The University has three terms, each of eight weeks duration:
- Michaelmas Term (October to December)
- Hilary Term (January to March)
- Trinity Term (April to June).
Term dates are available on the Central University web pages.
Students are expected to be in residence at Oxford for each of the eight weeks of term, but are free to leave Oxford after the end of each term. The exception to this is Trinity Term, where examinations will take place during Week 9. You are advised to return during the week prior to the start of the next term (referred to as 0th week).
The Long Vacation is the period after Trinity Term ends before the start of the new academic year in October.
The MSc courses are one-year taught courses. Students are registered at Oxford University from October until the end of September of the following year.
The MPhil courses are 22 month taught courses. Students are registered at Oxford University from October until the end of July of the second year.