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Academic dates

The following are the general start and end dates of term for undergraduate students – these may vary from course to course. You may also have a reading week in each term. You will be advised of the specific start and end dates for your course once your place has been confirmed.

Academic year Start of academic year Winter break Spring break End of academic year
2016-17 19 September 2016 19 December 2016 – 6 January 2017 10 April 2017 – 28 April 2017 23 June 2017 (7 July for courses with fieldwork/practice/placement)
2017-18 18 September 2017 18 December 2017 – 5 January 2018 26 March – 13 April 2018 22 June 2018 (6 July for courses with fieldwork/practice/placement)

Please note that the dates above apply to all non-NHS undergraduate courses within the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences.

The academic dates for 45-week NHS courses vary from the above and are as follows:

Academic year Start of academic year Winter break Spring break End of academic year
2016-17 19 September 2016 26 December 2016* – 6 January 2017 10 April 2017 – 21 April 2017

17 September 2017

2017-18 18 September 2017 25 December 2017** – 6 January 2017 26 March – 6 April 2018

31 August 2018

*The final term date of study will be Friday 23 December with your two-week winter break commencing on 26 December.

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

The academic dates for 45-week NHS courses with a February start are as follows:

Academic year Start of academic year Spring break Winter break End of academic year
2016-17 6 February 2017 10 April 2017 – 21 April 2017 25 December 2017 – 5 January 2018 4 February 2018
2017-18 5 February 2018 26 March 2018 – 6 April 2018 24 December 2018 – 4 January 2019 1 February 2019

During the summer period students will have a five week block away from teaching that is allocated as a three week holiday and 2 weeks of self managed learning where no formal teaching occurs. These dates are currently unconfirmed.