Undergraduate students 2020/21

The undergraduate student year starts on Saturday 12 September 2020.

Student year start and end dates are linked to Halls of Residence tenancy contract arrangements. Formal teaching will normally take place on weekdays.

  • Arrivals week (enrolment and orientation): 14–18 September 2020 [note that many international students are invited to come from 7, 8, 9 September
  • Semester 1 teaching: 21 September–11 December 2020
  • Christmas vacation: 14 December 2020–5 January 2021
  • Semester 1 Exam Period: 4–15 January 2021
  • Semester 2 Teaching: 18 January–9 April 2021
  • Spring Vacation: 10–25 April 2021
  • Semester 2 Exam Period: 26 April–14 May 2021
  • Publication of Results: 18 June 2021
  • Graduation Ceremonies: 21, 22, 23 July 2021
  • Referral/deferral exams: 2 July–9 July 2021
  • Publication of referral/deferral results: 30 July 2021
  • Graduation Ceremonies: (Refer and Defer only) 8, 22 November 2021

For more information, please see the following PDF:

Appendix for academic staff (University staff log-in required)

January Undergraduate students 2020/21

These term dates only apply to students enrolled on the following January start programmes in the Westminster Business School:

  • BA Business Management (Entrepreneurship)
  • BA Business Management (General)
  • BA Marketing Management

The January undergraduate student year starts on Saturday 9 January 2021.

Student year start and end dates are linked to Halls of Residence tenancy contract arrangements. Formal teaching will normally take place on weekdays.

  • Arrivals week (enrolment and orientation): 11–15 January 2021
  • Students first semester, University semester two, teaching: 18 January–9 April 2021
  • Spring vacation: 10–25 April 2021
  • Semester two exam period: 26 April–7 May 2021
  • Students second semester, University semester three, 10 May–16 July 2021
  • Semester three exam period: 19–23 July 2021
  • Publication of results: Friday 13 August 2021
  • Referral/deferral exam period: 30 August–3 September 2021
  • Publication of module referral/deferral results: Friday 17 September 2021

For more information please see the following PDF: 

Postgraduate students 2020/21

The postgraduate student year starts on Saturday 12 September 2020.

Student year start and end dates are linked to Halls of Residence tenancy contract arrangements. Formal teaching will normally take place on weekdays.

  • Arrivals week (enrolment and orientation): 14–18 September 2020 (please note that many international students are invited to come from 7-9 September 2020)
  • Semester one teaching: 21 September–11 December 2020
  • Christmas vacation: 12 December 2020–3 January 2021
  • Semester one exam period: 4–15 January 2021
  • Semester two teaching: 18 January–9 April 2021
  • Spring vacation: 10–25 April 2021
  • Semester two exam period: 26 April–14 May 2021
  • Publication of semester 1 & 2 module results: 18 June 2021
  • Referral/deferral exam period: 2 July–9 July 2021
  • Publication of module results, referral and deferral: 30 July 2021
  • Final Postgraduate project deadline: 9 September 2021. (This date can be set earlier, refer to the module BB site)
  • Publication of final results: 8 October 2021
  • Graduation Ceremonies: 8, 22 November 2021

For more information please see the following PDF:

January Postgraduate students 2020/21

The January postgraduate student year starts on 9 January 2021

Student year start and end dates are linked to Halls of Residence tenancy contract arrangements. Formal teaching will normally take place on weekdays.

