Term dates and semesters

Term dates refer to when you'll be on campus studying - whether that's in a seminar, lecture or working in a lab or studio. Take a note of the term dates for your academic year below.

 2020/212021/222022/232023/242024/252025/26
Autumn Term 5 October 2020 - 18 December 2020 4 October 2021 – 17 December 2021 3 October 2022 – 16 December 2023 2 October 2023 – 15 December 2023 30 September 2024 – 13 December 2024 29 September 2025 – 12 December 2025
Spring Term 11 January 2021 – 26 March 2021 10 January 2022 – 1 April 2022 9 January 2023 – 24 March 2023 8 January 2024 – 22 March 2024 6 January 2025 – 28 March 2025 5 January 2026 – 27 March 2026
Summer Term 26 April 2021 – 23 June 2021 2 May 2022 – 22 June 2022 24 April 2023 – 21 June 2023 22 April 2024 – 19 June 2024 28 April 2025 – 18 June 2025 27 April 2026 – 17 June 2026
Term Four
(Postgraduate Taught Students only)
24 June 2021 – 1 October 2021 23 June 2022 – 30 September 2022 22 June 2023 – 29 September 2023 20 June 2024 – 27 September 2024 19 June 2025 – 26 September 2025 18 June 2026 – 25 September 2026

Semester dates

 2020/212021/222022/232023/242024/25
Introductory week 28 September 2020 – 2 October 2020 *        
Semester 1 5 October 2020 – 5 February 2021 4 October 2021 – 4 February 2022 3 October 2022 – 3 February 2023 2 October 2023 – 2 February 2024 30 September 2024 – 31 January 2025
Semester 2 8 February 2021 – 23 June 2021 7 February 2022 – 22 June 2022 6 February 2023 – 21 June 2023 5 February 2024 – 19 June 2024 3 February 2025 – 18 June 2025
Semester 3 24 June 2021 – 1 October 2021 23 June 2022 – 30 September 2022 22 June 2023 – 29 September 2023 20 June 2024 – 27 September 2024 19 June 2025 – 26 September 2025

Please note that in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Semester and Term dates for 2020/21 were changed by the University Senate on 17 June 2020 from those originally published. The effect of the changes is that the Semesters and Term dates for 2020/21 have been moved back one week, with the lengths of the Christmas and Easter vacations remaining unchanged.

* During Introductory week at the beginning of the academic year 2020/21 we’ll be supporting students move into University accommodation as well as completing a number of important induction and welcome activities on campus.