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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
2018-19 17 September 2018 17 December 2018 - 4 January 2019 8 April - 26 April 2019 16 September 2019
2019-20 23 September 2019 16 December 2019 - 3 January 2020 6 April - 24 April 2020 22 September 2020
2020-21 21 September 2020 21 December 2020 – 8 January 2021 29 March – 16 April 2021 20 September 2021

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
2018-19 21 January 2019 8 April - 26 April 2019 16 December 2019 - 3 January 2020 20 January 2020
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

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
2018-19 21 January 2019 8 April - 26 April 2019 16 December 2019 - 3 January 2020 5 June 2020*
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*

* Please note: some courses may have specific dates.