About your degree

About your degree

  • New graduates at the Senate House (General Admission 2013)
    Graduates at the Senate House

After graduation you'll need to refer to your degree now and then. Find out how to get a copy of your academic transcript, a new degree certificate or how to access CamSIS Extended Self Service below.

On this page:

Copies of transcripts and certificates
Unofficial transcripts (CamSIS Extended Self-Service)
Degree verification
Graduate Outcomes Survey
Cambridge MA
 

Copies of transcripts and certificates

Process during COVID-19

The University’s Student Registry produces paper copies of degree transcripts and certificates for full-time Cambridge degrees. Due to COVID-19, the Student Registry is currently unable to supply paper copies and is not currently taking orders for them. Current expected timescales for the receipt of paper copies of transcripts and certificates for those who have graduated in absence since March 2020 are published on the degree certificates and transcripts page.

If you graduate in absence during COVID-19 (currently from March 2020 to April 2021), you will receive an email from the Student Registry within 10 working days of graduating giving you access to an online copy of your certificate.

If you matriculated in 1980 or later, online copies of your official transcript can be ordered through a secure electronic document system called Digitary CORE. Visit the Student Registry's transcripts webpage for further information.

Process outside of COVID-19

The University’s Student Registry produces paper copies of degree transcripts and certificates for full-time Cambridge degrees. When the University is able to offer in-person degree ceremonies, you will receive a paper copy of your certificate at the ceremony, if you choose to graduate in person. For those who graduate in absence, your paper certificate will normally be sent within 10 working days of the ceremony. 

Paper copies of transcripts are normally sent within 10 working days of the ceremony to those who graduate. You can also order electronic copies that can be shared digitally with anyone of your choice. Please see the Student Registry's degree certificates and transcripts web page for further information.

If you matriculated in 1980 or later, online copies of your official transcript can be ordered through a secure electronic document system called Digitary CORE. Visit the Student Registry's transcripts webpage for further information.

Unofficial transcripts (CamSIS Extended Self-Service)

Find out about accessing your unofficial transcript through CamSIS Extended Self-Service on the Student Registry's webpage about transcripts.

Degree verification

All verifications of full time Cambridge degrees are dealt with via Digitary Core, allowing you to decide who you share your personal data with. Please see the degree verification page on the Student Registry’s website for further information.

Graduate Outcomes Survey

You'll be contacted about 15 months after you finish studying about Graduate Outcomes, a national survey about where your degree has taken you. From summer 2017, all graduates who complete a course will be asked to take part in the survey, the results of which can help current and future students consider potential careers after their course.

It is administrated by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), which was responsible for the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey you may have heard about in the past.

To ensure that you're involved, be sure to keep your contact details up-to-date with us.

Find out more on HESA's website.

Cambridge MA

If you studied for a BA here you may proceed to the Cambridge MA, which is not a postgraduate qualification like at other UK universities. Graduations are administrated through your College, so in the first instance you should contact your College's development and alumni relations office to find out about arranging to have your MA Cantab conferred.

Some Colleges let alumni know when their matriculation year group becomes eligible to receive the MA Cantab, so be sure to keep your address updated with your College. This will be not less than six years from the end of your first term of residence, providing that at least two years have passed since you received your BA. If you are unsure, contact your College's development and alumni relations office.

Further information is available on the Cambridge MA page on the Student Registry's website.