Academic term dates

Term dates for 2017/18

Term dates (undergraduate and postgraduate courses)

Term Dates Start End
Autumn 25 September 2017 15 December 2017
Spring 8 January 2018 23 March 2018
Summer 9 April 2018 8 June 2018

Key dates (undergraduate courses beginning in September 2017)

Students for the the Legal Practice Course and for Teacher training (ITE) PGCE and School Direct should note that these are postgraduate courses and their particular enrolment and start of teaching dates are listed as the first items under the heading "Key dates (postgraduate courses)".

Activity Start End
Welcome programme (enrolment/induction) 25 September 2017   -
Autumn semester and year-long modules begin w/c 2 October 2017   -
Teaching (autumn term) 2 October 2017 15 December 2017
Christmas vacation 18 December 2017 5 January 2018
Teaching (spring term) 8 January 2018 23 March 2018
Examinations for autumn semester modules 22 January 2018 2 February 2018
Spring semester modules begin w/c 5 February 2018   -
Easter vacation 26 March 2018 6 April 2018
Teaching summer term 9 April 2018 1 June 2018
Examinations 14 May 2018 1 June 2018
Reassessment examinations 18 July 2018 2 August 2018
Reassessment coursework deadline 3pm, 30 July 2018   -

Key dates (undergraduate courses beginning in January 2018)

Activity Start End
Welcome programme (enrolment/induction for January starters) 29 January 2018   -
Teaching programme (for January starters) 5 February 2018
9 April 2018
23 March 2018
3 August 2018
Examinations (for January starters) 23 July 2018 3 August 2018
Reassessment period (for January Starters) 6 September 2018 12 September 2018

Key dates (postgraduate courses)

Activity Start End
Legal Practice Course (enrolment) 12 September 2017    -
Legal Practice Course (teaching) 18 September 2017    -
Teacher training (ITE) PGCE and School Direct (enrolment) 1 September 2017    -
Teacher training (ITE) PGCE and School Direct (teaching) 4 September 2017    -
Welcome programme (enrolment/induction) w/c 25 September 2017    -
Teaching (autumn semester) 2 October 2017
8 January 2018
15 December 2017
19 January 2018
Christmas vacation 18 December 2017 5 January 2018
Autumn Semester Examinations 22 January 2018 2 February 2018
Welcome programme (enrolment/induction for January starters) 29 January 2018    -
Teaching (spring semester) 5 February 2018
9 April 2018
23 March 2018
18 May 2018
Easter vacation 26 March 2018 6 April 2018
Examinations 21 May 2018 1 June 2018
Reassessment examinations 18 July 2018 2 August 2018
Reassessment coursework deadline 30 July 2018   -
Dissertation submission deadline 3 September 2018   -

Where programmes operate to non-standard teaching patterns (eg professional courses in education and law) term dates will be advised by the relevant school.

Study abroad programmes

Autumn semester:

Arrival by 25 September 2017
Orientation 26 to 29 September 2017
Classes begin 2 October 2017
Christmas break 16 December 2017 to 7 January 2018 (you can leave just before Christmas if you start back at your own university just after New Year)
Examinations 22 January to 2 February 2018 (for those coming back here in January)

Spring semester:

Arrival by 29 January 2018
Orientation 30 January to 2 February 2018
Classes begin 5 February 2018
Easter break 24 March to 8 April 2018
Examinations 14 May to 1 June 2018