Key dates and deadlines for postgraduate courses
This page lists the standard key dates and deadlines for applications to postgraduate courses starting at the beginning of the academic year in the autumn.
- October 2020 entry
September/October 2019 Applications open for courses starting in September/October 2020 Wednesday 25 December 2019–Wednesday 1 January 2020 (inclusive) University closed for Christmas July 2020 For applicants who need a visa to study in the UK, CAS application begins Friday 11 September 2020 (17:00 British Summer Time) Applications close for 2020 entry Monday 14 September 2020 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) Wednesday 30 September 2020 Last date to request a deferral to 2021 entry. For most courses, you can request a deferral via your online application. Monday 19 October 2020 You should aim to meet any offer conditions by this date Monday 19–23 October 2020 Orientation Monday 26 October 2020 Teaching begins Monday 2 November 2020 Last date to register at the University
- 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 TO BE CONFIRMED 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 2022 entry. You can request a deferral via your online application. We are 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 will 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 will only arrange a CAS number for you after this date if you are using a priority visa application service, or will be applying for your visa from within the UK. Friday 10 September 2021 (17:00 British Summer Time) Applications close for 2021 entry Monday 13–Friday 17 September 2021 Orientation Week Monday 20 September 2021 Last date to let us know that you have met any offer conditions 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
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:
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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