2018/19 term dates

The dates below are the standard university dates – different dates apply for some courses. Please check your joining instructions for your course start date.

Undergraduate programmes

International Student Orientation Week beginning 10 September 2018
Main student arrival and welcome 14 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

The dates below are the standard university dates – different dates apply for some courses. Please check your joining instructions for your course start date.

International Student Orientation Week beginning 10 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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