Important dates for the current academic year

Please find below a list of important dates for the 2020–2021 academic year. 

Please note, these dates are based on our standard semester dates for taught programmes, there are some programmes which may not be delivered within these standard dates. Please contact your Faculty to check if your programme has non-standard dates as there may be implications for funding and fee refund deadlines.

Research degree programmes' start dates are normally 1 October, 1 January and 1 April of each year and the academic year runs from 1 August to 31 July.

DATE EVENT
21 September to 25 September 2020 Start of semester 1 (induction week)
28 September 2020 to 29 January 2021 Semester 1 teaching weeks
18 November 2020 Publication of January examination timetable
19 December 2020 to 10 January 2021 Vacation
18 January to 29 January 2021 Semester 1 assessment period
29 January 2021 End of semester 1
01 February to 04 June 2021 Semester 2 teaching weeks​
15 March 2021 Publication of May examination timetable
27 March to 18 April 2021 Vacation
24 May to 04 June 2021 Semester 2 assessment period

DATE EVENT
07 June 2021 Start of Summer period for postgraduate taught
12 July 2021 Publication of results*
26 July 2021 Summer appeal deadline*
27 July 2021 Publication of referred examination timetable
12 August 2021 Deadline for submission of referred coursework
16 August to 20 August 2021 Referred examination period
10 September 2021 Publication of referred results
24 September 2021 End of postgraduate taught academic year
24 September 2021 Referred results appeal deadline

*Please note that programmes in the Faculty of Health may have different dates and you should check these with the faculty.

For information on when a student has been deemed to have academically attempted a module, please refer to the information on withdrawing from a module.

For information on the fees payable by students interrupting or withdrawing from study, please refer to the information on withdrawing or interrupting study – fees payable.