SOAS University of London


Masters Dissertation Deferral

If you are a Masters student who is due to submit your dissertation in September 2020 but feel you are unable to meet the deadline please read the information below.

Submission by 08 September 2020

If you feel you need a short period of additional time to complete your dissertation beyond the published deadline, the normal rules for late submission of coursework apply if you submit by 30 September 2020. Two marks will be deducted for each day that the work is late after 08 September 2019 unless you submit a 'mitigating circumstances (dissertation)' form via SID and this is accepted by the Mitigating Circumstances Panel. The form will be available from 08 September 2020 and should be submitted by 5 p.m. on 2 October 2020.    

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

Submission after 30 September 2020

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 period of deferral granted is for one calendar year:

  • Monday 20 April 2020 - results will be published in early July 2020.
  • Tuesday 08 September 2020 - results will be published in late November 2020.

Please note that applications for deferral must be submitted by Monday 7 September 2020.   

You are advised to read the Mitigating Circumstances Policy (see above for further details).