The University year is split into two semesters of 13 weeks each, followed by an exam period.
- Semester 1 and full-year courses generally commence around the start of March
- Semester 2 starts in July
- Summer School is a full-time intensive programme with teaching covering a six week period from early January to mid-February, plus a one-week examination period
Start dates for distance learning papers and other non-standard papers may vary.