St Anne’s congratulates all students eligible to graduate, whether you have completed your undergraduate degree, or a post-graduate Masters or doctorate.
Our degree days are more than simply a formal ceremony at which your degree is awarded; it is the Collegiate University’s time-honoured way of recognising our students’ individual and collective achievements.
Current undergraduate and postgraduate taught students will be emailed an invitation through the University’s booking system (eVision) to book a graduation ceremony in the Michaelmas Term of their final year. (N.B. This means that students on 9- or 12-month Master's courses will receive their booking invitation within 1-2 months of starting their courses.) Postgraduate research students who successfully complete their courses will be offered dates to graduate at ceremonies occurring after June 2013 upon receiving their leave to supplicate.
Please note: as a finalist, you are given priority status and are guaranteed a place at the ceremony offered to you through the University’s eVision booking system.
You should only decline your allocated ceremony in extreme circumstances. Once you have declined a space, you become an ‘historic’ graduand and will be offered to be placed on a waiting list for your preferred date, as is also the case for alumni (please see the section below).
You can only be placed on a waiting list for dates at which St Anne’s will be presented graduands. These can be found by CLICKING HERE (University website link)
Further information about this can be found on the University's Degree Ceremonies website.
If you are alumna/alumnus who received your degree results in or before December 2012, and you would like to graduate in person, please read the information below.
There is currently very limited space available at a graduation ceremony on 22 June at 11.00. If you would like to book a place at this ceremony, please complete the booking form available here.
Please Note: These places are allocated on a first come first served basis. The closing date for bookings is Noon on Monday 27 May. Bookings received after the places have been filled, or on or after the closing date will not be accepted. Your place at the ceremony will not be confirmed until you have received a confirmation email from the College. Please note that we are currently unable to provide a celebratory lunch in College for that day, but you will be contacted if this changes.
If this date does not suit you, you can request to be placed on a waiting list for any of the dates at which St Anne’s is presented graduands during 2013. The dates are available here: (University website link) If you wish to be placed on a waiting list for one of the dates shown in the link above, please email (administrator(at)st-annes.ox.ac.uk with the following information:
You will then be placed on a waiting list and the College will contact you if a space comes available at your preferred ceremony. Please note that it is not possible for the University to guarantee you a space at your preferred ceremony, and that it may be several months or more before the University is able to offer you a place.
If you would like to graduate in absentia, please fill out the booking form for graduating in absentia for the next available degree ceremony.
In most UK universities, the Master of Arts is a free-standing graduate degree awarded by examination. In Oxford (as in Cambridge), the status of Master of Arts is a mark of seniority within the University which may be conferred twenty-one terms after matriculation. Please note the Oxford MA is about reaching a new status within the University and not an upgrade of your BA or an additional qualification. It therefore has no subject or class, and the nominals 'MA' should be represented in place of, not in addition to, the 'BA' in the holder's signature and on documents such as CVs.
If you have completed a BA or BFA you will be eligible to take an MA in or after the 21st term since you matriculated (i.e. seven years after matriculation). This is not an automatic process and to obtain your MA you must apply to graduate at a degree ceremony (either in person or in absentia). You must have had your BA or BFA conferred in order to take your MA. They can be conferred at the same ceremony provided that sufficient time has elapsed since you matriculated. You are not at any point eligible to take an MA if your undergraduate degree is an Oxford integrated Masters degree. If you are eligible and wish to take your MA, please see the Alumni section above.
Those admitted to the degrees of MEng, MChem, M.Phys, MMath, MESc, or MBiochem do not convert it to an MA (or take an MA in addition), but from their twenty-first term from Matriculation they are automatically entitled to wear an MA gown.
On 1 June 2013, we are inviting those matriculating in 2005 and 2006 to graduate in absence and your certificate will be presented to you. There are very few places at the degree ceremonies for MA graduation in person so this is a great opportunity to obtain your MA and meet up with your friends. For further information see the event page on our website.
For information from the University about replacement of lost certificates and about requesting a proof of award letter for presenting to third parties (such as employers), please see the Oxford University website.
Degrees may be taken 'in absence' at any ceremony (ie without attending a ceremony). For the application form see above.
The University of Oxford provides official transcripts for students who matriculated from 2007 onwards.
For students who matriculated between 1989 and 2006, the Academic Office will compile a statement giving details of dates of attendance, degree course(s), examinations taken, marks achieved, and degree class. Please return a TRANSCRIPT ORDER FORM to Richard Davis and allow five working days for despatch. Please note: an original signature is required, so you can fax or post the form, or scan and email it.
For those matriculating before 1989, if necessary we will confirm that no transcript is available. Your degree certificate will confirm attendance and degree awarded.