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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

MA: 30 March 2019

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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 2018 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

    2019's MA will be held on Saturday 30 March 2019.

    If you have not received information by the end of December 2018 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 already received from the University. Your must not wear your College (undergraduate) gown to receive your MA.

    2018 Programme                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    (we do not receive the confirmed timetable for 2019 until about 1 week before the congregation).

    Photographer will be available in the Fellows' Drawing Room for individual or group photographs 11.00 - 12.45
    Registration & Ticket Collection (in the Entrance Foyer) From 11.30
    Murrray Edwards College merchandise available in the Fellows' Drawing Room From 11.30
    Ede & Ravenscroft gown collection From 11.30
    Tea & sandwiches for Graduands and Guests in Fellows' Drawing Room, Fellows' Garden Patio & in the VSR Walkway 11.30
    Formal Group Photograph in the Library Court Garden 13.00
    Compulsory Rehearsal in the Library Court Garden 13.15
    Procession assembles - Glass Walkway (parents & friends to wait in front car park) 13.45
    Procession leaves College 14.00
    Graduands and Guests due at the Senate House 14.35
    Ceremony begins 14.50
    Pre-dinner drinks in the Walkway 18.30
    Dinner in the Dome - seating plan, seated with guests 19.00