The dates given below apply to most students. However, our postgraduate programmes (taught Masters degrees, 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.

2018/19

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

FIRST HALF-SESSION SECOND HALF-SESSION
Term Opens Monday 3 September 2018 Term Opens Tuesday 8 January 2019
Teaching Commences Monday 10 September 2018 Teaching Commences* Monday 14 January 2019
First Written Examination Saturday 1 December 2018 Spring Break Commences Friday 29 March 2019
Term Closes Friday 14 December 2018 Spring Break Ends Monday 22 April 2019
    First Written Examination Saturday 27 April 2019
    Term Closes Friday 17 May 2019

* Note: The Summer Term opens on Monday 6 January 2018, and Spring Break ends on Monday 16 April 2018 for students in programme year 4 of the Degree of Master of Arts in Education.


Students for the Degrees of MBChB and BSc Med Sci

  FIRST YEAR SECOND YEAR THIRD YEAR
Winter Term Opens Monday 3 September 2018 Wednesday 12 September 2018 Monday 10 September 2018
Winter Term Closes Friday 14 December 2018 Friday 41 December 2018 Friday 14 December 2018
Spring Term Opens Monday 7 January 2019 Monday 7 January 2019 Monday 7 January 2019
Spring Term Closes Friday 29 March 2019 Friday 22 March 2019 Friday 22 March 2019
Summer Term Opens Monday 29 April 2019 Monday 22 April 2019 Monday 6 May 2019
Summer Term Closes Friday 17 May 2019 Friday 28 June 2019 Friday 5 July 2019

 

  FOURTH YEAR FIFTH YEAR
Winter Term Opens Monday 23 July 2018 Monday 13 August 2018
Winter Term Closes Friday 14 December 2018 Friday 14 December 2018
Spring Term Opens Monday 7 January 2019 Monday 07 January 2019
Spring Term Closes Friday 19 April 2019 Friday 26 April 2019
Summer Term Opens Monday 29 April 2019 Monday 29 April 2019
Summer Term Closes Friday 28 June 2019 Friday 31st May 2019

Students for the Degree of BDS

  FIRST YEAR SECOND YEAR THIRD YEAR FOURTH YEAR
Winter Term Opens Monday 3 September 2018 Monday 27 August 2018 Monday 27 August 2018 Monday 27 August 2018
Winter Term Closes Friday 14 December 2018 Friday 14 December 2018 Friday 14 December 2018 Friday 14 December 2018
Spring Term Opens Monday 7 January 2019 Monday 7 January 2019 Monday 7 January 2019 Monday 7 January 2019
Spring Term Closes Friday 29 March 2019 Friday 29 March 2019 Friday 29 March 2019 Friday 29 March 2019
Summer Term Opens Monday 8 April 2019 Monday 8 April 2019 Monday 8 April 2019 Monday 8 April 2019
Summer Term Closes Friday 5 July 2019 Friday 5 July 2019 Friday 5 July 2019 Friday 5 July 2019

Students for the Post Graduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies

Winter Term Opens Monday 3 September 2018 Monday 13 August 2018
Winter Term Closes Friday 14 December 2018 Friday 14 December 2018
Spring Term Opens Monday 7 January 2019 Monday 7 January 2019
Spring Term Closes Friday 12 April 2019 Friday 26 April 2019
Summer Term Opens Monday 22 April 2019 Monday 6  May 2019
Summer Term Closes Friday 26 July 2019 Friday 26 July 2019

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

Winter Term Opens Monday 20 August 2018
Winter Term Closes Friday 14 December 2018
Spring Term Opens Monday 5 January 2019
Spring Term Closes Friday 29 March 2019
Summer Term Opens Monday 15 April 2019
Summer Term Closes Tuesday 28 May 2019

Graduation Ceremonies

Winter Graduation Ceremonies 22 & 23 November 2018
Summer Graduation Ceremonies 17 to 21 June 2019
2019/20

Students for all Undergraduate 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

 

 


 

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 3 July 2020

 

 

FOURTH 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


Graduation Ceremonies

Winter Graduation Ceremonies

21 & 22 November 2019

Summer Graduation Ceremonies

15-19 June 2020

2020/21

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

FIRST HALF-SESSION

SECOND HALF-SESSION

Term Opens

Monday 7 September 2020

Term Opens

Monday 11 January 2021

Teaching Commences

Monday 14 September 2020

Teaching Commences

Monday 18 January 2021

First Written Examination

Saturday 5 December 2020

Spring Break Commences

Friday 2 April 2021

Term Closes

Friday 18 December 2020

Spring Break Ends*

Monday 26 April 2021

 

 

First Written Examination

Saturday 1 May 2021

 

 

Term Closes

Friday 21 May 2021

Students for the Degrees of MBChB 

 

FIRST YEAR

SECOND YEAR

THIRD YEAR

Winter Term Opens

Monday 7 September 2020

Wed 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

Friday 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 19 April 2021

Monday 3 May 2021

Summer Term Closes

Friday 25 June 2021

Friday 4 June 2021

Students for the Degree of BDS 

 

FIRST YEAR

SECOND YEAR

THIRD YEAR

FOURTH YEAR

Winter Term Opens

Monday 7 September 2020

Monday 31 August 2020

Monday 31 August 2020

Monday 31 August 2020

Winter Term Closes

Friday 18 December 2021

Friday 18 December 2021

Friday 18 December 2021

Friday 18 December 2021

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 7 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 11 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

Previous Years

Term dates for previous academic years