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Term dates and closed days

University term dates and closed days

Find the term dates and closed days relevant for your undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), or English pre-sessional course below.

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  • Undergraduate (Intensive)

    • International and EU Arrivals: Thursday 7 January 2021
    • International and EU Students’ Online Orientation: From Thursday 7 January 2021
    • Teaching and Assessment: 11 January – 2 April 2021
    • Spring Vacation: 5 – 16 April 2021 (including Easter Bank Holiday)
    • Teaching and Assessment: 19 April – 16 July 2021
    • Summer Vacation and Co-curricular Learning: 19 July – 3 September 2021

    The examination periods for undergraduate courses starting in January 2021 are:

    • First sits: 12 – 16 July 2021
    • Resists: 19 – 25 August 2021

    Postgraduate

    • International and EU Arrivals: Thursday 21 January 2021
    • International and EU Students’ Online Orientation: From Thursday 21 January 2021
    • Trimester 1: 25 January – 2 April 2021
    • Spring Vacation: 5 – 16 April 2021 (including Easter Bank Holiday)
    • Trimester 1 continued: 19 April – 14 May 2021
    • Trimester 2: 17 May – 27 August 2021
    • Vacation: 30 August – 17 September 2021
    • Trimester 3: 20 September – 17 December 2021 (tbc*)
    • Vacation: 20 December 2021 – 7 January 2022 (tbc*)
    • Trimester 3 continued: 10 – 21 January 2022

    The examination periods for postgraduate courses starting in January 2021 are:

    • First sits: 10 – 14 May 2021 (Resits: 12 – 16 July 2021) (Third sits (for upheld Mitigating Circumstances only): 19 – 25 August 2021)
    • First sits: 12 – 16 July 2021 (Resits: 17 – 21 January 2022)

    * Dates subject to change following conclusion of the institutional semesterisation project

  • Postgraduate

    • International and EU Arrivals: Thursday 13 May 2021
    • International and EU Students’ Online Orientation: From Thursday 13 May 2021
    • Trimester 1: 17 May 2021 – 27 August 2021 [including Trimester 1 exam period]
    • Vacation: 30 August – 1 October 2021 (start of term delayed by 2 weeks so vacation longer)
    • Trimester 2: 4 October  – 17 December 2021
    • Vacation: 20 – 31 December 2021 (only 2 weeks for Christmas)
    • Trimester 2 continued: 3 – 28 January 2022 [including Trimester 2 exam period]
    • Inter-trimester break: 31 January – 4 February 2022
    • Trimester 3: 7 – 27 May 2022 [including Trimester 3 exam period]
  • Undergraduate

    • International and EU Students’ Arrivals/Enrolment/Orientation: From Thursday 23 September 2021
    • Welcome Weekend: 25 – 26 September 2021
    • Welcome Week (all new students): 27 September – 1 October 2021
    • Semester 1: 4 October – 14 January 2022
    • Semester 1 exam period: 17 – 28 January 2022
    • Winter Vacation: 20 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 (including UK Public Holiday – 3 January 2022)
    • Inter-semester break: 31 January – 4 February 2022
    • Semester 2: 7 February – 20 May 2022
    • Semester 2 exam period: 23 May – 1 June 2022
    • Spring Vacation: 28 March – 8 April 2022
    • Inter-semester break: 6 – 10 June 2022
    • Semester 3 (2 year Intensive degree students only): 13 June – 29 July 2022
    • Summer Vacation and Co-curricular Learning: 18 July – 19 September 2022

    For information and guidance about enrolment, timetables, settling into university and more, please visit our New Students area.

