Edinburgh Medical School

Semester dates

Semester dates up to the end of academic year 2021.

MBChB academic year 2019/20

 

Year 1

Semester Dates (Mon-Fri) No. of weeks
Welcome Week 09 Sep 2019 – 15 Sep 2019 1 week
Semester 1 16 Sep 2019 – 29 Nov 2019 11 weeks
Revision/exams 02 Dec 2019 – 20 Dec 2019 3 weeks
Winter vacation 23 Dec 2019 – 10 Jan 2020

3 weeks

Semester 2 13 Jan 2020 – 03 April 2020 12 weeks
Spring vacation 06 Apr 2020 – 17 Apr 2020 2 weeks
Semester 2 (continued) 20 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020

3 weeks

Revision/exams 11 May 2020 – 22 May 2020 2 weeks
Resit exams 03 Aug 2020 – 14 Aug 2020

2 weeks

 

Year 2

Semester Dates (Mon-Fri) No. of weeks
Semester 1 16 Sep 2019 – 29 Nov 2019 11 weeks
Revision/exams 02 Dec 2019 – 20 Dec 2019 3 weeks
Winter vacation 23 Dec 2019 – 10 Jan 2020

3 weeks

Semester 2 13 Jan 2020 – 03 April 2020 12 weeks
Spring vacation 06 Apr 2020 – 17 Apr 2020 2 weeks
Semester 2 (continued) 20 Apr 2020 - 07 May 2020

3 weeks

Revision/exams 11 May 2020 – 22 May 2020 2 weeks
Resit exams 03 Aug 2020 – 14 Aug 2020

2 weeks

 

Year 3 - Degree of BMedSci with Honours

Semester Dates (Mon-Fri) No. of weeks
Semester 1 16 Sep 2019 – 29 Nov 2019 11 weeks
Revision/exams 02 Dec 2019 – 20 Dec 2019 3 weeks
Winter vacation 23 Dec 2019 – 10 Jan 2020

3 weeks

Semester 2 13 Jan 2020 – 03 April 2020 12 weeks
Spring vacation 06 Apr 2020 – 17 Apr 2020 2 weeks
Revision/exams 20 April 2020 – 22 May 2020 5 weeks

 

Year 4

Semester Dates (Mon-Fri) No. of weeks
Clinical induction 12 Aug 2019 – 16 Aug 2019 1 week
Core teaching 19 Aug 2019 – 23 Aug 2019

1 week

Semester 1 - block 1 26 Aug 2019 – 18 Oct 2019 8 weeks
Vacation 21 Oct 2019 – 25 Oct 2019

1 week

Semester 1 - block 2 28 Oct 2019 – 20 Dec 2019 8 weeks
Vacation 23 Dec 2019 – 03 Jan 2020

2 weeks

Core teaching 06 Jan 2020 – 10 Jan 2020 1 week
Semester 2 - block 3 13 Jan 2020 – 06 Mar 2020 8 weeks
Vacation 09 Mar 2020 – 13 Mar 2020

1 week

Semester 2 - block 4 16 Mar 2020 – 08 May 2020 8 weeks
Revision/exams 11 May 2020 – 05 Jun 2020

4 weeks

Sequential exams 22 Jun 2020 – 26 Jun 2020 1 week

 

Year 5

Semester Dates (Mon-Fri) No. of weeks
Core teaching week 29 July 2019 – 02 Aug 2019 1 week
Block 1   05 Aug 2019 – 13 Sep 2019 6 weeks
Block 2  16 Sep 2019 – 25 Oct 2019 6 weeks
Vacation  28 Oct 2019 – 01 Nov 2019 1 week
Block 3 04 Nov 2019 – 13 Dec 2019 6 weeks
Revision/exams 16 Dec 2019 – 20 Dec 2019 1 week
Vacation  23 Dec 2019 – 10 Jan 2020 3 weeks
Core teaching week 13 Jan 2020 – 17 Jan 2020 1 week
Block 4 20 Jan 2020 – 28 Feb 2020 6 weeks
Block 5 02 Mar 2020 – 10 Apr 2020 6 weeks
Vacation period 13 Apr 2020 - 17 Apr 2020 1 week
Block 6 20 Apr 2020 – 29 May 2020 6 weeks
Revision/exams 01 Jun 2020 – 19 Jun 2020 3 weeks
Sequential tests 29 Jun 2020 – 10 Jul 2020  2 weeks

