What is a session?


What is a session?


The academic year is divided up into two main sessions, as well as a winter vacation session and a summer session.

  • Session 1 generally runs between late February/early March to exam period in June
  • Session 2 is the second half of the year, generally running between late July/early August to exam period in November
  • Session 3 is run over the summer break (Dec/Jan and early Feb) and is an optional session for students who may be behind or wish to fast track their degree
  • Winter vacation units are held in the break between Session 1 and Session 2

Some units may be offered in both Session 1 and Session 2, whilst others are only offered in one session. A limited amount of units are offered in Session 3 and Winter Vacation.To view a list of all units and when they are offered, please visit the University Handbook and select the relevant unit.


Make sure you're familiar with the important academic dates for each session.