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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.  

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. 

September 2020 entry

If you joined your course in September 2020 and have been studying online, you are expected to arrive on site by 5 February 2021. If you require a visa and have not yet applied for your CAS or used a CAS that has been issued to you, the following deadlines apply:

  • Friday 8 January 2021 - CAS deadline. Any overseas applicants applying for a visa overseas must request their CAS by this date.
  • Friday 5 Feburary 2021 - Latest arrival date. Any students who enrolled and started their studies in September 2020 are expected to arrive by this date.

Please note that, if you are unable to travel to London by 5 February 2021, you may request an extension to the latest arrival date. Your request will be considered by the Head of your School and extensions will be granted only where approved by the Head of School. Please complete the relevant application form to request an extension.

January 2021 entry

Information about joining your January start programme

Travelling to our campus

Under the new UK Government restrictions, travelling within the UK is not advised except under special circumstances. These special circumstances include provision for students. If you do not have access to adequate facilities to study, including access to IT facilities and the internet, you can travel to join us.

Regarding our international students, we realise that some of you will already have started travelling, or will find it is too late to change your plans. If you are still able to rearrange your travel plans, you can do so and join us on campus at a later date.

If you have already arrived in the UK, or if you are a home student who has already moved to your term-time accommodation, the UK Government advises that you should remain in your accommodation rather than travel to another location.

Date students need to join us on campus

As soon as Government guidance allows us to do so, we will move to a blended learning approach, which will include in-person teaching on campus. When that moment arrives, we look forward to welcoming you onto our campuses. We will keep you updated over the coming weeks. For students who require a visa to join us and are unable to travel to us at that point, you will still be able to fully engage with your programme online. The point at which you will need to join us on campus is different depending on your programme:

  • For Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) and Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) programmes across all Schools, your latest arrival date is 29 March
  • For 12 month Masters programmes in our School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, your latest arrival date is 30 May
  • For 9 month accelerated Masters programmes in our School of Law and our School of Economics and Finance, your latest arrival date is also 30 May
  • For 12 month Masters programmes in our School of Business and Management, School of Economics and Finance, School of Law, and School of Mathematical Sciences, your latest arrival date is 20 September

Regarding your visa, if you have already been issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number or used your CAS number to apply for a visa, we will update the Home Office by 15 January with the latest arrival date for your programme. If you have any questions or want to discuss your CAS, please contact cas-admissions@qmul.ac.uk.

For applications to MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence only:

  • Monday 7 December 2020 – Application deadline. This is the last date for submission of complete applications. Incomplete applications, e.g. where qualification documents are missing, will only be considered exceptionally.
  • Friday 11 December 2020 - Deposit deadline. Applicants holding an offer will be required to pay their deposit by this deadline.
  • Monday 4 January 2021 - Enrolment. All students joining Queen Mary University of London will be expected to complete their enrolment. This process takes place online.
  • Friday 8 January 2021 - Latest enrolment deadline. Extensions to the latest enrolment deadline for this course will not be granted as teaching starts at 9am on Monday 11 January.
  • Saturday 20 February 2021 - Deferral deadline. If you would like to defer your place to September 2021, please inform the Postgraduate Admissions team using the deferral request process in your applicant portal by this deadline.
  • Friday 5 March 2021 - CAS deadline. Any overseas applicants applying for a visa overseas must request a CAS by this date.

 

For courses starting on Monday 11 January 2021 and Monday 18 January 2021:

  • Monday 4 January 2021 – Application deadline. This is the last date for submission of complete applications. Incomplete applications, e.g. where qualification documents are missing, will only be considered exceptionally.
  • Friday 8 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.
  • Monday 18 January 2021 - Enrolment. All students joining Queen Mary University of London will be expected to complete their enrolment. This is an online process.
  • Monday 8 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.
  • Saturday 20 February 2021 - Deferral deadline. If you would like to defer your place to September 2021, please inform the Postgraduate Admissions team using the deferral request process in your applicant portal by this deadline.
  • Friday 5 March 2021 - CAS deadline. Any overseas applicants applying for a visa overseas must request a CAS by this date.

September 2021 Entry

  • Monday 5 October 2020 - Applications for taught postgraduate applications for entry in September 2021 open
  • Monday 21 December - 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.
  • March 2021 - Applications for accommodation 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 joining 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.