The Degree Conferrals team is unable to confirm receipt of verification requests, you will receive an automated reply once a request is submitted.
Due to the festive break, the Degree Conferrals office will not be processing any verification orders placed after 12:00 GMT Friday 18 December until Monday 4 January 2016. To allow orders to be processed as quickly as possible in January, please only contact us if you have not received a reply by Monday 11 January 2016. Ensure that written consent is sent as soon as possible after placing your order to ensure a swift response.
Commercial Organisations (employers, prospective employers, recognised voluntary organisations or verification services):
- student surname
- student forename
- student maiden / former name
- date of birth
- programme of study (for example BA in History)
- classification awarded
- date study commenced (dd/mm/yyyy)
- date study completed (dd/mm/yyyy)
After completing the transaction, and before the request can be fully processed, a 'Consent to disclosure' form, hand-signed by the student in the last 12 months, must be emailed to the Degree Conferrals team with the email subject line as: 'Verification: [Your Online Store Order Number] [Student Name]' - for example, 'Verification: OXF364515 Sophie Wright'
Higher Education Institutions, Local Authorities, UK and Overseas Governmental Bodies:
Requests are free of charge and must be made by email to Degree Conferrals with the email subject line as: 'Verification: [your organisation name], [Student Name]' - for example, 'Verification: British Council, Sophie Wright'.
The following information is required:
- student maiden/former name
Organisations must attach a 'Consent to disclosure' form, hand-signed by the student in the last 12 months, and a scanned document on letterhead paper with direct contact details for the person making the request.
BA (Hons) equivalency
The University does not award BA (Hons) qualifications, but considers candidates awarded a BA to have achieved honours status if they have been classified with a third class degree or higher.
Verifying qualifications awarded by the Department for Continuing Education
To verify qualifications awarded by the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, contact the Registry Office. Student consent must be sought, details for which will be supplied by the Department for Continuing Education Registry Office on application. There is no charge for this verification.
The Oxford MA
In Oxford, the status of Master of Arts is a mark of seniority within the University which may be conferred 21 terms after matriculation. The Oxford MA allows students to reach a new status within the University and is not an upgrade of their BA or an additional qualification. It is awarded without further study and therefore has no subject or class.