Senior Members

Former students who have not yet graduated can apply to graduate in person or in absence. Those who wish to graduate in person should complete the Historic Graduand - Waiting List application form and return it to the College Office. Names will then be added to the University's waiting list and confirmation of places will be communicated by the College. Two months before the date of your allocated ceremony, the College will contact you to make arrangements for the day. Those who wish to graduate in absence should complete the Historic Graduand - In Absentia application form and return it to the College Office. Degrees will be conferred in absence at the first available degree ceremony and degree certificates mailed shortly after the ceremony.

The Oxford Master of Arts

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. This is not an automatic process and to obtain your MA you must apply. Senior Members who have already graduated with a BA or BFA degree are eligible to receive the Oxford MA. You are not eligible to take an MA if your undergraduate degree is an Oxford integrated Masters degree (MEng, MChem, MPhys, MMath, MBiochem etc.). The Master of Arts has no subject or class and is not an upgrade of the BA or an additional qualification. The nominals 'MA' should be represented in place of, not in addition to, the 'BA' in the holder's signature and on documents such as CVs.

The University charges an administrative fee of £40 (£10.00 admin fee plus £30.00 for the certificate).

It is a policy of St Hilda's College that the MA is awarded only in absence at a degree ceremony.

If you are eligible and would like to apply for your MA, please fill in the MA Degree Booking Form and return it to St Hilda's College Academic Office. You will receive an email confirming the date of the ceremony when your MA will be granted in absence and instructions on how to make the online payment of the University MA fee. 

The MA degree certificate will be mailed to you once payment has been received.