Semester dates

Autumn Semester Monday 14 September 2020 - Monday 21 December 2020
Teaching starts: Monday 14 September
Mid-semester reading week: Monday 26 October - Friday 30 October (inclusive)
Teaching ends: Friday 4 December
Examination period begins: Wednesday 9 December
Examination period ends:  Friday 18 December
   
Spring Semester Monday 18 January 2021 - Friday 28 May 2021
Teaching starts: Monday 18 January
Mid-semester reading period: Monday 22 February - Friday 26 February (inclusive)
Teaching ends: Tuesday 13 April
Spring Examination period begins: Monday 26 April
Spring Examination period ends: Friday 14 May
Autumn resit/deferred exams: Monday 17 May - Friday 21 May
Spring resit/deferred exams:  Thursday 24 June - Tuesday 29 June
  Good Friday 2 April, Easter Monday 5 April (no teaching)

The University has delayed the start date of semester for most postgraduate taught courses. Most postgraduate taught courses are now planned to start on Monday 12 October 2020, but some will start on Monday 1 February 2021. Please see the individual course webpages for start months; specific start dates will be confirmed in your offer letter.  

The University is continuing to review the changing situation and any updates to semester dates will be published on this page.

Semester dates for students starting in October 2020

Autumn Semester  
Teaching starts: Monday 12 October 2020
Last date for late start: Monday 19 October 2020
Teaching ends: Friday 18 December 2020
Autumn examination period begins: Monday 11 January 2021
Autumn examination period ends:  Friday 15 January 2021
   
Spring Semester  
Teaching starts: Monday 1 February 2021
Teaching ends: Friday 16 April 2021
Spring examination period begins: Thursday 22 April 2021
Spring examination period ends: Wednesday 28 April 2021
   
Summer Semester  
Teaching starts: Monday 3 May 2021
Teaching ends: Friday 30 Jul 2021
Summer examination period begins: Thursday 15 July 2021
Summer examination period ends: Wednesday 21 July 2021
   
Autumn, Spring and Summer resit/deferred exam period: Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 August 2021
   
Course end date: 12 October 2021

Semester dates for students starting in February 2021

Spring Semester  
Teaching starts: Monday 1 February 2021
Last date for late start: Monday 8 February 2021
Teaching ends: Friday 16 April 2021
Spring examination period begins: Thursday 22 April 2021
Spring examination period ends:  Wednesday 28 April 2021
   
Summer Semester  
Teaching starts: Monday 3 May 2021
Teaching ends: Friday 30 July 2021
Summer examination period begins: Thursday 15 July 2021
Summer examination period ends: Wednesday 21 July 2021
Spring and Summer resit/deferred examination period: Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 August 2021
   
Autumn Semester  
Teaching starts: Monday 27 September 2021
Teaching ends: Friday 3 December 2021
Autumn examination period: To be confirmed
Autumn resit/deferred exam period: To be confirmed
   
Course end date: Tuesday 1 February 2022

Autumn semester:  Monday 13 September 2021 – Monday 20 December 2021

Teaching starts

Mon 13 Sept 2021

Mid-semester reading week

Mon 25 Oct – Fri 29 Oct 2021 (incl)

Teaching ends

Fri 3 Dec 2021

Autumn examination period

Wed 8 Dec – Fri 17 Dec 2021 (incl)

Spring semester

Teaching starts

Mon 17 Jan 2022

Mid-semester reading week

Mon 28 Feb – Fri 4 Mar 2022 (incl)

Teaching ends

Fri 8 Apr 2022

Spring examination period

Mon 25 Apr – Fri 13 May 2022 (incl)

Autumn resit/deferred examination period

Mon 16 May – Fri 20 May 2022 (incl)

Spring resit/deferred examination period

Mon 20 Jun – Fri 24 Jun 2022 (incl)

Autumn 2021 START

Teaching starts

Mon 27 Sept 2021

Teaching ends

Fri 3 Dec 2021

SPRING 2022

Autumn examination period

Mon 10 – Fri 14 Jan 2022 (incl)

Teaching starts

Mon 24 Jan 2022

Teaching ends

Fri 1 Apr 2022

Spring examination period

Mon 18 – Fri 22 April 2022 (incl)

Autumn resit/deferred examination period

Mon 16 May – Fri 20 May 2022 (incl)

Spring resit/deferred examination period

Mon 20 Jun – Fri 24 Jun 2022 (incl)

SUMMER 2022

Teaching window start date^

Mon 2 May 2022

Teaching window end date^

Fri 29 Jul 2022

Summer examination period

Mon 11 – Mon 18 Jul 2022 (incl)

Summer resit/deferred exam period

Mon 15 – Thu 18 Aug 2022 (incl)

 

 

Course end date

27 Sep 2022

^Specific teaching patterns will vary across Faculties and therefore in the summer semester, the particular dates upon which teaching starts and ends within specific programmes may vary and can be decided upon by Faculties. However, teaching in the summer semester will not take place outwith these dates and will be delivered over a minimum and maximum period of 9 or 10 weeks respectively.

SPRING 2022 START

SPRING 2022

Teaching starts

Mon 24 Jan 2022

Teaching ends

Fri 1 Apr 2022

Spring examination period

Mon 18 – Fri 22 April 2022 (incl)

Spring resit/deferred examination period

Mon 20 Jun – Fri 24 Jun 2022 (incl)

SUMMER 2022

Teaching window start date^

Mon 2 May 2022

Teaching window end date^

Fri 29 Jul 2022

Summer examination period

Mon 11 – Mon 18 Jul 2022 (incl)

Summer resit/deferred exam period

Mon 15 – Thu 18 Aug 2022 (incl)

AUTUMN 2022

Teaching starts

Mon 27 Sept 2022

Teaching ends

Fri 3 Dec 2022

Autumn examination period

Mon 9 – Fri 13 Jan 2023 (incl)

Course end date

Tue 24 Jan 2023

^Specific teaching patterns will vary across Faculties and therefore in the summer semester, the particular dates upon which teaching starts and ends within specific programmes may vary and can be decided upon by Faculties. However, teaching in the summer semester will not take place outwith these dates and will be delivered over a minimum and maximum period of 9 or 10 weeks respectively.

Key teaching and exam dates for each semester.