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The term dates for the academic years are as follows:

Welcome Week (Freshers’ Week) is from Sunday 13th September 2020 until Friday 18th September 2020. New students are expected to attend this week as it is an important opportunity to adjust to University life.






New Students

14th September 2020

18th December 2020 13 weeks
  Returning Students 21st September 2020 18th December 2020 12 weeks


4th January 2021

2nd April 2021

12 weeks


19th April 2021

11th June 2021

8 weeks

The weeks commencing 14th December 2020 and 29th March 2021 are ‘Digital Skills Weeks’ the study in these two weeks will be conducted online and not require attendance at the University

Please note that these term dates do not apply to PGCE, Nursing and Midwifery students. For more information please contact your Department.

As a postgraduate student, you will study over a calendar, rather than academic year. The standard dates for Postgraduate Taught full-time students are as follows:

5th October 2020 – 18th December 2020

4th January 2021 – 26th March 2021

12th April 2021 – 25th July 2021

Please note that you will need to refer to your individual programme timetable for details on specific start dates and induction sessions and if you are studying part time.