What are the dates of the academic year for a taught course?

The majority of taught programmes start towards the end of September each year and last for a full academic year. There are some exceptions for both campus-based (primarily the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses that start at the beginning of September, please see departmental website for further information), the DProf programme (normally with cohorts in January, April/May and September when the Residential Schools are held) and for distance-learning courses (generally two intakes: April and September/October depending on subject area).