Key dates

On-campus students

Academic year 2020-2021

DateStudent schedule
19 September 2020 Welcome Weekend
21-25 September 2020 Welcome Week
28 September - 18 December 2020 Autumn semester teaching weeks (12 in total)
TBC (due to Covid-19) Buxton Awards Ceremony
TBC (due to Covid-19) Derby Award Ceremonies
21 December 2020 - 1 January 2021 Winter holiday period
4-8 January 2021 Assessment preparation
11-20 January 2021 Autumn semester assessment weeks
18-22 January 2021 Welcome Week for January starters/Welcome back week for returning students
25 January - 26 March 2021 Spring semester teaching weeks (9 in total)
29 March - 9 April 2021 Spring holiday period
12 April - 30 April 2021 Spring semester teaching weeks (3 in total)
3-21 May 2021 Student success opportunities
3-7 May 2021 Assessment preparation
10-18 May 2021 Spring semester assessment weeks
24-28 May 2021 Student Success opportunities (centrally arranged activities)
30 June - 9 July 2021 Assessment resit weeks
14-16 July 2021 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