 

Year 6

Semester Dates (Mon-Fri) No. of weeks
Black 1 29 Jul 2019 – 18 Oct 2019 12 weeks
Vacation  21 Oct 2019 – 25 Oct 2019 1 week
Block 2 28 Oct 2019 – 20 Dec 2019 8 weeks
Vacation  23 Dec 2019 – 03 Jan 2020 2 weeks
Block 2 (continued) 6 Jan 2020 – 31 Jan 2020 4 weeks
Vacation  03 Feb 2020 – 07 Feb 2020 1 week
Revision/finals 10 Feb 2020 – 06 Mar 2020 4 weeks
Assistantship/elective 09 Mar 2020 – 17 Apr 2020 6 weeks
Elective/assistantship 20 Apr 2020 – 29 May 2020 6 weeks
Resit exams 01 Jun 2020 – 12 Jun 2020 2 weeks

 

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 August 2020 – 14 Aug 2020 1 week
Core teaching 17 Aug 2020 – 21 Aug 2020

1 week

Semester 1 - block 1 24 Aug 2020 – 16 Oct 2020 8 weeks
Vacation 19 Oct 2020 – 23 Oct 2020

1 week

Semester 1 - block 2 26 Oct 2020 – 18 Dec 2020 8 weeks
Vacation 21 Dec 2020 – 05 Jan 2021

2.5 weeks

Core teaching 06 Jan 2021 – 08 Jan 2021 0.5 week
Semester 2 - block 3 11 Jan 2021 – 05 Mar 2021 8 weeks
Vacation 08 Mar 2021 – 12 Mar 2021

1 week

Semester 2 - block 4 15 Mar 2021 – 07 May 2021 8 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
Core teaching week 27 Jul 2020 – 31 Jul 2020   1 week
Block 1   03 Aug 2020 – 11 Sep 2020               6 weeks
Block 2  14 Sep 2020 – 23 Oct 2020 6 weeks
Vacation 26 Oct 2020 – 30 Oct 2020 1 week
Block 3 02 Nov 2020 – 11 Dec 2020 6 weeks
Revision/exams 14 Dec 2020 – 18 Dec 2020 1 week
Vacation  21 Dec 2020 – 08 Jan 2021 2.5 weeks
Core teaching week 11 Jan 2021 – 15 Jan 2021 1 week
Block 4 18 Jan 2021 – 26 Feb 2021    6 weeks
Block 5 01 Mar 2021 – 09 Apr 2021 6 weeks
Vacation 12 Apr 2021 - 16 Apr 2021 1 week
Block 6 19 Apr 2021 – 28 May 2021 6 weeks
Revision/exams 31 May 2021 – 25 Jun 2021 3 weeks
Sequential tests 28 Jun 2021 – 09 Jul 2021  2 weeks

 

Year 6

Semester Dates (Mon-Fri) No. of weeks
Block 1 27 Jul 2020 – 16 Oct 2020 12 weeks
Vacation  19 Oct 2020 – 23 Oct 2020 1 week
Block 2 26 Oct 2020 – 23 Dec 2020 8.5 weeks
Vacation 24 Dec 2020 – 05 Jan 2021 2 weeks
Block 2 (continued) 06 Jan 2021 – 29 Jan 2021 3.5 weeks
Vacation 01 Feb 2021 – 05 Feb 2021 1 week
Revision/finals 08 Feb 2021 – 05 Mar 2021 4 weeks
Assistantship/elective 08 Mar 2021 – 16 Apr 2021 6 weeks
Elective/assistantship 19 Apr 2021 – 28 May 2021 6 weeks
Resit exams 31 May 2021 – 11 Jun 2021 2 weeks

 

Graduation dates

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

Student Administration