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Term dates and closures

Information about when terms start and end and when UCL is closed for the holidays.

On this page you can find out about term dates, examination periods and the exceptions to standard term dates for:

You can also find out when UCL is closed for the holidays.

Term dates

TermDates
First term     Monday 25 September 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Second termMonday 8 January 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018
Third termMonday 23 April 2018 to Friday 8 June 2018

College Reading Weeks

Monday 6 November 2017 and Monday 12 February 2018


Examination Periods

PeriodDate
Main Exam PeriodWednesday 25th April to Friday 8th June 2018
Late Summer Exam PeriodMonday 20th August to Friday 7th September 2018

These examination dates are for centrally managed exams only.  Please refer to your Student Handbook for specific departmental tests.


Term dates exceptions

Students on full-time Taught Masters programmes study for a full calendar year and students are expected to study beyond the end of the third term to prepare their dissertation in time for submission in September.

Students on full-time two year Taught Masters programmes should ask their Departments when they are expected to study outside the normal stated term dates.

Research students are required to be in continuous attendance, apart from periods of leave to be taken in line with UCL staff holiday entitlements.

For students who are Tier 4 visa holders, this means that you will continue to be restricted to term-time levels of permissible hours of work, paid or unpaid.  

Find out more about Tier 4 visa working regulations


The Medical School

Termdates for student studying the MBBS 5 year course and the MBBS 6 year course (including IBSc):

Year 1

TermDates
First termMonday 25 September 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Second termMonday 8 January 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018
Third termMonday 23 April 2018 to Friday 8 June 2018

Year 2

TermDates
First termMonday 25 September 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Second termMonday 8 January 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018
Third termMonday 23 April 2018 to Friday 8 June 2018

Year 3 Intercalated BSc

TermDates
First termMonday 25 September 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Second termMonday 8 January 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018
Third termMonday 23 April 2018 to Friday 8 June 2018

Year 4

TermsDates
First termTuesday 29 August 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Second termTuesday 2 January 2018 to Wednesday 28 March 2018
Third termThursday 5 April 2018 to Friday 3 August 2018

The period of study is 52 weeks, including of 6 weeks of annual leave

Year 5

TermsDates
First termThursday 31 August 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Second termTuesday 2 January 2018 to Wednesday 28 March 2018
Third termThursday 5 April 2018 to Friday 3 August 2018

The period of study is 52 weeks, including 6 and a half weeks of annual leave.

Year 6

TermsDates
First termTuesday 29 August 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Second termTuesday 2 January 2018 to Thursday 29 March 2018
Third termTuesday 3 April 2018 to Friday 22 June 2018

The period of study is 43 weeks, including 2 weeks of annual leave.

The above dates may be subject to review.


UCL School of Pharmacy

MSc Clinical Pharmacy, International Practice and Policy

TermDates
First termMonday 25 September 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Second termMonday 8 January 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018
Third termMonday 16 April 2018 to Friday 21 September 2018

Institute of Education (IoE)

PGCE Primary

TermDates
Autumn termMonday 4 September 2017 to Thursday 14 December 2017
Spring termWednesday 3 January 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018
Summer termMonday 16 April 2018 to Friday 6 July 2018

PGCE Secondary

TermDates
Autumn termMonday 4 September 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Spring termTuesday 2 January 2018 to date to be confirmed
Summer termDates to be confirmed

PGCE Postcompulsory

TermDates
Autumn termMonday 18 September 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Spring termMonday 8 January 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018
Summer termMonday 23 April 2018 to Friday 8 June 2018

Early Years Initial Teacher Training

TermDates
Autumn termMonday 4 September 2017 to Thursday 14 December 2017
Spring termWednesday 3 January 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018
Summer termMonday 16 April 2018 to Friday 29 June 2018

School Centred Initial Teacher Training

TermDates
Autumn termTuesday 29 August 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Spring termMonday 8 January 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018
Summer termMonday 23 April 2018 to Friday 29 June 2018

School Direct Salaried

TermDates
Autumn termMonday 4 September 2017 to Friday 22 December 2017
Spring termThursday 4 January 2018 to date to be confirmed
Summer termDates to be confirmed

Teach First

19 June 2017 to 31 July 2018

IOE Undergraduate Programmes

TermDates
Autumn termMonday 25 September 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Spring termMonday 8 January 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018
Summer termMonday 23 April 2018 to Friday 8 June 2018

IOE Postgraduate Taught Programmes

TermDates
Autumn termMonday 25 September 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Spring termMonday 8 January 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018
Summer termMonday 23 April 2018 to Friday 6 July 2018

Closures and Bank Holidays


Christmas: 5:30pm on Friday 22 December 2017 to 9:00am on Tuesday 2 January 2018

Easter: 5:30pm on Wednesday 28 March 2018 to 9:00am on Thursday 5 April 2018

Bank Holidays: Monday 07 May 2018, Monday 28 May 2018 and Monday 27 August 2018

All Bank Holidays, and the College closure dates based on them, are the standard dates and may be subject to change by government.

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