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 - 28 May 2021 Spring semester teaching weeks - Includes assessment prep and assessment weeks 
3-21 May 2021 Student success opportunities
3-7 May 2021 Assessment preparation
10-28 May 2021 Spring semester assessment weeks
24-28 May 2021 Student Success opportunities (centrally arranged activities)
28 July - 4 August 2021 Assessment resit weeks
November (TBC) 2021 Derby Awards Ceremony

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

Undergraduate students

Academic year 2021-2022

DateStudent schedule
30 August 2021 Digital and on-campus skills-building for new early starters
6 September 2021 Early starters (Health, Psychology and Social Care and ITE) induction and enrolment. Digital and on-campus skills-building for new early starters
13-20 September 2021 Induction and University subject skills development
27 September - 20 December 2021 Autumn teaching weeks (12 weeks in total)
20 December 2021 - 3 January 2022 Winter holiday period
10 January 2022 Timetable ends
17-24 January 2022 Assessment period
31 January - 7 February 2022 Welcome week/​Refreshers/​January induction. Digital and on-campus skills development for new starters
7 February 2022 Spring teaching weeks (nine weeks in total)
11-25 April 2022 Spring holiday period
25 April - 30 May 2022 Summer teaching weeks (six weeks in total)
6-20 June 2022 Assessment period

Postgraduate taught and research students

Academic year 2021-2022

DateStudent schedule
2 August - 6 September 2021 Re-enrolment
30 August - 6 September 2021 Start date for School Direct
6-13 September 2021 Start date for core PGCE and Therapeutic Arts
20-27 September 2021 Postgraduate Research Student (PGR) intake
27 September - 6 December 2021 Autumn teaching weeks (ten in total)
4 October - 1 November 2021 College research committees
1 November - 6 December 2021 Progression reviews
10-17 January 2022 PGR intake
10-17 January 2022 College research committees
24 January - 4 April 2022 Spring teaching weeks (ten in total)
7-14 March 2022 PGR intake
7 March - 11 April 2022 Progression reviews (five weeks in total)
4-11 April 2022 College research committees
25 April - 2 May 2022 Progression reviews
25 April - 2 May 2022 College research committees
23 May - 25 July 2022 Summer teaching weeks (ten in total)
6-13 June 2022 PGR intake
6 June - 4 July 2022 Annual progress reviews (four weeks in total)
4-25 July 2022 College research committees

University of Derby Online students

Academic year 2021-2022

DateStudent schedule
20-27 September 2021 Assessment board week
27 September - 29 November 2021 Autumn teaching weeks (ten weeks in total)
6-13 December 2021 Assessment week
24-31 January 2022 Assessment board week
31 January - 18 April 2022 Spring teaching weeks (ten in total)
11-18 April 2022 Assessment week
23-30 May 2022 Assessment board week
30 May - 15 August 2022 Summer teaching weeks (ten in total)
8-15 August 2022 Assessment week