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Postgraduate January 2021

When will my programme start?

Queen’s University Belfast will commence teaching as planned on 21 September 2020 for many programmes.  However, Queen’s has revised start dates for a number of Postgraduate Master’s programmes for the academic year 2020-21. To be clear:

(i) For some programmes, there will be an option of choosing either September 2020 or January 2021 start date. In this case, offer-holders may choose the option which best suits their circumstances.

(ii) For some programmes, September 2020 start date option will no longer be offered, and all students will be invited to start the course in January 2021 instead.           

(iv) For remaining programmes, September 2020 start date still applies.

For information on individual programme start dates where there is an alternative or revised start date, please refer to the table below:


Y= Yes, programme is offered
N = No, programme is not offered


January 2021 

Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences    

School of Arts, English and Languages     MA Translating 
MA Interpreting  
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)  MSc TESOL 
School of History, Anthropology, Politics and Philosophy (HAPP) MA Conflict Transformation and Social Justice Y
MA International Relations Y
MA Violence, Terrorism and Security Y
MA History Y
Queen’s Management School (QMS)         MSc Accounting and Finance 
MSc Finance 
MSc Risk and Investment Management 
MSc Quantitative Finance 
MSc International Business 
MSc Management 
MSc Marketing 
MSc Business Analytics 

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences     

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS)   Electronics  
Electronics with Professional Internship  
Applied Cyber Security  Y
Applied Cyber Security with Professional Internship Y
School of Mathematics and Physics   Materials Science and Engineering  
Materials Science and Engineering with Professional Internship 
Data Analytics Y
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering    Mechanical Engineering with Management  
Mechanical Engineering with Management and Industrial Internship  
School of Natural and Built Environment     Building Information Modelling Project Management (BIMPM) 
Construction and Project Management (CPM)  
Construction and Project Management with Industrial Internship  
MSc City Planning and Design Y
MSc Planning and Development Y
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering  Pharmaceutical Analysis   Y
School of Psychology Psychological Science  Y

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences    

School of Biological Sciences MSc Advanced Food Safety Y
MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Y
MSc Leadership for Sustainable Development Y
MSc Leadership for Sustainable Rural Development Y
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences  MPH Public Health Y
MPH Global Health 
School of Nursing and Midwifery MSc Advanced Professional Practice Y
School of Pharmacy MSc Industrial Pharmaceutics November 2020