Semester dates

Our term dates vary based on the type of course. Students who are registered on a course with a non-standard or extended academic year, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level, will be advised of the dates for their course separately.

If you have any questions about your course start date, please contact your tutor or the Programme Administration for your campus.

Term Dates (2018-2019 academic year)

Autumn Term 17 September 2018 to 14 December 2018
Spring Term 7 January 2019 to 5 April 2019
Summer Term 15 April 2019 to 31 May 2019

The term dates above are in the format required for applying to Student Finance England (SfE) or your alternative funding body.

NB: Some courses run outside these dates e.g. Nursing and Allied Health Professions programmes (Occupational Therapy, Radiography and Physiotherapy), Creative and Performing Arts programmes and programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status (PGCE Secondary, PGCE Primary, PGCE Distributed Learning, School Direct and undergraduate 3 and 4 Year QTS courses).

Academic Calendar

This is an indicative calendar for standard undergraduate programmes. A full timetable will be provided at the start of term.

DateActivity
17 September 2018 Induction Week
24 September 2018 Semester 1 teaching begins (all years)
26 November 2018 Graduation Ceremonies week
14 December 2018 Semester 1 teaching ends
7 January 2019 Semester 1 examination period begins
21 January 2019 Semester 2 teaching begins
12 April 2019 Semester 2 teaching ends
15 April 2019 Easter break commences
29 April 2019 Semester 2 examination period begins
15 July 2019 Graduation Ceremonies week

Public Holidays (England and Wales)

DateHoliday
25 December 2018 Christmas Day
26 December 2018 Boxing Day
1 January 2019 New Year’s Day
19 April 2019 Good Friday
22 April 2019 Easter Monday
6 May 2019 Early May Bank Holiday
27 May 2019 Spring Bank Holiday
26 August 2019 Summer Bank Holiday

Further information on public holidays in Scotland or Northern Ireland is available via www.gov.uk/bank-holidays.

Term Dates (2017-2018 academic year)

Autumn Term 18 September 2017 to 15 December 2017
Spring Term 8 January 2018 - 30 March 2018
Summer Term 16 April 2018 - 1 June 2018

The term dates above are provided in the format as required by students applying to Student Finance England (SFE) or the alternative funding body for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Courses which run outside of the standard dates e.g. Nursing and Allied Health Professions programmes (Occupational Therapy, Radiography and Physiotherapy) and programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status (PGCE Secondary, PGCE Primary, PGCE School Direct and undergraduate 3 and 4 Year QTS courses) often have different course start and end dates. Students who are registered on a course with a non-standard or extended academic year, will be advised of the dates for their course separately.

Academic Calendar

This is an indicative calendar for standard undergraduate programmes. A full timetable will be provided at the start of term.

DateActivity
18 September 2017 Induction Week
25 September 2017 Semester 1 teaching begins (all years)
20 November 2017 Graduation Ceremonies week
15 December 2017 Semester 1 teaching ends
8 January 2018 Semester 1 examination period begins
19 January 2018 Semester 1 examination period ends
22 January 2018 Semester 2 teaching begins
26 March 2018 Vacation period begins
9 April 2018 Semester 2 teaching continues
27 April 2018 Semester 2 teaching ends
30 April 2018 Semester 2 examination period begins
11 May 2018 Semester 2 examination period ends
16 July 2018 Graduation Ceremonies week

Public Holidays (England and Wales)

DateHoliday
28 August 2017 Summer Bank Holiday
25 December 2017 Christmas Day
26 December 2017 Boxing Day
1 January 2018 New Year’s Day
30 March 2018 Good Friday
2 April 2018 Easter Monday
7 May 2018 Early May Bank Holiday
28 May 2018 Spring Bank Holiday

Further information on public holidays in Scotland or Northern Ireland is available via www.gov.uk/bank-holidays.