/08/2020 -
13/09/2020

September 2019 start postgraduate courses (all faculties)

 SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 1
Start (all students)16/09/202020/01/202018/05/2020
End of Semester19/01/202017/09/202013/09/2020
Exams07/12/2019 -
14/12/2019*
14/04/2020 -
22/04/2020*
06/08/2020 -
15/08/2020*
Start (all students)07/12/2019 -
14/12/2019*
23/04/2020 -
17/05/2020*
16/08/2020 -
13/09/2020

January 2020 start postgraduate courses (all faculties)

 SEM 1SEM 1SEM 1
Start (all students)20/01/202018/05/202014/09/2020
End of Semester17/05/202013/09/202017/01/2021
Exams14/04/2020 -
22/04/2020*
06/08/2020 -
15/08/2020*
05/12/2020 -
12/12/2020
Start (all students)23/04/2020 -
17/05/2020
16/08/2020 -
13/09/2020
13/12/2020 -
17/01/2021

January 2020 start postgraduate courses (all faculties)

 SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 1
Start (all students)20/01/202018/05/202014/09/2020
End of Semester17/05/202013/09/202017/01/2021
Exams14/04/2020 -
22/04/2020*
06/08/2020 -
15/08/2020*
05/12/2020 -
12/12/2020
Start (all students)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)

 SEM 1SEM 1SEM 1
Start (all students)18/05/202014/09/202018/01/2021
End of Semester13/09/202017/01/202116/05/2021
Exams06/08/2020 -
15/08/2020*
05/12/2020 -
12/12/2020
10/04/2021 -
21/04/2021
Start (all students)16/08/2020 -
13/09/2020
13/12/2020 -
17/01/2021
22/04/2021 -
16/05/2021

May 2020 start postgraduate courses (all faculties)

 SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 1
Start (all students)18/05/202014/09/202018/01/2021
End of Semester13/09/202017/01/202116/05/2021
Exams06/08/2020 -
15/08/2020*
05/12/2020 -
12/12/2020
10/04/2021 -
21/04/2021
Start (all students)16/08/2020 -
13/09/2020
13/12/2020 -
17/01/2021
22/04/2021 -
16/05/2021
Further information

There is no formal teaching during the study breaks. Staff and students can use these for holiday, study and assessment or preparation. Note that there are no study break weeks in November or February.

Autumn dates include the welcome or induction week for new students. Returning students start one week later.

Summer dates include years where the teaching block commences immediately after Easter Sunday. In these cases, the date given for the start of term is the first day the University opens after the holiday period.

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.