Semester dates

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 2022 - 2023

  • New student induction: 12 - 16 September 2022

N.B Arrival of students with on-campus accommodation: Sunday 11 September 2022

Semester Start End Length
1 19 September 2022 16 December 2022 13 weeks
Christmas 19 December 2022 8 January 2023 3 weeks
1 continued 9 January 2023 20 January 2023 2 weeks
2 23 January 2023 31 March 2023 10 weeks
Easter 3 April 2023 16 April 2023 2 weeks
2 continued 17 April 2023 26 May 2023 6 weeks

Reading weeks

  • Semester 1 Reading week: Monday 7 November 2022 – Friday 11 November 2022
  • Semester 2 Reading week: Monday 27 March 2023 – Friday 31 March 2023

Exam periods

  • Semester 1 exam period begins – Monday 9 January 2023
  • Semester 2 exam period begins – Monday 8 May 2023
  • New student induction: 18 - 22 September 2023

N.B Arrival of students with on-campus accommodation: Sunday 17 September 2023

Semester Start End Length
1 25 September 2023 15 December 2023 12 weeks
Christmas 18 December 2023 5 January 2024 3 weeks
1 continued 8 January 2024 19 January 2024 2 weeks
2 22 January 2024 15 March 2024 8 weeks
Easter 18 March 2024 5 April 2024 3 weeks
2 continued 8 April 2024 24 May 2024 7 weeks

Exam periods

  • Semester 1 exam period begins – Monday 8 January 2024
  • Semester 2 exam period begins – Monday 6 May 2024

 

  • New student registration and induction (September starters): 13 - 17 September 2021
  • New student registration and induction (January starters): 10 - 14 January 2022
Semester Start End Length
1 20 September 2021 10 December 2021 12 weeks
Christmas 13 December 2021 3 January 2022 3 weeks
1 continued 4 January 2022 14 January 2022 2 weeks
2 17 January 2022 25 March 2022 10 weeks
Easter 28 March 2022 22 April 2022 4 weeks
2 continued 25 April 2022 20 May 2022 4 weeks

Academic year dates for Catalyst MSc and MBA programmes 2021 - 2022

Semester 1

 

 

w/c  13/9/2021

Programme induction

Welcome and set up - registration, access to on-line resources secured, introductory seminars, etc. Remotely.         
20/9/2021- 1/10/2021

Orientation (distance learning)

Courses open on line and students do the preparation tasks for the residential block

4-8/10/2021

11-15/10/2021

Residential block – week 1

Residential block - week 2

*Accommodation opens - Sunday 3 October 2021

**Students depart Saturday 16 October 2021

18/10/2021- 17/12/2021

Distance learning

Virtual teaching weeks V1-V9
20/12/2021-1/1/2022 University closed - Christmas holidays
3-7/1/2022

Distance learning

Virtual teaching week V10

11, 13, 18, 20 January 2022

Assessment submissions

*All dates to be confirmed
Semester 2 24-28/1/2022 Programme induction for NEW ENTRANTS only
31/1/2022-11/2/2022 Orientation (distance learning)

14-18/2/2022

21-25/2/2022

Residential block – week 1

Residential block - week 2

*Accommodation opens - Sunday 13 February 2022

**Students depart Saturday 26 February 2022
28/2/2022-8/4/2022

Distance learning

Virtual teaching weeks V1-V5

11-24/4/2022 University is closed - Easter holidays
25/4/2022- 20/5/2022

Distance Learning

Virtual teaching weeks V6-V10
24 & 26, 21 May & 2 June 2022

Assessment submissions

*All dates to be confirmed
13/6/2022-31/8/2022 Students working on dissertation or professional product
Thursday 1 September 2022 Dissertation submission