A graduate is eligible to have their MA conferred in the following circumstances:

- You matriculated into a BA or BFA more than 21 terms (7 years) ago. 

- You have already had your BA or BFA conferred. However, they can be conferred at the same ceremony provided that sufficient time has elapsed since you matriculated. 

You cannot have the MA conferred if your undergraduate degree is an undergradaute Masters degree. This includes the following: MBiochem, MChem, MCompSci, MEng, MMath, MMathCompSci, MMathPhil, MPhys, MPhysPhil.

In Oxford (as in Cambridge), the status of Master of Arts is a mark of seniority within the University which may be conferred 21 terms after matriculation. Please note the Oxford MA is a new status within the University and is not an upgrade of your BA or BFA. It, therefore, has no subject or class, and the nominals 'MA' should be represented in place of, not in addition to, the 'BA/BFA' in the holder's signature and on documents such as CVs.

Having your MA conferred is not an automatic process. It involves making an application and paying a fee of £40. At present, we can only accommodate in absentia MA conferrals, as the University is not holding any in-person ceremonies.

To confirm that you are eligilble for MA conferral, please email degree_day@jesus.ox.ac.uk stating:

  • your full name at matriculation
  • date of birth
  • your undergraduate matriculation year and degree

If you have any further questions, please contact us at degree_day@jesus.ox.ac.uk.