Session 2020/2021

Dates of Term should be read in conjunction with the University’s residency requirements for full-time students as set out in section 3.1 of Student Rules and Regulations.

Formal, timetabled classes will not take place during vacation periods, but fieldwork, work experience placements and other activities may do.

Session 2020/2021

EventDate
Michaelmas Term (1) Monday 21/09/2020 – Saturday 12/12/2020 (12 weeks)
Welcome/Induction/Registration Monday 21/09/2020 to Friday 25/09/2020 (1 week)
Semester 1 Teaching Monday 28/09/2020 – Saturday 12/12/2020 (11 weeks) 
Christmas Vacation 

Monday 14/12/2020 – Saturday 02/01/2021 (3 weeks)

Vacation period for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, and for students on the International Foundation Programme.
Lent Term (2)  Monday 04/01/2021 – Saturday 22/03/2021 (11 weeks) 
Semester 1 Examinations  Wednesday 6/01/2021 – Tuesday 19/01/2021 (2 weeks) 
Induction/Preparation for Semester 2  Wednesday 20/01/2021 – Saturday 23/01/2021 (4 days) 
Semester 2 Teaching Monday 25/01/2021 – Saturday 20/03/2021 (8 weeks)
Easter Vacation

Monday 22/03/2021 – Saturday 10/04/2020 (3 weeks)

Vacation period for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, and for students on the International Foundation Programme. 
Easter Term (3) Monday 12/04/2021 – Saturday 29/05/2021 (7 weeks) 
Semester 2 teaching Monday 12/04/2021 – Saturday 01/05/2021 (3 weeks)
Reading/Revision Week Monday 01/05/2021 – Saturday 08/05/2021 (1 week)
Semester 2 Examinations Monday 10/05/2021 – Saturday 29/05/2021 (3 weeks)
Supplementary Examinations Monday 16/08/2021 – Thursday 26/08/2021

The period from Monday 31/05/2021 to the beginning of the 2021-22 Session is a vacation period for full-time undergraduate students and for students on the International Foundation Programme. Students should however ensure that they are available to take resit exams in Aberystwyth during the August supplementary examination period. Note that full-time postgraduate taught students will continue to pursue their studies during this period.

Full-time postgraduate research students are required to be resident in Aberystwyth for 44 weeks a year, with the remaining 8 weeks to be taken as conditional leave. The timing of postgraduate research leave will be determined in discussion between student and supervisor, but does not need to coincide with the University vacation periods which are published in the dates of term.

Please note that Induction and Preparation periods at the beginning of semester 1 and 2 are integral parts of the academic year. Students are expected to be resident in Aberystwyth during these periods and to participate in activities as arranged by the University and by academic departments.