Degree Days

Booking a degree ceremony:

Information and a booking form can be downloaded from the links on the right.

Degrees can be conferred in person or in absence.   For conferral in person, you normally need to go on a waiting list in the first instance (priority goes to current students; once the priority booking period for current students has passed, any remaining places are then offered to those on the waiting lists). 

Please note: Saturday 3 March 2018 currently has availability without having to go on a waiting list first (as at 7 December 2017).

Degrees can be conferred in absence on any date, providing applications are received at least 8 weeks in advance.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Assistant Academic Administrator, Emma Standhaft:

Degree certificates:

Degree certificates are only issued once a degree has been officially conferred at a ceremony, either in person or in absence.   If you had your degree conferred a number of years ago but didn’t receive a certificate at the time, please download and complete the postal order form from the University’s website.

If you need formal certification that you have completed a course of study, but have not yet had the degree conferred at a ceremony, the University can produce a “degree confirmation letter” for you.  Please see the University’s website for information on how to request one.

If your degree certificate is lost, stolen or damaged, you can order a replacement certificate from the University’s Degree Conferrals Office at a cost of £30.

MA degree:

Holders of the Oxford BA or BFA are eligible for the MA "in or after the twenty-first term from his or her matriculation".  This is not an automatic process and no reminders will be sent - you should complete a booking form (see the link on the right) at the appropriate time, and return it to the Assistant Academic Administrator, Emma Standhaft (  The MA fee has recently been increased by the University - information on how to pay can be found on the booking form.