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Term dates

Below are Plymouth University's current standard term dates.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the dates provided are accurate. However, students should note that dates are subject to change.

Placements and course duration

If your course includes any periods of placement, do check with your faculty for advice on whether this affects your course duration.

Booking accommodation for 2014/15 term time 

Term dates for your course may affect the contract length you would like for your accommodation.

Does my course have non-standard term dates?

Some of our courses run with non-standard term dates. View the list of courses, students on which commonly use different accommodation contract lengths of 40, 42, 44 or 51 weeks. Our standard term dates equate to a 40 week accommodation contract.

Non standard undergraduate courses dates.pdfNon standard undergraduate courses 2014/15 dates

Non standard postgraduate programmes dates.pdfNon standard postgraduate programmes 2014/15 dates

Halls and available contract lengths

You can match your course duration with our available halls of residence contract lengths at our accommodation pages.

Please note not all contract lengths are available for all halls.


Autumn term Welcome Week 22 September 2014
Start 29 September 2014
End 19 December 2014
Spring term ​Start ​12 January 2015
​End 27 March 2015
Summer term ​Start 20 April 2015
​End 29 May 2015


Autumn term Welcome Week 21 September 2015
Start 28 September 2015
End 18 December 2015
Spring term ​Start ​11 January 2016
​End 18 March 2016
Summer term ​Start 11 April 2016
​End 27 May 2016