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Postgraduate taught

Application deadlines

Teaching starts for most programmes in late September. We may be able to accept late applications but if it is within a month of your programme you will need to ensure that: 

  • the application is fully completed;
  • any requests for further information are responded to immediately.

2021/22 academic year

Application deadlines for taught programmes

Teaching for most postgraduate taught programmes starts in late September.

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application to Postgraduate study, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as this will allow us to make a carefully considered and timely decision. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July, and UK-based applicants by mid-August, as this will allow you to accept our offer (should one be made), pay your deposit and prepare for your study at Exeter in a structured and organised manner.

We will, of course, continue to consider applications after these times where places are still available.

If you apply within a month of your programme start date, we ask that:

  • your application is fully completed
  • any requests for further information are responded to immediately

For most programmes our Postgraduate Admissions Team, upon receipt of a complete application, aim to make an offer within 20 working days. Should we require further information, an applicant will be contacted requesting the documents needed.

To start your application for Postgraduate study at Exeter please visit our dedicated Applying webpages.

Email acknowledgement of receipt of your application. 

Within 2 working days of receipt.

Notification of our decision via email 

We aim to make a decision within 20 working days from receipt of a complete application with all required supporting documents. The decision will be communicated to you by email.

Requesting supporting documents 

Where your application is deemed to be incomplete or additional information is required we will contact you. Please note that if you do not reply, following our third request we will determine that you no longer wish to continue with your application and we will withdraw it. In order to ensure you submit a complete application please see details on supporting documents, this will avoid delays in us dealing with your application.

Deposit payment deadline

As specified in your offer letter. Deposits are required for full-time postgraduate taught programmes.

Accommodation application deadline 

Please contact the Accommodation Office. You must hold a firmly accepted offer before you can apply for accommodation.

Recommended deadline for meeting outstanding offer conditions 

We recommend that you meet any outstanding conditions by 31 August 2021 for programmes beginning September 2021 or 4 weeks before the official start date for all other programmes. However we know that this is not always possible. If you cannot meet the conditions by the start of your programme please get in touch with the admissions team, who will advise of your options to either defer your entry, or if permissible, facilitate an adjusted start date.