Semester dates

Please note that the semester dates below relate to the general teaching and examination periods at the University.

The Royal Agricultural University is similar to the majority of other British universities and operates its academic delivery via semesters. Programmes are taught across two semesters of 15 weeks each. For most students, your course will be taught and assessed in each semester with an examination period towards the end of each semester.

The semester dates are shown below.

Next year 2019 - 2020

  • New student registration and induction (October starters): 23 September - 27 September 2019
  • New student registration and induction (February starters): 27 January - 31 January 2020
Semester StartEndLength
130 September 20196 December 201910 weeks
Christmas9 December 20193 January 20204 weeks
1 continued6 January 202031 January 20204 weeks
23 February 202020 March 20207 weeks
Easter23 March 202017 April 20204 weeks
2 continued20 April 20205 June 20207 weeks


Previous year 2018 - 2019

Semester

StartEndLength
11 October 2018

7 December 2018

10 weeks
Christmas10 December 20184 January 20194 weeks
1 continued7 January 20198 February 20195 weeks
211 February 201929 March 20197 weeks
Easter1 April 201926 April 20194 weeks
2 continued29 April 201921 June 20198 weeks