Edinburgh Medical School

Semester dates

Semester dates up to the end of academic year 2021. Timetables have been adjusted in light of Covid-19.

MBChB academic year 2020/21

 

Year 1

Semester Dates (Mon-Fri) No. of weeks
Welcome Week 14 Sep 2020 – 18 Sep 2020 1 week
Semester 1 21 Sep 2020 – 04 Dec 2020 11 weeks
Revision/exams 07 Dec 2020 – 21 Dec 2020 3 weeks
Winter vacation 22 Dec 2020 – 08 Jan 2021

2.5 weeks

Semester 2 11 Jan 2021 – 02 April 2021 12 weeks
Spring vacation 05 Apr 2021 – 16 Apr 2021 2 weeks
Semester 2 (continued) 19 Apr 2021 – 07 May 2021 

3 weeks

Revision/exams 10 May 2021 – 21 May 2021 2 weeks
Resit exams 02 Aug 2021 – 13 Aug 2021

2 weeks

Year 2

Semester Dates (Mon-Fri) No. of weeks
Semester 1 21 Sep 2020 – 04 Dec 2020 11 weeks
Revision/exams 07 Dec 2020 – 21 Dec 2020 2 weeks
Winter vacation 22 Dec 2020 – 08 Jan 2021

2.5 weeks

Semester 2 11 Jan 2021 – 02 Apr 2021 12 weeks
Spring vacation 05 Apr 2021 – 16 Apr 2021 2 weeks
Semester 2 (continued) 19 Apr 2021 – 07 May 2021

3 weeks

Revision/exams 10 May 2021 – 21 May 2021 2 weeks
Resit exams 02 Aug 2021 – 13 Aug 2021

2 weeks

 

Year 3 - Degree of BMedSci with Honours

Semester Dates (Mon-Fri) No. of weeks
Semester 1 21 Sep 2020 – 04 Dec 2020 11 weeks
Revision/exams 05 Dec 2020 – 21 Dec 2020 2.5 weeks
Winter vacation 21 Dec 2020 – 08 Jan 2021

3 weeks

Semester 2 11 Jan 2021 – 02 April 2021 12 weeks
Spring vacation 05 Apr 2021 – 16 April 2021 2 weeks
Revision/exams 19 Apr 2021 – 21 May 2021 5 weeks

 

Year 4

Semester Dates (Mon-Fri) No. of weeks
Clinical induction 10 Aug 2020 – 21 Aug 2020 2 weeks
Semester 1 - block 1 24 Aug 2020 – 30 Oct 2020 10 weeks
Vacation 02 Nov 2020 – 06 Nov 2020            

1 week

Semester 1 - block 2 9 Nov 2020 – 18 Dec 2020 6 weeks
Vacation 21 Dec 2020 – 01 Jan 2021

2 weeks

Block 2 continued 05 Jan 2021 – 29 Jan 2021 4 weeks
Catch up 01 Feb 2021 – 05 Feb 2021 1 week
Vacation 08 Feb 2021 – 12 Feb 2021    1 week
Semester 2 - block 3 15 Feb 2021 - 23 April 2021 10 weeks
Catch up 26 Apr 2021 – 07 May 2021      2 weeks
Revision/exams 10 May 2021 – 04 Jun 2021

4 weeks

Sequential exams 07 June 2021 – 25 Jun 2021 3 weeks

 

Year 5

Semester Dates (Mon-Fri) No. of weeks
Introduction 27 Jul 2020 – 31 Jul 2020   1 week
Year 4 revision    03 Aug 2020 – 14 Aug 2020      2 weeks
Block 1   17 Aug 2020 – 18 Sep 2020           5 weeks

Year 4 revision &

vacation groups D-F      
7 Sep 2020 – 18 Sep 2020 2 weeks
Block 2  21 Sep 2020 – 23 Oct 2020    5 weeks

Year 4 revision & 

vacation groups A-C

21 Sep 2020 – 2 Oct 2020       2 weeks
OSCE 26 Oct 2020 - 13 Nov 2020 3 weeks
Block 3 16 Nov 2020 – 18 Dec 2020 5 weeks
Vacation  21 Dec 2020 – 08 Jan 2021 3 weeks
Block 4 11 Jan 2021 – 12 Feb 2021    5 weeks
Vacation 15 Feb 2021 – 19 Feb 2021 1 week
Block 5 22 Feb 2021 – 26 Mar 2021 5 weeks
Block 6 29 Mar 2021 – 07 May 2021* 6 weeks
Revision/exams 10 May 2021 – 04 Jun 2021 4 weeks
Sequential tests 07 Jun 2021 – 25 June 2021  3 weeks

* Clinical teaching ends 30 April 2021

 

Year 6

Semester Dates (Mon-Fri) No. of weeks
Introduction 3 Aug 2020 – 7 Aug 2020  1 week
Block 1 10 Aug 2020 – 11 Sep 2020 5 weeks
Block 2 14 Sep 2020 – 16 Oct 2020 5 weeks
Vacation 19 Oct 2020 – 23 Oct 2020 1 week
Year 5 revision 26 Oct 2020 – 13 Nov 2020

3 weeks

Block 3 16 Nov 2020 – 18 Dec 2020 5 weeks
Vacation 21 Dec 2020 – 01 Jan 2021 2 weeks
Block 4 05 Jan 2021 – 05 Feb 2021 5 weeks
Vacation 08 Feb 2021 – 12 Feb 2021 1 week
Revision/finals 15 Feb 2021 – 19 Mar 2021 5 weeks
Assistantship/elective 22 Mar 2021 – 28 May 2021 10 weeks
Resit exams 31 Jun 2021 – 11 Jun 2021 2 weeks

 

Graduation dates

Details of graduation dates can be found on the University's Student Administration website.

Student Administration