University of Bath

Getting your certificate

Find out when and where to collect your certificate if you have recently finished your course.

How to get your certificate

If you are attending a winter graduation ceremony

If you have told us that you will attend your ceremony then your certificate will be given to you at your award ceremony.

If you have been invited but are not attending a winter graduation ceremony

If you have told us that you will not attend your ceremony then we will send your certificate to the address you gave us at that time. Certificates will be sent at no cost to you in the week commencing 17 December 2018. If you have given us an overseas address your certificate will be sent by DHL. If the address is within the UK then your certificate will be sent by Royal Mail.

If you are not eligible to attend a winter graduation ceremony or did not respond to the graduation ceremony invitation

In the week commencing 17 December 2018 you will be sent a certificate release form by email, which you will need to complete and return. Your certificate will then be sent at no cost to you. If the address you give us is overseas then your certificate will be sent by DHL. If the address is within the UK then your certificate will be sent by Royal Mail.

What happens if your course finishes and an award ceremony isn’t taking place in the near future

Currently the University confers awards four times a year. Conferment follows Board of Studies approval, and takes place in April, June, August and November.

If your award is conferred in June or November your certificate will be released around the time of the summer or winter ceremonies.

If your award is conferred in April or August, Academic Registry will send you a certificate release form by email and you can choose to have your certificate sent to you, rather than waiting for it to be released around the time of the next ceremony.

Verifying your award

If you want to show an external organisation (an employer, or government organisation, for example) that your award has been approved before it has been conferred (and before your certificate has been sent to you), you can request an “award verification letter” from Academic Registry by emailing examinations@bath.ac.uk.