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MA Ceremony – April 2023

Please note bookings for this event are now closed.

There will be an MA Ceremony taking place at Oriel and the University Church on Saturday, 22 April 2023 for all those who are eligible for an Oxford MA.

In Oxford (as in Cambridge), the status of Master of Arts is a mark of seniority within the University which may be conferred 21 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. In order to release your MA certificate for presentation at the ceremony, you are required to graduate in absentia at a University of Oxford degree ceremony. MA graduations at the University of Oxford incur a £50 charge. We will send you the link for payment when your booking is completed. You will also have to hire an MA gown, hood and mortarboard, which can be arranged through College – further details will be given when your booking is made.

The ceremony is free of charge to attend and you are welcome to bring two guests with you. The day will begin at 10.30am. Afterwards there will an optional afternoon tea in College from 12.30pm which is free for you to attend and priced at £16 a head for your guests. 

Please book your place at this event using the form below. When booking you will be asked if you prefer to receive the traditional or non-traditional ceremony formula. The traditional formula reflects the historical foundation of the college and university and is the one chosen by most; it concludes ‘… in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit’. If you have any questions please contact us on

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