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 2021 entry
Monday 14 September 2020 Applications open for courses starting in September 2021
Monday 21 December 2020–Friday 1 January 2021 (inclusive) University closed for Christmas
Tuesday 1 June 2021 For applicants who need a visa to study in the UK, CAS application begins
Monday 16 August 2021 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 30 August 2021 Last date to request a deferral to September 2022 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 30 August 2021 Last date to apply for a postgraduate course if you'll need a visa to study in the UK
Monday 6 September 2021 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 10 September 2021 (17:00 British Summer Time) Applications close for September 2021 entry
Monday 13–Friday 17 September 2021 Orientation Week
Monday 20 September 2021 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 6 September 2021.
Monday 20–Friday 24 September 2021 Intro Week, including registration at the University
Monday 27 September 2021 Teaching begins
Monday 18 October 2021 Last date to register at the University
February 2022 entry (selected courses only)
Monday 14 September 2020 Applications open for courses starting in February 2022
October 2021 For applicants who need a visa to study in the UK, CAS application begins
Monday 20 December 2021 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)
Friday 24 December 2021–Monday 3 January 2022 (inclusive) University closed for Christmas
Tuesday 4 January 2022 Last date to apply for a postgraduate course if you'll need a visa to study in the UK
Monday 10 January 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 14 January 2022 (17:00 Greenwich Mean Time) Applications close for February 2022 entry
Monday 24 January 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 10 January 2022.
Monday 7 February 2022 Teaching begins
Monday 28 February 2022 Last date to register at the University
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
Wednesday 1 June 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
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 date to register at the University

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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