Biology Education Centre

Academic calendar

The autumn term starts the first Monday between August 28 and September 3 and lasts 20 weeks. The Spring term starts the Monday after autumn term and lasts 20 weeks.

Each term is divided into two periods each covering 10 weeks (15 credits). Most courses have nothing scheduled around easter and christmas, check the course schedule for more information.

The academic year 17/18

Autumn term 2017: 28 August to 13 January (Weeks no. 35–02).

  • Period 1                28 August–29 October (veckorna 35–43).
  • Period 2                30 October–13 January (veckorna 44–02).

No teaching 27-29 December

Spring term 2018: 15 January to 1 June (Weeks no. 03–22).

  • Period 3                15 January–18 March (veckorna 03–11).
  • Period 4                19 March–1 June (veckorna 12–22).

No teaching Good Friday 30/3, Easter Monday 2/4, Walpurgis eve 30/4, First of May 1/5, Feast of the Ascension 10/5, "Squeeze day" 11/5

Reexaminations

A student who has failed an examination has the right to try again (with new questions). There is no limitation of the number of re-examinations you can do. If you have passed an examination, you cannot take it again to improve your grade. You must register for re-examinations at the Student Portal before a specific date. You may also do a re-examination at the next regular examination date. If you wish to do this, you must contact the course leader in advance and ask to be registered on the course. 

Reexaminations for master programmes in biology and applied biology

  • For courses given Autumn:
    • For courses given Period 1: 4–5 January 2018
    • For courses given Period 2: 3, 4, 7 April 2018
  • For courses given Spring:
    • For courses given Period 3: 4–5 June 2018
    • For courses given Period 4: 4–5 January 2018
  • For all courses: 20–25 August 2018

Reexaminations for master programmes in molecular biotechnology and bioinformatics

  • For courses given Autumn:
    • For courses given Period 1: 18–22 December 2017
    • For courses given Period 2: 3–7 April 2018
  • For courses given Spring:
    • For courses given Period 3: 4–16 June 2018
    • For courses given Period 4: 18–22 December 2017
  • For all courses: 20 August – 1 September 2018

More information about exams, e.g. exam locations, can be found on UU's pages