Postgraduate Taught

Graduation Ceremony

Information about the University's graduation ceremonies.

Degrees are conferred at graduation ceremonies held in June (Diploma and part-time students only) and in late November. MSc students will usually graduate at the November ceremony.

Detailed information on ceremony dates, tickets, registration and academic robes can be found on Student Administration's Graduation web pages.


Winter Graduation 2022

Graduation for the School of Biological Sciences' Postgraduate Taught students took place on Saturday 26th November 2022.

Congratulations to all of you on the successful completion of your MSc programme! Although we were thankfully able to offer an almost normal educational experience to you last year, I understand how difficult it must have been for many of you to readjust to in-person learning again, and cope with an intensive programme of study after all the other demands you've faced. You should therefore be especially proud of your achievements during your time here - well done!

Dr Andrew FreeMSc Biotechnology Programme Director

Graduation Reception

We hosted a graduation reception for those who were able to join us. We presented the class prizes to the winning students too. It was great to see you in person and to celebrate the achievements of all our graduating students. We are so proud of you all!


Prizes were awarded to the following students:

Name Programme Prize
Lara Scheer MSc Biochemistry
Naomi Murphy MSc Bioinformatics
Benedikte Schei Erlandsen MSc Biotechnology
Tongyang Xu MSc Drug Discovery and Translational Biology
Samuel Mitchell Douglas Falconer Prize for the top Student in a Quantitative Genetics MSc
Henrik Wille Larsen MSc Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology
Marcos Bermejo Ruiz MSc Systems and Synthetic Biology

Graduation Reception and Prize Presentation Photographs

Your Photo Memories

Thank you for sharing your photographs of favourite memories during your time at University. You can view them all here! 

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