Semester dates

Key teaching and exam dates for each semester.

Autumn Semester Monday 09 September 2019 - Monday 16 December 2019
Teaching starts: Monday 09 September
Mid-semester reading week: Monday 21 October - Friday 25 October (inclusive)
Teaching ends: Friday 29 November
Examination period begins: Wednesday 4 December
Examination period ends:  Friday 13 December
   
Spring Semester Monday 13 January 2020 - Friday 29 May 2020
Teaching starts: Monday 13 January
Mid-semester reading period: Monday 17 February - Friday 21 February (inclusive)
Teaching ends: Friday 3 April
Spring Examination period begins: Monday 20 April
Spring Examination period ends: Friday 8 May
Autumn resit/deferred exams: Monday 11 May - Friday 15 May
Spring resit/deferred exams:  Tuesday 23 June - Monday 29 June - Date Change
Spring semester 3rd exam diet: Thursday 13 Aug – Thursday 20 Aug - Date Change
  Thursday 9 April to Tuesday 14 April (no teaching)
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: Friday 9 April (to be confirmed)
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