Bournemouth University 2017 Term Dates

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Bournemouth University 2017 Term Dates

The following are the general start and end dates of term for undergraduate students – these may vary from course to course. You may also have a reading week in each term. You will be advised of the specific start and end dates for your course once your place has been confirmed.

Academic yearStart of academic yearWinter breakSpring breakEnd of academic year
2016-1719 September 201619 December 2016 – 6 January 201710 April 2017 – 28 April 201723 June 2017 (7 July for courses with fieldwork/practice/placement)
2017-1818 September 201718 December 2017 – 5 January 201826 March – 13 April 201822 June 2018 (6 July for courses with fieldwork/practice/placement)

Please note that the dates above apply to all non-NHS undergraduate courses within the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences.

The academic dates for 45-week NHS courses vary from the above and are as follows:

Academic yearStart of academic yearWinter breakSpring breakEnd of academic year
2016-1719 September 201626 December 2016* – 6 January 201710 April 2017 – 21 April 201717 September 2017
2017-1818 September 201725 December 2017** – 6 January 201726 March – 6 April 201831 August 2018

*The final term date of study will be Friday 23 December with your two-week winter break commencing on 26 December.

**The final term date of study will be Friday 22 December with your two-week winter break commencing on 25 December.

The academic dates for 45-week NHS courses with a February start are as follows:

Academic yearStart of academic yearSpring breakWinter breakEnd of academic year
2016-176 February 201710 April 2017 – 21 April 201725 December 2017 – 5 January 20184 February 2018
2017-185 February 201826 March 2018 – 6 April 201824 December 2018 – 4 January 20191 February 2019

During the summer period students will have a five week block away from teaching that is allocated as a three week holiday and 2 weeks of self managed learning where no formal teaching occurs. These dates are currently unconfirmed.