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How to book

Bookings for the December 2017 ceremonies will open on Tuesday, 26 September 2017. 


  • Your ticket to graduate is free-of-charge.
  • Guest tickets for all ceremonies are priced at £25 per person.
  • You will be able to book two guest tickets initially and indicate whether you would be interested in purchasing extra tickets, should they become available (see Extra Guest Tickets section below for more information).
  • Tickets for all ceremonies are subject to availability. Queen Mary University of London reserves the right to withdraw tickets from sale before the booking deadline, if necessary. You are strongly advised to book as early as possible.
  • Tickets will not be sent to you in advance - you will collect your tickets on the day of the ceremony when you arrive at at Mile End Campus. The location of the ticket collection desk will be confirmed at a later date.


By making a booking for any ceremony, you and all ticket-holders agree to the Terms & Conditions displayed on the following page.


What your ticket includes:

  • Entry to the Graduation Ceremony in the Great Hall at Mile End.
  • A souvenir ceremony programme for each ticket-holder.
  • Entry to the reception held after the ceremony in the Octagon where drinks and food is served.

Children under 5:
Please note that ceremonies are not suitable for children under the age of five and they will not be allowed the Great Hall. Adults accompanying young children can watch the ceremony in the Live Relay Theatre on a big screen. If you wish to watch the ceremony on the screen, the adult will require a ticket in order to then attend the post-ceremony drinks reception in the Octagon. These tickets are offered at the reduced price of £15 and allows entry for ONE adult plus up to two children under 5 years of age. These tickets are available for purchase when you book your tickets online and also on the day at the Information Point.

Extra Guest Tickets:
When you book your tickets, you will be able to indicate whether or not you would be interested in purchasing more than two guest tickets, should they be available.
When booking closes the Events & Ceremonies Team will establish if there are any spare seats available in your ceremony. If extra tickets are available, they will be offered to those who indicated a requirement for extra tickets. If extra tickets are available you will be emailed with advance notice of when the extra tickets will be put on sale. They will be sold on a first come, first served basis when the booking system re-opens, so everyone will have the same chance to buy extra tickets when they are made available.

Extra tickets are not guaranteed and you should not make travel arrangements for guests who do not have confirmed ceremony tickets. Queen Mary University of London will not reimburse any money you spend on travel, accommodation or other costs associated with guests who are subsequently not able to attend due to lack of extra tickets.

If you believe you are eligible to attend the summer ceremonies and have not received an email with instructions on how to confirm your place please email as soon as possible. Please ensure you include the following information:
- Full name
- Student number
- School you are graduating from
- Degree you are graduating with

Ceremony Date & TimeGraduating School(s) 
Monday 18 December, 1pmSchool of Engineering and Materials Science
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
School of Mathematical Sciences
School of Physics and Astronomy
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Centre for Academic and Professional Development



Tuesday 19 December, 10:30amSchool of Economics and Finance (Part I)*
School of History
Global Shakespeare


Tuesday 19 December, 1:30pmSchool of Economics and Finance (Part II)*
School of Business and Management (Part I)**
School of Geography


Tuesday 19 December, 4:30pmSchool of Business and Management (Part II)**
School of Languages Linguistics and Film
School of English and Drama


Wednesday 20 December, 10:30amSchool of Law (Part I)*** 


Wednesday 20 December, 1:30pmSchool of Law (Part II)***
School of Politics and International Relations


Wednesday 20 December, 4:30pmSchool of Medicine and Dentistry 




The list of course ceremonies below is provided as a guide only.  We understand that graduands will wish to attend the ceremony assigned to their specific course where possible, but places are limited and subject to availability. Graduands are therefore encouraged to book early to ensure they can attend their preferred ceremony.  Postgraduate Research students may select either ceremony.

*School of Economics and Finance

Part I - Tuesday 19 December, 10:30am

MRes & MSc qualifications in the following subjects:

  • Economics
  • Business and Finance
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Finance and Econometrics
  • Investment and Finance
  • Wealth Management
  • Finance
  • PhD's from the School of Economics (free to choose from either ceremony)

Part II - Tuesday 19 December, 1:30pm

MRes & MSc qualifications in the following subjects:

  • Banking and Finance
  • PhD’s from the School of Economics (free to choose from either ceremony)

**School of Business and Management

Part I - Tuesday 19 December, 1:30pm

  • MSc FT Accounting and Finance
  • MSc FT Accounting and Management
  • MSc FT International Financial Management
  • PhD’s from the School of Business and Management (free to choose from either ceremony)

Part II - Tuesday 19 December, 4:30pm

  • MSc  Marketing
  • MSc  International Business
  • MSc  International Human Resource Management
  • MSc  Management
  • MSc  Management and Organisational Innovation
  • MSc International Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • MPA  Public Administration
  • MRes Business and Management
  • PhD’s from the School of Business and Management  (free to choose from either ceremony)

***School of Law

Part I - Wednesday 20 December, 10:30am

  • Piraeus, Greece cohort
  • Paris - entire cohort
  • LLM International Shipping Law
  • LLM Commercial and Corporate Law
  • LLM Commercial Law (Singapore/London)
  • LLM Competition Law
  • LLM Criminal Justice
  • LLM Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • LLM Environmental Law
  • LLM European Law
  • LLM Human Rights Law
  • LLM Immigration Law
  • LLM Insurance Law
  • LLM International Business Law
  • LLM International Economic Law
  • LLM Laws
  • LLM Legal Theory
  • LLM Public International Law
  • LLM Tax Law
  • MA Law by Research
  • International Finance Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • LLM Comparative and International Dispute Resolution (including Distance Learners)
  • PGDip (all for Law)
  • PGR (all for Law)

Part II - Wednesday 20 December, 1:30pm

  • LLM Medical Law
  • LLM Intellectual Property Law
  • MSc Management of Intellectual Property
  • LLM Law and Economics
  • MSc Law and Finance
  • LLM Banking and Finance Law
  • LLM Media Law
  • LLM Computer and Communications Law
  • Variable Mode Computer and Communications Law (including Distance Learners)
  • PGCert (all Law)





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