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.

Some programmes may have slightly different start dates, so please refer to the dates provided by your programme/admissions team. 

2021/22 academic year

Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students
Online induction (new students) 13 September 2021
University and programme induction (new students) 20 September 2021
Welcome back and induction (returning students) 20 September 2021

Semester 1 teaching starts

27 September 2021

Winter graduation

13 to 17 December 2021 
Christmas break starts 20 December 2021
Christmas break ends 2 January 2022
Semester 1 assessment and exams 17 to 28 January 2022
Semester 1 ends 30 January 2022
Welcome to Semester 2 activities – non-teaching period 31 January to 6 February 2022
Semester 2 starts 7 February 2022
Prep for study/fieldwork/project – non-teaching period 4 April 2022
Easter break starts 11 April 2022
Easter break ends 24 April 2022
Semester 2 assessment and exams 23 May – 10 June 2022
Semester 2 ends 12 June 2022
Summer graduation 11 to 22 July 2022