University of Birmingham Exam Dates

University of Birmingham Exam Dates

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Key dates

Please note that the provision of reading week is variable between different Schools and Departments – please check with your School or Department for further information.

Academic year 2016/17

Key point Date
Arrivals Weekend16 – 18 September 2016
Welcome Week19 – 23 September 2016
Start of autumn term & semester 126 September 2016
Degree congregations6-9 December 2016
End of autumn term & semester 19 December 2016
University closed23 December 2016
University re-opens4 January 2017
Start of spring term & semester 29 January 2017
Provisional examination timetable released17 March 2017
End of spring term & semester 224 March 2017
Final examination timetable released10 April 2017
University closed14 April 2017
University re-opens20 April 2017
Start of summer term24 April 2017
Public holiday1 May 2017
Main examination period starts2 May 2017
Public holiday29 May 2017
Main examination period ends2 June 2017
End of summer term16 June 2017
Degree congregationsJuly 2017 (specific dates tbc)
Supplementary examination timetable released2 August 2017
Supplementary examination period starts21 August 2017 (provisional)
Public holiday28 August 2017
Supplementary examination period ends1 September 2017 (provisional)

Please find future years’ term dates on the University’s main term dates page.

Visit the Examinations Office for further information on examination timetables and dates, and the Graduation pages for more information on degree congregations.

The summer congregations are typically held in the first two weeks of July; specific times and dates for each School and Department will be confirmed at the beginning of April 2017 following approval by the Senate of the University. Please note that the allocation of Schools does not follow a pattern, therefore we would strongly advise graduands and guests to only make travel or accommodation plans once their attendance is confirmed and this information is available.