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 2019 entry and October 2019 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 2019 Entry

February 2018

Postgraduate Research applications for entry in January 2019 open

Wednesday 13
February 2019

Postgraduate Open Evening

Please see our Open Events pages for further information.

March 2018

Accommodation Applications Open

For further information, please visit our Accommodation pages.

Early September
2019

Late Postgraduate Open Day

Applicants should note that this date will be confirmed in Summer 2019.  Please see our Open Events pages for further information.

Friday 19
October 2018

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

Wednesday 7
November 2018

PhD Open Evening

Please see our Open Events pages for further information.

Friday 30
November 2018

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 7
December 2018

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 7
December 2018

Deadline for Postgraduate Home / EU Applications

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

Monday 24 
December 2018 – Wednesday 2 
January 2019

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 7
January 2019

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 2019. 

Friday 18
January 2019

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

October 2019 Entry

Monday 24 
September 2018

Postgraduate Research applications for entry in October 2019 open

Wednesday 7
 November 2018

PhD Open Evening

Please see our Open Events pages for further information.

Monday 24
December 2018 – Wednesday 2  January 2019

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. 

Wednesday 13
February 2019

Postgraduate Open Evening

Please see our Open Events pages for further information.

March 2019

Accommodation Applications Open

For further information, please visit our Accommodation pages.

Monday 22
July 2019

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

Monday 2
September 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 Applying for a PhD and vacancy pages and check if there is an earlier deadline for the programme/s of interest to you. 

Early September 2019

Late Postgraduate Open Day

Applicants should note that this date will be confirmed in Summer 2019.  Please see our Open Events pages for further information.

Monday 9
September 2019

Deadline for Postgraduate Home / EU Applications

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

Monday 9
September 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.

September 2019

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 2019. 

Monday 14
October 2019

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