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Postgraduate

Key Dates and Deadlines

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. 

September 2020 entry

  • Application deadlines

Friday 4 September 2020 - Deadline for postgraduate overseas applications to programmes within Humanities and Social Science and Science and Engineering.

Friday 11 September 2020 - Deadline for postgraduate Home/EU applicatiions, distance learning programmes and postgraduate overseas applications to programmes within the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

  • Monday 14 September 2020 - Enrolment begins. Please visit our New Students pages for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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 30 October 2020 - Latest enrolment deadline. Any students joining Queen Mary University must have enrolled by this date. Some programmes have an extented enrolment deadline. Please see information below.
  • Friday 8 January 2021 - CAS deadline. Any overseas applicants applying for a visa overseas must request their CAS by this date.
  • Friday 5 Feburary - 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 - Applications for taught postgraduate programmes for entry in January 2021 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.

For courses starting on Monday 4 January 2021:

  • Application deadlines

Saturday 14 November 2020 - Advised deadline for postgraduate overseas applications

Wednesday 2 December 2020 - Advised deadline for postgraduate Home/EU applications

  • Wednesday 9 December 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.
  • Friday 11 December 2020 - CAS deadline. Any overseas applicants applying for a visa overseas must request a CAS by 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. 

For courses starting on Monday 18 January 2021:

  • Application deadlines

Tuesday 1 December 2020 - Advised deadline for postgraduate overseas applications

Monday 21 December 2020 - Advised deadline for postgraduate Home/EU applications

  • Wednesday 6 January 2021 - Deposit deadlineApplicants 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. Any overseas applicants applying for a visa overseas must request a CAS by 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.

September 2021 Entry

  • Monday 5 October 2020 - Applications for taught postgraduate applications for entry in September 2021 open
  • Thursday 24 December 2020 - Friday 1 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.
  • March 2021 - Applications for accomodation open.
  • Wednesday 30 June 2021 - Deadline for accommodation applications
  • Monday 19 July 2021 - ATAS deadline. Advised deadline for postgraduate overseas students who will require an ATAS certificate.
  • Applications deadlines. Please note some programmes have earlier application deadlines. Please check the relevant course page for information. 

Friday 3 September 2021 - Deadline for postgraduate overseas applications

Friday 10 September 2021 - Deadline for postgraduate distance learning applications and postgraduate Home applications

  • Monday 20 September 2021 - Teaching begins
  • Monday 4 October 2021 - Provisional latest enrolment deadline. Any students joing Queen Mary University must have enrolled by this date/ The confirmed latest date of enrolment will be published by January 2021.
  • Friday 8 October 2021 - Deferral deadline. If you would like to defer your place to January 2022 or September 2022, please inform the Postgraduate Admissions team by this deadline.