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 (2019-2020 academic year)

Autumn Term 16 September 2019 to 16 December 2019
Spring Term 6 January 2020 - 6 April 2020
Summer Term 13 April 2020 - 1 June 2020

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
16 September 2019 Induction Week
26 November 2019 (TBC) Graduation Ceremonies week
6 January 2020 Semester 1 examination period begins
20 January 2020 Semester 1 examination period ends
27 April 2020 Semester 2 examination period begins
11 May 2020 Semester 2 examination period ends
July 2020 (TBC) Graduation Ceremonies week

Public Holidays (England and Wales)

DateHoliday
26 August 2019 Summer Bank Holiday
25 December 2019 Christmas Day
26 December 2019 Boxing Day
1 January 2019 New Year’s Day
10 April 2020 Good Friday
13 April 2020 Easter Monday
8 May 2020 Early May Bank Holiday
25 May 2020 Spring Bank Holiday

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