General Information

Semester Dates

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
Wednesday 12 September - Sunday 16 September 2018 International Students Welcome Week
Monday 17 September – Friday 21 September 2018 Welcome Week
Monday 24 September – Friday 14 December 2018 Weeks 1-12
Monday 17 December 2018 – 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 2019 - Friday 13 September 2019 Summer Vacation Dissertation or research project

Week 12 can be used flexibly depending on programme requirements

Week 13 will be a student development week

Week 25 is now available for scheduled teaching

RAG Day: Wednesday 20 February 2019

Reading Day: Friday 15 March 2019 

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

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

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

Developmental opportunities for undergraduate students will be scheduled during weeks 13, 29 and 30 

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

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

Winter Graduation: Thursday 13 - Friday 14 December 2018

Senior Officers of the University


Her Majesty The Queen


Dr Tom Moran (May 2015 - August 2018)


Mr Stephen Prenter, MBE, BSSc, FCA, MIMC (2013)

Dr Stephen Kingon, CBE, BA, DBA, FCA, FIC, CMC (2013) 

Honorary Treasurer

Ms Orla Corr, OBE, BSc, ACCA, Dip ACC (2016)

President and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Ian Greer, MBChB MD, FRCP(Glas), FRCPE, FRCP, FRCPI, FFSRH, FCCP, FRCOG, FMedSci (2018)

Registrar and Chief Operating Officer

Ms Wendy Galbraith, BSc, FCA (2018) (Interim) 


Professor David S Jones PhD, DSc, CChem, CEng, CStat, FAPS, FIAE, FPS, FIMMM, FRSC, FRSS, MIEI 
(Education and Students) (2014)

Professor Richard English, CBE, MA, PhD, FBA, MRIA, FRSE, FRHistS
(Internationalisation and Engagement) (2016)

Professor Paul Connolly, MA, MSc, PhD, FAcSS
(Research and Enterprise) (2018) (Interim)

Professor Adrienne Scullion, MA, PhD, FRSA, FRSE
(Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) (2015)

Professor Mark Price, BEng MSc PhD CEng FRAeS FIMechE MBCS CITP
(Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences) (2015)

Professor Chris Elliott, OBE, MSc, PhD, FRSC, FRSB, FIFST
(Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences) (2015)

The Senate

Members ex officio

The Pro-Chancellors
The President and Vice-Chancellor
The Honorary Treasurer

Elected by the Academic Council

Professor Donna Fitzsimons
Professor Pascal McKeown

Elected by the Academic Staff

Dr Véronique Altglas
Dr Fabian Schuppert

Elected by the Support Staff

Mrs Olivia Roberts
Mr Kevin Flanagan

Students’ Union President

Mr Connor Veighey

Elected by the Students’ Union Council

Mr Ali Raja

Elected by Convocation

Mr Eoin McMullan

Co-opted Members

Ms Briege Arthurs
Mr Roy Bailie OBE
Mr Adrian Doran
Ms Ellvena Graham OBE
Mr Keith Jess
Ms Marion Matchett
Ms Ann McGregor MBE
Ms Mairéad Regan
Mr Alan Shannon CB
Ms Patricia Slevin 


Academic Structure

Please note: the Institute of Professional Legal Studies operates independently from the below University Structure. 


Primary Degrees of the University

Foundation Degree in Arts (FdA)

Foundation Degree in Engineering (FdEng)

Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc)

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Bachelor of Divinity (BD)

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Bachelor of Medicine (MB), Bachelor of Obstetrics (BAO) and Bachelor of Surgery (BCh)

Bachelor of Music (BMus)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Bachelor of Theology (BTh)

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Master of Liberal Arts (MLibArts)

Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)

Master of Planning (MPlan)

Master of Science (MSci)

Note: Primary degree students are registered initially on an Honours degree programme, but an Ordinary degree is available to students who are not able to proceed to Honours (see Regulations for Students 1.11.  In general, a Single Honours Degree is taken in one subject; a Joint Honours Degree is taken in two subjects, equally weighted; a Major/Minor Honours Degree is taken in two subjects, weighted two-thirds/one-third.


Postgraduate Degrees of the University

Doctor of Childhood Studies (DChild)

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)

Doctor of Divinity (DD)

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Doctor of Education (EdD) TESOL

Doctorate in Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology (DECAP)

Doctor of Laws (LLD)

Doctor of Letters (DLitt)

Doctorate in Governance (DGov)

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Doctorate in Midwifery Practice (DMP)

Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctor of Science (DSc)

Doctor of Science (Economics) (DSc(Econ))

Doctor of Science (Education) (DSc(Ed))

Doctor of Social Science (DSSc)

Juris Doctor (JD)

Master of Arts (MA)

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Education (MEd)

Master of Laws (LLM)

Masters in Law (MLaw)

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Master of Research (MRes)

Master of Science (MSc)

Master of Science by Research (MSc (Res))

Master of Surgery (MCh)

Master of Theology (MTh)

Postgraduate Diploma (PG Diploma)

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Certificate)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)