Key dates and deadlines for postgraduate courses

This page lists the standard key dates and deadlines for applications to postgraduate courses.

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September 2022 entry
Wednesday 15 September 2021 Applications open for courses starting in September 2022
Friday 24 December 2021–Monday 3 January 2022 (inclusive) University closed for Christmas
End of May 2022 For applicants who need a visa to study in the UK, CAS application begins
Monday 15 August 2022 If your course requires ATAS clearance, we advise you to apply for ATAS clearance by this date (it will take at least 20 working days for your ATAS application to be processed)
Monday 29 August 2022 Last date to request a deferral to September 2023 entry. You can request a deferral via your online application. We're not able to consider deferral requests for applications to courses using our staged admissions process.
Monday 29 August 2022 Last date to apply for a postgraduate course if you'll need a visa to study in the UK
Friday 2 September 2022 Online Module Selection opens in the Pre-Registration system for those students who are required to choose approved modules
Monday 5 September 2022 We advise you to apply for your CAS number by this date. We'll only arrange a CAS number for you after this date if you're using a priority visa application service, or will be applying for your visa from within the UK. Please note that you need to meet any offer conditions before we can arrange your CAS number.
Friday 9 September 2022 (17:00 British Summer Time) Applications close for September 2022 entry
Monday 12–Friday 16 September 2022 Orientation Week
Monday 19 September 2022 Last date to let us know that you've met any offer conditions. If you'll need a visa to study in the UK, please note that you need to meet any offer conditions before you apply for your CAS number, and we advise you to apply for your CAS number by Monday 5 September 2022.
Monday 19–Friday 23 September 2022 Intro Week, including registration at the University
Monday 26 September 2022 Teaching begins
Monday 17 October 2022 Last start date to register for most courses (exceptions are listed on our New Students webpages)
February 2023 entry (selected courses only)
Wednesday 15 September 2021 Applications open for courses starting in February 2023
October 2022 For applicants who need a visa to study in the UK, CAS application begins
Monday 19 December 2022 If your course requires ATAS clearance, we advise you to apply for ATAS clearance by this date (it will take at least 20 working days for your ATAS application to be processed)
Monday 26 December 2022–Monday 2 January 2023 (inclusive) University closed for Christmas
Tuesday 3 January 2023 Last date to apply for a postgraduate course if you'll need a visa to study in the UK
Monday 9 January 2023 We advise you to apply for your CAS number by this date. We'll only arrange a CAS number for you after this date if you're using a priority visa application service, or will be applying for your visa from within the UK. Please note that you need to meet any offer conditions before we can arrange your CAS number.
Friday 13 January 2023 (17:00 Greenwich Mean Time) Applications close for February 2023 entry
Monday 23 January 2023 Last date to let us know that you've met any offer conditions. If you'll need a visa to study in the UK, please note that you need to meet any offer conditions before you apply for your CAS number, and we advise you to apply for your CAS number by Monday 9 January 2023.
Monday 6 February 2023 Teaching begins
Monday 27 February 2023 Last date to register for most courses
September 2023 entry
Thursday 15 September 2022 Applications open for courses starting in September 2023
Monday 26 December 2022–Monday 2 January 2023 (inclusive) University closed for Christmas
June 2023 For applicants who need a visa to study in the UK, CAS application begins
Monday 14 August 2023 If your course requires ATAS clearance, we advise you to apply for ATAS clearance by this date (it will take at least 20 working days for your ATAS application to be processed)
Monday 28 August 2023 Last date to request a deferral to September 2023 entry. You can request a deferral via your online application. We're not able to consider deferral requests for applications to courses using our staged admissions process.
Monday 28 August 2023 Last date to apply for a postgraduate course if you'll need a visa to study in the UK
Early September 2023 Online Module Selection opens in the Pre-Registration system for those students who are required to choose approved modules
Monday 4 September 2023 We advise you to apply for your CAS number by this date. We'll only arrange a CAS number for you after this date if you're using a priority visa application service, or will be applying for your visa from within the UK. Please note that you need to meet any offer conditions before we can arrange your CAS number.
Friday 8 September 2023 (17:00 British Summer Time) Applications close for September 2023 entry
Monday 11–Friday 15 September 2023 Orientation Week
Monday 18 September 2023 Last date to let us know that you've met any offer conditions. If you'll need a visa to study in the UK, please note that you need to meet any offer conditions before you apply for your CAS number, and we advise you to apply for your CAS number by Monday 4 September 2023.
Monday 18–Friday 22 September 2023 Intro Week, including registration at the University
Monday 25 September 2023 Teaching begins
Monday 16 October 2023 Last start date to register for most courses (exceptions are listed on our New Students webpages)

A few courses starting in September use different dates from those listed. If this is the case for your course, it will be indicated on our webpages and/or in your offer letter.

If you're applying to a course that uses our staged admissions process, you should also consult the additional/alternative deadlines listed on our dedicated website:

Staged admissions for postgraduate taught course applications

If your course starts at a different time of year, these dates will not apply to your application. However, we would advise you to follow an equivalent timescale for your start date, for example by applying for your CAS number no later than three weeks before your course starts.

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