Session 2021/2022

Dates of Term should be read in conjunction with the University’s residency requirements for full-time students as set out in section 3.1 of Student Rules and Regulations.




SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS  Monday 09/08/2021 – Thursday 26/08/21
Michaelmas Term  Monday 27/09/2021 - Saturday 18/12/2021 (12 weeks)
Welcome/Induction/Registration  Monday 27/09/2021 – Friday 1/10/2021 (1 week)
Semester 1 Teaching  Monday 04/10/2021 – Saturday 18/12/2021 (11 weeks)
Christmas Vacation* Monday 20/12/2021 – Saturday 08/01/2022 (3 weeks)
Lent Term  Monday 10/01/2022 – Saturday 02/04/2022 (12 weeks)
Semester 1 Revision and Assessment Period Monday 10/01/2022 – Saturday 29/01/2022 (3 weeks)
Semester 2 Teaching

Monday 31/01/2022 – Saturday 02/04/2022 (9 weeks)


Monday 25/4/2022 - Saturday 07/05/2022 (2 weeks)

Easter Vacation* Monday 04/04/2022 – Saturday 23/04/2022 (3 weeks)
Easter Term Monday 25/04/2022 – Saturday 28/05/2022 (5 weeks)
Semester 2 Revision and Assessment Period Monday 9/05/2022 – Saturday 28/05/2022 (3 weeks)
Graduation  PROVISIONAL Friday 08/07/2022 – Saturday 16/07/2022 
Supplementary Examinations Monday 15/08/2022 – Thursday 25/08/2022


  • Graduation ceremonies are being planned for some, or all, of the dates given above.  Details about the exact dates and times of ceremonies for students graduating this year, and those whose ceremonies were postponed from 2020 and 2021 because of the Covid pandemic, will be provided early in 2022.


A small number of programmes may start outside of the published dates of term, e.g. PGCE and Veterinary Science students.  Students should be aware they will be advised by their department if they are required to register or attend at different times.

*Vacation period for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, and for students on the International Foundation Programme. Formal, timetabled classes will not take place during vacation periods, but fieldwork, work experience placements and other activities may do.

The period from the end of Term 3 to the beginning of the following session is a vacation period for full-time undergraduate students and for students on the International Foundation Programme.  Students should however ensure that they are available to take resit exams in Aberystwyth during the August supplementary examination period. Note that full-time postgraduate taught students will continue to pursue their studies during this period.

Full-time postgraduate research students are required to be resident in Aberystwyth for 44 weeks a year, with the remaining 8 weeks to be taken as conditional leave. The timing of postgraduate research leave will be determined in discussion between student and supervisor, but does not need to coincide with the University vacation periods which are published in the dates of term.

Please note that Induction and Preparation periods at the beginning of semester 1 and 2 are integral parts of the academic year. Students are expected to be resident in Aberystwyth during these periods and to participate in activities as arranged by the University and by academic departments.