Birkbeck University of London Academic Calendar

Birkbeck University of London Academic Calendar

Birkbeck University of London Academic Calendar

Term dates and holiday closing

Birkbeck has three terms – Autumn, Spring and Summer – when the majority of all undergraduate and postgraduate teaching takes place. We are closed for holidays between each term, although some facilities, including Birkbeck Library, remain open.

Some postgraduate students – those taking a full-time Master’s degree (including MRes), some Postgraduate Diplomas and an MPhil/PhD – are required to study for the full calendar year and so are exempt from term dates.

Term date exceptions

Students on full-time taught master’s degrees (including MRes) and some Postgraduate Diplomas are required to study for a full calendar year. These students are expected to study beyond the end of the summer term to complete their dissertation in time for submission at the end of September.

Research students are required to be in continued attendance throughout the year, except during the Christmas and Easter closing periods.

Students who hold a Tier 4 visa will be restricted to the maximum working hours per week stated in their visa during their studies.

2016/2017

Autumn term dates

Christmas closing

Spring term dates

Easter closing

Summer term dates

2017/2018

Autumn term dates

Christmas closing

Spring term dates

Easter closing

Summer term dates

2018/2019

Autumn term dates

Christmas closing

Spring term dates

Easter closing

Summer term dates