Upon completion of your degree and conferral of your award, you will receive a degree certificate and official transcripts.
On this page you will find information on:
- UCL degree certificates
- Certified copies of degree certificates
- University of London awards
- Replacement degree certificates for Institute of Education awards
- Replacement degree certificates for UCL awards
Degree certificates are legal documents and there should only ever be one in existence at any one time.
Degree certificates are not handed out at UCL Graduation Ceremonies. Degree certificates are posted together with your final transcripts within 3 months from the date of conferral of your award by Royal mail (UK) or DHL (International). They are posted to your home address on your student record. Please update your home address via Portico or by emailing student records.
UCL will not be able to confer your award if you have an outstanding UCL tuition fee.
Your degree certificate will be issued in the full name as it is registered on your student record as can be seen on Portico.
UCL will not re-issue your degree certificate in a different name once your award has been conferred. The only retrospective changes that can be made are where an administrative error has occurred or where the University is required to make a retrospective change under the provisions of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
If you have changed your name following completion of your course of study, (for example, through marriage, or by Deed Poll), and wish to demonstrate to a prospective employer or education institution that your degree certificate or confirmation letter belongs to you, supporting documentation showing the name change should accompany the certificate.
We cannot provide you with additional paper copies, electronic or scanned copies of the degree certificate. We do not currently certify copies of degree certificates. A solicitor or notary public will be able to certify copies of your degree certificate.
The following students would have been awarded by the University of London:
UCL students with degree levels awards prior to July 2008
Institute of Education students with degree level awards prior to August 2008
MBBS students awarded prior to July 2008. A very small number of students opted to receive a University of London degree between 2009 and 2011. Further information can be found on the UCL Medical School MBBS degree certificates web page.
School of Pharmacy students awarded prior to 2012
If you require a replacement degree certificate for an award made by University of London, please contact the Diploma Production office. Their details are:
Diploma Production Office
University of London
32 Russell Square
Tel +44 (0) 207 862 8303
Fax +44 (0) 207 862 8287
Replacement degree certificates for the awards made by the Institute of Education prior to August 2008 (as listed below), are no longer available. Transcripts for the the following awards are available via the on-line store.
- Advanced Diplomas
- Graduate Certificates
- Certificate in Education
- Postgraduate Certificates or Diplomas
All degree level awards made from September 2008 to 3 December 2014 were awarded by the Institute of Education.
Replacement degree certificates will only be produced where your degree certificate was never received, has been lost, damaged or destroyed. It can take up to 3 months to process and dispatch replacement degree certificates.
Once a replacement certificate has been issued, the original degree certificate is no longer valid and UCL will not confirm its validity if asked to do so by a third party.
Replacement of a degree certificate where it was never received or was damaged in the post
If you never received your degree certificate because it was lost in post, UCL Student Records will process this free of charge. Before we can produce a replacement degree certificate, you will need to update your home address via Portico. If you no longer have access to Portico you must include your student number, date of birth, full name as registered at UCL and your home address in your request email to Student Records.
Replacement of damaged degree certificate
You must notify UCL Student Records and provide electronic evidence of your damaged degree certificate. Please include your student number, date of birth, full name, delivery address and electronic evidence in your email request.
Replacement of a lost or destroyed degree certificate
You must provide UCL Student Records with a sworn affidavit (statutory declaration form), signed in the presence of a Magistrate or Commissioner for Oaths, stating the circumstances that led to the loss or destruction of the degree certificate. If your lost degree certificate is ever recovered, you must destroy it as it will no longer be valid.
You will then need to email your signed affidavit to the student records team. Please include your student number, date of birth, full name, reason for request of replacement certificate, delivery address and the statutory declaration form in your email request.