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It is not possible for a student to graduate at Cambridge unless his or her degree has been approved by the Regent House, the governing body of the University.

It is not possible to receive a degree certificate from Cambridge unless your degree has been conferred (awarded) either in person or in absence at a degree ceremony.

In order to graduate, you must meet the eligibility criteria for the degree that you are about to have conferred. These may include residence requirements, examination results and approval from the Student Registry in the case of postgraduate qualifications.

Full details of eligibility requirements for all degrees are listed in the University's Ordinances.

Further details of eligibility criteria for the MA are available elsewhere on this site.

For information on applying for and undertaking examination for postgraduate higher degrees, please see the relavent pages under Postgraduate Examinations.