RCSI Higher Degree Conferring Ceremony

  • Date: 30 May 2024
  • Time: 10:30 - 14:00
  • Category: Alumni,  Conferrings 
  • Location: RCSI Dublin 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

The RCSI Higher Degree Conferring Ceremony will take place on Thursday, 30 May 2024 in RCSI.


The schedule will be confirmed in 2024.

As part of this conferring ceremony, the following degrees and awards will be presented:

•    Degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Physician Associate Studies
•    Degree of Master of Surgery (MCh) by Module
•    Degree of Master of Surgery (MCh) by Research
•    Degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD)
•    Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Academic dress

All graduates must pre-book robes with the official robe-makers, Phelan Conan Limited. Robes may be pre-booked online at phelanconan.com. The pre-paid hire fee is €45 or pay on the day hire fee is €50.

Due to the implementation of a personal 3D secure password during the credit card payment process online, Phelan Conan Ltd staff are no longer able to take bookings over the phone. This has been created to protect your online payments and if you don’t already have a 3D secure password you can activate it by following the simple instructions during the booking process. If you experience any further problems with 3D secure process, please contact your bank.

Cash will not be accepted. All gowns must be returned to Phelan Conan as soon as possible after the conclusion of the ceremony.

You will have an opportunity to pre-collect your gown, details will be shared closer to the time.


Lafayette Photographers will be located on site throughout the RCSI Conferring Ceremony to take professional individual and family portraits. Please visit their website to pre-book. Pre-booking is highly recommended for your photography session.

Order of proceedings

Graduands are invited to register 1 hour 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.

Live stream

A live stream of the conferring ceremony will be available for friends and family to watch around the world. 


For queries, please contact conferrings@rcsi.ie.

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