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Course & Semester Dates

Please find academic year dates and other non-standard programme dates below.

2024/2025 academic start dates

These are the main start dates for new students joining the University for the 2024/25 academic year:

Start Date Ƶ
Week commencing Monday 2 September 2024
  • Primary PGCE
  • Secondary PGCE
Week commencing Monday 9 September 2024
  • MSc programmes in:
    • Coaching Psychology
    • Criminology
    • Human Resource Management and Organisational Psychology
    • Neuromarketing
  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
Week commencing Monday 16 September 2024
  • BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Triple Threat)
Week commencing Monday 23 September 2024
  • All undergraduate degree programmes (except Nursing, Triple Threat and Certificate in Counselling)
  • MA and MSc programmes in:
    • Engineering Management
    • Health Psychology
    • International Business
    • (Pre-registration) Physiotherapy
    • Social Work
    • All Sport courses
Week commencing Monday 30 September 2024
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • LLM Law
  • LLM Law in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
  • MA and MSc programmes in:
    • All Conservatoire MA Ƶ
    • Composition for Film, TV and Games
    • Film Production
    • Screen Acting
    • Creative Writing
    • Cultural History
    • Digital Marketing
Week commencing Monday 14 October 2024
  • MBA Business Administration

Induction schedules will be available to new entrants via their Applicant Portal (ChiView) in the weeks running up to the start of term.

For details of the full academic year and for the start dates for second and third years, please see the tables below.

Standard Undergraduate Semester Pattern

The Standard Undergraduate Semester Pattern is agreed one year in advance by Academic Board.

Please note: there may be some variations to this pattern at programme level  e.g. attendance requirements, inclusion of a directed study (reading) week, coursework submission dates.  It is important that students check with their Programmes/Admin Office for the detailed information that applies to their course.

Non-standard Programme Dates (Including Postgraduate Ƶ)

These dates are also approved by Academic Board one year in advance. Academic Departments may also provide further information for their students via Academic Department notice boards / Department Moodle pages.

If students have any queries they should contact their Programme Administration Office in the first instance who can provide further information and guidance relating to programme and course requirements.  Further information is also available via Course and Academic Department web pages.

Degree Apprenticeships

Please note that due to the bespoke nature of delivery, course dates for degree apprenticeships are not included in the above information.  Please email apprenticeships@chi.ac.uk for more information.


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