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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:

  • 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.

2013-2014

Semester 1

  • 16 September - 13 December 2013
  • Teaching starts 23 September 2013

Semester 2

  • 6 January - 28 March 2014
  • Bank holidays: 18 and 21 April 2014

Semester 3 - revision week

  • 21 April - 26 April 2014

Semester 3 - examination period

  • 28 April - 6 June 2014
  • Bank holidays: 5 and 26 May 2014

2014-2015

Semester 1

  • 15 September - 12 December 2014
  • Teaching starts 22 September 2014

Semester 2

  • 12 January - 2 April 2015
  • Bank holidays 3 and 6 April 2015

Semester 3 - revision week

  • 20 April - 25 April 2015

Semester 3 - examination period

  • 27 April - 5 June 2015
  • Bank holidays: 4 and 25 May 2015

Closure dates for Christmas 2014 and New Year 2015

Closure dates for this year will be on Monday 29 December, Tuesday 30 December and Wednesday 31 December 2014, and Friday 2 January 2015.

Wednesday 24 December 2014 (Christmas Eve) will be a normal working day although buildings will close at 4pm for operational reasons.

Queen Mary will reopen on Monday 5 January 2015.

2015-2016

Semester 1

  • 21 September - 18 December 2015
  • Teaching starts 28 September 2015

Semester 2

  • 11 January - 1 April 2016
  • Bank holidays: 25 and 28 March 2016

Semester 3 - revision week

  • 25 April - 29 April 2016

Semester 3 - examination period

  • 3 May - 10 June 2016
  • Bank holidays: 2 and 30 May 2016

2016-2017

Semester 1

  • 19 September - 16 December 2016
  • Teaching starts 26 September 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

2017-2018

Semester 1

  • 18 September - 15 December 2017
  • Teaching starts 25 September 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

2018-2019

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

2019-2020

Semester 1

  • 16 September - 13 December 2019
  • Teaching starts 23 September 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
  • Teaching starts 21 September 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

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