New Students

Information about start dates for your programme and key events in the University Calendar may be found on the Semester dates section of the Academic Affairs website.

International Welcome and Orientation September 2016:

Wednesday 14 September 2016 - Friday 16 September 2016

Semester Dates 2016-17

Please note that, with the initial implementation of the new academic year structure, new assessment structures will be in operation for all Level 1 undergraduate students from September 2016.  Therefore, prospective students should be aware that the assessment period in Weeks 13-15 of the Autumn Semester will be replaced, in 2016-17 for Level 1 undergraduate students only, by a timetabled student development programme to facilitate a range of developmental opportunities for students, unless otherwise noted by your programme.  

Autumn Semester

Welcome Week Including registration and enrolment Monday 19 September – Friday 23 September 2016
Weeks 1-12 Teaching Monday 26 September – Friday 16 December 2016
3 weeks Vacation Monday 19 December 2016 – Friday 6 January 2017
Weeks 13-15 Assessment Monday 9 January – Tuesday 24 January 2017
Inter-semester break   Wednesday 25 January – Friday 27 January 2017
Deadline for return of examination results   Tuesday 7 February 2017

 

 Spring Semester

Weeks 1-10 Teaching Monday 30 January – Friday 7 April 2017
3 weeks Vacation Monday 10 April – Friday 28 April 2017
Weeks 11-12 Teaching Monday 1 May – Friday 12 May 2017
Weeks 13-15 Revision Monday 15 May – Wednesday 17 May 2017
  Assessment Thursday 18 May – Saturday 3 June 2017
Deadline for return of examination results   Monday 19 June 2017

Rag Day: 15 February 2017 
Reading Day: 15 and 16 March 2017
Good Friday: 14 April 2017
Summer Graduation week: Thursday 29 June – Wednesday 5 July 2017
August re-sit examinations: Monday 7 August – Saturday 19 August 2017
Deadline for return of examination results: Tuesday 29 August 2017

PLEASE NOTE

Please note that full implementation of the new academic year structure will be introduced in 2017-18 across all levels of study.  The approved semester dates for 2017-20 within this new structure can be found below: 

Semester Dates 2017-18

The taught academic year is 30 weeks for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students. Master’s students also undertake a 15-week dissertation or research project, normally conducted between June and September.

Date Undergraduate Postgraduate Taught
Monday 18 September – Friday 22 September 2017 Welcome Week
Monday 25 September – Friday 15 December 2017 Weeks 1-12
Monday 18 December 2017 – Friday 5 January 2018 Christmas Vacation
Monday 8 January – Friday 23 March 2018 Weeks 13-23
Monday 26 March – Friday 13 April 2018 Easter Vacation
Monday 16 April – Friday 1 June 2018 Weeks 24-30
Monday 4 June 2018 - Friday 14 September 2018 Summer Vacation Dissertation or research project

Deadline for publication of semester 1 assessment results: Tuesday 6 February 2018

Deadline for publication of semester 2 assessment results: Thursday 14 June 2018

Summer Graduation week: Thursday 28 June – Wednesday 4 July 2018  

Formal exams for UG students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 25-27 

Developmental opportunities for UG students will be scheduled during weeks 28-30 

Formal exams for PGT students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 28-30

Semester Dates 2018-19

The taught academic year is 30 weeks for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students. Master’s students also undertake a 15-week dissertation or research project, normally conducted between June and September.

Date

Undergraduate

Postgraduate Taught

Monday 17 September – Friday 21 September 2018

Welcome Week

Monday 24 September – Friday 14 December 2018

Weeks 1-12

Monday 17 December 2017 – Friday 4 January 2019

Christmas Vacation

Monday 7 January – Friday 5 April 2019

Weeks 13-25

Monday 8 April – Friday 26 April 2019

Easter Vacation

Monday 29 April – Friday 31 May 2019

Weeks 26-30

Monday 3 June - Friday 13 September 2019

Summer Vacation

Dissertation or research project

Week 25 is a revision week. No classes will be scheduled.

Deadline for publication of semester 1 assessment results: Tuesday 5 February 2019

Deadline for publication of semester 2 assessment results: Thursday 13 June 2019

Summer Graduation week: Thursday 27 June – Wednesday 3 July 2019

Formal exams for UG students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 26-28

Developmental opportunities for UG students will be scheduled during weeks 29-30

Formal exams for PGT students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 28-30

Semester Dates 2019-20

The taught academic year is 30 weeks for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students. Master’s students also undertake a 15-week dissertation or research project, normally conducted between June and September.

Date

Undergraduate

Postgraduate Taught

Monday 16 September – Friday 20 September 2019

Welcome Week

Monday 23 September – Friday 13 December 2019

Weeks 1-12

Monday 16 December 2019 – Friday 3 January 2020

Christmas Vacation

Monday 6 January – Friday 27 March 2020

Weeks 13-24

Monday 30 March – Friday 17 April 2020

Easter Vacation

Monday 20 April – Friday 29 May 2020

Weeks 25-30

Monday 1 June - Friday 11 September 2020

Summer Vacation

Dissertation or research project

Deadline for publication of semester 1 assessment results: Tuesday 4 February 2020

Deadline for publication of semester 2 assessment results: Thursday 11 June 2020

Summer Graduation week: Thursday 2 July – Wednesday 8 July 2020

Formal exams for UG students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 25-27

Developmental opportunities for UG students will be scheduled during weeks 28-30

Formal exams for PGT students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 28-30

Semester Dates 2020-21

The taught academic year is 30 weeks for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students. Master’s students also undertake a 15-week dissertation or research project, normally conducted between June and September.

Date

Undergraduate

Postgraduate Taught

Monday 21 September – Friday 25 September 2020

Welcome Week 

Monday 28 September – Friday 18 December 2020

Weeks 1-12

Monday 21 December 2020 – Friday 8 January 2021

Christmas Vacation

Monday 11 January – Friday 26 March 2021

Weeks 13-23

Monday 29 March – Friday 16 April 2021

Easter Vacation

Monday 19 April – Friday 4 June 2021

Weeks 24-30

Monday 7 June - Friday 17 September 2021

Summer Vacation

Dissertation or research project

Deadline for publication of semester 1 assessment results: Tuesday 11 February 2021

Deadline for publication of semester 2assessment results: Thursday 17 June 2021

Summer Graduation week: Thursday 1 July – Wednesday 7 July 2021

Formal exams for UG students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 25-27

Developmental opportunities for UG students will be scheduled during weeks 28-30

Formal exams for PGT students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 28-30

 

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