Academic dress for graduation

The academic dress for graduates of the University shall be gown, hood and cap as follows.

Gown shall be for:

  • Masters: a plain black gown with glove sleeves, with horizontal slits to free the arms.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: a gown of dark blue with short wide sleeves, the gown and sleeves faced with scarlet to the width of three inches.
  • Doctors (other than Philosophy): a gown of scarlet with short wide sleeves, the gown and sleeves faced with the same colour as the piping of the hood to the width of three inches.

Hood: A rounded cape of dark blue without a liripipe and for:

  • Masters: lined with pale blue and having coloured piping to the width of half an inch.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: lined with scarlet.
  • Doctors (other than Doctors of Philosophy and Doctors of the University): lined with scarlet and having coloured piping to the width of half an inch.

Cap shall be for:

  • Masters: a black trencher cap with black tassel.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: a black trencher cap with dark blue tassel.
  • Doctors (other than Doctors of Philosophy and Doctors of the University): a black velvet bonnet with dark blue cord and tassel.

Policy on Academic Dress and Schedule of Colours

Further information about graduation ceremonies

Refer to Graduation.