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Term dates

Academic term dates, including start dates, half-terms, reading weeks and graduation.

Please note: many degree programmes have start dates that vary from the dates listed. If you aren't sure please check our 2021/22 alternative start dates.

2020/21 term dates

  • Monday 30th August 2021: Summer Bank Holiday

2021/22 term dates

  • Monday 30th August 2021: Summer Bank Holiday
  • Wednesday 1st September 2021: Primary PGCE Teaching Begins
  • Monday 6th September 2021: Secondary PGCE Teaching Begins
  • Sunday 19th September 2021: Residential Move-In Day
  • Monday 20th - Friday 24th September 2021: Undergraduate Induction Week (unless stated otherwise)
  • Monday 27th September 2021: Semester One Begins
  • Monday 27th September 2021: Undergraduate Teaching Begins (unless stated otherwise)
  • Monday 27th September - Friday 1st October 2021: Postgraduate Induction Week (unless stated otherwise)
  • Monday 4th October 2021: Postgraduate Teaching Begins (unless stated otherwise)
  • Monday 20th December 2021 - Sunday 2nd January 2022: Christmas Break
  • Monday 10th - Friday 21st January 2022: Semester One Exams
  • Monday 10th January 2022: Semester One Resumes
  • Friday 21st January 2022: Semester One Ends
  • Monday 7th February 2022: Semester Two Begins
  • Friday 25th - Saturday 26th March 2022: Spring Graduation (TBC)
  • Monday 11th - Friday 22nd April 2022: Easter Break
  • Monday 25th April 2022: Semester Two Resumes
  • Monday 16th - Friday 27th May 2022: Semester Two Exams
  • Monday 4th - Friday 8th July 2022: Exam Resits (TBC)
  • Friday 8th July 2022: Technical Theatre Teaching Ends
  • Wednesday 20th - Thursday 21st July 2022: Summer Graduation (TBC)

Please note: these dates are subject to change based on updates to social distancing guidance from the Government.

The majority of courses will have their induction sessions and their first week of teaching in the weeks listed above. Exact dates and times of sessions will be included with your welcome information.

The courses listed below have different induction or teaching dates, which students should be aware of:

Early Years Education FdA

  • Induction: Monday 13th - Tuesday 14th September 2021
  • Teaching begins:Week beginning Monday 20th September 2021

Pastoral Ministry FdA

  • Induction: TBC
  • Teaching begins: Saturday 11th September 2021

Primary Education FdA

  • Induction:Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Week beginning Monday 20th September 2021

Primary Education BA (Hons) (Work-Based Route)

  • Induction: Thursday 16th September 2021
  • Teaching begins:  Monday 20th September 2021

Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons) (Work-Based Route)

  • Induction: Monday 13th September 2021
  • Teaching begins:  Monday 20th September 2021

Applied Sport and Exercise Biomechanics MSc

  • Induction: Monday 20th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 20th September 2021

Applied Sports and Exercise Physiology MSc

  • Induction: Monday 20th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 20th September 2021

Applied Sports Nutrition MSc

  • Induction: Friday 1st October 2021
  • Teaching begins: Friday 1st October 2021

Applied Sports Psychology MSc

  • Induction: Monday 13th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 13th September 2021

Applied Strength and Conditioning Science MSc

  • Induction: Monday 13th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 13th September 2021

Bioethics and Medical Law MA

  • Induction: Saturday 18th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 20th September 2021

Catholic School Leadership: Principles and Practices MA (full-time)

  • Induction: Saturday 11th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Thursday 7th October 2021

Catholic School Leadership: Principles and Practices MA (part-time)

  • Induction: Saturday 11th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Saturday 2nd October 2021

Catholic Social Teaching MA

  • Induction: TBC
  • Teaching begins: Saturday 11th September 2021

Christian Spirituality MA

  • Induction: TBC
  • Teaching begins: Saturday 9th October 2021

Chronic Disease Management MSc

  • Induction: Monday 20th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 20th September 2021

Education MA (all pathways)

  • Induction: Saturday 18th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Tuesday 28th September 2021

Human Nutrition MSc

  • Induction: Monday 20th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 20th September 2021

Nutrition and Genetics MSc

  • Induction: Monday 27th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 27th September 2021

Performance Football Coaching (Distance Learning) MSc

  • Induction: Monday 13th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 20th September 2021

PGCE (Non-QTS)

  • Induction: Saturday 9th October 2021
  • Teaching begins: Saturday 9th October 2021

PGCE Primary

  • Induction: Wednesday 1st September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Wednesday 1st September 2021

PGCE Secondary

  • Induction: Monday 6th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 6th September 2021

Physiotherapy Pre-Registration MSc

  • Induction: Wednesday 15th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 20th September 2021

Professional Development MSc (All Pathways)

  • Induction: Monday 13th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 20th September 2021

Professional Doctorate in Strength and Conditioning

  • Induction: Wednesday 1st or Thursday 2nd September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Wednesday 1st or Thursday 2nd September 2021

Psychology of Mental Health MSc

  • Induction: Monday 20th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 27th September 2021

Public Health MSc

  • Induction: Friday 24th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Friday 1st October 2021

Sport Psychology (Online) MSc

  • Induction: Monday 13th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 13th September 2021

Sport, Health and Applied Science MRes

  • Induction: Monday 4th October 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 4th October 2021

Sport Rehabilitation (Pre-Registration) MSc

  • Induction: Friday 17th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Monday 27th September 2021

Strength and Conditioning (Distance Learning) MSc

  • Induction: Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th September 2021
  • Teaching begins: Saturday 4th September 2021