Academic calendar

UK campus semester dates

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.

Session dates for the 2021/22 academic year

2021/22 Academic Year
Dates Activity
6-10 September 2021 Welcome Week
13 September – 3 December 2021 Semester 1 teaching
6–17 December 2021 Semester 1 exams
20 December 2021 – 7 January 2022 Semester 1 break
10 January 2022 – 1 April 2022 Semester 2 teaching
4–22 April 2022
(Easter: 17 April 2022)
Semester 2 break
25 April – 20 May 2022 Semester 2 exams
17 June 2022 Scottish Borders Campus (to be confirmed) Graduations
20–24 June 2022 Edinburgh Campus (to be confirmed) Graduations
4–12 August 2022 (to be confirmed) Resit exams
3-6 December 2022 (to be confirmed) Graduations

UK campus holidays 2021/22

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

  • 24 December 2021 (except Borders campus*)
  • 27 December 2021
  • 28 December 2021
  • 29 December 2021
  • 30 December 2021
  • 31 December 2021
  • 3 January 2022
  • 4 January 2022
  • 15 April 2022 (Good Friday)
  • 18 April 2022 (Easter Monday)

*Borders campus has an additional half day for Gala Day, advised locally.

Postgraduate taught courses with non-standard academic years

The semester dates for postgraduate taught courses with January start dates diverge from the standard University academic year structure. If you are unsure about the semester dates for your degree please check with PGadmissions@hw.ac.uk.

Dubai and Malaysia Campuses

See also the semester dates for our Dubai and Malaysia Campuses

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