Key datesAcademic session 2024-25

Please see below for key dates for Academic Year 2024-25. To access key dates for future academic years, please follow the links on the right-hand side of this page.

Please note: Teaching Block dates primarily relate to the academic year structure for undergraduate students.  Postgraduate Taught programmes may have alternative start dates – Please check with your Department or School for further details.

Semester 1

16 September 2024 - 12 January 2025

EventDatesAcademic year structure*
Term 1 16 September 2024 - 8 December 2024 (12 weeks)
  • Welcome and development week (1 week)
  • Teaching block 1 (11 weeks)
  • Formal assessment period (2 weeks)
University closed 30 September 2024

Formal assessment period 9 December 2024 - 22 December 2024

Formal assessment period (2 weeks)

Student holiday: Winter vacation 23 December 2024 - 12 January 2025 (inclusive) Winter vacation (3 weeks)
University closed TBC

Semester 2

13 January 2025 - 25 May 2025

EventDatesAcademic year structure*
Term 2 13 January 2025 - 6 April 2025 (12 weeks)
  • Consolidation and development week (1 week)
  • Teaching block 2 (11 weeks)
University closed 18 April 2025 and 21 April 2025
Student holiday: spring vacation

07 April 2025 - 20 April 2025

Spring vacation (2 weeks)

Term 3

21 April 2025 - 25 May 2025

Formal assessment period 21 April 2025 - 25 May 2025 Formal assessment period (5 weeks)
University closed 5 May 2025

Other key dates

26 May 2025 - 14 September 2025

EventDatesAcademic year structure*
University closed 26 May 2025
Student holiday: summer vacation

26 May 2025 – 14 September 2025

Summer vacation (16 weeks)
University closed

TBC

Resit examination diet

TBC

Please note: this information may be subject to change.

*This represents the University’s academic year structure as outlined in the Policy on the Academic Year and Teaching Calendar. Senate has overall responsibility for determining the shape of the academic year.

 

Students who are Tier 4/Student visa holders are entitled to work up to 20 hours per week during term time and full time during official University vacations in line with the parameters of a Tier 4/Student visa. Please note that for these purposes, the summer vacation runs from the end of semester 2 to the beginning of semester 1 in the following academic year.

Undergraduate Tier 4/Student visa holders are therefore entitled to work full time during the Christmas, spring and summer University vacations.

Postgraduate Masters Tier 4/Student visa holders are not on vacation from their course during the summer University vacation and therefore, within the restrictions of the Tier 4/Student visa, are not entitled to work more than 20 hours per week during this period, but are entitled to work full time during Christmas and spring University vacations.

MRes, MPhil and PhD Tier 4/Student visa holders undertaking research are not regarded as being on vacation from their course of study during the spring and summer University vacations and therefore are not entitled to work more than 20 hours per week during this period. The may work full-time in line with University Christmas closure.

All Tier 4/Student visa holders, however, can work full-time for up to 4 months after the official end date of their course - when they are marked on PEGASUS as 'completed' - until their visa expires.

The University of Strathclyde is obligated by its UKVI Sponsor Licence to report to them if we become aware of any breaches of these conditions.  This could result in the cancellation of your visa and a potential ban on future visa applications.

If you require further information on working conditions for Tier 4/Student visa holders, please contact the International Student Support Team at infoandadvice@strath.ac.uk.

Students who have a Tier 4 or Student visa will have work conditions attached to their visa; please visit our Working During Studies page to see what this means for you.