The dates given below apply to most students. However, our postgraduate research programmes (Masters by Research and PhD programmes) run for the full academic year and the general semester dates shown on this page do not apply to them. 

The University closure for Christmas and New Year applies to all students, regardless of what they are studying.

Contact your School Office if you have any queries about semester dates for your programme.

For previous semester dates please see the PDFs at the bottom of the webpage.

2020/21

Students for all Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Degrees (with the exception of MBChB, BDS and BSc Med Sci, which are detailed below)

FIRST HALF-SESSION

SECOND HALF-SESSION

Term Opens

Monday 21 September 2020

Term Opens

Monday 11 January 2021

Teaching Commences

Monday 28 September 2020

Teaching Commences

Monday 18 January 2021

Term Closes

Friday 18 December 2020

(close of business)

Spring Break Commences

Friday 2 April 2021

(close of business)

 

Spring Break Ends*

Monday 26 April 2021

Term Closes

Friday 21 May 2021

(close of business)

 

Students studying at the University's Campus in Qatar

FIRST HALF-SESSION SECOND HALF-SESSION
Term opens Sunday 20 September 2020 Term opens Sunday 10 January 2021
Teaching commences Sunday 27 September 2020 Teaching commences Sunday 17 January 2021
Term Closes

Friday 18 December 2020

(close of business)

Spring break commences

Thursday 2 April 2021

(close of business)

  Spring break ends Sunday 25 April 2021
Term closes

Thursday 20 May 2021

(close of business)

Students for the Degrees of MBChB

 

FIRST YEAR

SECOND YEAR

THIRD YEAR

Winter Term Opens

Monday 21 September 2020

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Monday 14 September 2020

Winter Term Closes

Friday 18 December 2020

Friday 18 December 2020

Friday 18 December 2020

Spring Term Opens

Monday 11 January 2021

Monday 11 January 2021

Monday 11 January 2021

Spring Term Closes

Friday 2 April 2021

Friday 26 March 2021

Friday 5 March 2021

Summer Term Opens

Monday 26 April 2021

Monday 26 April 2021

Monday 10 May 2021

Summer Term Closes

Friday 21 May 2021

Friday 2 July 2021

Friday 9 July 2021

 

 

FOURTH YEAR

FIFTH YEAR

Winter Term Opens

Monday 10 August 2020

Monday 17 August 2020

Winter Term Closes

Friday 18 December 2020

Friday 18 December 2020

Spring Term Opens

Monday 11 January 2021

Monday 11 January 2021

Spring Term Closes

Friday 9 April 2021

Friday 30 April 2021

Summer Term Opens

Monday 26 April 2021

Monday 3 May 2021

Summer Term Closes

Friday 2 July 2021

Friday 4 June 2021

Students for the Degree of BDS

 

FIRST YEAR

SECOND YEAR

THIRD YEAR

FOURTH YEAR

Winter Term Opens

Monday 21 September 2020

Monday 31 August 2020

Monday 31 August 2020

Monday 31 August 2020

Winter Term Closes

Friday 18 December 2020

Friday 18 December 2020

Friday 18 December 2020

Friday 18 December 2020

Spring Term Opens

Tuesday 5 January 2021

Tuesday 5 January 2021

Tuesday 5 January 2021

Tuesday 5 January 2021

Spring Term Closes

Friday 2 April 2021

Friday 2 April 2021

Friday 2 April 2021

Friday 2 April 2021

Summer Term Opens

Monday 12 April 2021

Monday 12 April 2021

Monday 12 April 2021

Monday 12 April 2021

Summer Term Closes

Friday 9 July 2021

Friday 9 July 2021

Friday 9 July 2021

Friday 21 May 2021

Students for the MSc in Physician Associate Studies

 

FIRST YEAR

SECOND YEAR

Winter Term Opens

Monday 21 September 2020

Monday 17 August 2020

Winter Term Closes

Friday 18 December 2020

Friday 18 December 2020

Spring Term Opens

Monday 4 January 2021

Monday 11 January 2021

Spring Term Closes

Friday 16 April 2021

Friday 2 April 2021

Summer Term Opens

Monday 26 April 2021

Monday 12 April 2021

Summer Term Closes

Friday 30 July 2021

Friday 30 July 2021

Students for the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) (Primary and Secondary)

