Edinburgh graduation ceremonies

Dates and times

The Summer 2024 ceremonies will take place in the James Watt Centre located on the Edinburgh Campus.

The online application system will open on 16th April 2024 and close on Friday 17th May 2024. Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information, please visit 'When can i apply?'.

School Discipline Event Arrival Time Ceremony Start Time
Monday 17th June 2024*
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences Chemistry (B1),
Mechanical Engineering (B5)
11.30am 1pm
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences Electrical Engineering (B3),
Chemical Engineering (B4),
Combined Studies (B7)
2.30pm 4pm
Tuesday 18th June 2024*
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society Construction Management/Surveying (D3) (PG only),
Built Environment (D5)
8.30am 10am
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society Civil Engineering (D2),
Construction Management/Surveying (D3) (UG only)
11.30am 1pm
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences Physics (B2),
Biosciences (B9)
2.30pm 4pm
School of Social Sciences Languages (C4) 2.30pm 4pm
Wednesday 19th June 2024*
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society Biology (A1),
Architectural Engineering (D1),
Petroleum Engineering (G1)
 
8.30am 10am
School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences Mathematics (F1),
Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics (F7)
11.30am 1pm
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society Urban Studies (D4) 2.30pm 4pm
School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences Computer Science (F2),
Combined Studies (F9)
2.30pm 4pm
Thursday 20th June 2024*
School of Social Sciences Combined Studies, PGCert Teaching and Learning (C0),
Psychology (C9)
8.30am 10am
School of Social Sciences EBS** DBA/PhD, MBA, MBA specialisms, MSc, PGCert) 11.30am 1pm
School of Social Sciences Management (C1) (PG only) 2.30pm 4pm
Friday 21st June 2024*
School of Social Sciences Economics (C2)
Accountancy and Finance (C3)
8.30am 10am
School of Social Sciences Management (C1) (UG only) 11.30am 1pm

** Enquiries concerning Edinburgh Business School programmes/applications should be directed to ebs.enquiries@hw.ac.uk.  Graduation applications for the following programmes should be made via EBS Global.

  • MBA (MBA)
  • MBA with Specialisms
  • MSc in Financial Management
  • MSc in Marketing
  • MSc in Strategic Planning
  • MSc in Human Resource Management
  • PGCert in Research Methods
  • DBA/PhD

*Disclaimer: Heriot-Watt University will use its best endeavours to keep to the scheduled dates, times and venues for graduation ceremonies. However, due to circumstances outside the control of the University, ceremonies may be delayed, relocated to another venue or postponed. Please note, the schedule of ceremonies is based upon student attendance. In the event that a ceremony is over or under subscribed, arrangements may be made to change the time of your ceremony.

The University also reserves the right to cancel any graduation ceremony and reception for reasons beyond its control.  Circumstances may include, but are not limited to: fire, flood, or any other incident that renders the venue unsafe to use; terrorist act (or threat of terrorist act); natural disaster; pandemic or a period of national mourning.

Where any of these circumstances occur, Heriot-Watt University is not responsible for any inconvenience, losses or costs that may be occasioned by such event. 

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