Semester dates

Key teaching and exam dates for each semester.

Session 2020-21 - postgraduate

Specific start dates for your course will be confirmed in your offer letter.

Semester dates for postgraduate 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

Session 2021-22 - postgraduate

Specific start dates for your course will be confirmed in your offer letter.

Semester dates for postgraduate students starting in September 2021

Autumn semester

Teaching starts

Mon 27 Sept 2021

Mid-semester reading week

Mon 1 Nov - Fri 5 Nov 2021 (inclusive)

Teaching ends

Fri 10 Dec 2021

Autumn examination period

Mon 10 – Fri 14 Jan 2022 (inclusive)

Spring semester

Teaching starts

Mon 24 Jan 2022

Mid-semester reading week

Mon 28 Feb - Fri 4 Mar 2022 (inclusive)

Teaching ends

Fri 8 Apr 2022

Spring examination period

Tues 19 - Sat 23 Apr 2022 (inclusive)

Autumn resit/deferred examination period

Mon 16 May – Fri 20 May 2022 (inclusive)

Spring resit/deferred examination period

Mon 20 Jun – Fri 24 Jun 2022 (inclusive)

Summer semester

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 (inclusive)

 

 

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.

Semester dates for postgraduate students starting in January 2022

Spring semester

Teaching starts

Mon 24 Jan 2022

Mid-semester reading week

Mon 28 Feb - Fri 4 Mar 2022 (inclusive)

Teaching ends

Fri 8 Apr 2022

Spring examination period

Tue 19 - Sat 23 Apr 2020 (inclusive)

Spring resit/deferred examination period

Mon 20 Jun – Fri 24 Jun 2022 (inclusive)

Summer semester

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 (inclusive)

Autumn semester

Teaching starts

Mon 26 Sept 2022

Autumn examination period

Mon 9 - Fri 13 Jan 2023 (inclusive)

Teaching ends

Fri 9 Dec 2022

Autumn examination period

Mon 9 – Fri 13 Jan 2023 (inclusive)

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.

Session 2021-22 - undergraduate

Semester dates for undergraduate students starting in September 2021

Autumn semester

Teaching starts

Mon 13 Sept 2021

Mid-semester reading week

Mon 25 Oct – Fri 29 Oct 2021 (inclusive)

Teaching ends

Fri 3 Dec 2021

Autumn examination period

Wed 8 Dec – Fri 17 Dec 2021 (inclusive)

Spring semester

Teaching starts

Mon 24 Jan 2022

Mid-semester reading week

Mon 28 Feb – Fri 4 Mar 2022 (inclusive)

Teaching ends

Wed 20 Apr 2022

Spring examination period

Mon 25 Apr – Fri 13 May 2022 (inclusive)

Autumn resit/deferred examination period

Mon 16 May – Fri 20 May 2022 (inclusive)

Spring resit/deferred examination period

Mon 20 Jun – Fri 24 Jun 2022 (inclusive)