Application, reply and CAS deadlines

These are the application, reply, supporting documents and CAS deadlines in our master's application process for October entry.

Application and supporting documents deadlines

All students

Latest date for submission of new applications* 6 September
Latest date for submission of supporting documents to meet offer conditions in full (including ATAS where required) 6 September

New applications submitted between 1 and 6 September will only be considered if all supporting documents are submitted at the same time, allowing for a fast-track assessment of the application.

* Please note: programmes which require a portfolio or piece of creative writing take longer to be assessed, so new applications should be made no later than 23 August.

New applications or supporting documents to meet offer conditions submitted after 6 September will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will only be accepted if places still exist on the programme and there is sufficient time to process the application, confirm results and issue a CAS to ensure the student’s arrival in time for the start of term.

High-demand programmes

High-demand programmes can reach their maximum offer limit some time before the above date, so may stop making offers at an earlier point in the admissions process. This is particularly so if the programme intake numbers are constrained by external accreditation. You are therefore recommended to submit your application as soon as possible to ensure you are not disappointed.

Applicants for MA User Experience and Service Design and MSc User Experience Design from China should note special application deadline information here.

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) deadlines

International students

Latest date CAS issued to students for campus-based 6- week Pre-sessional programme (any students who have not met all other offer conditions by this date will be issued with a CAS to cover the Pre-sessional programme only) 15 July
Latest date for payment of CAS deposit by Flywire  8 September
Latest date for payment of CAS deposit by bank transfer  30 August
Latest date CAS issued to students who will be applying for their student visa from overseas 12 September
Latest date CAS issued to students will be applying for their student visa from within the UK. 19 September

Term and teaching dates for 2022/23

Start of term and teaching 3 October 2022
See term and semester dates and University closure days in 2022/2023 

Please note that there may be induction activities which you are expected to attend immediately before the start of term. If applicable, your school will write to you with more information. 

Students are normally expected to make adequate arrangements to be in attendance at the University on the first day of term, as outlined in paragraph 1.2 of the Terms and Conditions of Study. Different arrangements may be in place for programmes taught by distance learning or online.