Key dates and deadlines for postgraduate taught courses

This page lists the standard key dates and deadlines for applications to postgraduate taught courses at the University of Sheffield. Open the tabs below to find the dates for each year of entry.

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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 CAS application begins
Friday 11 September 2020 (17:00 British Summer Time) Applications close for 2020 entry
Monday 14 September 2020 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
Friday 25 December 2020–Friday 1 January 2021 (inclusive) University closed for Christmas
TO BE CONFIRMED CAS application begins
Monday 16 August 2021 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. For most courses, you can request a deferral via your online application.
Monday 30 August 2021 Last date to apply 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 use different dates from those listed. If this is the case for your course, it will be indicated in the course listing on our webpages and/or in your offer letter.

Postgraduate taught courses

If you are 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 applications

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