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MSc Year Planner January 2021 Full Time

MSc Year Planner January 2021 Full Time

Example Year Planner (January)

This example year planner outlines the structure and key periods of assessment for January entry one-year MSc programmes. We hope that social distancing requirements will ease after January 2021. If that were to happen, we will deliver all educational activities face-to-face between January and the end of your programme.

Please note: information on this page is subject to change.

12 Month Programme/Module Structure

Enrolment and pre-sessionals - 18-22 January 2021

  • College enrolment will normally take place on 18 January 2021 - Information on enrolment procedures will be sent to you by Academic Registry.
  • Induction events and pre-sessional maths and statistic classes will be held over a one-week period from Monday 18 - Friday 22 January 2021.
  • A draft programme of induction events will be available on a special Induction section of the website later in the summer

Teaching Period: 25 January - 16 April 2021 (12 weeks)

  • 25 January 2021: Start of your first teaching period. During this period, you will be attending lectures and tutorials.
  • 8-12 March 2021: Reading week
  • 16 April 2020: Semester ends.

3-week study break

  • 10 May -21 May – 2 weeks: Examinations for modules in the first semester.

Teaching Period:  24 May – 13 August 2021 – 12 weeks

  • 24 May 2021: Start of second period of teaching. During this period you will be attending lectures and tutorials
  • 24 May 2021 (CFA Pathway students Only): CFA Training
  • 5 – 9 July: Reading week
  • 13 August 2021: Semester ends.

2 week study break

  • 30 August - 10 September: Examinations for modules in the first semester

Writing Up Period: 10 September - 17 December 2021

During this period, you will have up to four meetings with both supervisors and Teaching Assistants.

  • September (exact dates TBC): CFA Training for CFA Pathway students (one-week intense course)
  • November (exact dates TBC): resit period for students needing to resit an exam from either teaching period.
  • 17 December 2021: Dissertation submission
  • Summer 2022: Graduation ceremonies. Many MSc students return to Queen Mary University of London for a graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievement with family and friends.