Postgraduate taught application deadlines

Application deadlines for postgraduate programmes commencing in November 2020 and January 2021 have been extended where vacancies are available.

November 2020

  • International applicants: 28 September 2020 (Exceptions apply for certain high demand programmes. See programme webpage for details)
  • UK/EU applicants: 19 October 2020

January 2021

  • UK/EU applicants: 15 December 2020

Deadline for accepting an offer

If you receive an offer for a place on a postgraduate taught programme, the deadline for accepting will be stated in your offer letter (it is typically 4 weeks).

Your deadline for acceptance and payment of deposit (if required) should be viewable in Applicant Self Service

Missing the required documents for your application

If your university has delayed examinations you may be unable to send your degree certificate. 

As evidence of completion of degree study, we can accept either

  • your final transcript


  • a screenshot of your final transcript and a letter from your University confirming that your degree has been completed.

Documents can be sent as scans and uploaded to Applicant Self Service. All qualification documents should include:

  • Your Name
  • Your Date of Birth
  • Date of Award
  • Name of Award
  • Grade, GPA or classification
  • Name of Institution or Awarding Body

Deferring your place

The deadline for requesting a deferral to 2021/22 has now passed for all 2020 applicants. 

The deadline has also passed for postgraduate students wishing to defer starting their programme from September 2020 to January 2021.

Scholarships and deferrals

If you have deferred from September 2020 to January 2021, and are in receipt of a scholarship offer, you will not lose your scholarship if you decide to defer. It can be moved to your January start date.

However, all scholarship deferral requests need to be actioned by the Scholarship Team, so please contact

If you choose to defer your start to the following academic year, you will lose your scholarship offer and need to re-apply alongside other applicants for the 2021/22 academic year.

Deposit refunds

If you have paid a deposit and are now unable to join our 2020/21 programmes, please send your refund requests to: