Application, offer, reply and CAS deadlines

Please take note of the deadlines in our master's application process.

Programmes starting 23 January 2023 (London campus only)

International studentsDeadline
Latest date for submission of new applications 6 December
Latest date for submission of supporting documents to meet offer conditions in full 9 December
Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)  
Latest date for payment of CAS deposit by Flywire  12 December
Latest date CAS issued to students 19 December

 

UK studentsDeadline
Latest date for submission of new applications 1 January
Latest date for submission of supporting documents to meet offer conditions in full 6 January

Programmes starting 2 October 2023 (Loughborough and London campuses)

International studentsDeadline
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
Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)  
Latest date for payment of CAS deposit by Flywire  8 September
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

 

UK studentsDeadline
Latest date for submission of new applications 15 September
Latest date for submission of supporting documents to meet offer conditions in full 18 September

* Programmes which require a portfolio or piece of creative writing take longer to be assessed, so new applications should be made no later than 25 August.

Submitting a new application close to the deadline

New applications submitted close to the deadline will only be considered if all supporting documents are submitted at the same time, allowing for a fast-track assessment of the application. 

New applications or supporting documents to meet offer conditions submitted after the deadline 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, for international students, 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 dates, 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 and MSc Integrated Industrial Design from China should note the special application deadline information.

When should I arrive on campus? 

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.