Semester and Term Dates

Important Notice

The University reserves the right to change session dates up until the start of each session.

2017/18 Term and Semester Dates

Michaelmas TermLent TermSummer Term
25/09/2017 - 15/12/2017 08/01/2018 - 23/03/2018 16/04/2018 - 15/06/2018
Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3
25/09/2017 - 26/01/2018 29/01/2018 - 15/06/2018 18/06/2018 - 30/09/2018

Term and Semester extended periods

  • Undergraduates on health, medicine or GDL programmes may have extended terms for all or part of the programme.
  • Postgraduate programmes can vary according to individual patterns of study and may have extended semesters or study continuously for all or part of the programme. Note, full time postgraduates are expected to study continuously in Semester 3.
  • PG Cert/Diploma programmes normally end in semester 2 and 18 month postgraduate courses will have an earlier semester end date.
  • To confirm extended term and semester dates, contact MyUniHub.

2017/18 Academic Year for Taught Programmes

Week Event Start date End date
- Enrolment 18/09/2017 29/09/2017
1 Arrivals weekend 22/09/2017 24/09/2017
1 International non-EU Registration 22/09/2017 29/09/2017
1 Welcome Week & College Induction 25/09/2017 29/09/2017
2 Teaching & Learning 02/10/2017 06/10/2017
3 Teaching & Learning 09/10/2017 13/10/2017
4 Teaching & Learning 16/10/2017 20/10/2017
5 Teaching & Learning 23/10/2017 27/10/2017
6 Teaching & Learning 30/10/2017 03/11/2017
7 Teaching & Learning 06/11/2017 10/11/2017
8 Teaching & Learning 13/11/2017 17/11/2017
9 Teaching & Learning 20/11/2017 24/11/2017
10 Teaching & Learning 27/11/2017 01/12/2017
11 Teaching & Learning 04/12/2017 08/12/2017
12 Teaching & Learning 11/12/2017 15/12/2017
13 Christmas Recess - Revision 18/12/2017 22/12/2017
14 Christmas Recess - Revision 25/12/2017 29/12/2017
15 Christmas Recess - Revision 01/01/2018 05/01/2018
16 Winter Graduation (8-10 January) Assessment & Marking (11-12 January) 08/01/2018 12/01/2018
17 Assessment & Marking 15/01/2018 19/01/2018
18 Assessment & Marking 22/01/2018 26/01/2018
19 Employability & Feedback  29/01/2018 02/02/2018
20 Teaching & Learning 05/02/2018 09/02/2018
21 Teaching & Learning 12/02/2018 16/02/2018
22 Teaching & Learning 19/02/2018 23/02/2018
23 Teaching & Learning 26/02/2018 02/03/2018
24 Teaching & Learning 05/03/2018 09/03/2018
25 Teaching & Learning 12/03/2018 16/03/2018
26 Teaching & Learning 19/03/2018 23/03/2018
27 Easter Recess - Independent learning 26/03/2018 30/03/2018
28 Easter Recess - Independent learning 02/04/2018 06/04/2018
29 Easter Recess - Independent learning 09/04/2018 13/04/2018
30 Teaching & Learning 16/04/2018 20/04/2018
31 Teaching & Learning 23/04/2018 27/04/2018
32 Teaching & Learning 30/04/2018 04/05/2018
33 Teaching & Learning 07/05/2018 11/05/2018
34 Revision week 14/05/2018 18/05/2018
35 Assessment & Marking 21/05/2018 25/05/2018
36 Assessment & Marking 28/05/2018 01/06/2018
37 Assessment & Marking 04/06/2018 08/06/2018
38 Assessment & Marking 11/06/2018 15/06/2018
39 College Boards 18/06/2018 22/06/2018
40 Award Boards 25/06/2018 29/06/2018
41 Award Results 02/07/2018 06/07/2018
42 Progression Boards 09/07/2018 13/07/2018
43 Progression Results 16/07/2018 20/07/2018
44 Summer Graduation (23-28 July) Supplementary Revision 23/07/2018 27/07/2018
45 Supplementary Revision 30/07/2018 03/08/2018
46 Supplementary Revision 06/08/2018 10/08/2018
47 Supplementary Assessment (15-17 August) 13/08/2018 17/08/2018
48 Supplementary Assesment 20/08/2018 24/08/2018
49 Marking 27/08/2018 31/08/2018
50 Supplementary Boards 03/09/2018 07/09/2018
51 Supplementary Results (12 September) 10/09/2018 14/09/2018
52 Assessment Review & Appeals 17/09/2018 21/09/2018

Candidature Dates for Research Programmes

Full Time ProgrammeQuarter2015/16 intake2016/17 intake2017/18 intake

Masters by research (1 year)

Autumn
Winter
Spring
Summer

01/10/15 - 30/09/16 
01/01/16 - 31/12/16 
01/04/16 - 30/03/17 
01/07/16 - 31/06/17

01/10/16 - 30/09/17
01/01/17 - 31/12/17
01/04/17 - 30/03/18
01/07/17 - 31/06/18

01/10/17 - 30/09/18 
01/01/18 - 31/12/18 
01/04/18 - 30/03/19 
01/07/18 - 31/06/19

MPhil (2 year Masters)

Autumn
Winter
Spring
Summer

01/10/15 - 30/09/17
01/01/16 - 31/12/17
01/04/16 - 30/03/18
01/07/16 - 31/06/18

01/10/16 - 30/09/18
01/01/17 - 31/12/18
01/04/17 - 30/03/19
01/07/17 - 31/06/19

01/10/17 - 30/09/19
01/01/18 - 31/12/19
01/04/18 - 30/03/20
01/07/18 - 31/06/20

PhD (3 year Doctorate)

Autumn
Winter
Spring
Summer

01/10/15 - 30/09/18
01/01/16 - 31/12/18
01/04/16 - 30/03/19
01/07/16 - 31/06/19

01/10/16 - 30/09/19
01/01/17 - 31/12/19
01/04/17 - 30/03/20
01/07/17 - 31/06/20

01/10/17 - 30/09/20
01/01/18 - 31/12/20
01/04/18 - 30/03/21
01/07/18 - 31/06/21