LINCOLN COLLEGE DEGREE DAYS
NOTE: Degree Day Arrangements are changing. For dates and arrangements from July 2013 onwards see below.
CURRENT ARRANGEMENTS - TO BOOK ON A DEGREE CEREMONY BEFORE JULY 2013
|Friday 3 May||FULLY BOOKED|
|Saturday 18 May||FULLY BOOKED|
|Saturday 8 June||FULLY BOOKED|
|Saturday 22 June
Currently degrees are not automatically conferred at the end of the course but at a degree ceremony of your choice (this will change from July 2013 - see below). You can graduate in person by attending a ceremony or in absence. Please contact the Rector's PA (tel 01865 279804; e-mail: email@example.com) to book a place. Degree ceremonies begin at 11am in the morning and graduands are able to invite up to three guests. A buffet luncheon is provided in college after the ceremony for those who would like to attend.
DEGREES IN ABSENTIA
If you are unable to attend a ceremony, degrees may be taken in absentia (in absence). If you choose this option, your name can be put forward to the next ceremony, after which your degree certificate will be posted to you. There is no restriction on numbers taking degrees in absentia.
TAUGHT COURSE STUDENTS WHO WILL COMPLETE THEIR COURSES IN JULY 2013 AND BEYOND
The system of allocating graduation ceremonies will change from July 2013, and arrangements will then be made by the central University administration.
The College will contact students nearing graduation to advise of appropriate Degree Days and invite them to lunch in College with their guests. In autumn 2012, final year taught course students completing a degree in or after Trinity term 2013 will receive an invitation from the Degree Conferrals Office to book a place (for themselves and up to three guests) at a degree ceremony the following summer/autumn. Bookings must be confirmed with the DCO by January 2013. Bookings will be taken on a first come-first served basis. If you miss the deadline you will lose your priority status and will be counted as an ˜historic graduand". Of course you will still be able to have your degree conferred in absence at any ceremony if you prefer.
Research students will be invited to a degree ceremony when they have been granted leave to supplicate. (Research students granted leave to supplicate before 12 December 2012 will need to contact Lincoln to book a degree ceremony.)
THOSE WHO WISH TO HAVE THEIR MA CONFERRED, AND HISTORIC GRADUANDS
It is expected that a proportion of the invited students will not take up their place to graduate in person and these spaces will be available to ˜historic graduands" (those who have not yet had their degree(s) conferred) and candidates for the Master of Arts. If you fall into either of these categories then please contact the Rector's PA (tel 01865 279804, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) to put your name on a waiting list for a place at a graduation ceremony from July 2013.
For more information please check the University's Degree Conferral website which gets updated regularly.
For 2013-14 the ceremony dates will be:
Saturday 13 July - afternoon ceremony
Monday 22 July - morning ceremony
Tuesday 23 July - morning ceremony
Wednesday 24 July - morning ceremony
Monday 16 September - morning ceremony
Friday 20 September - morning ceremony
Friday 8 November - afternoon ceremony
Saturday 9 November - afternoon ceremony
Saturday 8 March - afternoon ceremony
Saturday 10 May - afternoon ceremony
Master of Arts (MA) degree
In most UK universities, the Master of Arts is a free-standing graduate degree awarded by examination. In Oxford (as in Cambridge), and following longstanding tradition, the status of Master of Arts is a mark of seniority within the University which may be conferred twenty-one terms after matriculation.
If you have completed a BA you will be eligible to take an MA in or after the 21st term since you matriculated (i.e. seven years after matriculation). This is not an automatic process and to obtain your MA you must apply to graduate at a degree ceremony (either in person or in absentia). You must have had your BA conferred in order to take your MA. They can be conferred at the same ceremony provided that sufficient time has elapsed since you matriculated.
You are not at any point eligible to take an MA if your undergraduate degree is an Oxford integrated Masters degree. The Oxford MA is about reaching a new status within the University and not an upgrade of your BA or an additional qualification. It therefore has no subject or class. There is an MA degree fee of £20.00 payable to Lincoln College. Please contact the Rector's PA to book a ceremony (email@example.com).