Postgraduate

Key Dates and Deadlines

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

Dates and deadlines of the application process are published below. Applicants should note that these dates and deadlines apply to courses delivered on site at Queen Mary University of London. The dates and deadlines for our Distance Learning courses may vary. Please contact the Admissions team directly via email to pgtadmissions@qmul.ac.uk for further information. 

You are encouraged to apply as early as possible to allow sufficient time for your application to be considered. In the event that a course becomes full, we will no longer be able to consider applications. We will update the relevant course pages on our Taught Programme Finder as soon as possible in such instances. 

In addition to the deadlines specified below, some programmes have specific application deadlines - please check the relevant course pages on our Taught Programme Finder to check if there is an earlier deadline for the programme/s of interest to you. If no deadline is specified then the below deadlines will apply.  

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

Any applicant who is not a European Economic Area or Swiss national, applying a Taught Postgraduate 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. 

Key Dates and Deadlines for 2020 Entry

September 2020 entry

September 2020 entry 

Monday 30 September 2019 

Taught Postgraduate applications for entry in September 2020 open 

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.  

Wednesday 18 March 2020 

Postgraduate Open Evening 

Please see our Postgraduate Open Evening page for further information. 

March 2020 

Accommodation Applications Open 

For further information, please visit our Accommodation pages. 

Tuesday 30 June 2020 

Deadline for Accommodation Applications 

Monday 20 July 2020 

ATAS deadline 
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 have earlier application deadlines - please check the relevant course pages on our Taught Programme Finder to 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 Taught Postgraduate course must be submitted by this date.  

Monday 7 September 2020 

Deadline for Postgraduate Distance Learning Applications 

Applications from all applicants wishing to study a Postgraduate Distance Learning course must be submitted by this date.  

Monday 14 September - Friday 18 September 2020 

Enrolment Week 

All students joining Queen Mary University of London will be expected to complete their enrolment. Further information will be published on our New Students pages during Summer 2020.  

Monday 21 September 2020 

Teaching begins 

Friday 25 September 2020 

Deposit deadline 

Applicants holding an offer for any of our postgraduate taught programmes which require a tuition fee deposit will be required to pay their deposit by this deadline. Applicants will not be issued with their CAS or be able to pre-enrol until the deposit is paid. 

Friday 2 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. 

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Deferral deadline

If you would like to defer your place to January 2021 or September 2021, please inform the Postgraduate Admissions team by this deadline. 

Friday 8 January 2021 

CAS deadline 

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. 

Friday 5 February 2021 

Latest arrival date 

Any students who enrolled and started their studies in September 2020 are expected to arrive by this date.

January 2021 entry

Friday 5 June 2020

Taught Postgraduate applications open

Thursday 24 December 2020 – Monday 4 January 2021

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.

Course start date: 4 January 2021

Saturday 14 November 2020

Application deadline

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

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Application deadline

Advised deadline for Postgraduate Home/EU applicants.

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Deposit deadline

Applicants holding on offer for any of our postgraduate taught programmes which require a tuition fee deposit will be required to pay their deposit by this deadline.

Friday 11 December 2020

CAS deadline
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.

Monday 4 January 2021

Enrolment

All students joining Queen Mary University of London will be expected to complete their enrolment.

Monday 25 January 2021

Latest enrolment deadline

Any students joining Queen Mary University of London 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.

Saturday 20 February 2021

Deferral deadline

If you would like to defer your place to September 2021, please inform the Postgraduate Admissions team by this deadline. 

Course start date: 18 January 2021

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Application deadline

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

Monday 21 December 2020

Application deadline

Advised deadline for Postgraduate Home/EU applicants.

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Deposit deadline

Applicants holding on offer for any of our postgraduate taught programmes which require a tuition fee deposit will be required to pay their deposit by this deadline.

Friday 8 January 2021

CAS deadline

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.

Monday 18 January 2021

Enrolment

All students joining Queen Mary University of London will be expected to complete their enrolment.

Friday 5 February 2021

Latest enrolment deadline

Any students joining Queen Mary University of London 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.