Graduation

 

Commencement Schedule

2017/18 Schedule (Summer 2017- Spring 2018)

2018/19 Schedule (Summer 2018- Spring 2019)

*The deadline for submission of a Notice of Candidature form for Summer Commencements is 4th May 2018

 

Diploma and Certificate Schedule

Diploma and Certificate Schedule January 2018

Diploma and Certificate Schedule Summer 2018

 

Notice of Candidature Postgraduate & Master of Arts

Notice of Candidature application pack for candidates for a Postgraduate Degree (excluding degree of M.A.)

Notice of Candidature application pack for candidates for the degree of Master in Arts (M.A.) Use this application for the award of Master in Arts (jure officii)

 

Conferring of Postgraduate Degrees

All postgraduate students for conferral of degree must make application by completing a Notice of Candidature form, and submitting it to the Academic Registry (graduation@tcd.ie) by the specified closing date set out in the schedules available below.

Conditional application may be made in advance of the publication of final degree results.

Students with results under appeal are advised not to proceed to Commencements until the appeal is concluded.

Notice of Candidature application pack for candidates for a Postgraduate Degree (excluding degree of M.A.)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF HARD BOUND THESIS

APPROVAL OF COUNCIL/BOARD

GRADUATION CEREMONY

LATEST DATE FOR RECIPT OF COMPLETED NOTICE OF CANDIDATURE FOR HIGHER DEGREE

 

4th January 2018

17th January 2018

Spring Ceremony

March 9th 2018

1st February 2018

14th February 2018

1st March 2018

14th March 2018

15th March 2018

28th March 2018

22nd March 2018

4th April 2018

26th April 2018

9th May 2018

Summer Ceremony

May 4th 2018

24th May 2018

6th June 2018

Autumn Ceremony

TBC

 

Master in Arts


Bachelors of the University of at least three years’ standing may be conferred with a Master in Arts (i.e. an M.A. (Dubl.). This is a title of academic rank and not an examined academic qualification. More detailed information on the Master in Arts is available in the University of Dublin Calendar.

Candidates are advised that closing dates are very strictly adhered to, and late applicants will not be admitted to the selected ceremony; however, they may be admitted to the next available commencement session.

 

Conferring of Undergraduate Degrees

All eligible undergraduate final year students, will receive details of their upcoming Commencement ceremony through my.tcd.ie portal.

Students are responsible for confirming attendance to the ceremony and clarifying any other questions related to the Commencement ceremony.

For historical Undergraduate students who did not proceed to conferral, please email graduation@tcd.ie and we shall issue you a Notice of Candidature Pack.

Candidates are advised that closing dates are very strictly adhered to, and late applicants will not be admitted to the selected ceremony; however, they may be admitted to the next available commencement session.

Diploma / Certificate Ceremonies

All diplomas and certificates are publicly awarded, on those who have successfully completed a diploma and/or certificate course. These College awards are bestowed in the student’s registered name within class, by the Registrar of the College and University.

Those eligible are automatically scheduled for the award following publication of results confirming the satisfactory completion of the final examination. Students are assigned to an award ceremony on the basis of the schedule of ceremonies drawn up annually. The Academic Registry subsequently issues a letter of invitation the student to attend the award ceremony assigned.

These award ceremonies are conducted in English, and take place in the Public Theatre, in the Front Square of Trinity College Dublin.

Honorary Degrees

Honorary degrees are normally awarded at two Commencements annually. At those ceremonies the name of each candidate for an honorary degree is announced by the Senior Proctor. The candidate then comes forward, stands before the Chancellor and is introduced in an oration by the Public Orator. The candidate signs the Roll of Honorary Graduates and is admitted by the Chancellor.

More information on Honorary Degrees and previous recipients is available here