Academic calendar

Semester dates for our UK campuses are listed here and you can find dates for enrolment, teaching, holidays, examination and graduation.

Please note the campus holidays or 'buildings closed' days for each campus.

2020/21 Academic Year
Dates Activity
7-11 September 2020 Welcome Week
14 September – 4 December 2020 Semester 1 teaching
7–18 December 2020 Semester 1 exams
21 December 2019 – 8 January 2021 Semester 1 break
11 January – 2 April 2021 Semester 2 teaching
5–23 April 2021
(Easter: 4 April 2021)
Semester 2 break
26 April – 21 May 2021 Semester 2 exams

18 June 2021 Scottish Borders Campus (to be confirmed)

Graduations
21–25 June 2021 Edinburgh Campus (to be confirmed) Graduations
5–13 August 2021 (to be confirmed) Resit exams
16-17 November 2021 (to be confirmed) Graduations

UK campus holidays 2020/21

The University buildings – except for student halls of residences – will be closed on:

  • 25 December 2020
  • 28 December 2020
  • 1 January 2021
  • 4 January 2021
  • 2 April 2021 (Good Friday)
  • 5April 2021 (Easter Monday)

Closed days to be confirmed.

Dubai and Malaysia Campuses

See also the semester dates for our Dubai and Malaysia Campuses

Key information