Academic Dates

Important dates to consider for academic year 2020/2021


Semester 3 (Summer Semester) 2020

For any student undertaking studies worth 60 credits points during semester 3, such as a postgraduate student undertaking a Master’s dissertation module, the semester will run Monday 1 June 2020 to Friday 18 September 2020.


Semester 1 (Autumn Semester - Monday 21 September 2020 - Friday 22 January 2021)

Airport Meet & Greet Service - Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 2020

Introductory period (Orientation/Welcome Week) - Monday 14 September 2020 - Friday 18 September 2020

Autumn Semester - Monday 21 September 2020 – Friday 25 January 2021

(Christmas vacation - Monday 14 December 2020 – Friday 1 January 2021)

Examinations begin - Tuesday 5 January 2021

Semester 2 (Spring Semester - Monday 25 January 2021 - Friday 28 May 2021)

Airport Meet & Greet Service - Monday 18 January 2021

Introductory period (Orientation/Welcome Week) - Tuesday 19 January 2021 - Friday 22 January 2021

Spring Semester Monday 25 January 2021 – Friday 28 May 2021

St Patrick's Day (University Closed) - Wednesday 17 March 2021

(Easter vacation Monday 29 March 2021 – Friday 9 April 2021 - Easter Sunday 4 April)

(Revision week Tuesday 4 May 2021 – Friday 7 May 2021)

Examinations begin Monday 10 May 2021

Semester 3 (Summer Semester)

For any student undertaking studies worth 60 credits points during semester 3, such as a postgraduate student undertaking a Master’s dissertation module, the semester will run Monday 31 May 2021 to Friday 10 September 2021.