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Term Dates

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. Activities for some programmes may take place outside of these times; students should contact their academic schools or institutes for further information.

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.
  • 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.

Semester 1

  • 17 September - 14 December 2018
  • Teaching starts 24 September 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
  • Teaching starts 23 September 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 May2020
  • Bank holidays: 4 and 25 May 2020

Late Summer Resit Period

  • 3 August - 14 August 2020

Semester 1

  • 14 September - 11 December 2020
  • Teaching starts 21 September 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

Semester 1

  • 13 September - 10 December 2021

Semester 1 - Examination Period

  • 10 January - 21 January 2021

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

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

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
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