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 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).