Important dates in the academic year

Find semester dates and other key dates for the current and upcoming academic year

From semester dates to assessment periods, here are the important dates to note in your diary during the University of Plymouth鈥檚 academic year.
The academic year dates below are based on a September start. Some programmes will have different dates, including those with a January start that follow a calendar year model. Please refer to the dates provided by your Faculty or admissions team.聽
Those programmes with different dates from those published below may have different fee payment deadlines.聽
Research degree programmes' start dates are normally 1 October, 1 January and 1 April of each year.聽
<黑料社区>2023/24 鈥 current academic year
Activity 2023/24
International Student Welcome 11 to 15 September 2023
Start of Semester 1 18 September 2023
Induction week for new students 18 to 22 September 2023
Semester 1 teaching weeks 25 September to 15 December 2023
Publication of January (Semester 1) examination timetable 7 November 2023
Winter vacation 18 December 2023 to 7 January 2024
Semester 1 assessment period 8 to 19 January 2024
Semester 1 ends 21 January 2024
Semester 2 teaching weeks 22 January 2024 to 3 May 2024
Publication of May (Semester 2) examination timetable 12 February 2024
Spring vacation 25 March to 14 April 2024
Semester 2 assessment period 7 to 17 May 2024
Discovery weeks 20 to 31 May 2024
Semester 2 ends (undergraduate) 2 June 2024
Summer period (postgraduate taught) 3 June to 20 September 2024
Publication of results 25 June 2024
Publication of referred coursework tasks 4 July 2024
Summer appeal deadline 9 July 2024
Publication of referred examination timetable 23 July 2024
Deadline for submission of referred coursework 8 August 2024
Referred examination period 12 to 16 August 2024
Publication of referred results 10 September 2024
End of postgraduate taught academic year 20 September 2024
Referred results appeal deadline 24 September 2024
Please note that some programmes may have different dates for the publication of results and therefore other summer appeal or assessment deadlines. Your Faculty will let you know if your programme has different dates and you can also find further information on the (login required).聽
<黑料社区>2024/25 鈥 upcoming academic year
Activity 2024/25
International Student Welcome 9 to 13 September 2024
Start of Semester 1 16 September 2024
Induction week for new students 16 to 20 September 2024
Semester 1 teaching weeks 23 September 2024 to 13 December 2024
Winter vacation 16 December 2024 to 3 January 2025
Semester 1 assessment period 6 to 17 January 2025
Semester 1 ends 17 January 2025
Semester 2 teaching weeks 20 January 2025 to 4 April 2025 and 28 April 2025 to 2 May 2025
Spring vacation 7 to 25 April 2025
Semester 2 assessment period 6 to 16 May 2025
Discovery week 19 to 23 May 2025
Semester 2 ends (undergraduate) 23 May 2025
Summer period (postgraduate taught) 27 May to 12 September 2025
Please note that some programmes may have different dates for the publication of results and therefore other summer appeal or assessment deadlines. Your Faculty will let you know if your programme has different dates and you can also find further information on the (login required).

Every effort has been made to ensure that the dates provided are accurate. However, students should note that dates are subject to change. If your course includes any periods of placement, please check with your faculty for advice on whether this affects your course duration.