Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

MA: 7 April 2018

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    Photo of Murray Edwards graduates on MA day
    Murray Edwards graduates on MA day

    Six years and one term after matriculating, a Bachelor of Arts is entitled to take his or her Master of Arts degree, either in person or in absence, provided that two years have elapsed since the BA degree was awarded. 

    The Praelector will send out an invitation email in December 2017 to those eligible. Although the degree may be conferred at any Congregation, this Congregation is traditionally the occasion when alumnae return to Cambridge for the event and a special dinner is arranged on the Saturday evening following the ceremony.

    If you have been awarded a Master's degree from another University, please note that this does not preclude you from receiving your Cambridge MA.

    MA Congregation

    Nex year's MA will be held on Saturday 7 April 2018.  

    If you have not received information by the end of December 2017 about how to apply, please email

    Please check with colleagues/friends that they have received information.

    Master of Arts (MA)

    In almost all cases, those taking their MA wear the gown and hood of their highest degree received from the University. Your must not wear your College (undergraduate) gown to receive your MA.

    Draft Programme

    Photographer will be available in the Fellows' Drawing Room & Fellows' Garden for individual or group photographs
    10.30 - 12.15

    Registration & Ticket Collection (in the Entrance Foyer)
    10.30 for 11.00

    Murray Edwards College Merchandise will be available for sale

    Ede and Ravenscroft Gown Collection (Long Room)
    from 11.00

    Tea & sandwiches for Graduands and Guests in Fellows' Drawing Room, Fellows' Garden Patio & in the VSR Walkway

    Formal Group Photograph in the Library Court Garden

    Compulsory Rehearsal in the Library Court Garden


    Procession assembles - VSR Walkway (parents & friends to wait in front car park)

    Procession leaves College

    Graduands and Guests due at the Senate House

    Ceremony begins

    Pre-dinner drinks in the Walkway

    Dinner in the Dome - seating plan, seated with guests, (in subject groups where possible)