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Historic semester dates

On this page, you will find the semester dates for previous years of study at Queen Mary.

Please note:

  • From 2019-20 onwards the structure of the academic year for programmes following standard term dates changed due to the introduction of semester-based examinations. 
  • Masters students starting in September are expected to work on their dissertation or project throughout the summer – for these students, this period between the end of the university's Semester 3 and their course end date is not a vacation. For masters students, only Christmas (end of the study week in the university's Semester 1 to the beginning of the university's Semester 1 Examination Period) and Easter (end of the university's Semester 2 and the beginning of the university's Semester 3 Study Period) are vacations.
  • Masters students starting in January are expected to work on their dissertation or project throughout the summer – for these students, this period between the end of the university's Semester 3 and the start of the university's Semester 1 is not a vacation. For masters students, only Easter (end of the university's Semester 2 and the beginning of the university's Semester 3 Study Period) and Christmas (end of the study week in the university's Semester 1 to the beginning of the university's Semester 1 Examination Period) are vacations.
  • 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 - please contact Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry for more information.

Semester 1

  • 19 September - 16 December 2016

Semester 2

  • 9 January - 31 March 2017
  • Bank holidays: 14 and 17 April 2017

Semester 3 - revision week

  • 24 April - 28 April 2017

Semester 3 - examination period

  • 2 May - 9 June 2017
  • Bank holidays: 1 and 29 May 2017

Late summer resits examination period

  • 31 July - 11 August

Semester 1

  • 18 September - 15 December 2017

Semester 2

  • 8 January - 29 March 2018
  • Bank holidays: 30 March and 2 April 2018

Semester 3 - revision week

  • 23 April - 27 April 2018

Semester 3 - examination period

  • 30 April - 8 June 2018
  • Bank holidays: 7 and 28 May 2018

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

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: 8 and 25 May 2020

 Late Summer Resit Period

  • 17 August - 4 September 2020

 

Please note that as a result of Covid-19 and in line with extensions to other forms of assessment throughout this period, the summer resit period has been moved to 17 August – 5 September 2020.

Please note the above dates were also updated following the introduction of semester-based examinations. 

Semester 1

  • 14 September - 11 December 2020
  • Study week: 14 December - 18 December 2020
  • Bank holidays: 25 and 28 December 2020, 1 January 2021

 

Semester 1 - Examination Period

  • Study period: 4 January - 6 January 2021
  • Examinations: 7 January - 22 January 2021

 

Semester 2

  • 25 January - 16 April 2021
  • Bank holidays: 2 and 5 April 2021

 

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

  • Study period: 4 May - 5 May
  • Examinations: 6 May - 4 June 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.

Semester 1

  • 20 September - 17 December 2021
  • Study week: 20 December - 23 December 2021
  • Bank holidays: 27 and 28 December 2021, 3 January 2022

 

Semester 1 - Examination Period

  • Study period: 4 January - 5 January 2022
  • Examinations: 6 January - 23 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

  • Study period: 3 May - 4 May 2022
  • Examinations: 5 May - 1 June 2022
  • Bank holidays: 2 May, 2 and 3 June 2022 

 

Late Summer Resit Period

  • 1 August - 12 August 2022
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