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

Monday 30th September 2019

Taught Postgraduate applications for entry in September 2020 open

Friday 20th December 2019

Deadline for students with a January 6th course start date to request a CAS number for an overseas visa

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.

Tuesday 24th December 2019 – Thursday 2nd 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. 

Friday 10th January 2020

Deadline for students with a January 20th course start date to request a CAS number for an overseas visa

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.

Wednesday 18th 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.

Friday 19th June 2020

Latest date for issuing a joint CAS for the 9 week pre-sessional English Language course

Offer holders on the nine week pre-sessional English Language programme must hold an unconditional offer on their main programme of study by this date, in order to apply for a joint CAS.  

Monday 20th July 2020

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

Friday 17th July 2020

Latest date for issuing a joint CAS for the 5 week pre-sessional English Language course

Offer holders on the five week pre-sessional English Language programme must hold an unconditional offer on their main programme of study by this date, in order to apply for a joint CAS.  

Monday 31st 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. 

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Deadline for paying university fee deposit for overseas students requiring a CAS

Applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa must pay their deposit by midnight on this date.

Monday 7th 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 7th 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 7th September 2020

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 14th September - Friday 18th September 2020

Enrolment Week

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 Students pages during Summer 2020. 

Monday 21st September 2020

Teaching begins

Monday 5th 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.