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Semester dates

Key teaching and exam dates for each semester.

  • Session 2019/2020
    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:  Wednesday 17 June - Monday 22 June
    Spring semester 3rd exam diet: Tuesday 18 Aug – Thursday 20 Aug
      Thursday 9 April to Tuesday 14 April (no teaching)
  • Session 2020/2021 - undergraduate
    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
    Spring semester 3rd exam diet: Tuesday 17 Aug – Thursday 19 Aug
      Good Friday 2 April, Easter Monday 5 April (no teaching)

     

  • Session 2020/2021 - postgraduate

    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 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. 

    Autumn Semester Monday 12 October 2020 - (end date to be confirmed)
    Teaching starts: To be confirmed
    Mid-semester reading week: To be confirmed
    Teaching ends: To be confirmed
    Examination period begins: To be confirmed
    Examination period ends:  To be confirmed
       
    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
    Spring semester 3rd exam diet: Tuesday 17 Aug – Thursday 19 Aug
      Good Friday 2 April, Easter Monday 5 April (no teaching)

     

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