Postgraduate

Key Dates and Deadlines

You can apply online for all our Postgraduate Research programmes (doctorate or PhD). This page outlines the key dates and deadlines for both Home/ European and International students applying to Queen Mary University of London. 

Most PhD programmes at Queen Mary start in September-October or January each year. Enrolment at different points in the year may be possible, for example, where funding for a specific project starts mid-year.  A small number of students start their programmes in late Spring (April/May).

If a non-standard start date is approved, please note that enrolment must be completed within two weeks of the programme start date.

Please see the tables below for key dates and deadlines for January 2020 entry.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

Any applicant who is not a European Economic Area or Swiss national, applying for a Postgraduate Research course, may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) security certificate.

If you require an ATAS security certificate, you will need to obtain your ATAS certificate, before requesting a CAS. Queen Mary University of London will not issue a CAS until your ATAS certificate has been obtained. Applicants should note, during busy periods, it can take up to six weeks to receive your ATAS security certificate. 

January 2020 Entry

February 2019

Postgraduate Research applications for entry in January 2020 open

Wednesday 13
February 2019

Postgraduate Open Evening

Please see our Open Evening pages for further information

March 2019

Accommodation Applications Open

For further information, please visit our Accommodation pages.

May 8 2019

Virtual Open Day

Please see our Open Evening pages for further information

September 4 
2019

Late Postgraduate Open Day

Please see our Open Evening pages for further information

Friday 18
October 2019

Advised deadline for Postgraduate overseas applicants who will require an ATAS certificate. Please request your ATAS certificate before this date.


Wednesday 6 November 2019

PhD Open Evening

Please see our Open Evening pages for further information

Friday 29
November 2019

Deadline for Postgraduate Overseas Applications

Applications from overseas applicants requiring a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK must be submitted by this date. Some programmes and studentships have earlier application deadlines - please see our

Friday 6
December 2019

Latest date for students applying for a visa overseas to request a CAS number

Any overseas applicants applying for a visa overseas who require a CAS must request their CAS within sufficient time. A CAS will generally not be issued after this date and any issued will be done so on a case by case basis.

Friday 6
December 2019

Deadline for Postgraduate Home / EU Applications

Applications from Home / EU applicants wishing to join a Postgraduate course must be submitted by this date. 

Tuesday 24 
December 2019 – Thursday 2 
January 2020

University Christmas Closure

Online applications may be submitted during this period. We will endeavour to respond to applicant enquiries and process newly submitted applications as soon as possible upon reopening in January. 

Monday 6
January 2020

Enrolment

All students joining Queen Mary University (excluding those on Distance Learning programmes) will be expected to attend an Enrolment session to complete their enrolment. Further information will be published on our New Student pages during Summer 2020. 

Friday 17
January 2020

Latest enrolment deadline

Any students joining Queen Mary University must have enrolled by this date. Extensions beyond this date may be agreed on a case by case basis, subject to the discretion of the academic school. 

Requests for deferred entry should be sent to researchadmissions@qmul.ac.uk

September 2020 Entry

Monday 30 
September 2019

Postgraduate Research applications for entry in September 2020 open

Wednesday 6
 November 2019

PhD Open Evening

Please see our Open Evening pages for further information.

Tuesday 24
December 2019 – Thursday 2 January 2020

University Christmas Closure

Online applications may be submitted during this period. We will endeavour to respond to applicant enquiries and process newly submitted applications as soon as possible upon reopening in January. 

March 2020

Accommodation Applications Open

For further information, please visit our Accommodation pages.

Monday 20
July 2020

Advised deadline for Postgraduate overseas applicants who will require an ATAS certificate. Please request your ATAS certificate before this date.

Monday 31
August 2020

Deadline for Postgraduate Overseas Applications

Applications from overseas applicants requiring a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK must be submitted by this date. Some programmes and studentships have earlier application deadlines - please see our Applying for a PhD and vacancy pages and check if there is an earlier deadline for the programme/s of interest to you. 

Monday 7
September 2020

Deadline for Postgraduate Home / EU Applications

Applications from Home / EU applicants wishing to join a Postgraduate course must be submitted by this date. 

Monday 7
September 2020

Latest date for students applying for a visa overseas to request a CAS number

Any overseas applicants applying for a visa overseas who require a CAS must request their CAS within sufficient time. We will not normally issue a CAS to anyone applying after this date.

September 2020

Enrolment

All students joining Queen Mary University (excluding those on Distance Learning programmes) will be expected to attend an Enrolment session to complete their enrolment. Further information will be published on our New Student pages during Summer 2020. 

Monday 5
October 2020

Latest Enrolment Deadline

Any students joining Queen Mary University must have enrolled by this date. Extensions beyond this date may be agreed on a case by case basis, subject to the discretion of the academic school.

Requests for deferred entry should be sent to researchadmissions@qmul.ac.uk