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- Mitigating Circumstances

If you cannot submit your dissertation by the published deadline, normal rules for late penalties and mitigating circumstances apply. You should submit your mitigating circumstances via SID by 5pm on 02 October 2020. 

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

Submission after 30 September 2020- Deferral

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 19 April 2021 - results will be published in early July 2021.
  • Tuesday 07 September 2021 - results will be published in late November 2021.

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).