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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
2017-18 18 September 2017 18 December 2017 – 5 January 2018 26 March 2018 – 13 April 2018 22 June 2018 (6 July for courses with fieldwork/practice/placement)
2018-19 17 September 2018 17 December 2018 – 4 January 2019 8 April – 26 April 2019 21 June 2019 (5 July for courses with fieldwork/practice/placement)

NHS 45-week courses

Nursing, Midwifery, Operating Department Practice and Paramedic Science courses typically require professional practice hours and are subject to an extended dates to standard undergraduate 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.

September start

Academic year Start of academic year Winter break Spring break End of academic year
2017-18 18 September 2017 25 December 2017* – 5 January 2018 26 March 2018 – 6 April 2019 31 August 2018
2018-19 17 September 2018 24 December 2018** – 4 January 2019 15 April 2019 – 26 April 2019 30 August 2019

*The final term date of study will be Friday 22 December with your two-week winter break commencing on 25 December.

**The final term date of study will be Friday 21 December with your two-week winter break commencing on 24 December.

February start

Academic year Start of academic year Spring break Winter break End of academic year
2017-18 5 February 2018 26 March 2018 – 6 April 2018 24 December 2018 – 4 January 2019 1 February 2019
2018-19 4 February 2019 15 April 2019 – 26 April 2019 23 December 2019 – 6 January 2020 31 January 2020

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.