SOAS University of London



Masters Dissertation Deferral

If you are a Masters student who is due to submit your dissertation by 15 September 2018 but feel that you are unable to meet the deadline please read the information below.

Submission by 30 September 2018

If you feel you need a short period of additional time to complete your dissertation, the normal rules for late submission of coursework apply if you submit by 30 September 2018. Two marks will be deducted for each day that the work is late after 15 September 2018 unless you submit a 'mitigating circumstances (coursework)' form via SID and this is accepted by the Mitigating Circumstances Panel. The form will be available from 15 September 2018.  

Please see the 'Mitigating Circumstances Policy' for further advice.     

Submission after 30 September 2018

If you feel you need a longer period of time to complete your dissertation you should apply for a 'deferral' by completing the form on the right hand side of this page. You can apply to defer submission to one of the following dates. Please note that the maximum deferral granted will be one calendar year:

Friday 12 October 2018 - results will be published in late November 2018.

Monday 22 April 2019 - results will be published in early July 2019.

Sunday 8 September 2019 - results will be published in late November 2019.

Please note that applications for deferral must be submitted by Monday 27 August 2018.   

You are advised to see the Mitigating Circumstances Policy (see above).