Academic Calendar for bachelor's degrees

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The academic calendar defines the time period during which the wide variety of academic activities related to the UGR’s bachelor’s degrees take place, including assessment periods.

This calendar includes national, regional and local holidays as established in Spain’s official working calendar, as well as holidays at specific UGR faculties and schools.

For the academic year 2017-2018 this calendar is based on the following premises:

  • Teaching methods used on our bachelor’s degrees are focused on the student’s acquisition of competencies as well as on the procedures used to assess the acquisition of these competencies. In this regard, in accordance with the UGR Assessment Policy and Regulations, approved by the Governing Council on 20 May 2013 and last modified on 26 October 2016 (Normativa de Evaluación y Calificación de los Estudiantes de la Universidad de Granada), assessment procedures can vary and may be scheduled throughout the entire academic year.

  • The academic year is divided into two semesters lasting approximately 18 weeks each. For each semester, there are fixed dates for the start and end of the teaching period, as well as for the submission of marks by teaching staff for both ordinary and extraordinary assessment periods.

  • Each faculty or school must approve a specific calendar for exams and other important deadlines included in their curriculum. This calendar must be approved by each faculty or school board and must be submitted to the Vice-Rectorate for Teaching and Learning before 14 June 2017. The Academic Committee and the UGR Undergraduate Programmes Advisory Committee will verify that each faculty or school’s proposed calendar complies with UGR regulations in order for it to be officially approved.

  • The calendar must include a study period without exams before each semester’s ordinary examination diet.

  • Teaching periods for each semester must include final exams for each subject in the ordinary examination diet. A minimum period of 7 days must elapse between the notification of marks obtained during the ordinary examination diet and the extraordinary examination diet, otherwise the extraordinary examination diet may not take place during the same semester. The extraordinary examinations for all subjects will be held no later than 6 July 2018, although an optional exam extension period will last until 13 July 2018.

  • Teaching staff must inform students of their final marks within no more than 20 calendar days following the final examination session. In any event, final marks will be published before the deadline for submission of semester marks established in the official academic calendar, in line with the UGR Assessment Policy and Regulations (art. 23.1. de la Normativa de Evaluación y Calificación de los Estudiantes de la Universidad de Granada.)

  • Exams may take place on Saturdays during assessment periods, although only if completely necessary.

Within the general framework of teaching activities, two basic models are employed:

  • Open semester calendar (Calendario con semestres abiertos): The extraordinary examination diet for first and second semesters will be scheduled at the end of the academic year, once the ordinary examination diet of the second semester has concluded.

  • Closed semester calendar (Calendario con semestres cerrados): The extraordinary examination diet for each semester will be scheduled after that semester’s ordinary examination diet, in line with the specific dates provided in the corresponding academic calendar.

Specific schedules for each of these models are detailed below.

  • The Undergraduate Dissertation (TFG) and Work Placement (PE) are also subject to ordinary and extraordinary assessment periods in the dates provided by each faculty or school board. However, the faculty and school boards must ensure their teaching staff submit the Undergraduate Dissertation (TFG) and Work Placement (PE) marks in line with the following deadlines, for both the ordinary and extraordinary assessment periods (respectively):

  • Open semester model: 15 June and 20 July 2018.

  • Closed semester model: 27 June and 20 July 2018.

In exceptional circumstances, and following prior authorization from the Vice-Rectorate for Teaching and Learning, the deadline for submission of the corresponding marks for the Undergraduate Dissertation and Work Placement obtained in the extraordinary assessment period may be postponed until 7 September 2018.

  •  Any modification to the academic calendars must be approved by each faculty or school board and the Vice-Rectorate for Teaching and Learning.

 

Academic calendar: closed semesters

Academic calendar: open semesters