You can collect your degree in person within three years of finishing, and after that in absentia.

Current students can graduate at a degree ceremony as soon as possible after completing their course.

Graduate in person

Any places that are not taken by current students graduating in person are offered to historic graduands. So if your degree hasn't yet been awarded, you can apply for a place at an upcoming degree ceremony. 

However, places at degree ceremonies for historic graduands are very limited and in high demand, so there is a waiting list. For these reasons, you may need to wait a year or more to be allocated a place if you want to graduate in person.

Graduate in absentia

You can collect your degree(s) in absentia on any degree date.

To be added to the waiting list, or graduate in absentia, please email with your full name, address, phone number, matriculation year and degree(s) you wish to collect.

Master of Arts (MA)

Bachelor of Arts can supplicate for (request) their Master of Arts degree in or after the 21st term from their matriculation, in absentia.  There is a £40 administration fee.

What happens at a degree ceremony?

Read the Degree Ceremony Brochure to find out what to expect on the day.

Read more about Degree Days at Oxford.