Academic Postgraduate Awards Ceremony

  • Date: 11 November 2020
  • Time: 13:30 - 17:00
  • Category: Conferrings,  General events 
  • Location: The CCD Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

The RCSI Academic Postgraduate Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 in The Convention Centre.

The Conferring Ceremony includes the conferment of:

Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma Institute of Leadership programmes

  • Degree of Master of Surgery (MCh) by Module
  • Degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Bereavement Studies
  • Degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Healthcare Ethics and Law
  • Degree of Master of Science (MSc) in all Institute of Leadership programmes
  • Degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Human Factors and Patient Safety
  • Degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Neurology and Gerontology
  • Degree of Master of Surgery (MCh) in Surgical Science and Practice  


13:30 Registration and gown collection The Liffey
13:30-14.00 Lafayette Photography(studios will strictly close 30 minutes prior to conferring) The Liffey
15.00 Conferring ceremony The Auditorium
16.30/17.00 (approx.) Conferring reception Balcony 3, 4, 5
17.00 (approx.) Lafayette Photography(studios re-open) and gown returns The Liffey

Live stream

Watch a live stream of the conferring ceremony below. Beginning at 15.00 (GMT).

Academic dress

Phelan Conan Ltd. are the academic dress providers for RCSI Conferrings. Gowns must be pre-ordered online directly through the Phelan Conan website. Simply select 'student hire' and 'RCSI' and follow the instructions.

All queries relating to academic dress hire should be made directly to Phelan Conan on +353 1 429 5300 or by emailing studenthelpline@phelanconan.com.


  • Pre-ordered gowns: €45
  • Hired on the day: €50

We recommend that you bring safety pins and hair clips with you to secure your cap and hood.

Guest tickets

Each graduand will receive four guest tickets for the conferring ceremony.

If you wish to be included on a waiting list for extra tickets, please email conferrings@rcsi.ie.

Please note: extra tickets are subject to availability and confirmation will not be available until the final conferring list is available.

Graduands will receive a conferring programme which will contain the guest tickets at registration prior to the conferring ceremony.

Order of proceedings

Graduands are invited to register one hour and 30 minutes prior to their conferring ceremony.

At registration graduands will be provided with a seat number which signifies the order in which they will be called to the platform to receive their parchments. It is extremely important that graduands sit in the correct allocated seat to ensure they receive the correct parchment.

Graduands and guests are asked to take their seats no later than 30 minutes prior to the ceremony commences.

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