Key dates

On-campus students

Academic year 2019-2020

DateStudent schedule
16 September 2019 Welcome Week for Professional Education programmes (10 June finish)
16 September 2019 & 4 March 2020 Welcome Week for Nursing Programmes
21 September 2019 Welcome Weekend
23-27 September 2019 Welcome Week
30 September - 20 December 2019 Autumn semester teaching weeks (12 in total)
9 November 2019 Buxton Awards Ceremony
21-22 November 2019 Derby Award Ceremonies
21 December 2019 - 1 January 2020 Winter holiday period
2-7 January 2020 Assessment preparation
8-17 January 2020 Autumn semester assessment weeks
20-24 January 2020 Welcome Week for January starters/Welcome back week for returning students
27 January - 3 April 2020 Spring semester teaching weeks (10 in total)
6-17 April 2020 Spring holiday period
20 April - 1 May 2020 Spring semester teaching weeks (2 in total)
5-8 May 2020 Spring assessment preparation
11-20 May 2020 Spring semester assessment weeks
5-29 May 2020 Student Success Opportunities
1-10 July 2020 Assessment resit weeks
15-17 July 2020 Derby Award Ceremonies

Additional information

Online students

Our online courses typically start in January, May or September, with application deadline dates usually a couple of weeks before term starts.

Learn more about Online Learning term dates

University Committee