Graduation

Application, Fees & Schedules

 

Commencement Schedule

2017/18 Schedule

Diploma and Certificate Ceremonies

Please note that following a review of Diploma and Certificate Ceremonies, and in an effort to capture the Post Graduate Taught and Exit Diploma Cohorts more comprehensively and efficiently, the dates of the Ceremonies have been moved from November to January 25th and 26th, 2018. 

Candidates will be contacted via letter and email in the normal way, and requested to confirm their attendance at the Ceremony. 

Diploma and Certificate Schedule

Notice of Candidature Postgaduate & 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.)

 

Commencement Details

Commencement Information & FAQ

 

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

 

14th September 2017

27th September 2017

Autumn Ceremony

22nd September 2017

12th October 2017

25th October 2017

Winter Ceremony

20th October 2017

2nd November 2017

15th November 2017

16th November 2017

29th November 2017

Spring Ceremony

TBC

4th January 2018

17th January 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

TBC

24th May 2018

6th June 2018

 

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.

The closing date for application to a ceremony for Spring 2018:

Spring 2018: Friday, March 9, 2018

Conferring of Undergraduate Degrees

A new process was introduced in Michaelmas Term 2016 for the conferring of undergraduate degrees, as part of the introduction of SITS (Student Information Technology System) graduation functionality.

All eligible undergraduate final year students, will receive details of their upcoming Commencement ceremony through my.tcd.ie portal based on the Annual Commencements Schedule, for Autumn, Winter and Spring ceremonies.

Upon publication of examination results and financial liabilities being cleared, invitation to the ceremony will be sent through my.tcd.ie portal. Students are at this point 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.

Attendance must be confirmed by the following dates:

Autumn 2017: Friday, September 22, 2017
Winter 2017: Friday, October 20, 2017
Spring 2018: Friday, March 9, 2018

* These dates are subject to change

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 receipients is available here