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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
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)
2019-20 23 September 2019 16 December 2019 – 3 January 2020 6 April – 24 April 2020 26 June 2020 (10 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 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.

February start

Academic year Start of academic year Winter break Spring break End of academic year
2018-19 17 September 2018 24 December 2018* – 4 January 2019 15 April – 26 April 2019 30 August 2019
2019-20 23 September 2019 23 December 2019** – 3 January 2020 6 April – 17 April 2020 18 September 2020

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

**The final date of study will be Friday 20 December with your two-week winter break commencing on 23 December.

February start

Academic year Start of academic year Spring break Winter break End of academic year
2017-18 5 February 2018 26 March – 6 April 2018 24 December 2018 – 4 January 2019 1 February 2019
2018-19 4 February 2019 15 April – 26 April 2019 23 December 2019 – 3 January 2020 31 January 2020
2019-20 3 February 2020 6 April – 17 April 2020 21 December 2020 – 1 January 2021*** 29 January 2021

*** 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.