Semester and term dates

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Students are reminded that these are generic dates for the University and you should check with your programme leader for the specific dates applying to your course.

Term dates

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2016-17

The University has moved to a semesterised mode of delivery from the 2016-17 academic year for all undergraduate programmes in the Schools of Computing, Design, Culture & the Arts, Science & Engineering and Social Sciences, Business & Law.

2016-17 semester dates

Semester 1: 3 October 2016 - 27 January 2017
Semester 2: 30 January 2017 - 26 May 2017

The School of Health & Social Care will follow in 2017-18. Postgraduate programmes in all Schools will move to a trimester model of delivery from 2016-17.

This new mode of delivery facilitates more international student exchange programmes, a greater number and variety of placements and volunteering opportunities, and provides a more flexible academic model to provide an outstanding education for all of our students.

Students receive full information about their curriculum and assessment timetable in the usual way by issuing of programme handbooks.

Holiday dates

Winter break 19 December 2016 - 6 January 2017
Spring break 3 April - 21 April 2017
Summer break - 29 May 2017 - 22 September 2017


2017-18

Welcome Week: 18 - 22 September 2017

2017-18 semester dates

Semester 1: 25 September 2017 - 19 January 2018
Semester 2: 22 January 2018 - 18 May 2018
Semester 3: 21 May 2018 - 24 August 2018

Holiday dates

Winter break 18 December 2017 - 5 January 2018
Spring break 26 March - 13 April 2018
Summer break 21 May - 21 September 2018


2018-19

Welcome Week: 17 - 21 September 2018

2018-19 semester dates

Semester 1: 24 September 2018 - 18 January 2019
Semester 2: 21 January 2019 - 17 May 2019
Semester 3: 20 May 2019 - 23 August 2019

Holiday dates

Winter break 17 December 2018 - 4 January 2019
Spring break 15 April - 3 May 2019
Summer break 20 May - 23 September 2019