MA Graduation

MA Degree Application

If you hold a Cambridge BA, you may proceed to the MA not less than six years from the end of your first term of residence, providing that you have already graduated with your BA degree. Once you have received confirmation from the Tutorial Office that you are eligible you may register to receive your MA degree in person or in absence.

Graduate in Absence

You may choose to receive your degree in absence. In this case your MA certificate will be sent to the address given on your application. Certificates are normally sent within a week of the graduation ceremony.

Graduate in Absence


For any queries please do not hesitate to contact us

Tutorial Office




Graduate in Person

On the days of degree Congregations, the Praelector hosts a lunch for those taking degrees in person. Lunch is free for all those who are taking degrees. If you wish to bring any guests to the lunch the cost is £28.65 per head, and the number of lunch guests is not restricted. We can offer up to two tickets for guests to the Senate House. Please ask to go on a waiting list if extra Senate House tickets are required.

A timetable of the day will be e-mailed to you approximately one week before the congregation, when timings of the ceremony are known.

Very approximate timings for the April congregation are as follows, however, this is subject to change:

  • 10.30am – Dress Rehearsal in the Wolfson Hall
  • 12.30pm – Guests & Graduands to arrive at the Senate-House
  • 13.30pm – Lunch in the Dining Hall (Optional – £28.65 per guest, must be pre-booked)

MA graduation dates so far for this year are listed below (and with links to booking information):

Graduation Dates