Current and future semester dates

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Current semester

Autumn

Intro week Start date End date Vacation period Total weeks
Intro Week 21 September - 26 September 2020 28 September 2020 19 December 2020 4 Weeks Christmas vacation 12
  18 January 2021 6 February 2021   3

Spring

Start date End date Vacation period Total weeks
8 February 2021 27 March 2021 3 weeks Easter vacation: Easter Day 4 April 2021 7
19 April 2021 12 June 2021   8

Postgraduate semester dates

The majority of Postgraduate Taught courses will begin at the revised date of 26 October 2020. There will be some exceptions to this start date for professional or health related Postgraduate Taught courses. If you hold an offer on one of these courses we'll be in touch to confirm your start date. There will be no change to the start date for Distance Learning courses.

The start date for new Postgraduate Research students will also be 26 October. If you have existing individual arrangements, or are part of an inter-institutional doctoral training partnership which requires an earlier start date, you will need to register alongside Undergraduates (for the start date of 28 September). You should discuss this with your supervisor in the first instance.

We hope that the delay to the start date will allow, particularly our overseas students, time to ensure that you have met any outstanding conditions to your offer, apply for visas and put plans in place for your arrival in Sheffield. Currently there are no other planned changes to the semester dates.


Future semester dates

2021-22 semesters

Autumn

Intro week Start date End date Vacation period Total weeks
Intro Week 20 September - 25 September 2021 27 September 2021 18 December 2021 4 Weeks Christmas vacation 12
  17 January 2022 5 February 2022   3

Spring

Start date End date Vacation period Total weeks
7 February 2022 2 April 2022 3 weeks Easter vacation: Easter Day 17 April 2022 8
25 April 2022 11 June 2022   7
2022-23 semesters

Autumn

Intro week Start date End date Vacation period Total weeks
Intro Week 19 September - 24 September 2022 26 September 2022 17 December 2022 4 Weeks Christmas vacation 12
  16 January 2023 4 February 2023   3

Spring

Start date End date Vacation period Total weeks
6 February 2023 1 April 2023 3 weeks Easter vacation: Easter Day 9 April 2023 8
24 April 2023 10 June 2023   7
2023-24 semesters

Autumn

Intro week Start date End date Vacation period Total weeks
Intro Week 18 September - 23 September 2023 25 September 2023 16 December 2023 4 Weeks Christmas vacation 12
  15 January 2024 3 February 2024   3

Spring

Start date End date Vacation period Total weeks
5 February 2024 23 March 2024 3 weeks Easter vacation: Easter Day 31 March 2024 7
15 April 2024 8 June 2024   8

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