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

SemesterStartEndLength
119 September 202216 December 202213 weeks
Christmas19 December 20228 January 20233 weeks
1 continued9 January 202320 January 20232 weeks
223 January 202331 March 202310 weeks
Easter3 April 202316 April 20232 weeks
2 continued17 April 202326 May 20236 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