Semester dates

  • Undergraduate Modular Programme

    For students on the Undergraduate Modular Programme (UMP), the academic year is split into two semesters. Each semester consists of a teaching period followed by examinations.

    The enrolment and induction week in Semester 1 is for first year students only. Students on the UMP must:

    • ensure they are available for all periods marked as teaching and examinations
    • be ready to be available during re-sit examination periods.

    Students on other programmes (outside of the UMP, including taught postgraduate programmes) may have similar commitments to those described in these calendars. You should contact your faculty for more information, including the confirmed schedule of examinations for your programme.

    Courses that have a significant practice component may fall outside of normal semester dates.

  • Semester 1
    17 - 21 September 2018 Enrolment and induction
    24 September - 20 December 2018 Teaching period and exams
    Semester 2
    24 - 25 January 2019 Enrolment and induction
    28 January - 12 April 2019 Teaching period
    15 April - 26 April 2019 Easter break
    29 April - 18 May 2019 Teaching period and exams


    Detailed UMP semester calendar 2018/19 »

    Semester 1
    16 - 20 September 2019  Enrolment and induction
    23 September - 19 December 2019 Teaching period and exams
    Semester 2
    23 - 24 January 2020 Enrolment and induction
    27 January - 3 April 2020 Teaching period
    6 April - 17 April 2020 Easter break
    20 April - 16 May 2020 Teaching period and exams


    Detailed UMP semester calendar 2019/20 »

    Semester 1
    14 - 18 September 2020 Enrolment and induction
    21 September - 19 December 2020 Teaching period and exams
    Semester 2
    21 - 22 January 2021 Enrolment and induction
    25 January - 26 March 2021 Teaching period
    27 March - 1 April and 7 April 2021 Semester 1 resit exams (to include national bank holidays and concessionary days)
    29 March - 9 April 2021 Easter break
    12 April - 15 May 2021 Teaching period and exams
    2 - 9 July 2021 Semester 2 resit exams


    Detailed UMP semester calendar 2020/21 »

  • Postgraduate Taught

    For students on Postgraduate Taught programmes (PGT), the teaching element of the academic year is split into two semesters with the dissertation module undertaken during the summer semester. Semesters 1 and 2 consist of a teaching period followed by examinations.

    The enrolment and induction is carried out in the first week of Semester 1 for September starters and where appropriate the first week of Semester 2 for January starters. Students must:

    • ensure they are available for all periods marked as teaching and examinations
    • be ready to be available during re-sit examination periods.

    Students who are on courses that have a significant practice component which falls outside of normal semester dates, or who require more information, including the confirmed schedule of examinations for your programme, should contact your faculty for more information. 

  • Semester 1
    17 - 21 September 2018 Enrolment and induction
    24 September - 20 December 2018 Teaching period and exams
    Semester 2
    24 - 25 January 2019 Enrolment and induction
    28 January - 12 April 2019 Teaching period
    15 April - 26 April 2019 Easter break
    29 April - 18 May 2019 Teaching period and exams
    20 May - 31 August 2019 Teaching period / dissertations
    27 September 2019 Master's dissertation submission deadline


    Detailed PGT semester calendar 2018/19 »

    Semester 1
    16 - 20 September 2019 Enrolment and induction
    23 September - 19 December 2019 Teaching period and exams
    Semester 2
    23 - 24 January 2020 Enrolment and induction
    27 January - 3 April 2020 Teaching period
    6 April - 17 April 2020 Easter break
    20 April - 16 May 2020 Teaching period and exams
    25 May - 31 August 2020 Teaching period / dissertations
    28 September 2020 Master's dissertation submission deadline


    Detailed PGT semester calendar 2019/20 »

    Semester 1
    14 - 18 September 2020 Enrolment and induction
    21 September - 19 December 2020 Teaching period and exams
    Semester 2
    21 - 22 January 2021 Enrolment and induction
    25 January - 26 March 2021 Teaching period
    29 March - 9 April 2021 Easter break
    12 April - 15 May 2021 Teaching period and exams
    24 May - 31 August 2021 Teaching period / dissertations
    24 September 2021 Master's dissertation submission deadline
  • Graduation ceremonies 2019

    Graduation ceremonies will be held at the Headington Campus between the 17-22 June 2019 and the 30-31 August 2019.