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Undergraduate academic dates

The following are the confirmed start and end dates of term for undergraduate students.

Standard undergraduate courses

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 25 June 2021 (9 July for courses with fieldwork/practice/placement)
2021-22 20 September 2021 20 December 2021 – 7 January 2022 4 April 2022 – 22 April 2022 24 June 2022 (8 July for courses with fieldwork/practice/placement)

NHS courses

Please note that the dates above apply to all undergraduate courses within the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences that do not require professional practice hours.

Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Operating Department Practice, Paramedic Science and Physiotherapy courses typically require professional practice placement hours and are subject to an extended dates to standard undergraduate courses. Please check with the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences for the specific end dates for these courses.

September start

Academic year Start of academic year Winter break Spring break End of academic year
2020-21 21 September 2020 21 December 2020* – 1 January 2021 29 March – 9 April 2021 3 September 2021
2021-22 20 September 2020 20 December 2021** – 3 January 2022 11 April 2022 – 22 April 2022 2 September 2022

*The final date of study will be Friday 18 December with your two-week winter break commencing on 21 December.

**The final date of study will be Friday 17 December with your two-week winter break commencing 20 December.

February start

2021-22

Academic year Start of academic year Spring break Winter break End of academic year
2019-20 3 February 2020 6 April – 17 April 2020 21 December 2020 – 1 January 2021*** 29 January 2021
2020-21 1 February 2021 29 March – 9 April 2021 20 December 2021 – 3 January 2022*** 28 January 2022
2021-22 TBC 11 April 2022 – 22 April 2022 26 December 2022 – 6 January 2023 TBC

*** The start date of study after the winter break will be the 4 January.

During the summer period, students will have a five-week block away from teaching that is allocated as a three-week holiday and two weeks of self-managed learning where no formal teaching occurs. These dates are currently unconfirmed.