Semesters

The academic session is organised into three semesters:

  • autumn
  • spring
  • summer

Whilst the majority of courses are taught in the first two semesters, some including full-time Master’s require study during the summer period.

There are opportunities with some courses to use an intensive summer semester to vary the pace of your study, or to bridge the gap between a lower level course and the corresponding stage of a related degree course at the University.

The first two semesters comprise 12 weeks’ teaching, three weeks’ assessment and a vacation period.

The spring semester includes an additional one-week revision period. The intensive summer semester is eight weeks long. The full summer semester follows the standard pattern.

DATES OF SEMESTERS 2015/2016– 2016/2021

The academic calendar to include Dates of Attendance/Examinations/Vacations for the current academic year can be found at Academic Calendar 2016-2017

The academic calendar to include Dates of Attendance/Examinations/Vacations for Academic years 2016-2021 can be found at Academic Calendar 2015-2021