    Postgraduate

    • International and EU Students’ Arrivals/Enrolment/Orientation: From Thursday 23 September 2021
    • Welcome Weekend: 25 – 26 September 2021
    • Welcome Week (all new students): 27 September – 1 October 2021
    • Semester 1: 4 October 2021 – 14 January 2022
    • Semester 1 exam period: 17 – 28 January 2022
    • Winter Vacation: 20 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 (including UK Public Holiday – 3 January 2022)
    • Inter-semester break: 31 January – 4 February 2022
    • Semester 2: 7 February – 27 May 2022
    • Spring Vacation: 28 March – 8 April 2022
    • Semester 2 exam period:  30 May – 1 June 2022
    • Inter-semester break: 6 – 10 June 2022
    • Semester 3: 13 June – 16 September 2022
    • End of course: 5 October 2022
  • Undergraduate (Intensive)

    • International arrivals and enrolment: From Thursday 6 January 2022
    • Teaching and Assessment: 10 January – 25 March 2022
    • Spring Vacation: 28 March – 8 April 2022
    • Teaching and Assessment: 11 April – 1 July 2022
    • Summer Vacation and Co-curricular Learning: 3 July – 2 September 2022

    Postgraduate

    • All students including international and EU student Arrivals/Enrolment/Orientation: 31 January – 4 Feb 2022
    • Semester 2: 7 February – 27 May 2022
    • Spring Vacation: 28 March – 8 April 2022
    • Semester 2 exam period: 30 May – 1 June 2022 (2 – 3 June public holiday)
    • Inter-semester break: 6 – 10 June 2022
    • Semester 3: 13 June – 16 September 2022
    • Semester 3 exam period: 19 – 23 September 2022
    • Semester 1: 26 September 2022 – 13 January 2023
    • Mid-semester break: 14 – 18 November 2022
    • Winter vacation: 19 December 2022 – 2 January 2023 (including UK Public Holiday – 2 January 2023)
    • End of course: 8 February 2023
  • N.B. Please check regularly in case of any amendments

    Undergraduate

    • International and EU Students’ Arrivals/Enrolment/Orientation: TBC
    • Welcome Weekend: 24 – 25 September 2022
    • Semester 1: 26 September 2022 – 27 January 2023 (including exam period)
    • Winter vacation: 19 December 2022 – 2 January 2023 (including UK Public Holiday – 2 January 2023)
    • Inter-semester break: 30 January – 3 February 2023
    • Semester 2: 6 February – 2 June 2023 (including exam period)
    • Spring vacation: 3 – 14 April 2023
    • Consolidation activity: 5 June – 14 July 2023

    Postgraduate

    • International and EU Students’ Arrivals/Enrolment/Orientation: TBC
    • Welcome Weekend: 24 – 25 September 2022
    • Semester 1: 26 September 2022 – 27 January 2023 (including exam period)
    • Winter vacation: 19 December 2022 – 2 January 2023 (including UK Public Holiday – 2 January 2023)
    • Inter-semester break: 30 January – 3 February 2023
    • Semester 2: 6 February – 2 June 2023 (including exam period)
    • Spring vacation: 3 – 14 April 2023
    • Inter-semester break: 5 – 9 June 2023
    • Semester 3: 12 June – 15 September 2023
    • End of course/dissertation submission: 4 October 2023
  • N.B. Please check regularly in case of any amendments

    Undergraduate (Intensive)

    • International arrivals and enrolment: TBC
    • Teaching and Assessment: 9 January – 31 March 2023
    • Spring Vacation: 3 – 14 April 2023
    • Teaching and Assessment: 17 April – 30 June 2023
    • Summer Vacation and Co-curricular Learning: 3 July – 1 September 2023

    Postgraduate

    • All students including international and EU student Arrivals/ Enrolment/Orientation: TBC
    • Semester 2: 6 February – 2 June 2023 (including exam period)
    • Spring vacation: 3 – 14 April 2023
    • Inter-semester break: 5 – 9 June 2023
    • Semester 3: 12 June – 22 September 2023 (including exam period)
    • Semester 1: 25 September 2023 – 19 January 2024
    • End of course/dissertation submission: 7 February 2024

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