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. 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.

Current year 2019 - 2020

  • New student registration and induction (September starters): 23 - 27 September 2019
  • New student registration and induction (February starters): 27 - 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

 
Academic year dates for Catalyst MSc and MBA programmes:

Semester StartEndLearning
130 September 201911 October 2019Orientation (distance learning)
114 October 201925 October 2019Residential blog
128 October 201920 December 2019Distance learning
Christmas23 December 20193 January 2020University Closed
1 continued6 January 202017 January 2020Distance learning
224 February 20206 March 2020Orientation (distance learning)
29 March 202020 March 2020Residential blog
224 March 202029 May 2020Distance learning