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 2021 - 2022

  • New student registration and induction (September starters): 13 - 17 September 2021
  • New student registration and induction (January starters): 10 - 14 January 2022
SemesterStartEndLength
120 September 202110 December 202112 weeks
Christmas13 December 20213 January 20223 weeks
1 continued4 January 202214 January 20222 weeks
217 January 202225 March 202210 weeks
Easter28 March 202222 April 20224 weeks
2 continued25 April 202220 May 20224 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
20/12/2021-1/1/2022University 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 224-28/1/2022Programme induction for NEW ENTRANTS only
31/1/2022-11/2/2022Orientation (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

11-24/4/2022University 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
13/6/2022-31/8/2022Students working on dissertation or professional product
Thursday 1 September 2022Dissertation submission