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University of Bath

Getting your certificate

Find out how to get your certificate if you have recently finished your course.

Awarding Degrees & Producing Certificates

Boards of Studies are held by each Faculty and the School to consider the approval of awards.

Once the Boards of Studies have taken place, the awards they have approved are conferred on behalf of the University in accordance with our Charter and Statutes.

We can then produce the certificates.

How to get your Certificate

Once your award has been conferred, we will arrange for your certificate to be posted to the address of your choice. If you haven’t already provided your details, we will contact you to confirm your address for postage.

If your address is within the UK, your certificate will be sent using first-class Royal Mail.

If your address is overseas, your certificate will be sent using DHL.

We aim to have certificates ready for posting 28 days after the date of the Board of Studies. Please be aware that current ongoing remote-working due to Covid-19 means there may be delays in printing and arranging postage of your certificate. However, we are working to reduce waiting times wherever possible.

You're not able to collect your certificate in person due to Covid-19 restrictions.

For information on how to request verification of your award prior to receiving your certificate, please see section below.

Verifying your Award

If you want to show an external organisation (an employer, or government organisation, for example) that your award has been approved by a Board of Studies 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, from the date you receive your results.