2021-22 term dates

Term dates

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Standard term dates

Undergraduate courses

At the start of the academic year you will receive introductory content to both your programme and the University, this occurs when your programme commences.

Please note: Nursing and Education programmes may begin from 6 September. 

There are three, 13 week long, teaching blocks throughout the 21/22 academic year. Your programme will teach during two of them, either Autumn/Spring or Spring/Summer

Autumn Term

  • 27 September 2021 – 28 January 2022

Spring Term

  • 31 January 2022 – 13 May 2022

Summer Term

  • 23 May 2022 – 19 August 2022

Assessment periods

Assessment will be used throughout the term. It will depend on your programme as to whether assessments occur within the term or are focused at the end. Your programme information will provide this detail.

Student vacations

Christmas vacation

  • 20 December 2021 – 9 January 2022

Easter vacation

  • 11 April 2022 – 24 April 2022

Postgraduate research courses

If you're a postgraduate researcher, please contact the Graduate School for your term dates.

Postgraduate taught courses

September 2021 start:

  • 27 September 2021

January 2022 start: 

  • 17 January 2022

There are three, 13 week long, teaching blocks throughout the 20/21 academic year. Your programme will teach during two of them, either Autumn/Spring or Spring/Summer.

Autumn Term

  • 27 September 2021 – 28 January 2022

Spring Term

  • 31 January 2022 – 13 May 2022

Summer Term

  • 23 May 2022 – 19 August 2022

Assessment periods

Assessment will be used throughout the term. It will depend on your programme as to whether assessments occur within the term or are focused at the end. Your programme information will provide this detail. 

Student vacations

Christmas vacation

  • 20 December 2021 – 9 January 2022

Easter vacation

  • 11 April 2022 – 24 April 2022

University closure days

  • Midday on Friday 24 December 2021 - Monday 3 January 2022 inclusive (Christmas closure)
  • Friday 15 April 2022 (Good Friday, UK bank holiday)
  • Monday 18 April 2022 (Easter Monday, UK bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 19 April 2022 (University closure day)
  • Monday 2 May 2022 (UK bank holiday)
  • Thursday 2 June 2022 (UK bank holiday)
  • Friday 3 June 2022 (UK bank holiday)
  • Monday 29 August 2022 (UK bank holiday)

Our library services are accessible throughout the year. View all library opening hours.