Can you defer a masters course to later in the year?

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I’ve applied for a masters in nursing that starts in jan22 but a couple of weeks ago on an impulse decided to apply for this September as well. This was after a bad day at work when the thought of five more months in the job was unbearable! I’ve now got an interview which I assume is for the September start date. I would really prefer to start in January for a variety of reasons but mainly financial and chikdcare. Should I tell the uni now , at interview or wait to see if I get an offer ? I don’t want to be seen as messing them about and don’t want to risk losing a chance of a place on the January course but I really don’t think I’ll be able to start in sept if I do get an offer . I’m regretting my impulsive extra application now but can’t turn back the clock so just want to do the right thing now
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I’ve applied for a masters in nursing that starts in jan22 but a couple of weeks ago on an impulse decided to apply for this September as well. This was after a bad day at work when the thought of five more months in the job was unbearable! I’ve now got an interview which I assume is for the September start date. I would really prefer to start in January for a variety of reasons but mainly financial and chikdcare. Should I tell the uni now , at interview or wait to see if I get an offer ? I don’t want to be seen as messing them about and don’t want to risk losing a chance of a place on the January course but I really don’t think I’ll be able to start in sept if I do get an offer . I’m regretting my impulsive extra application now but can’t turn back the clock so just want to do the right thing now
If you know that the uni definitely offers a January start date, there is no harm in asking. Usually January cohorts are a lot smaller as there is less demand for them, so better to ask sooner rather than later so you have a definite answer.
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