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University of Kent Academic Year - term and closure dates


The academic year is split into terms during which the student is expected to engage with study. The length and pattern of the terms depend on the type of prgramme the student is following. The period between each of the terms is a vacation period. The University closes over the Christmas period.

Please ensure that you refer to the term dates for the appropriate programme of study: Undergraduate and Posgraduate Cert/Dip Programme Term Dates, Postgraduate Taught Programme Term Dates, Postgraduate Research Programme Term Dates or Programmes with Non Standard study periods Term Dates.


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Last Updated: 17/05/2021