Winter Term Opens

Monday 17 August 2020

Winter Term Closes

Friday 18 December 2020

Spring Term Opens

Tuesday 5 January 2021

Spring Term Closes

Friday 26 March 2021

Summer Term Opens

Monday 12 April 2021

Summer Term Closes

Friday 28 May 2021

Graduation Ceremonies 

Winter Graduation Ceremonies

26 and 27 November 2020

Summer Graduation Ceremonies

21 to 25 June 2021

2019/20

Students for all Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Degrees (with the exception of MBChB, BDS and BSc Med Sci, which are detailed below)

FIRST HALF-SESSION

SECOND HALF-SESSION

Term Opens

Monday 2 September 2019

Term opens

Monday 6 January 2020

Teaching commences

Monday 9 September 2019

Teaching commences*

Monday 13 January 2020

First Written Examination

Saturday 30 November 2019

Spring break commences

Friday 27 March 2020

Term Closes

Friday 13 December 2019

Spring break ends*

Monday 20 April 2020

   

First Written Examination

Saturday 25 April 2020

 

 

Term Closes

Friday 15 May 2020**

 **Please note: Postgraduate Taught programmes continue throughout the summer, until the end of the academic year


Students for the Degrees of MBChB and BSc Med Sci

 

FIRST YEAR

SECOND YEAR

THIRD YEAR

Winter Term Opens

Monday 2 September 2019

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Monday 9 September 2019

Winter Term Closes

Friday 13 December 2019

Friday 13 December 2019

Friday 13 December 2019

Spring Term Opens

Monday 6 January 2020

Monday 6 January 2020

Monday 6 January 2020

Spring Term Closes

Friday 27 March 2020

Friday 20 March 2020

Friday 20 March 2020

Summer Term Opens

Monday 27 April 2020

Monday 20 April 2020

Monday 4 May 2020

Summer Term Closes

Friday 15 May 2020

Friday 26 June 2020

Friday 17 July 2020

 

   FOURTH YEAR  FIFTH YEAR

Winter Term Opens

Monday 22 July 2019

Monday 12 August 2019

Winter Term Closes

Friday 13 December 2019

Friday 13 December 2019

Spring Term Opens

Monday 6 January 2020

Monday 6 January 2020

Spring Term Closes

Friday 17 April 2020

Friday 24 April 2020

Summer Term Opens

Monday 27 April 2020

Monday 27 April 2020

Summer Term Closes

Friday 26 June 2020

Friday 29 May 2020


Students for the Degree of BDS

 

FIRST YEAR

SECOND YEAR

THIRD YEAR

FOURTH YEAR

Winter Term Opens

Monday 2 September 2019

Monday 26 August 2019

Monday 26 August 2019

Monday 26 August 2019

Winter Term Closes

Friday 13 December 2019

Friday 13 December 2019

Friday 13 December 2019

Friday 13 December 2019

Spring Term Opens

Monday 6 January 2020

Monday 6 January 2020

Monday 6 January 2020

Monday 6 January 2020

Spring Term Closes

Friday 27 March 2020

Friday 27 March 2020

Friday 27 March 2020

Friday 27 March 2020

Summer Term Opens

Monday 6 April 2020

Monday 6 April 2020

Monday 6 April 2020

Monday 6 April 2020

Summer Term Closes

Friday 3 July 2020

Friday 3 July 2020

Friday 3 July 2020

Friday 29 May 2020


Students for the Post Graduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies

 

FIRST YEAR

SECOND YEAR

Winter Term Opens

Monday 2 September 2019

Monday 12 August 2019

Winter Term Closes

Friday 13 December 2019

Friday 13 December 2019

Spring Term Opens

Monday 6 January 2020

Monday 6 January 2020

Spring Term Closes

Friday 10 April 2020

 

Summer Term Opens

Monday 20 April 2020

 

Summer Term Closes

Friday 24 July 2020

Friday 24 July 2020


Students for the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) (Primary and Secondary)

Winter Term Opens

Monday 19 August 2019

Winter Term Closes

Friday 13 December 2019

Spring Term Opens

Monday 6 January 2020

Spring Term Closes

Friday 27 March 2020

Summer Term Opens

Monday 13 April 2020

Summer Term Closes

Tuesday 26 May 2020


Students for the Graduate Apprenticeship in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Civil Engineering

Winter Term Opens

Monday 26 August 2019

Winter Term Closes

Friday 20 December 2019

Spring Term Opens

Monday 6 January 2020

Spring Term Closes

Friday 27 March 2020

Summer Term Opens

Monday 6 April 2020

Summer Term Closes

Friday 15 May 2020


Graduation Ceremonies

Winter Graduation Ceremonies

20, 21 & 22 November 2019

Summer Graduation Ceremonies

15-19 June 2020

 

Previous Years

Term dates for previous academic years