Structure of the Academic Year
The University changed the structure of the academic year with effect from 2012-13. These pages explain the key features of the restructured academic year and provide further information for students and staff:
- Teaching starts in the autumn on Thursday 20 September 2012.
- There are three terms, autumn, spring and summer.
- There are two 12-week periods of teaching – one in the autumn, one in the spring.
- There is a mid-year examination and assessment period between the autumn and spring terms in January.
- The summer term is mainly for end-of-year examinations and assessment. Postgraduates may have some teaching.
- Term dates.
- This new structure does not change which degree you are studying for.
- You can read key Q&A for undergraduates and postgraduates – eg around dates , student loans and accommodation.