  • Arrivals week (enrolment and orientation): 11–15 January 2021
  • Students first semester, University semester two, teaching: 18 January–9 April 2021
  • Spring vacation: 10–25 April 2021
  • Semester two exam period: 26 April–14 May 2021
  • Publication of semester two module results: 18 June 2021
  • Referral/deferral exam period: 2–9 July 2021
  • Publication of module results, referral & deferral: 30 July 2021
  • Summer vacation: 14 August–12 September 2021
  • Students second semester, University semester one, 27 September–17 December 2021
  • Christmas vacation: 18 December 2021–9 January 2022
  • Semester two exam period: 10–21 January  2022
  • Final Postgraduate project deadline: 27 January 2022. (This date can be set earlier, refer to the module BB site)
  • Publication of results: 11 March 2022

For more information please see the following PDF:

January Postgraduate students 2020/21 (including teaching in Semester 3)

These term dates apply to students enrolled on postgraduate programmes starting in January 2021, which include taught elements during Semester 3:

  • MA Architecture
  • MSc Architecture and Environmental Design
  • MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
  • MA Fashion Business Management
  • MA Interior Architecture
  • MA Live Music Management
  • MA Menswear
  • MA Music Business Management
  • MA Photography Arts
  • MSc Project Management
  • MA Specialised Translation
  • MA Translation & Interpreting

The January postgraduate student year starts on 9 January 2021.

Student year start and end dates are linked to Halls of Residence tenancy contract arrangements. Formal teaching will normally take place on weekdays.

  • Arrivals week (enrolment and orientation): 11–15 January 2021
  • Students first semester, University semester two, teaching: 18 January–9 April 2021
  • Spring vacation: 10–25 April 2021
  • Semester two exam period: 26–30 April 2021
  • Students second semester, University semester three, teaching: 3 May–23 July 2021
  • Semester three exam period: 9–13 August 2021
  • Publication of semester three module results: 3 September 2021
  • Summer vacation: 14 August–12 September 2021
  • Referral/deferral exam period: 13–17 September 2021
  • Publication of module results, referral & deferral: Friday 8th October
  • Students third semester, University semester one, 27 September–17 December 2021
  • Christmas vacation: 18 December 2021–9 January 2022
  • Semester two exam period: 10–21 January  2022
  • Final Postgraduate project deadline: 27 January 2022. (This date can be set earlier, refer to the module BB site)
  • Publication of final results: 11 March 2022

For more information please see the following PDF: 

Postgraduate students 2020/21 (late starts) 

These term dates only apply to students enrolled on the following postgraduate programmes in the Westminster School of Arts:

  • MA Audio Production
  • MRes Creative Practice
  • MA Fashion Business Management
  • MA Film, Television and Moving Image
  • MA Music Business Management

The postgraduate student year starts on Saturday 12 September 2020. However, teaching for these programmes will start on Monday 12 October 2020.

Student year start and end dates are linked to Halls of Residence tenancy contract arrangements. Formal teaching will normally take place on weekdays.

  • Enrolment and orientation: 14–18 September 2020
  • Arrivals week: 5–9 October 2020
  • Semester one teaching: 12 October–11 December 2020
  • Christmas vacation: 12 December 2020–3 January 2021
  • Semester one teaching (continued): 4–8 January 2021
  • Semester one Assessment period: 11–15 January 2021
  • Semester two teaching: 18 January–9 April 2021
  • Spring vacation: 10–25 April 2021
  • Semester two exam period: 26 April–14 May 2021
  • Publication of semester 1 & 2 module results: 18 June 2021
  • Referral/deferral exam period: 2–9 July 2021
  • Publication of module results, referral and deferral: 30 July 2021
  • Final Postgraduate project deadline: 9 September 2021. (This date can be set earlier, refer to the module BB site)
  • Publication of final results: 8 October 2021
  • Graduation Ceremonies: 8, 22 November 2021

For more information please see the following PDF: 

Previous term dates

Academic Year 2019–20

Please note that the 2019–20 postgraduate calendar includes both September and January postgraduate calendars and was not a comprehensive set of dates. This has been changed for all future years.

Future term dates

These approved dates are accurate at the time of publishing, but can be subject to alteration. These calendar dates relate to standard courses. For more details, please see the Appendix A PDFs in the years above in reference to the undergraduate calendars.

Academic Year 2021–22

Academic Year 2022–23

Academic Year 2023–24