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

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 - please contact Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry for more information.

2020-2021

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.

2021-2022

Dates given below are provisional.

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 - 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

  • Study period: 3 May - 4 May 2022
  • Examinations: 5 May - 1 June 2022
  • Bank holidays: 2 and 30 May, 2 and 3 June 2022

 

Late Summer Resit Period

  • 1 August - 12 August 2022

2022-2023

Dates given below are provisional.

Semester 1

  • 19 September - 16 December 2022
  • Study week: 19 December - 22 December 2022
  • Bank holidays: 26 and 27 December 2022, 2 January 2023

 

Semester 1 - Examination Period

  • Study period: 3 January - 4 January 2023
  • Examinations: 5 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

  • Study period: 2 May - 3 May 2023
  • Examinations: 4 May - 2 June 2023
  • Bank holidays: 1 and 29 May 2023

 

Late Summer Resit Period

  • 7 August - 18 August 2023

2023-2024

Dates given below are provisional.

Semester 1

  • 18 September - 15 December 2023
  • Study period: 18 December - 21 December 2023
  • Bank holidays: 25 and 26 December 2023, 1 January 2024

 

Semester 1 - Examination Period

  • Study period: 2 January - 3 January 2024
  • Examinations: 4 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

  • Study period: 29 April - 1 May 2024
  • Examinations: 2 May - 31 May 2024
  • Bank holidays: 6 and 27 May 2024

 

Late Summer Resit Period

  • 5 August - 16 August 2024

2024-2025

Dates given below are provisional.

Semester 1

  • 16 September - 13 December 2024
  • Study period: 16 December - 20 December 2024
  • Bank holidays: 25 and 26 December 2024, 1 January 2025

 

Semester 1 - Examination Period

  • Study period: 2 January - 3 January 2025
  • Examinations: 6 January - 21 January 2025

 

Semester 2

  • 22 January - 15 April 2025
  • Bank holidays: 18 and 21 April 2025

 

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

  • Study period: 6 May - 7 May 2025
  • Examinations: 8 May - 6 June 2025
  • Bank holidays: 5 and 26 May 2025

 

Late Summer Resit Period

  • 4 August - 15 August 2025

2025-2026

Dates given below are provisional.

Semester 1

  • 15 September - 12 December 2025
  • Study period: 15 December - 19 December 2025
  • Bank holidays: 25 and 26 December 2025, 1 January 2026

 

Semester 1 - Examination Period

  • Study period: 5 January - 7 January 2026
  • Examinations: 8 January - 23 January 2026

 

Semester 2

  • 26 January - 17 April 2026
  • Bank holidays: 3 and 6 April 2026

 

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

  • Study period: 5 May - 6 May 2026
  • Examinations: 7 May - 5 June 2026
  • Bank holidays: 4 and 25 May 2026

 

Late Summer Resit Period

  • 2 August - 13 August 2026