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Academic dates

The following are the general start and end dates for postgraduate students – these may vary from course to course. You will be advised of the specific start and end dates for your course once your place has been confirmed. 

September start

Academic year Start of academic year Winter break Spring break End of academic year
2020-21 21 September 2020 21 December 2020 – 8 January 2021 29 March – 16 April 2021 20 September 2021
2021-22 20 September 2021 20 December 20201 – 7 January 2022 4 April 2022 – 22 April 2022 19 September 2022

Please note: Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law/CPE will start and finish earlier. Dates will be confirmed to you in due course.

January start – one-year full-time courses

Academic year Start of academic year Spring break Winter break End of academic year
2019-20 27 January 2020 6 April - 24 April 2020 21 December 2020 - 8 January 2021 26 January 2021
2020-21 25 January 2021 29 March – 16 April 2021 20 December 2021 – 7 January 2022 24 January 2022
2021-22 24 January 2022 4 April 2022 – 22 April 2022 19 December 2022 – 6 January 2023 23 January 2023

Please note: PG Cert Intellectual Property will start earlier. Dates will be confirmed to you in due course.

January start – 16 months full-time courses

Academic year Start of academic year  Spring break Winter break End of academic year
2019-20 27 January 2020 6 April - 24 April 2020 21 December 2020 - 8 January 2021 4 June 2021*
2020-21 25 January 2021 29 March – 16 April 2021 20 December 2021 – 7 January 2022 3 June 2022*
2021-22 24 January 2022 4 April 2022 – 22 April 2022 19 December 2022 – 6 January 2023 2 June 2023

* Please note: some courses may have specific dates.