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Degree certificate and graduation


 

 

After you have been awarded, you will retain access to facilities for a further 6 months. After this your access will be taken away. Your student email account will remain active indefinitely.

 

When should I receive my certificate?

You should receive your degree certificate within 3-6 months. Your award will be sent to the Diploma Production Office (DPO) in Central London on a monthly basis and this is where the certificate will be produced. The certificate will confirm that you have received a Doctor of Philosophy (or Master of Philosophy) from Royal Holloway, University of London.

If you have any debts outstanding with the College, this will delay the production of your certificate so we would recommend ensuring that all debts are paid by the time you submit your finalised thesis.

 

I have not received my degree certificate after 6 months. What should I do?

Please contact the Doctoral School.

 

Can I attend Graduation?

Receiving an invitation to attend the next graduation ceremony from the Graduation team does not make you eligible automatically. You can book your attendance / gown, but please do not make travel arrangements until both your corrections have been approved by your examiner(s) and your award has been officially confirmed to you by the Doctoral School.

In order to be eligible to attend the graduation ceremony in July, you must have an award date of 1 June or earlier and you must have submitted your finalised thesis by 30 June.

In order to be eligible to attend the graduation ceremony in December, you must have an award date of 1 November or earlier and you must have submitted your finalised thesis by 30 November.

Graduation webpages

 

I would like to remained informed of College news after being awarded. Is this possible?

Please update your details and communication preferences with the Alumni team by completing this form: this way you will be kept up-to-date with the latest College and alumni news, events and ways you can get involved. If you have any questions, please email Alumni@royalholloway.ac.uk.

Contact us

 

By email:

By phone:

  • 01784 276886
  • Manned 10am-4pm, Tuesday to Thursday

In person:

  • Visit our helpdesk in room S-105, Founder's South Tower
  • Open 10am-4pm on Tuesdays

Quick link

Overview of the PhD/MPhil exam process

A to Z of the Doctoral School microsite