Exam Dates & Timetable

Exam Dates and Timetable

View the dates of upcoming exam periods and find out how to view your exam timetable.

Exam Dates and Timetable

Exam Dates 2023/24

Students must be available for exams at all times during the exam periods. The University cannot accept individual requests from students with regard to the timing of their exams. All morning exams start at 09:30 and all afternoon exams start at 14:00 (unless otherwise stated).

(Please note that some programmes (including, but not limited to, those in the School of Medicine and School of Dental Sciences) have different assessment schedules to those indicated below. Please check your programme handbook and/or contact your School Office).

SemesterDates of Exams
Semester One

Monday 8 January 2024 to Friday 19 January 2024
(including Saturday 13 January)

Semester Two

Monday 13 May 2024 to Friday 31 May 2024
(including Saturday 18 May and Saturday 25 May)


Thursday 8 August 2024 to Friday 16 August 2024
(including Saturday 10 August)

Exam Timetable

The timetable for the next academic year will be published as below:

SemesterProvisional Timetable PublishedFinal Timetable Published
Semester One     Week commencing 13 November 2023 Week ending 24 November 2023
Semester Two Week commencing 4 March 2024 Week commencing 18 March 2024
Resits Week commencing 15 July 2024 Week commencing 22 July 2024

Future Exam Dates

Scheduling Process

Information on how the exam timetable is created.

For many programmes on offer at the University, students are provided with an extensive range of modules to choose from. This has several benefits and advantages, but also means that creating an exam timetable can be a very complex process.

Work on the timetable starts 3-4 months before the exam period and involves several different stages and checks. Specialist exam scheduling software is used to try and ensure the best possible timetable is created.

The main priorities are:

  • Avoiding exam clashes (normally achieved for 100% of students)
  • Avoiding students having two exams on the same day (for Semester One 2018/19, this was achieved for over 99.9% of students)
  • Avoiding students having a PM exam followed by an AM exam the next day (for Semester One 2018/19, this was achieved for 99.9% of students)

Due to the complexities of scheduling between 650-900 exams for each main exam period for over 15,000 different students, it is not possible to avoid students having exams scheduled on consecutive days.

Students are expected to be available for the entire duration of each exam period, including any weekend exam dates, and requests for exams to be moved due to individual availability will not be considered. If you are going to miss an exam due to circumstances out of your control, you will need to submit a PEC form to your academic school.

Help on preparing for exams is available on the Exam Rules and Guidance webpage.