What the new year will look like

We're looking forward to welcoming both our new and returning students to Manchester.

We know a lot of you will be curious as to what coming to Manchester will look like. We're committed to providing the best student experience possible while also recognising that your health, safety and wellbeing are of paramount importance. We're following government advice and if there are any changes to the contents or delivery of your degree then we'll be in touch to give you the most up-to-date information.

To help you understand what being on campus and in Manchester will look like we've got the most up-to-date information below.

Key term dates

New undergraduate and foundation year students
Christmas break ends 11 January 2021
Revision period 11-17 January 2021
Semester 1 exams 18-29 January 2021
Break 1-7 February 2021
Semester 2 starts 8 February 2021
Returning undergraduate students
Christmas break ends 11 January 2021
Revision period 11 - 17 January 2021
Semester 1 exams  18 - 29 January 2021
Break 1 - 7 February 2021
Semester 2 starts 8 February 2021
Postgraduate taught students (new and returning)
Christmas break ends 4 January 2021
Semester 1 teaching continues 4 -22 January 2021
Semester 1 exams 25 January - 5 February 2021
Semester 2 starts 8 February 2021

Assessing options for remote study

We know that for reasons beyond your control, it might not be possible for you to be on campus, for example due to travel restrictions from your home country or for medical reasons.

Some programmes may not be suitable for wholly online study such as those across the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health which require a clinical placement, or programmes that have activities associated with professional body accreditation. If this applies to you, we’ll be in contact directly with more information about the options available.