Term dates 2013 - 17

For the majority of undergraduate courses the teaching year consists of 30 weeks, split into three ten-week terms.

Please note that our Art & Design postgraduate courses (PG Cert and master's) run to a different set of term dates. For more details see our Art & Design postgraduate term dates.

University year begins 1 August
Welcome Week23 September19 September25 September23 September
Term 1 Starts 10 weeks (UG & PG)30 September29 September5 October3 October
Graduation23 November29 November28 November9 December
End of Term 16 December5 December11 December9 December
Christmas Break4 Weeks4 Weeks4 Weeks4 Weeks
Term 2 Starts6 January For 12 weeks5 January For 12 weeks11 January
For 11 weeks
9 January
For 12 weeks
Postgraduate (January start)20 January19 January25 January23 January
End of first half year7 February6 February12 February10 February
Start of second half year10 February9 February15 February13 February
Term 2 Ends28 March27 March24 March31 March
Good Friday18 April3 April25 March14 April
Easter Monday21 April6 April28 March17 April
NTU holiday22 April7 April29 March18 April
Easter Break2 Weeks2 Weeks2 Weeks2 Weeks
Term 3 StartsMonday 14 April*Monday 13 AprilMonday 11 AprilWednesday 19 April
Term 38 Weeks8 Weeks9 weeks8 weeks
May Day5 May4 May2 May1 May
Spring Bank Holiday26 May25 May30 May29 May
NTU holidayn/an/a31 Mayn/a
Assessments (4 week block)12 May – 6 June11 May – 5 June16 May – 10 June15 May – 9 June
End of academic year6 June5 June10 June9 June
Clear weeks to Graduation week6 weeks6 weeks5 weeks5 weeks
Graduation21 to 25 July20 to 24 July18 to 22 July17 to 21 July (tbc)
August Bank Holiday25 August31 August29 August28 August
Assessments26 August – 5 September1 September – 11 September24 August - 6 September29 August – 8 September (tbc)
University year ends 31 July

*Please note: Easter Break falls earlier this year and will run for two weeks before Easter, starting on 29 March and ending on 13 April.