Semester dates

  • Semester 1

    13 - 17 September 2021 Enrolment and induction
    20 September - 17 December 2021 Teaching period and exams

    Semester 2

    17 - 21 January 2022 Enrolment and induction
    24 January - 8 April 2022 Teaching period
    11 - 22 April 2022 Easter break
    25 April - 14 May 2022 Teaching period and exams
    23 May - 31 August 2022 Teaching period and dissertations (Postgraduate Taught students)
    23 September 2022 Master's dissertation submission deadline

    For more information, see the detailed semester calendar 2021/22.

    NB These semester dates are provisional and subject to change.

    Semester 1

    12 - 16 September 2022 Enrolment and induction
    19 September - 16 December 2022 Teaching period and exams

    Semester 2

    19 - 20 January 2023 (TBC) Enrolment and induction
    23 January - 31 March 2023 Teaching period
    3 - 14 April 2023 Easter break
    17 April - 13 May 2023 Teaching period and exams
    22 May - 31 August 2023 Teaching period / dissertations (Postgraduate Taught students)
    22 September 2023 Master's dissertation submission deadline 

    For more information, see the detailed semester calendar 2022/23.

    NB These semester dates are provisional and subject to change.

    Semester 1

    11 - 15 September 2023 Enrolment and induction
    18 September - 15 December 2023 Teaching period and exams

    Semester 2

    18 - 19 January 2024 (TBC) Enrolment and induction
    22 January - 22 March 2024 Teaching period
    25 March - 5 April 2024 Easter break
    8 April - 10 May 2024 Teaching period and exams
    20 May - 31 August 2024 Teaching period / dissertations (Postgraduate Taught students)
    27 September 2024 Master's dissertation submission deadline 

    For more information, see the detailed semester calendar 2023/24.

    NB These semester dates are provisional and subject to change.

  • Undergraduate programmes

    For most undergraduate students, 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. Undergraduate 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 on other programmes (including taught postgraduate programmes, and undergraduate programmes in the School of Education which run to a termly calendar) 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.

  • 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. 

  • International Foundation Programme

    • Academic year 2021/22: 30 May to 19 August 2022 (Teaching period and exams)
    • Academic Year 2022/23: 22 May to 11 August 2023 (Teaching period and exams)
    • Academic Year 2023/24: 20 May to 9 August 2024 (Teaching period and exams) 

  • ARCHIVE

  • Semester 1

    14 - 18 September 2020 Enrolment and induction
    21 September - 19 December 2020 Teaching period and exams

    Semester 2

    18 - 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 and dissertations (Postgraduate Taught students)
    24 September 2021 Master's dissertation submission deadline

    For more information, see the detailed semester calendar 2020/21.

    International Foundation Programme

    Academic year 2020/21: 17 May to 31 August 2021 (Teaching period and exams)

    Undergraduate

    Semester 1
    16 - 20 September 2019   Enrolment and induction
    23 September - 19 December 2019 Teaching period and exams
    Semester 2  
    20 - 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

    Postgraduate

    Semester 1
    16 - 20 September 2019 Enrolment and induction
    23 September - 19 December 2019   Teaching period and exams
    Semester 2  
    20 - 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

    International Foundation Programme

    18 May - 31 August 2020 Teaching period and exams

    Undergraduate

    Semester 1
    17 - 21 September 2018 Enrolment and induction
    24 September - 20 December 2018 Teaching period and exams
    Semester 2  
    21 - 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

    Postgraduate

    Semester 1
    17 - 21 September 2018 Enrolment and induction
    24 September - 20 December 2018 Teaching period and exams
    Semester 2  
    21 - 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

    International Foundation Programme

    20 May - 31 August 2019 Teaching period and exams

    Undergraduate

    Semester 1
    18 - 22 September 2017 Enrolment and induction
    25 September - 20 December 2017 Teaching period and exams
    Semester 2
    25 - 26 January 2018 Enrolment and induction
    29 January - 23 March 2018 Teaching period
    26 March - 6 April 2018 Easter break
    9 April - 19 May 2018 Teaching period and exams

    Postgraduate Taught

    Semester 1
    18 - 22 September 2017 Enrolment and induction
    25 September - 20 December 2017 Teaching period and exams
    Semester 2
    25 - 26 January 2018 Enrolment and induction
    29 January - 23 March 2018 Teaching period
    26 March - 6 April 2018 Easter break
    9 April - 19 May 2018 Teaching period and exams
    22 May - 31 August 2018 Teaching period / dissertations
    28 September 2018 Master's dissertation submission deadline