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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:

  • 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. 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 2

  • 6 January - 27 March 2020
  • Bank holidays: 10 and 13 April 2020

Semester 3 - revision week

  • 27 April - 1 May 2020

Semester 3 - examination period

  • 5 May - 12 June 2020
  • Bank holidays: 4 and 25 May 2020

2020-2021

Semester 1

  • 14 September - 11 December 2020

Semester 2

  • 11 January - 1 April 2021
  • Bank holidays: 2 and 5 April 2021

Semester 3 - revision week

  • 26 April - 30 April 2021

Semester 3 - examination period

  • 4 May - 11 June 2021
  • Bank holidays: 3 and 31 May 2021