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.

2020/21 academic year

Undergraduate and foundation year students
University welcome week and induction programme (new students) 21 September 2020
School and programme induction activities 28 September 2020
Semester 1 teaching starts 5 October 2020
Christmas break starts 21 December 2020
Christmas break ends 10 January 2021
Revision period – non-teaching period 1117 January 2021
Semester 1 assessments and exams 18–29 January 2021
Semester 1 ends 31 January 2021
Break – non-teaching period 17 February 2021
Semester 2 starts 8 February 2021
Easter break starts 29 March 2021
Easter break ends 11 April 2021
Semester 2 assessments and exams 19 May – 9 June 2021
Semester 2 ends 11 June 2021
Postgraduate taught students
University welcome and induction programme 5 and 12 October 2020
School and programme induction activities 19 October 2020
Semester 1 teaching starts 26 October 2020
Christmas break starts 21 December 2020
Christmas break ends 3 January 2021
Semester 1 teaching continues 422 January 2021
Semester 1 assessments and exams 25 January – 5 February 2021
Semester 1 ends 5 February 2021
Semester 2 starts 8 February 2021
Easter break starts 29 March 2021
Easter break ends 11 April 2021
Semester 2 assessments and exams 19 May – 9 June 2021
Semester 2 ends 11 June 2021

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
Christmas break starts 20 December 2021
Christmas break ends 2 January 2022
Semester 1 assessment and exams 17–28 January 2022
Semester 1 ends 30 January 2022
Welcome to Semester 2 activities – non-teaching period 31 January – 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