SOAS University of London


Masters Dissertation Deferral

If you are a Masters student who is due to submit your dissertation in September 2021 but feel you are unable to meet the deadline please read the information below.

Late Submission by 22nd September 2021 - Mitigating Circumstances

If you cannot submit your dissertation by the published deadline of 8th September 2021, you can submit up until 22nd September 2021. Normal rules for late penalties and mitigating circumstances apply. 

Submission after 22nd September 2021 - 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 at the bottom 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:

  • 25th March 2022 - results will be published in early July 2022.
  • 7th September 2022 - results will be published in late November 2022.

Please note that applications for deferral must be submitted by Wednesday 08 September 2021.  

To apply for a dissertation deferral please complete the dissertation deferral application form

You are advised to read the Mitigating Circumstances Policy