Term dates

2017/18

Michaelmas term
Thursday 21 September – Friday 8 December

January exams
Wednesday 3 January - Sunday 7 January

Lent term
Monday 8 January – Friday 23 March

Summer term
Monday 23 April – Friday 8 June

For those departments that operate them, School Reading Weeks are the weeks beginning 30 October 2017 and 12 February 2018.

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

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