Academic calendar

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These are the approved dates for the university’s semesters.  However, some courses and locations may provide induction, pre-start, freshers, field trips or other activities which happen outwith these dates – either before or after the dates as listed.  Always check any information you are sent and if in doubt, check dates with your college, programme leader or tutor as appropriate, before making any decisions based on the dates listed here.

Students on Care and administrative practice HNC, Geography BSc Hons, Nursing BSc, any of the PGT or teaching PGDE courses should always contact their programme leader for their dates, which do not follow the standard calendar.

Semester dates for 2019/20

This is the academic calendar for 2019/20.

Most HNs
Semester 1: Monday 09 September 2019 - Friday 24 January 2020
Semester 2: Monday 27 January 2020 - Friday 05 June 2020

Most undergraduate degree courses
Semester 1: Monday 09 September 2019 - Friday 20 December 2019
Semester 2: Monday 27 January 2020 - Friday 15 May 2020

Autumn holiday (for both HN and degree students) is w/c 14 October 2019. Spring holidays are w/c 30 March and 06 April 2020.

Download the 2019/20 academic calendar

Semester dates for 2020/21

This is the academic calendar for 2020/21.

Most HNs
Semester 1: Monday 07 September 2020 - Friday 22 January 2021
Semester 2: Monday 25 January 2021 - Friday 04 June 2021

Most undergraduate degree courses
Semester 1: Monday 07 September 2020 - Friday 18 December 2020
Semester 2: Monday 25 January 2021 - Friday 14 May 2021

Autumn holiday (for both HN and degree students) is w/c 12 October 2020. Spring holidays are w/c 05 April and 12 April 2020.

Download the 2020/21 academic calendar