Degree Congregation dates

Students throwing caps in the air

The next round of Degree Congregations will take place between Tuesday 10 December and Friday 13 December 2019.

December 2019 dates

Degree Congregations will take place between Tuesday 10 December and Friday 13 December 2019. 

Please note: The doors to the Great Hall will close 15 minutes before the start of each Degree Congregation to both graduands and guests. This is to ensure the Degree Congregation runs smoothly for all concerned. Please ensure that you arrive at the Great Hall no later than 30 minutes before your Degree Congregation so that we can register you for the ceremony. Any graduands arriving after the doors have closed will not be permitted entry to the Congregation.

Tuesday 10 December 2019

School of History and Cultures
School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

School of Law
School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies
Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences

Department of Management (excluding MSc International Business and MSc Human Resource Management)

School of Chemical Engineering
School of Chemistry
School of Computer Science
School of Physics and Astronomy

Wednesday 11 December 2019

School of Education

School of Social Policy
Department of Economics

Department of Marketing
Department of Nursing

Thursday 12 December 2019

Department of Management (MSc International Business and MSc Human Resource Management programmes only)

School of Government

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
School of Psychology

School of Engineering

Friday 13 December 2019

College of Medical and Dental Sciences (excluding Department of Nursing)

School of Mathematics
School of Metallurgy and Materials
School of Biosciences
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Department of Accounting
Department of Finance

July 2020 dates

Degree Congregations will take place between Wednesday 8 July and Thursday 16 July 2020 (excluding weekends).

The specific date and time of each Degree Congregation will be confirmed at the end of March 2020. We are only able to set specific dates once the deadline for students to reply has passed. We guarantee a place to all students who confirm their attendance by this deadline. Given the limited capacity of the Great Hall, we can only begin allocating specific dates once we know how many students wish to attend from each School/Department/programme. Year on year we see an increasing number of students graduating, and an increasingly higher number of students wishing to attend their graduation in person, therefore to avoid not being able to accommodate all students wishing to attend we cannot accurately release dates before the end of March.

Attending the right Degree Congregation

Once you have confirmed your attendance and the date and time of your Degree Congregation has been confirmed, you will be emailed a link to our website.  Our website contains all of the information you will need to prepare for your Degree Congregation, and includes details of your gown hire, tickets, ceremony dates, times, locations and commonly asked questions regarding the Degree Congregation itself.

Checking the date and time

We strongly advise all graduands to check the date and time of their Degree Congregation via my.bham during the week commencing Monday 11 November 2019.  To check the specific date and time of your Degree Congregation please log into the portal, click on the myProgress tab and then the Degree Congregations link.  Select your programme of study, click submit and the following screen will display the date and time of your Degree Congregation.