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 Postgraduate Admissions team 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.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Application deadlines
Please note some programmes have earlier application deadlines. Please check the relevant course page for information.
Friday 03 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 Welcome Week begins 
Monday 27 September 2021 Teaching begins
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.
Latest enrolment deadlines
Friday 8 October 2021

For taught postgraduate programmes in the following Schools and Institutes:

  • School of Economics and Finance
  • School of Politics and International Relations
  • School of Geography
  • School of Languages, Linguistics and Film
  • School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
  • School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
  • School of Engineering and Materials Science
  • Barts Cancer Institute
  • Blizard Institute
  • Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine
  • Institute of Dentistry
  • Institute of Health Sciences Education
  • Institute of Population Health Sciences

Please note you must provide your documents for confirmation by Monday 4 October 2021 and accept your unconditional offer by Tuesday 5 October 2021.

Friday 15 October 2021

For taught postgraduate programmes in the following Schools:

  • Centre for Commercial Law Studies
  • School of English and Drama
  • School of Physics and Astronomy
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Mathematical Sciences
  • William Harvey Research Institute

Please note you must provide your documents for confirmation by Monday 11 October 2021 and accept your unconditional offer by Tuesday 12 October 2021.

Monday 17 January 2022  Latest CAS request deadline
Friday 15 October 2021

Equal consideration deadline for applications to all postgraduate taught programmes within the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science starting in January 2022

We will give equal consideration to all applications received by 15 October 2021. We may still accept applications received after this date, but will not be able to offer a place if the programme is full.

Monday 15 November 2021

Deadline for postgraduate Overseas applications
Applications from overseas applicants requiring a Student Route 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.

Wednesday 05 January 2022

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 04 January 2022

Deadline for postgraduate Home and Distance Learning applications
Applications from Home applicants wishing to join a Taught Postgraduate course and all applicants wishing to study a Distance Learning course must be submitted by this date.  

Monday 17 January 2022 

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 17 January 2022 - Friday 21 January 2022 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 2021.  
Monday 24 January 2022 Teaching begins 
Friday 4 February 2022 Latest enrolment deadline
Any students joining Queen Mary University must have enrolled by this date. The confirmed latest date of enrolment will be published during Summer 2021.
Monday 7 February 2022

Deferral deadlineIf you would like to defer your place to September 2022, please inform the Postgraduate Admissions team by this deadline.

Latest arrival dateAny students who enrolled and started their studies in January 2022 are expected to arrive by this date.

Monday 04 October 2021 Applications for taught postgraduate programmes for entry in September 2022 open
Monday 20 December 2021 - Monday 03 January 2022 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 2022 Applications for accommodation open
Wednesday 29 June 2022 Deadline for accommodation applications
Monday 18 July 2022 ATAS deadline
ATAS deadline. Advised deadline for postgraduate overseas students who will require an ATAS certificate
Application deadlines Please note some programmes may have an earlier application deadline. Please check the relevant course page for information.
Friday 02 September 2022 Deadline for postgraduate Overseas applications
Friday 09 September 2022 Deadline for postgraduate distance learning applications and postgraduate Home applications 
Monday 19 September 2022 Welcome Week begins 
Monday 26 September 2022 Teaching begins
Friday 7 October 2022 Deferral deadline. If you would like to defer your place to January 2023 or September 2023, please inform the Postgraduate Admissions team by this deadline.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

Any applicant, who is not a European Economic Area national or national of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland or the United States, applying for 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.

Arrival on campus in the UK

All students

We encourage you to travel to the UK as soon as you can do so.  There are huge benefits to attending our campus and you should make every effort to join us in person to make the most of your educational, social, and cultural experience at QMUL, in London and in the UK.

What if I can’t join my programme in-person immediately?

Given the ongoing global pandemic, we anticipate that some students may face difficulties joining us immediately. To mitigate this, in most cases, you will be able to begin your studies online. Students who started our programmes online last year had a great experience doing so. Some programmes, due to regulatory, statutory, professional, or practical reasons, cannot be taught entirely online. If you are joining any of the following programmes, you must join the programme in person by the deadline specified:

Friday 17 September 2021 - MA History and MA History of Political Thought and Intellectual History

Friday 8th October 2021 - Programmes within the Institute of Dentistry

Friday 15th October 2021 - Programmes within the Blizard Institute

Monday 7th February 2022 - All other programmes

Your School or Institute will contact you if you are joining any of the above programmes. If you are unable to join the programme in person by the specified deadline, you should contact the School or Institute as a matter of urgency to discuss your options.

For more information about arriving in the UK, please visit our New Students webpages.