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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

2016/2017

Autumn term dates

  • Monday 3 October 2016 to Friday 16 December 2016. 

Christmas closing

Spring term dates

  • Monday 9 January 2017 to Friday 24 March 2017. 

Easter closing

Summer term dates

  • Monday 24 April 2017 to Friday 7 July 2017. 

2017/2018

Autumn term dates

  • Monday 2 October 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017. 

Christmas closing

Spring term dates

  • 8 January 2018 to 23 March 2018. 

Easter closing

Summer term dates

  • Monday 23 April 2018 to Friday 6 July 2018. 

2018/2019

Autumn term dates

  • 1 October 2018 to 14 December 2018. 

Christmas closing

Spring term dates

  • 14 January 2019 to 29 March 2019. 

Easter closing

Summer term dates

  • 29 April 2019 to 12 July 2019.