Guidelines for ordering academic dress

All finalists to be presented at Graduation Ceremonies must wear academic dress including gown, hood and cap. You must order your robes through the or via their call centre 0870 240 1852. The following guidelines may help you to order the correct robes for your award.

Guidelines for ordering academic dress
Number to order from William NorthamsTitle of awardRobes to order
1 Higher National Certificate/Diploma HNC/HND
2 BTEC Edexcel Foundation Diploma in Art and Design BTEC FoundDip
3 Foundation Degree (all faculties) Foundation Degree


University Certificate/Diploma in Continuing Professional Development


Certificate of Higher Education/Diploma of Higher Education


University Certificate/Diploma


Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)


Graduate and Advanced Graduate Certificate in Architectural Studies


Professional Diploma in Housing


Graduate Certificate/Diploma




Bachelors/1st Degrees    
5 Bachelor of Arts/ BArchitecture  BA
6 Bachelor of Engineering BEng
7 Bachelor of Law LLB
8 Bachelor of Medical Sciences BMedSci
9 Bachelor of Science BSc
Enhanced 1st Degrees    
10 Master of Architecture (enhanced undergraduate degree) MArch
11 Master of Finance  (enhanced undergraduate degree) MAccountfin
12 Master of Business (enhanced undergraduate degree) MBus
13 Master of Chemistry (enhanced undergraduate degree) MChem
14 Master of Design (enhanced undergraduate degree) MDes
15 Master of Pharmacy (enhanced undergraduate degree) MPharm
Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas     
16 Graduate Diploma in Architecture only Graduate Diploma in Architecture


All other Postgraduate Certificates and Postgraduate Diplomas


Postgraduate Diploma in Housing


Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice




Taught Masters    
18 Master of Arts MA
19 Master of Business Administration MBA
20 Master of Education MEd
21 Master of Engineering MEng
22 Master of Law LLM
23 Master of Science MSc

Research Degrees





 24 Masters by Research MRes
25 Master of Philosophy MPhil
26 Doctor of Philosophy Phd
Vocational Doctorates    
27 Doctor of Administration AdminD
28 Doctor of Business Administration DBA
29 Doctor of Finance DFin
30 Doctor of Science DSci
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