Terms and Semesters

Academic Year 2015-16
Autumn: Monday 28 September 2015 - Friday 18 December 2015
Spring: Monday 11 January 2016 - Friday 11 March 2016
Summer: Monday 11 April 2016 - Friday 17 June 2016
SEMESTER 1: Monday 28 September 2015 - Friday 29 January 2016
SEMESTER 2: Monday 1 February 2016 - Friday 17 June 2016
Academic Year 2016-17
Autumn: Monday 26 September 2016 - Friday 16 December 2016
Spring: Monday 9 January 2017 - Friday 24 March 2017
Summer: Monday 24 April 2017 - Friday 16 June 2017
SEMESTER 1: Monday 26 September 2016 - Friday 27 January 2017
SEMESTER 2: Monday 30 January 2017 - Friday 16 June 2017
Academic Year 2017-18
Autumn: Monday 25 September 2017 - Friday 15 December 2017
Spring: Monday 8 January 2018 - Friday 16 March 2018
Summer: Monday 16 April 2018 - Friday 15 June 2018
SEMESTER 1: Monday 25 September 2017 - Friday 26 January 2018
SEMESTER 2: Monday 29 January 2018 - Friday 15 June 2018
Academic Year 2018-19
Autumn: Monday 24 September - Friday 14 December
Spring: Monday 7 January - Friday 29 March
Summer: Monday 29 April - Friday 14 June
SEMESTER 1: Monday 24 September - Friday 25 January
SEMESTER 2: Monday 28 January - Friday 14 June
SEMESTER 3: Monday 17 June - Friday 20 September
Academic Year 2019-20
Autumn: Monday 23 September - Friday 13 December
Spring: Monday 6 January - Friday 27 March
Summer: Monday 27 April - Friday 12 June
SEMESTER 1: Monday 23 September - Friday 24 January
SEMESTER 2: Monday 27 January - Friday 12 June
SEMESTER 3: Monday 15 June - Friday 18 September
Academic Year 2020-21
Autumn: Monday 28 September - Friday 18 December
Spring: Monday 11 January - Friday 26 March
Summer: Monday 26 April - Friday 18 June
SEMESTER 1: Monday 28 September - Friday 29 January
SEMESTER 2: Monday 1 February - Friday 18 June
SEMESTER 3: Monday 21 June - Friday 17 September

Postgraduate Taught Students: Term and semester dates for postgraduate taught programmes are as indicated above. The end of the academic year for students on such programmes is the penultimate Friday in September.

Postgraduate Research Students: The University expects that full-time postgraduate research students will study throughout the whole academic year, working for at least 40 hours per week (pro rata for part-time students) and take holiday as agreed with their supervisor, in line with the postgraduate research student holiday policy. There is only one term, the start date of which coincides with the start of the academic year. However, there are multiple start dates throughout the academic year for new postgraduate research students and these are agreed on a Faculty basis.

Branch Campuses and Programmes with Non-Standard Study Periods: The University offers some programmes at its branch campuses as well as some programmes that are delivered at Newcastle where the expected study periods do not coincide with the term dates set out above. In these cases students will be notified of term dates separately.

Note: The above dates are accurate at the time of publication but the University reserves the right to amend them in the light of changing circumstances. Students must be in attendance at the University from the first day. The dates exclude travelling time which, for many students, occupies two days for each term.When applying to the University please check the specific arrangements for your programme, which can be found in the information you should receive from the school. Teaching requirements for all students may fall outside of term time. Further information regarding examination and resit examination periods is available at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/progress/exams/exams/ExaminationDates.htm Students are required to make themselves available for exams at all times during all three of the exam periods, and should therefore bear the dates of these periods in mind, especially when making arrangements for vacation employment and any overseas travel. The University cannot accept individual requests from students with regard to the timing of their exams.

University Closure dates

The University will be closed on the following days:

Thursday 24 December 2015

University Closed

Friday 25 December 2015

University Closed

Monday 28 December 2015

University Closed

Tuesday 29 December 2015

University Closed

Wednesday 30 December 2015

University Closed

Thursday 31 December 2016

University Closed

Friday 1 January 2016

University Closed

Friday 25 March 2016

Good Friday

Monday 28 March 2016

Easter Monday

Monday 2 May 2016

May Day Bank Holiday

Monday 30 May 2016

Spring Bank Holiday

Monday 29 August 2016

Late Summer Bank Holiday