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Term dates and closed days

Find the term dates relevant for your undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate (PG) intake below.

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  • The Pre-sessional English Programmes (PEP) for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses starting in September 2021 are:

    • 21 June – 3 September 2021 (11 weeks)
    • 26 July – 3 September 2021 (6 weeks)
  • 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

  • Undergraduate (Intensive)

    • International and EU Arrivals: Thursday 9 January 2020
    • International and EU Students’ Orientation: Friday 10 January 2020
    • Teaching and Assessment: 13 January – 3 April 2020
    • Spring Vacation: 6 – 17 April 2020 (including Easter Bank Holiday)
    • Teaching and Assessment: 20 April – 17 July 2020
    • Summer Vacation and Co-curricular Learning: 20 July – 4 September 2020

    The examination periods for undergraduate courses starting in January 2020 are:

    • 13 – 17 July 2020
    • 24 – 28 August 2020

    Postgraduate

    • International and EU Arrivals: Thursday 23 January 2020
    • International and EU Students’ Orientation: Friday 24 January 2020
    • Trimester 1: 27 January – 3 April 2020
    • Spring Vacation: 6 – 17 April 2020
    • Trimester 1 continued: 20 April – 15 May 2020
    • Trimester 2: 18 May – 28 August 2020
    • Vacation: 31 August – 18 September 2020
    • Trimester 3: 21 September – 11 December 2020
    • Vacation: 14 December 2020 – 1 January 2021
    • Trimester 3 continued: 4 – 22 January 2021

    The examination periods for postgraduate courses starting in January 2020 are:

    • 11 – 15 May 2020
    • 13 – 17 July 2020

    For professional practice courses please contact your programme leader for term dates, vacation dates and examination dates as they may differ from the above.

  • Undergraduate

    • International and EU Arrivals Weekend: 12 – 13 September 2020
    • International and EU Students’ Orientation Week: 14 – 18 September 2020
    • Welcome Weekend: 19 – 20 September 2020
    • Welcome Week (all new students): 21 – 25 September 2020
    • Teaching and Assessment Block 1: 28 September – 18 December 2020
    • Winter Vacation: 21 December 2020 – 8 January 2021
    • Teaching and Assessment Block 2: 11 January – 2 April 2021
    • Spring  Vacation: 5 – 16 April 2021 (including Easter Bank Holiday)
    • Teaching and Assessment Block 3: 19 April – 9 July 2021
    • Summer Vacation and Co-curricular Learning: 12 July – 17 September 2021

    The examination periods for undergraduate courses starting in September 2020 are:

    • 3 – 21 May 2021
    • 12 – 16 July 2021

    Please note professional practice course examinations take place throughout the year.

    Postgraduate

    • International and EU Arrivals Weekend: 12 – 13 September 2020
    • International and EU Students’ Orientation Week: 14 – 18 September 2020
    • Welcome Weekend: 19 – 20 September 2020
    • Welcome Week: 21 – 25 September 2020
    • Trimester 1: 28 September – 18 December 2020
    • Winter Vacation: 21 December 2020 – 8 January 2021
    • Trimester 1 continued: 11 – 22 January 2021
    • Trimester 2: 25 January – 2 April 2021
    • Spring Vacation: 5 – 16 April 2021 (including Easter Bank Holiday)
    • Trimester 2 continued: 19 April – 14 May 2021
    • Trimester 3: 17 May – 27 August 2021

    The examination periods for postgraduate courses starting in September 2020 are:

    • 18 – 22 January 2021 (resits 22 – 26 March 2021)
    • 10 – 14 May 2021 (resits 12 – 16 July 2021)
  • Postgraduate

    • International and EU Arrivals: Thursday 24 January 2019
    • ​International and EU students orientation: Friday 25 January 2019
    • Trimester 1: 28 January – 5 April 2019
    • ​Spring Vacation: ​8 – 23 April 2019 (including Easter Bank Holiday)
    • ​Trimester 1 continued: ​24 April – 17 May 2019​
    • Trimester 2​: 20 May – 30 August 2019
    • ​Vacation​: 2 – 20 September 2019
    • ​Trimester 3​: 23 September – 13 December 2019​
    • Vacation​: 16 December – 3 January 2020
    • Trimester 3 continued: 6 – 24 January 2020

    The examination periods for postgraduate courses starting in January 2019 are:

    • 13 – 17 May 2019 (resits 15 – 19 July)
    • 15 – 19 July 2019 (resits 20 – 24 January 2020)
  • Undergraduate

    • International and EU Arrivals Weekend: 15 and 16 September 2019
    • International and EU Students’ Orientation Week: 17 – 20 September 2019
    • Welcome Weekend: 21 and 22 September 2019
    • Welcome Week (all new students): 23 – 27 September 2019
    • Teaching and Assessment Block 1: 30 September – 13 December 2019
    • Winter Vacation: 16 December 2019 – 3 January 2020
    • Teaching and Assessment Block 1 continued: 6 – 17 January 2020
    • Teaching and Assessment Block 2: 20 January – 3 April 2020
    • Spring  Vacation: 6 – 17 April 2020 (including Easter Bank Holiday)
    • Teaching and Assessment Block 2 continued: 20 April – 1 May 2020
    • Teaching and Assessment Block 3: 4 May – 10 July 2020 (2 weeks Co-curricular learning 29 June – 10 July 2020)
    • Summer Vacation and Co-curricular Learning: 13 July – 18 September 2020

    The examination periods for undergraduate courses starting in September 2019 are:

    • 4 – 22 May 2020
    • 13 – 17 July 2020

    Please note professional practice course examinations take place throughout the year.

    Postgraduate

    • International and EU Arrivals Weekend: 15 and 16 September 2019
    • International and EU Students’ Orientation Week: 17 – 20 September 2019
    • Welcome Weekend: 21 and 22 September 2019
    • Welcome Week: 23 – 27 September 2019
    • Trimester 1: 30 September – 13 December 2019
    • Winter Vacation: 16 December 2019 – 3 January 2020
    • Trimester 1 continued: 6 – 24 January 2020
    • Trimester 2: 27 January – 3 April 2020
    • Spring Vacation: 6 – 17 April 2020
    • Trimester 2 continued: 20 April – 15 May 2020
    • Trimester 3: 18 May – 28 August 2020

    The examination periods for postgraduate courses starting in September 2019 are:

    • 20 – 24 January 2020 (resists 23 – 27 March 2020)
    • 11 – 15 May 2020 (resits 13 – 17 July 2020)

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