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Calendar

Queen Mary's normal hours of operation are 9am-6pm. These are the times in which students should expect teaching, learning and assessment activities to be timetabled.

Please note:

  • From 2019-20 onwards the structure of the academic year for programmes following standard term dates will change due to the introduction of semester-based examinations. Please see term dates below for more information.
  • Masters students are expected to work on their dissertation/project throughout the summer – for these students, this period between the end of Semester 3 and their course end date is not a vacation. Exceptionally, a student's dissertation/project supervisor may authorise a short (up to four weeks) vacation period during this period to undertake a self-contained work placement. Students with Tier 4 immigration permission will need to provide employers with an official letter from the Academic Registry confirming the dates of this vacation. Guidance for supervisors and instructions for requesting letters on behalf of supervisees [QMUL staff only].
  • PhD students do not follow this pattern of attendance – vacations should be agreed in writing with their supervisor(s).
  • International Foundation Programme students (January start) do not follow this pattern of attendance – visit the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film for more information.
  • Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma students (January start) do not follow this pattern of attendance – visit the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film for more information.
  • The MBBS and BDS do not follow this pattern of attendance - visit http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/london/calendar for more information.

2018-2019

Semester 1

  • 17 September - 14 December 2018

Semester 2

  • 7 January - 29 March 2019
  • Bank holidays: 19 and 22 April 2019

Semester 3 - revision week

  • 23 April - 26 April 2019

Semester 3 - examination period

  • 29 April - 7 June 2019
  • Bank holidays: 6 and 27 May 2019

2019-2020

Semester 1

  • 16 September - 13 December 2019

Semester 1 - Examination Period

  • 6 January - 17 January 2020

Semester 2

  • 20 January - 9 April 2020
  • Bank holidays: 10 and 13 April 2020

Semester 3 - Examination period for Semester 2 & Year Long Modules

  • 5 May - 29 May 2020
  • Bank holidays: 4 and 25 May 2020

 Late Summer Resit Period

  • 3 August - 14 August 2020

 

Please note the above dates have been updated following the introduction of semester-based examinations. 

2020-2021

Semester 1

  • 14 September - 11 December 2020

Semester 1 - Examination Period

  • 4 January - 15 January 2021

Semester 2

  • 18 January - 9 April 2021
  • Bank holidays: 2 and 5 April 2021

Semester 3 - Examination period for Semester 2 & Year Long Modules

  • 4 May - 28 May 2021
  • Bank holidays: 3 and 31 May 2021

Late Summer Resit Period

  • 2 August - 13 August 2021

 

Please note the above dates have been updated following the introduction of semester-based examinations. 

2021-2022

Semester 1

  • 13 September - 10 December 2021

Semester 1 - Examination Period

  • 10 January - 21 January 2022

Semester 2

  • 24 January - 14 April 2022
  • Bank holidays: 15 and 18 April 2022

Semester 3 - Examination period for Semester 2 & Year Long Modules

  • 9 May - 3 June 2022
  • Bank holidays: 2 and 30 May 2022

 Late Summer Resit Period

  • 8 August - 18 August 2022

 

Please note the above dates have been updated following the introduction of semester-based examinations. 

2022-2023

Semester 1

  • 19 September - 16 December 2022

Semester 1 - Examination Period

  • 9 January - 20 January 2023

Semester 2

  • 23 January - 14 April 2023
  • Bank holidays: 7 and 10 April 2023

Semester 3 - Examination period for Semester 2 & Year Long Modules

  • 8 May - 2 June 2023
  • Bank holidays: 1 and 29 May 2023

 Late Summer Resit Period

  • 7 August - 18 August 2023

 

Please note the above dates have been updated following the introduction of semester-based examinations. 

2023-2024

Semester 1

  • 18 September - 15 December 2023

Semester 1 - Examination Period

  • 8 January - 19 January 2024

Semester 2

  • 22 January - 12 April 2024
  • Bank holidays: 29 March and 1 April 2024

Semester 3 - Examination period for Semester 2 & Year Long Modules

  • 7 May - 31 May 2024
  • Bank holidays: 6 and 27 May 2024

 Late Summer Resit Period

  • 5 August - 16 August 2024

 

Please note the above dates have been updated following the introduction of semester-based examinations.