2018/19 term dates

The dates below are the standard university dates – different dates apply for some courses.

Undergraduate programmes

International Student Orientation 12 September 2018 – 13 September 2018
Main student arrival and welcome 15 September 2018 – 16 September 2018
Main start
(includes course induction)
17 September 2018
Student vacation 17 December 2018 – 6 January 2019
Main assessment period 1 7 January 2019 – 18 January 2019
Teaching resumes 21 January 2019
Student vacation 15 April 2019 – 28 April 2019
Main assessment period 2 29 April 2019 – 24 May 2019
Student vacation starts 28 June 2019
Main assessment period 3 15 July 2019 – 26 July 2019

Postgraduate taught programmes

International Student Orientation 12 September 2018 – 13 September 2018
Main student arrival and welcome 15 September 2018 – 16 September 2018
Main start
(includes course induction)
17 September 2018
Student vacation 17 December 2018 – 6 January 2019
Main assessment period 1 7 January 2019 – 18 January 2019
Teaching resumes 21 January 2019
Student vacation 15 April 2019 – 28 April 2019
Main assessment period 2 29 April 2019 – 24 May 2019
Teaching 13 May 2019 – 2 August 2019

For some Faculty of Business and Law postgraduate students.
Main assessment period 3

15 July 2019 – 26 July 2019

All postgraduate taught students except Faculty of Business and Law students taught in teaching period 13 May – 2 August.

Assessment period for teaching period 13 May – 2 August 5 August 2019 – 16 August 2019

Faculty of Business and Law students who have teaching in teaching period 13 May – 2 August.

Postgraduate research programmes

If you’re a postgraduate researcher, please contact the Graduate School for your term dates.

University closure days

  • Monday 24 December 2018 until Tuesday 1 January 2019 (Christmas closure)
  • Friday 19 April 2019 (Good Friday, UK bank holiday)
  • Monday 22 April 2019 (Easter Monday, UK bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019 (University closure day)
  • Monday 6 May 2019 (UK bank holiday)
  • Monday 27 May 2019 (UK bank holiday)
  • Monday 26 August 2019 (UK bank holiday)

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