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MA Ceremony – April 2024

Please note that bookings for this event are now closed. Please contact if you have any questions.

There will be an MA Ceremony, taking place at Oriel and the University Church on Saturday, 20 April 2024. This ceremony is 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 an £100 charge.

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 £18 a head for your guests. 

Please use the form below to book your place at the event. Bookings must be completed by Tuesday 16 January 2024.

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