Semester Dates

2022/23 Academic Year
Welcome Week W/C 19 September 2022
Semester 1 26 September - 16 December 2022
Reading Week 1 31 October- 4 November 2022
Assessment period 1 W/C 9 January 2023
Semester 2 16 January - Friday 28 April 2023 (Please note the Easter Break will take place from 3 April 2023 to 21 April 2023. No teaching will take place during this time)
Reading Week 2 20 February- 24 February 2023
Assessment Period 2 2 May - Friday 2 June 2023
Graduation TBC
Assessment Period 3: Resits Monday 7 August - Friday 18 August 2023

2022/23 Academic Year - move to a semester system

As of academic year 2022/23, The Courtauld is delivering teaching across two 12-week semesters, with two assessment periods (plus resits, where needed). Both semesters have a Reading Week mid-way through.

Previously, teaching at The Courtauld was delivered across two 10-week terms (Autumn and Spring), with the 10-week Summer term largely devoted to assessment. Increasingly, we were out of step with other universities, many of which had already moved to a system of two longer semesters, and more, shorter assessment periods.

The semester system has the advantage of focusing teaching time, spreading out assessments, and allowing students to have a longer break in the summer, for study, travel and work. The amount of teaching and support that students receive has not changed, nor has programme content.