Term dates

2018/19

Michaelmas term
Thursday 27 September – Friday 14 December

January exams
Monday 7 January - Friday 11 January

Lent term
Monday 14 January – Friday 29 March

Summer term
Monday 29 April – Friday 14 June

For those departments that operate them, School Reading Weeks are the weeks beginning 5 November 2018 and 18 February 2019.

2019/2020

Michaelmas term
Monday 30 September 2019 to Friday 13 December 2019

Lent term
Monday 20 January 2020 to Friday 3 April 2020

Summer term
Tuesday 5 May 2020 to Friday 19 June 2020

Attendance and employment

Students on full-time 12-month taught Master's programmes are required to study for a full calendar year. This means that students are expected to study beyond the end of the Summer term to prepare their dissertations in time for September submission.

Taught Masters students who are Tier 4 visa holders will continue to be restricted to term-time levels of permissible hours of work during the summer, paid or unpaid. More information on working during studies can be found on the School’s International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT).

Disclaimer

On rare occasions, UK universities experience industrial action by staff which may prevent the full range of services, including teaching, being offered to students. The right to take industrial action is permitted by law and the members of staff concerned have legal protection if acting within the law.

If services are affected by industrial action or other events beyond the School's control, the School will use its best endeavours to provide alternative facilities, not necessarily at the time of the action or event. Students should be aware that the School will not issue refunds of fees where industrial action or other events beyond the School's control affect teaching or other services.

Previous term dates

2017/18

Michaelmas term
21 September – 8 December

January exams
3 January - 7 January

Lent term
8 January – 23 March

Summer term
23 April – 8 June

2016/17

Michaelmas term
22 September 2016 – 9 December 2016 

Lent term
9 January 2017 – 24 March 2017 

Summer term
24 April 2017 – 9 June 2017

2015/16

Michaelmas term
24 September 2015 – 11 December 2015

Lent term
11 January 2016 – 24 March 2016 

Summer term
25 April 2016 – 10 June 2016 

2014/15

Michaelmas term
2 October 2014 - 12 December 2014

Lent term
12 January 2015 - 20 March 2015

Summer term
27 April 2015 - 3 July 2015

2013/14

Michaelmas term
3 October 2013 - 13 December 2013

Lent term
13 January 2014 - Friday 21 March 2014

Summer term
28 April 2014 - Friday 4 July 2014 

2012/13

Michaelmas term
4 October 2012 - 14 December 2012

Lent term
14 January 2013 - 22 March 2013 

Summer term
29 April 2013 - 5 July 2013

2011/12

Michaelmas term
4 October 2012 - 14 December 2012

Lent term
14 January 2013 - 22 March 2013 

Summer term
29 April 2013 - 5 July 2013

2010/11

Michaelmas term
30 September 2010 - 10 December 2010

Lent term
10 January 2011 - 18 March 2011

Summer term
25 April 2011 - 1 July 2011

2009/10

Michaelmas term
1 October 2009 - 11 December 2009

Lent term
11 January 2010 - 19 March 2010 

Summer term
26 April 2010 - 2 July 2010

2008/9

Michaelmas term
2 October 2008 - 12 December 2008

Lent term
12 January 2009 - 20 March 2009

Summer term
27 April 2009 - 3 July 2009

2007/8

Michaelmas term
4 October 2007 - 14 December 2007

Lent term
14 January 2008 - 21 March 2008

Summer term
28 April 2008 - 4 July 2008

2006/7

Michaelmas term
2 October 2006 - 8 December 2006

Lent term
15 January 2007 - 23 March 2007

Summer term
23 April 2007 - 29 June 2007

2005/6

Michaelmas term
3 October 2005 - 9 December 2005

Lent term
16 January 2006 - 24 March 2006

Summer term
24 April 2006 - 30 June 2006

2004/5

Michaelmas term
30 September 2004 - 10 December 2004

Lent term
10 January 2005 - 18 March 2005

Summer term
25 April 2005 - 1 July 2005

2003/4

Michaelmas term
2 October 2003 - 12 December 2003

Lent term
12 January 2004 - 19 March 2004

Summer term
26 April 2004 - 2 July 2004