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Queen Mary offers dual start dates for a range of its most popular postgraduate courses and moves to blended education for the first semester

Queen Mary University of London is pleased to announce additional January start dates for some of its most popular postgraduate programmes, across 30 subject areas. These start dates will be open to existing and new applicants.

We look forward to welcoming new and existing students to our campuses in September. Recognising that travel restrictions may still be in place, from September to January we will offer a ‘blended’ education model to ensure that all of our students can access their education, whether or not they are able to travel to London.

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Students opposite Canalside on our Mile End campus
Students opposite Canalside on our Mile End campus

To provide extra flexibility for postgraduate students, Queen Mary will now offer a choice of start date for a range of major postgraduate programmes. These programmes will have dual intakes1, so students can choose whether to start in September, or in January 2021 if this better fits their personal circumstances.

For our first semester we will offer world-class online provision, supplemented by face-to-face campus-based educational activities for those who are able to travel to our campuses. All face-to-face educational activities will have undergone risk assessments to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and the wider Queen Mary community: our top priority.

For students able to join us on campus in September, we will ensure that our premises and activities follow government guidance and that we are Covid-19 secure. With this in mind, we are re-configuring our campuses – including our lecture theatres and other learning spaces, our libraries, and our study and social spaces – to ensure that we can all maintain social distancing and the hygiene standards necessary to mitigate the risk of coronavirus. 

With students from over 160 countries, we are one of the most internationally diverse institutions in the world, and we know that travel to London may not be possible in all cases. We have therefore taken these steps to ensure that all students can fully engage in their education at Queen Mary and with the Queen Mary community. 

Wherever our students are when they start their course in September, they will be part of a vibrant community with access to a wide range of social activities and our excellent alumni network, e-mentoring and careers services. 

Queen Mary continues to monitor the situation in relation to the global coronavirus pandemic and follow UK Government advice. We are keeping our offer holders up-to-date with the latest information via our weekly e-mail newsletters and in the coming weeks we will be holding a series of webinars for prospective students to share more information about learning opportunities and life at Queen Mary. 

For a full list of programmes where a January start is possible and how to apply please visit our website at

1With the exception of MSc Finance and MSc Behavioural Finance which will offer a January start date only.

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