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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 starting in September are expected to work on their dissertation or project throughout the summer – for these students, this period between the end of the university's Semester 3 and their course end date is not a vacation. For masters students, only Christmas (end of the study week in the university's Semester 1 to the beginning of the university's Semester 1 Examination Period) and Easter (end of the university's Semester 2 and the beginning of the university's Semester 3 Study Period) are vacations.
  • Masters students starting in January are expected to work on their dissertation or project throughout the summer – for these students, this period between the end of the university's Semester 3 and the start of the university's Semester 1 is not a vacation. For masters students, only Easter (end of the university's Semester 2 and the beginning of the university's Semester 3 Study Period) and Christmas (end of the study week in the university's Semester 1 to the beginning of the university's Semester 1 Examination Period) are vacations.
  • 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.

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 - 23 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 May, 2 and 3 June 2022 

 

Late Summer Resit Period

  • 1 August - 12 August 2022

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

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

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

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
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