Term dates and holiday closing

Certain term date exceptions apply if you are completing a full-time taught master's degree (including MRes) or Postgraduate Diploma or are a research student, and you may be expected to study beyond the end of the summer term in order to complete your dissertation.

2017/2018

Autumn term dates

  • Monday 2 October 2017-Friday 15 December 2017

Christmas closing

  • 22 December 2017 to 2 January 2018
  • College will close at 6pm on 21 December, and normal services will resume from 9am on 3 January.
  • Birkbeck's main Malet Street building will be completely closed over the Christmas period, from 4pm on Thursday 21 December 2017 to Tuesday 2 January 2018 inclusive. This is to allow for essential maintenance work on the building's electrical infrastructure. This means that the Library, the computer rooms and teaching rooms, and all catering facilities across campus will be closed for the entire Christmas break and there will be no access to the main Malet Street building for students or staff. However, we have made alternative arrangements for study over this period, including library access elsewhere.

Spring term dates

  • 8 January 2018-23 March 2018

Easter closing

  • 29 March 2018 to 3 April 2018
  • College will close at 6pm on 28 March, and normal services will resume from 9am on 4 April.
  • The Library may have different opening hours to the college during holidays. Check Library opening hours.

Summer term dates

  • Monday 23 April 2018-Friday 6 July 2018

2018/2019

Autumn term dates

  • 1 October 2018-14 December 2018

Christmas closing

  • 21 December 2018-2 January 2019
  • College will close at 6pm on 20 December, and normal services will resume from 9am on 3 January.
  • The Library may have different opening hours to the college during holidays. Check Library opening hours.

Spring term dates

  • 14 January 2019-29 March 2019

Easter closing

  • 18 April 2019-23 April 2019
  • College will close at 6pm on 17 April, and normal services will resume from 9am on 24 April.
  • The Library may have different opening hours to the college during holidays. Check Library opening hours.

Summer term dates

  • 29 April 2019-12 July 2019