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Students at graduation

Key dates

From term times to graduation, here are the key dates to note in your diary during The University of Manchester’s academic year.

2018/19 academic year
Semester 1 starts 17 September 2018
Winter graduation 10–14 December 2018        
Christmas break starts         14 December 2018   
Christmas break ends 14 January 2019
Semester 1 exams 14–25 January 2019
Semester 1 ends 27 January 2019
Semester 2 starts 28 January 2019
Easter break starts 5 April 2019
Easter break ends 29 April 2019
Semester 2 exams 15 May–5 June 2019
Semester 2 ends 7 June 2019
Summer graduation 8–19 July 2019

 

 

2019/20 academic year
Semester 1 starts 16 September 2019
Winter graduation 9–13 December 2019
Christmas break starts 13 December 2019
Christmas break ends 13 January 2020
Semester 1 exams 13–24 January 2020
Semester 1 ends 26 January 2020
Semester 2 starts 27 January 2020
Easter break starts 27 March 2020
Easter break ends 20 April 2020
Semester 2 exams 13 May–3 June 2020
Semester 2 ends 5 June 2020
Summer graduation 13–24 July 2020

 

 

2020/21 academic year
Semester 1 starts 21 September 2020
Winter graduation 14–18 December 2020
Christmas break starts 18 December 2020
Christmas break ends 18 January 2021
Semester 1 exams 18–29 January 2021
Semester 1 ends 31 January 2021
Semester 2 starts 01 February 2021
Easter break starts 26 March 2021
Easter break ends 19 April 2021
Semester 2 exams 12 May–2 June 2021
Semester 2 ends 11 June 2021
Summer graduation 12–23 July 2021