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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

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
2017-18 22 January 2018 26 March - 13 April 2018 17 December 2018 - 4 January 2019 21 January 2019
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

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
2017-18 22 January 2018 26 March - 13 April 2018 17 December 2018 - 4 January 2019 31 May 2019*
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*

* Please note: some courses may have specific dates.